Windows installer

By Cristy_m ยท 4 replies
May 8, 2006
  1. I have a compaq P4 running XP and all of a sudden I can not install anything. I have tried the lastest version of windows installer I registared it and even tried taken the files from another good machine. I go back and forth between two errors. One is The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. You may be running in safe mode or Windows Installer may not be correctly installed.
    The other is error msiexec.exe error.

    I am really at my wits end and don't know what else to try.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you havent already, run antispy scan, anti virus scan, and scandisk. See if that helps.
  3. Cristy_m

    Cristy_m TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    You are close Rik! I think what actually fixed it is disabling my virus software Then running the Windows Installer!
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Is it norton by any chance??? If so, get rid of it, it causes more problems that it fixes.
  5. Cristy_m

    Cristy_m TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Norton was one of them. I just disabled it all for the two minutes it took to run the installer.
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