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Can't Access Windows Installer Service

Q: Can't Access Windows Installer Service

I'm trying to remove some programs on an old Compaq V2000 and when I try removing programs I get a popup stating "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". It's not in safe mode I know that so does anyone know how to remedy this situation? Thanks!

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A: Can't Access Windows Installer Service

Check to see if the installer service is disabled. Type services.msc at the Run box and press enter.

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Hey

THIS is one of those excrutiatingly annoying problems that I've been trying to solve for the past 2 weeks through Google, Windows Help and God knows what else ... but nothing. I seriously hope anyone out there can help me ... it'd be much, much appreciated.

I have a problem with Windows Installer Service. As such I cannot install certain videogames (such as FIFA 08 or FIFA 10), certain programs (such as Microsoft Visual C++ 2010) or other bunch of stuff.
Strangely however, my "Windows ? Installer. V 5.0.7601.17514" is up-and-running through CMD and I also find it in Regedit.

Why doesn't it work, please? Do I have to delete Windows Installer completely and then reinstall it again? And how do I safely delete Windows Installer and where/how do i reinstall Windows Installer, please?

Please help me. I'm quite desperate here!

Many thanks in advance,

Bye for now

P.S.: I have also added no less than 3 Print-Screens. Although they're mostly in Dutch, the error is always the same; stating that Windows Installer cannot be found ...

A:No access to the Windows Installer Service!! (please help me asap...)

Please! Somebody, help me! I'm drifting on an ocean of questions and problems regarding this Windows Installer Service and I need urgent help!

thank you

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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
Rebooted in safe mode and reg mod: retired every... Read more

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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
C:\Program Files\LeapF... Read more

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'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.

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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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 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
 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Any time I try to download anything I get this message "The Windows Installer service can 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 in safe mode and I have done a system restore all the way back to the beginning of January with no luck. Any suggestions?
 

A:Windows Installer service can not be accessed

Is the service set to manual?

Try updating Windows Installer:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C&displaylang=en
 

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Whenever i download a program and try to install it i always receive the error that says "the windows installer service could not be accessed, this can occur if windows installer is not correctly installed. contact your support personnel for assistance", then i open "services" and view windows installer and click start and it starts fine but i still cannot install any programs, I've searched for Windows installer downloads but they're only available for Microsoft XP, im running a Dell Inspiron N5110 I5 core with Windows 7, also another perhaps correlated problem is whenever i run an already installed program it says "(program name) has stopped working" immediately after double clicking, even when run as admin, thanks for reading, if necessary i will post a MalwareBytes Report or other Data

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Welcome to Seven Forums . See if these steps help

Error "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" when installing or updating programs on Windows 7 or Windows Vista

It appears you may have a larger problem if your currently installed programs do not work. When did this problem begin? Do you have a System Restore Point from before the problem began? That may be easiest.

You might want to run the System File Checker, and see if it detects any problems.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This site has the reg fix already created

Error "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed" in Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

Good luck, let us know how it goes. A Guy

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Hi - I am totally frustrated - I am running Vista Home Premium. I tried to install iTunes but the installation froze- to rectify I had to reboot my laptop. Since then I cannot remove/repair or install iTunes - all I get is a message "Windows Installer Service is not accessable......".

I have checked to see if the service is running - it is. I have used the Microsoft utility msicuu -it worked and removed both itunes and quicktime. Still no luck.

I then ran sfc scannow command - it did not find any problems.

I have until today been able to add or remove other programs with no problems - today I am getting the same message "Windows Installer Service......"

Does anyone have any further ideas - or is it a reinstall??

Thanks

A:Windows Installer Service Not Working

Hello looks like it needs to be re registered.Method 2: Re-register Windows Installer

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I have tried to install a new program (Adobe Acrobat) but after a long
system checking, I am receiving the following error:

"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."

No matter what I am doing I can't install the program and get the same error.

Please help

Thanks
Plony
 

A:The Windows Installer service could not be accessed

I will quote the relevant info from this MKB article below:

Log on to your computer as an administrator.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type msiexec.exe /unregister, and then press ENTER.
Type msiexec /regserver, and then press ENTER. Click to expand...

Post back if that doesn't work.
 

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I am attempting to install a new (new to me) program-McAfee Total Protection. During the installation I was advised to remove 3 incompatible software programs. I successfully removed 2 of them but when it came to the 3rd (Sygate Personal Firewall)I got this error message:
"Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if running Windows in Safe Mode or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." I was not in Safe Mode and have now way to determine if the Windows Installer is correctly installed. Any suggestions?
 

A:Windows Installer Service not accessible?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346
 

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Ok. Strange things are going on here. It's kind of a long story because I don't know what's relevant and what isn't:
I tried to install the new Beta Windows Live Messenger. It didn't work, so after much grief, I decided to uninstall it. The program didn't show up in Control Panel, so in a moment of thoughtless stupidity I deleted its folder from my Program Files and deleted several of its entries in my registry. Restarted the program is still there. I downloaded a 3rd party uninstaller programs (Handy Uninstaller) to remove it, when I tried to uninstall it 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" The message now appears when I try to uninstall anything.

I have no idea whether Windows Live Messenger has anything to do with the problem, I'm just grasping a straws here.

I googled the problem with Windows Installer Service and found an article from Microsoft (view here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353). I followed all of the steps listed, restarted, but I'm still having the same problem and now the Windows Installer Service doesn't even appear in the services list

Please please help!
See my profile for my PC specs and just ask if you need more info! Thanks!
 

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I keep getting the message, "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."

This problem occurs when I am trying to download programs or trying to delete them from my control panel. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? I tried downloading Windows installer with no avail. I am kind of computer illiterate so any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for the help!!
ericaceae

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To open documents created in Office 2010, I downloaded and saved compatibility pack (FileFormatConverters.exe - 37 MB). Tried to execute it by double-clicking the filename, and got errror message Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. I Searched Tech Support Guy for help and found a posting that advised checking status of Windows Installer via Ctrl Pnl, Adm Tools, Services.

I did as suggested and found Windows Installer status Stopped, so clicked Start. On Recovery tab I selected Restart the Service for First, Second, & Subsequent failures. Clicked Apply, then OK.

Tried again to install the compatibility pack but got same error message. Went back to check status of Windows Installer and found its status Started.

I'll greatly appreciate any suggestions on what to do next. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 

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All of a sudden I cannot install a program and am getting the error message that "Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed". Am running Vista w/ sp2 on a Gateway GT5464 desktop computer. Never had this happen before.

A:Windows Installer Service Cannot be Accessed

Have a look here.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

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I have been having problems trying to update my windows xp home to service pack 2, i keep getting the message access denied so i downloaded subinacl.exe but windows installer gives the message could not be accessed. I've downloaded it again but i just get the same message.
Before christmas windows was running on service pack 2 and windows installer was working fine but the i got a malware program called spyware gaurd 2008 and when i did remove it windows wouldn't load in. I had to boot from the windows disc and run the repair option, everything runs fine but some programs (itunes) needs service pack 2.
 

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This is actually missing on one of my Windows 2003 Servers. I tried to reinstall it from the 2003 CD, but the file is showing up as unknown. I tried d/l it from MS site, the 2000 version, and of course that would not install either. The file cannot be found anywhere on the system as if it were never installed. How can I reinstall/re-register the Windows Installer Service for a 2003 server w/o reinstalling the OS?
 

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Same problem as STORMIE. Trying to download adaware2008 and I get the Windows installer service could not be accessed screen. Due to windows running in safemode. Have tried to find out how to disable safemode , no luck yet. Any advise?

A:Windows Installer Service not accessible

Exact error message, please?

Other known system problems?

Louis

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This happened the last time I reformated and I don't really understand what's going on. I have 4 harddrives. 1 SSD and the rest are standard 7200RPM drives. This is the error I get when I try to install something.



Weird thing is I can't even play games cause I get this error too.



I did unplug the harddrives from the motherboard when I cleaned it, don't know if that could cause a problem, I don't believe they we're put in the same spots.

A:Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.

That may have caused a problem.

Post a screenshot of Disk Management. Start Menu -> Right click Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management from the list on the left

Alternatively: Start Menu -> Type Computer Management into the Search programs and files box -> Disk Management from the list on the left

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trying to load new soft ware (roxio easy cd/dvd creater) to go with a dvd burner that i purchased and i get the message when i start to try and load the software off the roxio cd.

" The windows installer service can not be accessed. this can occur if you are running windows on the safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed. contact your support personel for assistance"

This does not happen with other soft ware that i have also try to load.... so i don't know if its windows or the roxio software, or what ...please help !!

system notes: windows xp / pent.III/ 512 meg ram/ and a cd-rw in as the "d" drive.... master
the new dvd burner is in as slave in the "E" drive and windows DOES recognize it
 

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So I'm trying to install the Pokemon TCGO, and every time I get this message:
 
"The Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed. This can occur if you are running in Safe Mode, or if the Windows Installers is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
 
So I was confused for a number of reasons:
 
I'm clearly not in Safe Mode
I had already installed multiple different programs before this happened.
I can still uninstall programs
I can still install some programs, but not others (was able to install another game, but not League of Legends or Microsoft Office)
I never made any changes to anything regarding the Windows Installer before this started happening.
So I figured it was just a mishap and restarted the computer...but that didn't fix it.
 
So I tried installing as an administrator...that didn't work either.
 
So I googled the error message, and I found many different ways to approach the situation, but most of them only applied to Windows XP or 2000.
 
I will try to list everything I've attempted up until this point:
 
I typed 'msconfig' in Run and checked under Services to make sure Windows Installer was running and was set to manual...which it already was.
I checked to make sure it was started, and restarted it just to be sure.
I typed in 'regedit' and edited the MSIServer ImagePath value to that of where the actual msiexec.exe was located.
I made sure there wasn't an extra msiexec.exe anywhere, of which... Read more

A:"The Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed."

Some excellent knowledgebase articles:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/324516
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2642495
 
(Also the two top search findings in Google).

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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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Hello,

I am running Windows XP sp2 (Dell Dimension 5150)...

I am getting an error message:

"The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running in windows safe mode, or if the windows installer service is not correctly installed..."

I have tried all the remedies I could find, including the following:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346

http://www.technize.com/2009/03/26/...rvice-could-not-be-accessed-error-in-windows/

I would appreciate any help you can give.

thanks!
 

A:Windows Installer Service could not be accessed...

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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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