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Windows installer service error

Q: Windows installer service error

I can't install or uninstall anything more. It has been running just fine, but suddently I get this error when trying to install or uninstall:

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.

How can I correct this?

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A: Windows installer service error

Try this...

Go to 'Start'
Enter 'Run'
Type: 'msconfig'

Make sure it is set to' Normal Startup' on the general tab.

I changed this by mistake and had this problem.

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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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ran windows update and received error code 656 and 641.
download .net 4.5.2 offline and received windows installer service not available.
verified that installer service did start when update kicked off.
unregistered and reregistered Msiexec.exe
ran windows update troubleshooter
reset Windows update (cleared .db etc.)
ran SFC-> came back clean
ran SRUT - > failed to install

see attached pic and logs.
-- could upload the whole CBS folder as it was 57mb zipped. attached the current cbs.log file

any help would be appreciated

A:error installing .NET 4.5.2 windows installer service not available..

Please post the CheckSUR.log and CheckSUR.Persist.log files.


Please downloadthe Farbar Service Scanner from

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/

Right-click onthe saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options,then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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Hi all, I have been experiencing the windows installer service error 1719 for a few months now everytime i try to install a program. I cant even properly update my windows 7 updates anymore. Each time i try updating, almost all of the updates would show me "update failed" when I restart. This is getting very frustrating. I have googled and tried many suggested solutions such as using regedit from error 1719 windows installer service could not be accessed .... - Microsoft Community

Nothing has been working so far though. However, I am suspecting that it might be due to me adding a new hard disk a few months before. My old hard disk was failing (at startup they told me its health was poor) and so i added a new one. I am a total newbie at installing the hard disk and i made it replace the old hdd as the main hard disk. I am not entirely sure that i did it smoothlessly and might have screwed up some stuff along the way leading to the error 1719. I am considering doing a clean install but im not sure how to go about doing it since there are two hard disks. Im not even sure if it will solve the problem after all the effort.

Can anyone please give me some advice? I will be very grateful even if it doesnt help. Thanks guys!

A:Windows installer service error 1719

Let's start by confirming the Installer service is set correctly

Start> In search box type services.msc> Enter> Confirm the Windows installer service is set to automatic, and started

Now confirm the Dependencies are also set correctly

Start> In search box type services.msc> Enter> Confirm the Dependencies in this screenshot are all set to Automatic, and Started

If not, change them to Automatic, and Start them and try a MSI again.

If they are all set correctly, or no change, lets try these commands

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click on cmd.exe in results above and choose Run as administrator> When the command prompt opens, type

%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /unregister

Enter

%windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /unregister

Enter

%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver

Enter

%windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /regserver

Enter

Restart your PC and test again

If no help, try to re-register the MSI service

Windows key + R> In the run box type net start MSIServer> Enter

If no success, try the above again, but in Safe Mode

A Guy

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Hi All,

I've been having a problem installing Windows updates and certain other software packages lately.

It seems the Windows Module Installer Module cannot be started, as below - so I've taken the liberty to push diagnostics a bit further, all below as well. Apologies for the French, let me know if you need anything translated. The last step is ICACLS command saying
"c:\windows\CSC\trustedinstaller.*: Access Denied"
... and stopping there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated from this side of the pond!

Thank you in advance,

Kind regards,

Thierry


Code:
C:\Windows\System32>net start trustedinstaller
Le service Programme d'installation pour les modules Windows d?marre.
Le service Programme d'installation pour les modules Windows n'a pas pu ?tre lan
c?.

Une erreur syst?me s'est produite.

L'erreur syst?me 126 s'est produite.

Le module sp?cifi? est introuvable.
C:\Windows\System32>sc qc trustedinstaller
[SC] QueryServiceConfig r?ussite(s)

SERVICE_NAME: trustedinstaller
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : ProfSvc_Group
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Programme d'installation pour les modules Windows
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME : localSystem

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A:Error 126: cannot start service - Windows Modules Installer

That error is common - and nothing to worry about.
Use these commands instead...

DIR C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.* /S
ICACLS C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.* /T

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I keep getting an error message when trying to repair my copy of visual studio 2012:

"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 tried SFC /scannow and setting the windows installer service in Services to manual. I tried restarting too and I really need to be able to access visual studio again. The worst part is that I can't uninstall, repair, or modify it at all. Could someone point me in the right direction or perhaps help me?

A:Keep getting error message involving windows installer service

Have you tried everything here:

"The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" error when you try to install a program in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

and Fix problems that programs cannot be installed or uninstalled

and error 1719 windows installer service could not be accessed .... - Microsoft Community

Unfortunately it may save time to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which at least will assure you have a perfect install going forward and to save as a backup, if you follow the steps in the tutorial.

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Computer is running Win7 Pro SP1, 64 bit.
 
MS .NET updates have been failing since June 2015 with error Code 656.
 
1) Tried .NET repair, updates fail.
2) Tried installing updates after clean boot. Updates fail.
3) Uninstalled .NET 4.5.2 using MS utility (through Control Panel, Uninstall)
4) attempted to reinstall 4.5.2 using downloaded offline installer, got error "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".
5) ran a registry edit to fix Windows Installer as found on MS website, still cannot install.
6) ran .NET cleanup tool from MSDN
7) reregistered msiexec for 64 bit, 4 commands.
8) tried reinstall using web installer
 (all work done under administrative network login).
Also tried reinstall when logged in as local system administrator, same error.
 
I still get "Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed" error when trying to reinstall .NET Framework 4.5.2.
 
I do have the option to revert to restore point and get back to where this computer was before all this started.
 
Advice?
 
Thanks!
Lynn

A:.NET 4.5.2 install fails - Windows Installer Service error

I had to use System Restore to revert as person returned from vacation and needed to use .NET.
 
I see that many have viewed this post but no one has replied. Any suggestions welcome, and Thanks!

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I bought a new hard drive to free up space from my C: drive all went well until copied all files to the new HD including all windows files (mistake) now the new drive (E is shown as an OS drive like C: so when I try and install a new program like Ventrilo (or any program that needs the installer service) it's tiring to use E: drive installer service. I tried to reformat E: but OS says it can't do that because windows is using that drive. Any help would be appreciated.

A:error 1719 The windows installer service could not be accessed.......

Mike,
Welcome to SevenForums.

carry out following:

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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It appears that Vista SP1 prevents the installation of any programs!
Whenever I try to install a program whilst logged in as the system administrator, I get the following error:

Error 1719.Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that it is properly registered and enabled.

Looking through the web, it appears thousands of people have reported this, but Microsoft do not acknowledge that it is a problem.

I have tried most of the recommended approaches and the installer service is setup correctly, but will simply not install any .MSI packages.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Error 1719. Windows Installer Service Vista SP1

Did you try this:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vi...t-be-accessed/

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I have Vista 32-bit and have been trying to install a software but error 1719 pops up. I tried all the solutions available across the web but none worked. So, I started experimenting and finally the following worked for me.

Solution:
Copy software setup file & Windows Installer file (msiexec.exe from system32) in same folder & then install the software. The installation worked smoothly for me. Hope it helps.

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I get this message when trying to install printer driver and software . 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. I tried installing the updated version windows installer 3.1 and no luck. I have an hp 5610 all in one printer scanner and 3/4 through with the installation disk i get access denied and it deletes all the files. My hp multi- media desk top had hp preloaded softwar, I can't delete and reinstall because the windows installer won't work any suggestions would be appreciated

A:windows installer service could not be accessed" error message when you install

see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353/en-us

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hi all.

today after turning off the computer from the Power button, it didn't instantly off, it turn it off normally.
after rebooting the windows crashed, forced me to reset using the reset button,
windows offers me to do a Repair or continue normally, i chose Repair, and it restore it to a earlier point.

all i just did before these, is Uninstalling Nokia PC suite and OVI Suite. because they couldn't enter the main memory of my phone.
but before they worked normally.
however this error message appeared every time i try to install a program



what should i do ??? help me please.

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1st posted in Windows XP forum. Macboatmaster suggested I post my issue here.
Link to original thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1070120-windows-installer-service-cryptographic-service.html

Brief Summary of issue:
MSE would not start. dependancy error.
Windows Installer giving error when I try to install program. Unable to reinstall Windows Installer, get cryptographic error.
services.mcs has no dependacy tab, unable to right click to properties to start service
lost task bar, was able to recover although open programs do not show.
unable to cut ans paste (why I didn't paste original post here)
I have run HijackThis.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:47:22 PM, on 10/3/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\MemeoDashboard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:Windows Installer Service and Cryptographic Service and other issues

After further reading of others with my issue, I decideded to restore my system. I look forward to learning how to rebuild a stronger and more protected system. This thread is closed.
 

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I open my Dell Laptop last night to find MSE not running. I tried to start it and received an error...and so it began.

Error: Couldn't start the Security Essentials service. The dependancy service or group failed to start. Error Code: 0x800704csteps and thing

Tried to reinstall MSE. Already installed. Tried to remove using Control Panel > Add Remove Programs. Uninstall Wizard starts...Error: Cannot complete uninstall wizard. An error has prevented the Security Essentials Uninstall Wizard from continuing. Please restart...Error code: 0x8004FF01
Restart did not solve anything, not in Safe Mode or Reg Mode.

Checked to see if Windows Installer is running by services.msc in Start > Run
Extended tab is mostly blue.
Standard Tab: Windows Installer (no status) Manual
able to right click and select properties - nothing happens
click start arrow at top - error: Could not start the windows installer service on Local Computer.
Error: 1068. The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependency tab - NONE/MISSING

Tried to re-register the windows installer according to support.microsoft.com - didn't fix
Tried to re-install windows installer - error: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file update.inf. Make sure the cryptographic services is running in this computer. IT IS. see services.msc above

Lots of research and trying various solves like:
net stopped cryptsvc, ren Catroot2 Catroot2old, net strt cryptsve
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A:Windows Installer Service and Cryptographic Service and other issues

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I know this was from an old thread (nearly two years, actually), but I wanted to make sure it was still more readily accessible. I searched for nine hours today and kept running against the same set of "fixes" which didn't fix anything.

I have Vista Home (64bit) and somehow (I truly have *no* idea), Windows Installer disappeared. I don't mean turned off or otherwise inaccessible. It wasn't there. I went back and forth to services, etc. searched (online and on the computer) and got NOWHERE - until I found this thread:

Repair Windows Installer Service in Vista (All Versions)

It was simple but I never even thought about it. I followed the steps with one exception: because my msiserver service file was completely absent from the damaged registry running "sfc/scannow" didn't do anything and I had to open the services file and import the changes from there rather than double clicking the msiserver.reg file. I am very, very grateful to have had this information and I hope by posting my experience from today here, it will help someone else who's ready to drop kick their computer...

Thanks,

vp

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HiWhen I tried to remove McAfee I got a message stating that Windows Installer Service couldn't be accessed because I was either in safe mode (which I wasn't) or it wasn't installed properly. I've also received this message when I've tried to instal programmes.I've visited the relevant help page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319624/ and it states that I shouldn't get this message with XP (ah, little do they know ...). There are several options displayed on this page but I don't know which to chose. I've tried unregistering and reregistering but to no avail.Any help would be much appreciated.Many thanks.D.

A:Windows Installer Service

Hey there,I think you've got the wrong microsoft article there. I found this one for XP, which is a solution for the error - "The Windows Installer service could not be accessed". I would recommend you step through the two methods of fixing the problem and then post back with the results.Here is the link to the article + fix:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;315346David

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Hello,
We have imaged computers using SCCM 2012 and have deployed Windows 7 x64 SP1.
The issue we are now experiencing is that random PCs will not allow installation of packages that use the Windows Installer Service.
I have looked at various Microsoft guides including restarting the service, opening cmd prompt and un-registering and re-registering the service, importing registry keys, used a Windows installer cleanup utility and other tools/fixes all without any working
solution.
We cannot narrow down what has broken the Windows installer and the machines are sporadic in location.
Can anybody please suggest an alternative fix?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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I have to always restart the Windows Installer Service before installing any software. It is set in services.msc to automatically start.

This is the path as displayed in 'services.msc:'

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /V

Startup Type: Automatic

I will restart the service, install some software and have to restart the service because it stops on it's own.

Anyone know how to keep this service from being disabled? What could be disabiling this service?

Thanks!

Joseph
 

A:Windows Installer Service

Once the install has been completed the Windows Installer Service (msiexec) should stop -- it is normally set not to "automatic" startup -- but to "manual" and should start without action on your part when the setup program calls for it.
 

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When I try to update i-tunes I get this error message:
"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 tried re-installing the computer software that came with the Dell computer, but I get the same message.
 
I am using Vista 6.0.
 
Thank you in advance for any help that you are able to provide.
 
Ken

A:Windows Installer Service

Please download Farbar Service Scanner, save it to your desktop, and run it.Type  msiserver   in search BOX andClick on Export serviceIt will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.[/list] 

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My laptop has been acting up for the past few weeks, it seems that the temperature suddenly increases to 60 when idle, and each time when i check the task manager i find windows installer service running, even tough im not installing any software whatsoever, i tried to disable it in services but im not allowed to. Further more this problem occures only when i stop using the laptop. Thanks in advance .

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I tried to install Net Work Magic. I could not get it to install.So I got instructions on how to work around. The first thing I was instructed to do,is make sure Windows installer service is running. How do I do That? I am running Vista Home edition. Thank You
 

A:Windows Installer Service

Hi try this To activate Windows Installer in Windows Vista. Go to System Configuration, you can do it by ''start -> in search type(System Configuration) ->Enter'' and in the programm itself go to services, find Windows Installer and activate it. That's it.
 

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Hi guys, im new to this forum and im hoping that you guys can help me. when i browse my email inbox, or open up word etc, a box flashes up saying "preparing to install" for like half a second then goes away and it will do it several times. Also, it will no longer let me download any programmes onto my computer. Below is the exact message which comes up when i try to install a program.

Error.The windows installer service could not be accessed . This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode (which i am not) or windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assiastance.

Any help would be much apppreciated

Thanks

Joe
 

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Hi, It's me again. I'm trying to install a programme from AVG. and it says "the windows installer service can't be accessed". (could this also be why I can't install the NET. framework 4.5.1 update). How do I repair or re-install the Windows installer. Hope there's an answer out there. Mike

A:windows installer service

Hi. It's mike again. With regard to my problem with Windowe Installer. I've managed to fix it. This may work for anyone with the same problem. I have "Advanced SystemCare Pro" on my laptop. One of the menu's is "Toolbox". When opened it has a programme called " Win Fix". Click on it and it will have a tab called "Advanced Fix". Click on it and you will find within it a "Fix" for "The Windows Installer System can not be accessed". Click on Fix to correct the problem. I have been able to install my Windows update and also the programme from AVG. Hope this helps at least one of you. Cheers. Mike.

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I keep getting the message "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. (etc.)" What is the Windows Installer Service? Where do I find it and how do I re-install it?
 

A:Windows Installer Service???

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315346
 

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I'm having problems with my windows installer service.  I've tried several different things, however, I can't get it to work.  Can anyone help me?  I've been having a lot of problems with my computer lately, so I think I may have some malware that I cannot find.  
 
Thanks for the help.

A:Windows installer service

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After scan is done a log will appear.Save and attach it here.

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I do not have a Windows Installer listed in my Services and keep getting error 1719 when trying to install software. Any help with this would be appreciated.

A:Windows Installer Service

mehoop

I'm just asking you to double check your steps.

In the Start Search bar type services. Click Services when it shows. Don't worry with the .msc it takes you to the same location.




Then scroll down and there will be several Windows programs listed. As you can see where it is listed in mine below.

If it isn't there please post a Snip of the "W" section of Services. See if other things may be missing also.



Let us know.
Don't get offended over my request.
If it truly isn't showing then I will need to get you better assistance than myself.

Mike

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I'm having a problem with Windoze XP Home, SP2. When I tried to upgrade to Office 2003 basic, an error message pops up saying,

"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 support personnel for assistance."

I'm not running windows in safe mode and I've never seen this problem before. I've since tried to install msn messenger 7.0 with the same result. I've tried to re-install the windows installer, but i'm not sure how to install only this component; it's not in the "optional windows components" list. I'd really rather not re-install windows if i can avoid it, what should I try next?

A:Windows Installer Service

See if the windows installer clean up utility can help.Download hereAlso have a look at this page here.

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Whenever I try to install software that requires windows installer service the installation fails.
I get error message "windows installer service cannot be accessed". I need help on what to do about it. I can't install anything that uses it. I'm running Vista Home Premium on a new Hp Pavillion 9308nr notebook.
 

A:windows installer service

Check to see if the windows installer service is running. Right click the 'My Computer' icon and choose 'manage' from the side menu. Once the console window opens, look on the left side and choose 'services' under services and applications. Scroll down the list in the right screen until you see 'windows installer', click once on it to high light it, then right click to bring up the side menu. Choose start. If the service starts properly then you should be able to install an application properly.
 

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Hi

I have this frustrating error which prevents me from installing Windows Installer Service. I wanted to install Microsoft .Net framework 4.6 for Corel Graphic Suite X8 but then I had this error saying:
"Setup cannot run, because the Windows Installer Service is not available on this computer."

So I tried Googling for an answer and I tried command prompt (using run as administrator) "net start MCIServer" but It said:

"The service name is invalid".

I then opened the services window and I didn't find Windows Installer so I thought I should download it. I downloaded it from Microsoft website but again I had this error "The requested operation requires elevation".

I'm so tired of these errors and I've had a frustrating day and this is killing me at the moment.

Thank you.

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Hi
I have this frustrating error which prevents me from installing Windows Installer Service. I wanted to install Microsoft .Net framework 4.6 for Corel Graphic Suite X8 but then I had this error saying:
"Setup cannot run, because the Windows Installer Service is not available on this computer."
So I tried Googling for an answer and I tried command prompt (using run as administrator) "net start MCIServer" but It said:
"The service name is invalid".
I then opened the services window and I didn't find Windows Installer so I thought I should download it. I downloaded it from Microsoft website but again I had this error "The requested operation requires elevation".
I'm so tired of these errors and I've had a frustrating day and this is killing me at the moment.
Thank you.

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OS=WinXP Pro, 64-bit.

Weeks after my CMOS battery died, followed by a long period of trouble-shooting, we finally got my system working properly, EXCEPT that I cannot install any applications (such as Photoshop CS4), or drivers, including those which had been working on my system before the problems.

I get "Error 1719. WinInstallerService failed" during attempt to install drivers for an HP multi-funtion printer and others.

I've downloaded the latest version of same from MS website; and online instructions, followed them, but no success. I keep getting that error message, even with programs which apparently have their own installers.

I've run chkdsk at startup, found and corrected 3 errors, but no change in basic problem.

Any help? I'm out of business without my app's.

Art Miller

A:Windows Installer Service

I would just reinstall windows xp, it will make your computer almost as fast as when it was new. I just need to finish what I'm doing than I can help you in more detail, or someone else will help you in the mean time.

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When attempting to install updates, I receive 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. The setup process could not be completed due to an internal error."

I'm using windows xp and should be able to download programs and updates - unable to now.

A:Windows Installer Service

This may or may not work, but you can try it. Try installing Windows Installer 4.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...9-54D056D6F9F4

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Hi guys, im new to this forum and im hoping that you guys can help me. when i browse my email inbox, or open up word etc, a box flashes up saying "preparing to install" for like half a second then goes away and it will do it several times. Also, it will no longer let me download any programmes onto my computer. Below is the exact message which comes up when i try to install a programme.

Error.The windows installer service could not be accessed . This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode (which i am not) or windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assiastance.

Any help would be much apppreciated

Thanks

Joe
 

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When I attempt to uninstall a program, in this case itunes, I get the message "windows installer service could not be accessed". I have check the registry & it is runining. I am running vista64. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Windows Installer Service

hi here are a couple of possibles http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288
http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-fix-the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed-error/
 

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Hello Experts and distinguished friends in The "Wonderful World of Windows",

This is something new for me...of course whenver I start a thread it is almost ALWAYS something new for me as I usually am able to retain the information that I have received here before, and I just keep getting better and better at this....."knock on hard drive"!!!

Okay, enough small talk, here it is, and I feel like it is probably something that is fairly simple to fix, I just can't seem to find the right support info myself, sooo, here I am again.

I was having some trouble with my installation of the Java Runtime Environment so I removed the 3 instances of Java objects in IE\Tools\IE Options\Browsing History Settings\View Objects. I noticed that 2 of the 3 had the MS "YellowShield/Exclamation Point" icon instead of the typical object icon and 1 of those had a size of 436 KB and the other "yellow" as well as the 1 with the "typical" object icon had sizes of only 4 KB....I thought this to be strange so I removed ALL 3 of them and then went to Add/Remove in Control Panel to remove Java itself from my computer. Well, I caould NOT complete the Uninstall because I received an error saying that "Windows Installer Service could NOT be accessed"......possibly because running in SAFE MODE or if Windows Installer was NOT insatalled correctly. WOW....I mean, I have NEVER had this problem B4 and I was NOT running in SAFE MODE so how could Wind... Read more

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I get the "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed...." errorI have tried everything and the problem persists please help.I tried the steps on this page http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=q110722

A:Windows Installer Service

Try this free tool to reregister the Windows Installer DLL's: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_versionAlso, go to Start...Run...and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Scroll down to the Windows Installer Service and see if it's set on Manual. If it is on Manual, try starting it (right click on it) to see what happens. Let us know any error messages that it may generate.

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Hello all,

I just tried to instal Outlook 2002 over Outlook 2000. Somehow, I botched the install (forgot the reg key). I tried to uninstall, but I get a message that says

"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 personell for assistance"

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanx in advance!

Peter
 

A:Windows Installer Service

Hi,
Have a look at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q315346 and tell me if it works

Regards,
 

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Windows Installer hell!
So far I have not found a true solution for this one. On Windows 2000 when I try to install a program I get a message that says:

"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 read somewhere that renaming the Windows Installer damaged files and then reinstalling Windows Installer would be the solution. I tried that but the files in question could not be renamed because they are part of the Operating System. Can anybody out there help?????
 

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We have an HP Pavillion G60 laptop. For various reasons we have had to reinstall Windows twice.
Now, there are certain programs we can't install as the Windows installer service has no launch path. We get the error message "The WIndows installer service could not be accessed". When we go into services, the launch directory for the service is blank.

The files needed to launch the programs are on the computer.

The system restore fails to work. Any ideas how we fix this without having to reinstall windows yet again ?

A:Windows installer service

Try this

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vista-the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed/

Once i got a vista system,64 bit with same issue ,nothing worked

Browsed through the web i found a wonderful solution

Open registry editor

Navigate

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SYSTEM-CURRENTCONTROLSET-SERVICES-MSIServer

Right click on WOW64 and select 'Modify'

Change Value Data from 1 to 0

Click on start-RUN

Type in: services.msc

Scroll down to Windows Installer and STOP the service and then START it again.

Then Reboot your machine.

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I suffered from a Power_driver_state_failure problem, which Windows7 forums helped fix. However at some point the problem appears to have damaged my windows Installer. I am having problems installing new updates on my Norton and itunes no longer works and will not reinstall. The message I keep getting is - '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 have tried to reinstall my Windows 7 disk, but this has had no effect.

Please help?!

A:Windows installer service could not be accessed

Windows Installer troubleshooting: "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" error message when you install a program in Windows XP

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im trying to reinstall itunes. whenever i try to install it says. "the windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personal for assistance."
I have made sure windows installer service is running. Also i updated to the newest Windows installer and rebooted. still same problem.
i tried installing a different program and it worked. plz help...

A:Windows installer service could not be accessed.

can some1 plz help!

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Getting the Windows Installer Service message when I try to install itunes on windows 7, (64 bit version). I have turned on the installer etc, but itunes still will not install. What now?

A:itunes vs the windows installer service

Do you have your Anti virus running? If so disable this and try to download and install ITunes

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I tried to install a game from steam and i get an error saying: windows installer service could not be accessed, contact support personnel to verify that the windows installer service is properly registered. I tried restarting the service and it still didn't work. And i can't even uninstall anything or install anything now.

here is my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4086 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 699971 MB, Free - 208814 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 15186 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0R849J
 

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Hi,

I was getting a "windows installer service" error and could not access installer on XP and SP2 would not install either.

I went to microsoft website I followed the instructions on article 319624 (method 3).
I could not find system in the list to give control to so I typed in system and checked the box that gives full control.
Now when I try to access my computer, windows starts up and all of the icons look like a "piece of paper with the corner folded over" and when I try to access them or even my registry through the run key I get a message saying " This file has no program associated to support this action".

I can access only explorer and then most links do not work.

Anyone know what i have done, If you can help I will be grateful.

Thanks

A:Windows Installer service problems

http://support.microsoft.com/default...&product=winxp

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The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed, is an error I get when trying to install anything now, or uninstall. This just started today, and I've browsed google, went to Microsoft's site, did all it said to try and correct the issue, but it still remains.

I'm in dire need of help, like everyone else here at these forums I assume. ;-;
 

A:The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed

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When I try to install something with the Windows Installer, I get this error message.

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if Windows Installer is not properly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

I tried starting and restarting it, didn't work. Help please :D

A:The Windows Installer Service Could Not be accessed.

Hi and welcome to TSF
Try running the Windows Installer Cleanup utility:

Windows Installer Cleanup utility - How to troubleshoot problems that may occur when you install, uninstall, or upgrade a program on a Windows-based computer

If the problem persist:

Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow

This will check for any integrity violations

Restart your system

If the problem continues to persist:

1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD
2. Restart your computer
3. When asked if you want to boot from your DVD drive, do so.
4. Choose your language, click Next.
5. Click 'Repair your computer'
6. Select operating system you want to repair

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