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[Win7] Windows Installer Error

Q: [Win7] Windows Installer Error

I've had this problem for as long as I can remember, not sure why it's happening, but I've been unable to install certain programs(mostly games) because of a windows installer error message. I've gone to lengths to try and repair it using the Microsoft Fix-it, and other methods, but all of them don't work.

I saw a previous thread with the same problem, but it was more easily solved. I believe mine is much more complex, as I've tried that solution, and it doesn't work.

Open cmd, SFC /SCANNOW. I've included the logs, and as you can see, lots of corrupted files =[

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A: [Win7] Windows Installer Error

Hey Bojango,

Do you keep your updates regular and antivirus running?

There can be many reasons why your files are corrupted missing including but not limited to; malicious software, Bad install, accidental alteration or deletion and much more..

Has this always been an Issue if so its very possible you installed the OS in a corrupted state. ether way Windows being a very restricted operating system in terms of alterations possible your best bet is to do a fresh install.

I will be happy to help you with any questions you may have in relation to backing up pre-existing files and installing a new Operating system.

Best Wishes

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I'm attempting to install windows to a 40GB SSD and I continuously receive the error 0x80070570. My first thought when I got the error was that it could have been an issue with the file itself. So I redownloaded it and still got the same error and from there I've tried nearly everything listed in other threads relating to this issue. Here's a synopsis of everything I've done thus far.

Start:
Removed old hardware, replaced with new mobo, cpu and gfx card
Downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium from microsoftstore.com
Using the Microsoft supplied tool I created a bootable USB flash drive with the ISO
Powered the new hardware on for the first time resulting in a clean boot with zero errors
Booted to Win7 install, ended up with Error 0x80070570
Redownloaded the ISO, Remounted it on the flash drive
Attempted install, still errored
Repeatedly attempted the install sometimes resulting in a freeze of the installer but usually the same error message
Tried installing on my other SSD
Cleaned and reseated RAM and Slots
Did a secure wipe of both SSDs and retried install on both
Attempted install with the ISO burned on a DVD using low speed...same error
Tried reburning multiple times with the same error each time
Ran 5 passes of memtest on both ram sticks in all possible configurations. 0 errors

After all of these steps I still cannot complete an installation. The install errors out at different points of the "expanding" step each time.

Finally in a spate of desperation I tried usin... Read more

A:Corrupt Win7 installer? Error 0x80070570

There should be a MD5 checksum (or similar) on the MS site that you can use to check the download to make sure it's okay.

Do you have an old SATA or ISE drive you try in this computer, see if that works?
Also, check your BIOS Setup, make sure it's not setup for RAID, make it AHCI if possible.

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Hi everyone,
I just bought an Electronic download verison of Windows 7 Professional from http://www.itsnotcheating.com.au to upgrade my system from Windows XP Pro SP3. The setup starts and gets past creating a user account, setting a computer name etc and then restarts and looks like Windows 7 is going to startup and then I get a BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH with:

STOP: C000021a [Fatal System Error}

The intial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xC0000001 0x00100400)

It then mentions about dumping the memory out to disk and reboots. If i press F8 and attempt to boot SAFE MODE I get a requester saying that setup cannot be completed in Safe Mode. If try the startup recovery the first time it says it fixed a problem and wants to restart again but it has fixed nothing. Next time the startup recovery just runs and doesn't appear to finish. I have run the Windows Memeory Diagnostic within the setup and memory checks out fine. I initially thought the onboad audio chipset was the issue and disabled that but it made no difference. I did get one successful installation but it eventually crashed and burned with the same error after approximately 12 hours.

I have posted another article regarding this on Microsoft Answers and was advised that I have corrupt install files by the MVP Moderator.
I have re-downloaded the installer again and tried again with the same result. I have been trying to work this out for the last 5 days. I hav... Read more

A:Win7 Installer fails with BSOD & error code: STOP: ...

Out of curiosity, what do you have your ram voltage (vdimm) set at in your mobo bios?

And do you know the exact brand and model number of your memory?

That error could be in relation to DVD drive. Try creating a USB install key and install from that while the DVD drive is not connected. If it installs, play with it for a day or so to test.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Also if you want highest chance of install success, you might want to also remove 3 of those ram sticks and go with only 1GB. You can replace them after you're satisfied the install went right and stable.

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I can't back up my data. I don't have anywhere to store 450g+.
I'm on Win7. (An RTM version)
MS doesn't offer a Windows Installer 5.0 Installer/Repair utility.
Trying to use an older distribution (4.5, anyway) tells me I'm using an incorrect OS.

Deleting the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions stuff, and turning off the Customer Experience Improvement Program Client thing didn't work either.

I can't install or uninstall anything using Windows Installer, obviously.
I need a solution.
The easiest thing I can think of is if someone can give me an archive of the Windows Installer files and registry keys (And a .txt of everything's location) for Win7, and I can replace all the ones that I have. Though, I don't know if all of the keys and files are known,

A:Win7 Windows Installer issues

Can you either, you can try safe mode if necessary, from an administrator account type cmd in search and then in cmd type sfc /scannow. You may have to try it several times. A report should be generated explaining the problem. It will fix one problem at a time, so several passes may be needed.

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Greetings,

For the past year or so I have had various issues with my Windows Installer - it just does not plain out work. I have not been able to download any new software on my computer that uses Windows Installer to operate, so it is quite a pain in the rear.

I am using Windows 7 - 64-bit - Service Pack 1.

I've tried to fix this issue before and have went in to rename files and such with no prevail. I am basically in need of a full Windows Installer package that will overwrite old things and make them work.

I know Microsoft has redistributes for these for older OS versions, but not for Windows 7. I need some help with possible fixes. I have already went into the services and changed it to "automatic" instead of manual, if I try to start it I get the error message of:

"Windows could not start the Window Installer service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

A:[SOLVED] WIN7 - Windows Installer Broken

Go to Start type in CMD locate CMD.exe right click on it then select "Run As Administrator"

type

SFC /SCANNOW

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I just rebuilt my box with Win7 x64 Ultimate installed. I installed Office XP Pro with a custom install. Ever since then Windows Installer keeps running for it over and over even though all of the CD files are on the HDD. I've tried removing from add/remove programs and doing a complete install but it still won't go away. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Win7 x64 and Office XP Pro Problem - Windows Installer Keeps Running

What do you mean by "all the CD files are on the HDD". It sounds like you copied the CD to the HDD, which might be causing the problem since the CD has an autorun.exe that will make the installer run every time the computer realizes its there. If i'm mistaken, please explain what you mean. I've never seen a problem quit like that but will be glad to help as best I can.

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Hi Everyone,
                      I think the 'Topic Title' really sums it up. I can see that the Win.Install Module is set to Manual and 'running' and I seem to have tried all the online advice I can find, including switching it off and back on again, but to no avail.
 
                      The last update which has been awaiting upload for about 2weeks now is for Microsoft Silverlite. but the box says 'Windows Installer can not be accessed'. I have tried to uninstall Silverlite, but it says the 'windows installer service could not be accessed' as previously.Programmes that are already installed will update from their respective sources.
 
                       My main problem, (to me) is that I don't know when it all started, although I have been into the Win.Update log, and can see some installed and some didn't in mid February.  I've downloaded the Microsoft 'MrFixit', for this problem, -- but that can't help me either.
 
                       Generally the PC is running fine, but the lack of updates the longer it goes on, is a concern.
 
                        All help will be greatly appreciated
 
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A:Windows Installer (Win7) Won't Install Updates or Uninstall Progs.

There is an article here which may assist you.

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Hello,

I had windows xp professional 32 bit installed on my PC. I then wanted to test out Ubuntu so I installed the newest version of that on my PC. I was able to dual boot into both. Then I decided I wanted to go with Windows 7 so I installed Windows 7. All was well except I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I was following a tutorial and using Easy BCD I removed the boot loader for all of the Operating Systems.

Now when I boot my PC I am greeted with the Windows Boot Manager telling me

File: /Boot/BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

I have tried using my Windows 7 installation disc, a Windows 7 repair disc and also a Windows 7 USB installation and neither will run. I have gone into BIOS to ensure that the boot device order is cdrom when using the discs and usb for the usb.

I have no files on my PC so there is nothing there for me to lose. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm guessing there are some bios tweaks that I am unaware of.

A:Windows 7 - Status:0xc0000098 AND Win7 Installer/Repair disc wont run

Hi,

I'm unclear what you want to do now:

If its to attempt to fix the Windows bootloader, read this:
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

If its to wipe your HDD and reinstall Windows 7, read this:
Clean Install Windows 7

Both require you to boot from DVD or USB, so read your manual to find out what steps are required to place these first in the boot order.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. For last few days I have not been able to install windows updates. I get the error with code 80070641.

After wandering through different forums and suggested solutions, I followed this path - control panel > system and maintenance > administrative tools > services > windows installer (double clicked and saw that the start-up type is 'Automatic'). When I clicked on the 'Start the service' button in the left panel here, I got the following message:

Windows could not start the windows installer service on local computer.
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

Can anybody help me resolve this problem and bring the Windows Installer back on track?


By the way, later, I did this -

Click Start, Run and type: cmd /k sc qc msiserver
Press ENTER.

Following is the ouyput I received -

[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
SERVICE_NAME: msiserver
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe/V
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Installer
DEPENDENCIES : rpcss
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
C:\Users\Shirish>


Does anyone have any idea of what's going wrong here?
Please help me resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Shirish

A:Windows installer - Error: 80070641 and Error 3: System cannot find path specified

Try reinstall Windows Installer Windows Installer 4.5 is available

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. For last few days I have not been able to install windows updates. I get the error with code 80070641.

After wandering through different forums and suggested solutions, I followed this path - control panel > system and maintenance > administrative tools > services > windows installer (double clicked and saw that the start-up type is 'Automatic'). When I clicked on the 'Start the service' button in the left panel here, I got the following message:

Windows could not start the windows installer service on local computer.
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

Can anybody help me resolve this problem and bring my Windows Installer back on the track?


By the way, later, I did this -

Click Start, Run and type: cmd /k sc qc msiserver
Press ENTER.

Following is the ouyput I received -

[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
SERVICE_NAME: msiserver
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe/V
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Installer
DEPENDENCIES : rpcss
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
C:\Users\Shirish>


Does anyone have any idea of what's going wrong here?
Can you help me resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Shirish

A:Windows installer - Error: 80070641 and Error 3: System cannot find path specified

Reinstall Windows installer:Windows Installer 4.5 is available

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COMPUTER: DELL - XPS m1530/Vista 64bit

This is how it started.

1. Download the SubInACL tool from the Microsoft Web site. To do this,

follow these steps:


a. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft..com/downloads/detail...;displaylang=en

(http://www.microsoft..com/downloads/...displaylang=en)

b. Click Download to download the SubInACL tool (SubInACL.exe).

c. When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to

install the tool.

d. The SubInACL tool is installed in the %programfiles(x86)%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools folder.



2. Use Notepad to create the Sub.bat file. To do this, follow these steps:

a. Click Start, click Run, type Notepad, and then press ENTER.

b. Copy and then paste (or type) the following text into Notepad:

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f

subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

c. Click File, and then click Save As.

d. Copy and paste the following path and file name into the File name box: %programfiles (x86)%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\sub.bat

e. Click Save.



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A:Windows Installer Service could not be accessed ERROR/(0x8007000E) Error

You didn't say,so I'll ask. Did you try System Restore from Safe Mode?

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Hello!  I haven't used my desktop in forever (about 4yrs) and finally decided to hook it up to my tv.  After a little bit of funds and assistance, I finally got it working. 
 
Anyhoo...at one time I had itunes downloaded.  Now I can't find it in Programs.  I can find a couple of files titled "itunes music" and  "itunes music library" in one of the users on this comp but when trying to open these files I receive these errors:
"itunes music" - "Application has failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log for more detail"
"itunes music library - Opens up in a new window of html log.
 
I researched and found to uninstall and then reinstall itunes and Quicktime.  I can't find itunes in Programs.  I tried to download itunes and receive this error "Could not access network location %APPDATA%."  I researched this error and found to download update to Windows Vista then download itunes and Quicktime afterwards.  I tried to download and received this error "Installer encountered and error 0x80070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed device."
 
Can I find these drivers somewhere or what should my next steps be?
 
fyi-I don't have the cds that came with computer but I might be able to borrow one if needed.

A:itunes (re)download error and windows update installer error

Please download Farbar Service Scanner, save it to your desktop, and run it.Make sure the following options are checked:

Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. 

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Can anyone help me with this:

"Internal Failure"
"Error Number: 0x80040707"
"Description:"

That is the error I recieve when trying to install any software on Win 2000 which uses 'Windows Installer'.

Need HELP URGENTLY PLEASE !!!

Thanks in advance,
Badar Khushnood

http://badar.com.pk
[email protected]

 

A:Error: 0x80040707 - Windows Installer Error !

Try what is listed here:

http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?pcode=CLASS500PEE&articleid=Q105408

And go to the control panel. Click Administrative Tools, and then, under Services, turn the Print Spooler service off.

Good luck.
 

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Error 1723. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run.I get this when trying to reinstall Java. I've searched for help on Google and all references indicate I need to reinstall the Windows Installer, but I cannot find any downloads to enable me to do this for the version shipped with the BETA.Any help would be very much appreciated.ThanksC

A:Windows Installer error - Error 1723.

Can you install other applications that make use of Windows installer? If so, then your issue is probably with your Java download.

Go here for an interactive installation: http://java.com/en/.
Go here to download the full binaries for an offline installation: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.

If you do have issues with installing other applications via the Windows installer, open up an elevated command prompt and type SFC /VERIFYNOW. Wait out the scan. When finished, do a SFC /? to see the available actions you can take.

Is your Windows 7 a clean load or an upgrade?

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Hi, I didn't know where else to poste this. I also searched the forums & couldn't find a specific answer or resolution.

We've recently upgraded to Windows 7. I am trying to reinstall a program we have called HomeTech Advantage onto each computer. It's worked on 3 out of 5. The other two give me this error when running the setup file:

Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: DWUS_Unregister. C3A146F5_4B48_11D5_A819_00...

Support from the vendor is not available as we haven't renewed our support subscription. Any help would be GREATLY apprecaited, as I've already researched & tried several things to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

A:Error 1721/Windows Installer error

Check the computers which succeeded in installing the program to see if they have any MS Net Frameworks which the other computers don't. Show MS Updates in Control Panel>Programs and Features.

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Yesterday I was infected with the 'Windows Fixdisk' malware/virus. I used the bleepingcomputer guide to get rid of it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windowsfixdiskThe steps included installing Malwarebytes and RegTweaker (my mistake). I bought the registered versions. I cleaned things up with both programs, and Malwarebytes is now running in the background.Now, after getting rid of the 'Windows Fixdisk' issue, I decided to install an up-to-date version of Comodo internet security. I uninstalled the old version and tried to install the new one. That didn't work.The installer almost immediately gives me the following error:"Cannot install COMODO Internet SecurityError: 1601. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. Thiscan occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contactyour support personnel for assistance.Would you like to try again?Yes/No"So, I guess Windows Installer has a problem (oh and 'trying again' didn't work, but I guess you knew that). This is what I tried so far:- I installed the latest version of Windows Installer (4.5). It did not solve the problem.- I tried the MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER and MSIEXEC /REGSERVER thing. Didn't help either.- I checked out Windows Installer in the 'Services' menu (Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services).Startup type is set to 'Manual' and Service status says 'Stopped'. When I try to start it, I get the followin... Read more

A:Windows installer error 1601 and error 3

Update:

Installing other software doesn't work either. The setup either locks up or shows an error.

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hi everyone. recently, the java program on my computer stopped working properly. One day i was able to access sites that require java and the next day, i was not. Without my daily dose of online gaming, i quickly became frustrated. I decided that i should try uninstalling java from my computer and reinstalling the newest version.

So, i uninstall java. Then, i went to java.com to get the plug-in and i keep getting an error message from my "window's installer" program. the error message says... "This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package." So, now i have no java on my computer at all and i can't download the software either.

I read a few threads about windows installer errors and i tried updating to the newer version of windows installer through the Microsoft website...but so far, no good. By the way, i have windows XP. Just wondering if anyone had any advice for me before I give up and restore my pc to the factory settings....thanks all.
 

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i have windows xp and everytime i try to install some program it says
"This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package." i tried to search this problem for a long time. can any one help me?
 

A:windows installer error

Check thise articles:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;828380&Product=WINME

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q236/5/97.ASP&NoWebContent=1
 

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I have this Windows Installer error that won't let me install or uninstall anything with Windows Installer, and I've never had it before. Whenever I try to install or uninstall any program that uses Windows Installer I get this message:

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe
mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly
installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

I am not running Windows in safe mode. There is a program on Microsoft's website that uninstalls Windows Installer, allowing you to reinstall it. Yet, I can't use it because it uses Windows Installer. Please help.

Thank you.

A:Windows Installer Error

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324516

Try that.

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when i try to add a programm which needs the window installer i get error message "windows installer service could not be accesed. this can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed.contact your support personel for assistance"I have vista home premium
can somebody help me?
 

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I tried searching the forums, but I keep getting an error, so sorry if this thread has been posted already.

I can't seem to install anything that requires Windows Installer. I get this error every time.



I've tried Reregistering it, but that didn't seem to work. I think I reinstalled it, not sure if I did it correctly, but that didn't work either.

I was told to reformat completely to fix it, but I'd rather not because I'd spend a ton of time backing things up as well as reinstalling so many things.

If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

I run on Windows XP.

A:Windows Installer Error

have you tried getting newer drivers for it?

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The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

I checked the services.msc and the windows installer is set to start manually.

I even checked the registry and the imagepath is there:

The imagepath in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver

I have noticed that others have not solved this same problem elsewhere or the problems still persists.

At this point I cannot install any software, most of all the bitdefender Total security, so only using windows firewall and no anti-virus.

This problem was initaited when I was to upgrade to bitdefender 2010.

They only advise to contact support at microsoft.com
 

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Hi -

Hope I am posting in the correct forum. Please advise if I should post my request for help elsewhere. Within the past 10 days Tetonbob has helped me clean this machine so the following issue SHOULD not be virus related ... i think.

I have found many references to my particular issue on google. I had the best luck in the past though with this forum. I am not techie and you folks seem to communicate at a level I clearly understand. Hence my return to the tried and true.

The Machine:
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics, Inc.
Model: Vaio Computer (Laptop)
Rating: 3.1 W.E.I.
Processor: Intel(2) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2310 @ 1.46GHz
RAM: 2GB
System Type: 32 bit

The problem:
When I reboot I get the following messages:
1.) "Windows Installer Preparing to Install"
2.) "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other blah, blah, blah"
3.) "An installation package PSSWCORE can not be found try using a valid copy of 'PSSWCORE.msi'"

Merely "X ing" through the error messages seems to circumvent the problem but I do not know if it may be interfering with the machine somehow ... other than that it only seems to be an inconvenience ... but what do I know?

From what I have derived on google this error seems to be tied to an HP All-in-One Printer. Well I indeed did at one time have one. So I have deleted the printer from the Printer folder ... but does this action also uninstall the printer drivers????

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A:Windows Installer Error

run Setup from the HP Photosmart CD again. If that doesn't work, run the Windows Installer Cleanup utility

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Hi,

I'm new at this forum and a total newbie when it comes to PCs.
I have a Windows Installer Error every time I try to install a program.

It reads... "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This could happen if Windows is run in safe mode or if Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact support personnel for assistance"...

I have read several posts here but cannot find a straight answer.
Here is my info: Dell Inspiron 531 S, Windows XP.
When I search for the msiexec file it tells me I have this...
Windows Installer. V 3.01.4000.1823

I'll appreciate your help.
Thanks,
nontechgal
 

A:Windows Installer Error in XP

Hi nontechgal,
go to this Microsoft document and read it carefully http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353
If you decide to give it a go, print the complete instructions so you can read it as you progress.
HTH
 

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Recently my Microsoft Office was trying to go through an automated update, was given an error. I really need that updated.
Today I tried updating Skype, was told that there was an error accessing Windows Installer? I'm assuming that is the issue that was with the Office upgrade, too.

I'm on Vista x86 Home Basic. How can I go about repairing the Windows Installer so these services can continue to receive updates?

A:Windows Installer Error

This solution may work for you. There is a warning, registry changes can create problems. Back up registry, make a system restore point and have someone competent in registry to help
Repair Windows Installer Service in Vista (All Versions)

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vi...t-be-accessed/

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Running Windows XP on a 900 Mhz Dell Optiplex G150, 512meg of RAM.

Just installed a TDK 440N Multiformat Internal DVDRW. Unfortunately, it comes with Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6. I had a previous version of Roxio (v5.1) installed on the system before... Long since uninstalled.

When I try to install Roxio 6 from the TDK CD, I get the following error:

"-2147220998: Internal Error in Windows Installer"

I received a program called Roxio zapper from TDK tech support with the hope that it would clean off all remnants of Roxio files and registry entries (although I'd already done that by hand). Still no dice...

Although... Now the Photosuite 5 LITE has successfully loaded... It used to give the same error that Roxio 6 did, but no longer.

XP comes with Windows Installer 2.0, with no new .msi or update available.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for you assistance.

G1
 

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When I try to download any applicatio or updatye, I get an error syaing the windows installer could not be accessed. Windows is in safe mode or installer is not correctly installed. Not in safe mode and installer has never been a problem. Please advise
 

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When you say "update" are you talking Windows Update?

If you are talking about applications & application updates, are you downloading the update (selecting [Save]) to your PC then running it? Or are you trying to run it directly (selecting [Run])?

Try [Save] then run from your PC.
 

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Having trouble installing software onto my pc. I keep getting

"Windows Installer - the installation package could not be opened. Verify the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package" I checked on the windows website and it said its code 1619 Error_Install_Package_Open_failed I have no idea how to fix the installer or w/e though. Any help?

Running Windows XP Professional Versions 2002. SP2

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Is this with all software or certain software?

See if you can install this newer version. Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2).

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Hello all, I have been searching to a solution to this issue for months now but have been totally unable to resolve it.

Basically, on our Dell GX620 machines which are running XP SP2 we are getting the windows installer error:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in a safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

We have tried just about EVERY solution that appears on the web + microsoft's knowldgebase with NO luck. We've tried re-registering, activating in services.msc, uninstalling/updating the windows installer, upgrading to SP3, we even tried to repair windows with an XP cd, however it froze up during the process and would not load keyboard/mouse drivers and thusly we could not even get back into the machine!
This issue is only happening on the GX620, and we have not seen it on any of our other dell machines. The ONLY thing that has had any effect is to completely uninstall SP2. However if you try to reinstall any windows updates (or SP2/3 from a disk) the computer slows down to a crawl and it takes nearly 15 minutes to boot up.

Any ideas at all would be very very appreciated!!!

Dan

A:Windows Installer error plz help!!!

Probably the quickest solution is to reinstall XP . . either a Repair Install or a Clean install. .

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HI all
i have a strange problem when ever i try to open any program i get a pop up windows installer service is trying to load .. i have tried many steps available online ...to
i started with 1 start run netstart msiserver enter NO go
2 msiserver /unregister and reregister again ...NO go
3 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver
exported desktop and stopped the service for windows installer in service.msc and restarted and then imported the registery reg file from desktop sucessfully NO go

4 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver]
"Start"=dword:00000002
(((( Start"=dword:00000002 ))) and dword was set to 2 ...

5 went to msconfig and unchecked windows installer service and restarted and no go ..
6 downloaded windowsinstaller distributable and installed it but still no go ..
7 regsvr32 msi.dll enter NO GO

tried to find ms hotfix and couldnt find it

i was able to fix the problem in vista 64 bit by following step 3 but dint happend in xp 32 and windows 7 64 bit

in event viewer there is not program referd which was causing problem and also i have office 2007 which is working perfectly fine

whne i uninstall ms2007office and try to load program Quickbooks still same issue also i tried to repair Quikbook NO go

ANY SON OF A GUN born who can
Find a fix ...i have 2 comp windows 7 64 and xp 32 bit

thanks

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Does this happen with every program? Try to launch Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt.

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I'm having problem with the Windows installer (MSI). The installer works fine usually but it runs into fatal error 1603 when installing a Japanese software. I am running English Windows XP with SP2, with the default language for non-Unicode programs set to Japanese (from the control panel).

I have attached two verbose log files, failed.log and successful.log. The successful.log is the same installation, from the same CD, done on a separate machine with similar language settings. The successful log file is truncated since the full log is too big to upload here. Please refer to these two files.

This may be difficult to understand for those who don't read Japanese, but the problem here seems to be that some of the Japanese strings are corrupted. Basically, the installation runs into a few error 1324s, which means "The folder path '[2]' contains an invalid character", before it hits a 1603 fatal error. The first of these occurances is in the line "PROPERTY CHANGE: Modifying ARPCOMMENTS property. Its current value is '륪뮮궻뽰?쪚V돷몁맊'." The string at the end of this line are Korean. And no, I don't run any Korean programs on this computer. To my limited knowledge, these Korean text aren't even real Korean, but rather meaningless and obsolete Korean characters.

Since there isn't a similar line in the successful log, which leads me to... Read more

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I'm probably posting this in the wrong place but I didn't know where else to turn to.
Recently I tried the microsoft office 2007 trial and now it has run out so I went into my ADD/REMOVE and removed it. I still have the now expired version of Office 2003 that came with my Computer that I have been using.
Ok ... Heres my question
Since I removed the Office 2007 trial ,whenever I try to open the old version (Office 2003) to read something sent to me I get the popup error stating that it is installing Windows Installer,and then it stops and say that it can't because of a patch error. What do I need to do to fix this?
PlEASE HELP
Keep in mind I'm not very PC wise
Thanks in advance for any help.

running Win. XP Media Center Edition
AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
2 Ghz. 1 Ghz. Ram
 

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I am using Office 2003 SP3 on a computer running Windows 2000. When I run detect and repair on any office application I receive the message: The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.
I have run through all the methods in KB Articles 324516 and 319624 but nothing helps.

Any ideas?
 

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I'm not sure those articles are related to your problem.

The message you're getting indicates that it's looking for the Office CD, you didn't
say if you had the CD in the drive.
 

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My automatic updates have been trying to install the Windows Installer 3.1 but fails when it reaches the end. The message states that it failed but asks me to restart. I do so and when I do I get a message that states that I recently performed an update and need to restart. Needless to say I get the same message again. Has anyone ever experienced this issue? I also get the sense from searching forums that there is some problem with Installer 3.1 and maybe I should not install it. How to I tell my machine not to install it? Thanks,
Phil
 

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I've been trying to install a new game for three days and have no idea what else I can do. The installation goes through all the motions until the very end, then I receive an error. It says 'The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running in safe mode, or if Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.' I've googled & tried most of the fixes that were available, but none have helped. On one try, I left the task manager open. I noticed that while trying to install, two other msiexec.exe processes run. I don't know if that's usual? But the process itself is running.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.

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Hi All,

2 days ago I started having the "Windows Installer" dialogue box appear every 15 seconds,for about 3 seconds, with the message "preparing to install...". It then disappears and reappears every 15 seconds, etc. While it is showing, it disables downloads, typing, etc.
I reviewed some of your Q&A threads and reviewed my spyware logs and my windows download logs, but they indicate that I have had no errors for any of the downwloads performed.
Can you help me, since this is clearly a clock driven malware error??

Thanks Tim
 

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Hello all.
I am currently running a laptop with XP and I am having an issue with itunes and windows installer. I had itunes on the computer but of course with the new upgrades I had to install the newest version however after I downloaded it I could not get the install to finish because it said a windows installer error occurred.

Please help.....itunes is not the only downloading problem but I can download some things like registry clean up tools and AVG.

This is the error I'm getting..."There is a problem with the Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor."

A:windows installer error

Did you try a different download package?

The download could have become corrupted during download process.

Are you following iTunes guidance for installation?

Louis

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Hello guys, I have been trying to resolve a windows installer error for quite some time, and in my quest for an answer came across this forum and thought you guys might be able to help.

Anyway, here's the problem, almost anything that I have tried to download recently and install has either come up with an error that says "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package.The error code is 2804" or says that "... install program had encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience"

I looked up the error code 2804 and it says "On activation of the control [3] on dialog [2] CMsiDialog failed to evaluate the condition [3]."

I can't think of anything that I have changed recently that might be causing the problem and the McAfee virus scan isn't detecting any viruses.

Thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by Skyhigh


Hello guys, I have been trying to resolve a windows installer error for quite some time, and in my quest for an answer came across this forum and thought you guys might be able to help.

Anyway, here's the problem, almost anything that I have tried to download recently and install has either come up with an error that says "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package.The error code is 2804" or says that "... install program had encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience"

I looked up the error code 2804 and it says "On activation of the control [3] on dialog [2] CMsiDialog failed to evaluate the condition [3]."

I can't think of anything that I have changed recently that might be causing the problem and the McAfee virus scan isn't detecting any viruses.

Thanks in advance!




You could try reinstalling windows installer to try and replace the files. Here ist he following link for the official microsoft windows 3.1 installer redistrubitable.

:::DOWNLOAD::::

Windows Installer 3.1 Redistrubitable.

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Windows Installer Error has been comming up as of Recent when go to Install a few programs. I'm not to sure as to why this is happening and what is causing it. Any info in the right direction would be appreciated. Iv'e included a Capture of the Error Message

Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
Intel P4 1.5 CPU
640 SDRAM
Windows XP Home Edition
 

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Win XP SP2
If I open exploere I get this msg that states,"Windows Installer: Installing Windows"
The box sits there for a few mins then goes away then everything works fine.
It's just kinda annoying. How can I get rid of this msg??
 

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How this happened I do not know.
I am running windows XP home edition SP2 with all available high priority updates downloaded.

My windows installer would not operate when I tried to uninstall Photoshop Elements 4.

It will not Install America's Army Special Forces because of this error.

I do not know what to do guys.
and I have already System restored back enough to where it could have happened. That was unsuccessful.

Please help me.
 

A:Windows Installer Error!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm trying to reinstall some software and I'm getting this message below:
Windows Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi>
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Display Options
/quiet
Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive
Unattended mode - progress bar only
/q[n|b|r|f]
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
/help
Help information
Restart Options
/norestart
Do not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestart
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestart
Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
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I got the problem of Windows Installer for a long time,please give me ALL the possible solutions,THANKS.

Windows XP cannot start "Windows Installer" service (Error 1067)
I don't know the reason. I tried many methods to solve the problem but not successed. This problem makes me unabled to install any other games or softwares that is relative to Windows Installer.
Yesterday, I got another problem with Windows Installer. I have nothing to do.....There is a Windows Installer window "Preparing to install" when I run any programmes that is relative to explorer.exe
This window must load a long time, otherwise the program cannot be started. Here are the methods I tried to solve the problem:

1. Update to Windows Installer 3.1 (Version 2)

2. Install all avalible Windows Update components

3. Update all InstallShield Script (Version 9-11) and also latest InstallShield engine

4. Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer.

5. Empty user and system "Temp" folders to install Windows Installer again

6. Check correct DCOM, system and registry permissions (I have logged as administrator)

7. Check that the installation path length and environment variables length are not execute 255 characters

8. Check system32\msiexec.exe and system32\msi.dll for the latest (3.1 Version 2) version

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A:Windows Installer Error , PLEASE Help!

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Windows Installer Issues

Run the edit on line 94: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and/or:

Go to Start/Run and type in:
msiexec /unregister [click ok]

Then Start/Run and type in:
msiexec /regserver [click ok]

If neither of the above has helped: Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer

Does the image path in the right pane correctly point to: (modify drive letter as needed)
C:\Windows\System32\Msiexec.exe /V

If not: boot into safe mode and then go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: msiexec.exe

Once done and while still there type in: msiexec /regserver
Check the image path again, if it is now present, reboot.
Troubleshooting Windows Installer
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w...p_wininstaller

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whenever i try to install .exe or .msi softare package i get the error message the installation package cannot be opened verify that the package exist and it is a valid windows installer package i am not able to install latest software i reinstalled the windows installer version3.1v2 but the problem persists
please help me
 

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Can you post the exact error message? Something like: "Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. You may be running in safe mode or Windows Installer may not be correctly installed."
 

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when trying to install i have this error message come up.

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in a safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

i found this link to resolve the issue

http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=2123

but this doesnt work?

i go to start, run, and in the open field type cmd but that says 'cmd is not a valid win32 application.

please help
 

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problem solved, got sent this link via a friend very usefull and worked!!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319624
 

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instant share devices has encountered error 2908
 

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