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Windows Installer Service Corrupt??

Q: Windows Installer Service Corrupt??

Whenever I try to uninstall a program that utilizes the Windows Installer Service, it gives me this error message



An example of a program that causes this problem to appear is Ventrilo. I tried to uninstall it, to install the newer 2.3 version, and got that error.

In the installations, I get this error message.



I believe the two problems are related, but how do I fix these files?

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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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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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Hello,

I need expert technical support for repairing, removing, or upgrading a corrupt Windows Installer. I've have read and applied the steps on the Microsoft site here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555175

The installer was likely corrupted during my efforts to fight a nasty trojan attack by Virtumonda & zlob.trojan, through which I used Spybot, Live OneCare, Adaware, Hijakthis, and AVG 8 to try to resolve (are the issues truly resolved? - I doubt it).

Now, the only protection on my PC is Spybot which scans clean.
I cannot download Windows updates, the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, Windows Installer distributable 4.? (tried to upgrade the Installer), OneCare safety scanner, or AVG 8. I cannot install anything as the Installer continually gives me the error Access Denied.

To make matters worse, I recently moved and cannot locate my Windows XP disks but have the package and product key. I plan to call the Help Desk this morning to get a replacement disk - to see if I can recovery or reinstall - if that is the answer.

When I try to run the online Live OneCare scanner online (which is the only tool that caught and fixed the Virtumonde trojan, now it detects 3 threats and 1 issue up until about 50% through the scan and then freezes every time. I am fairly certain that I am still infected but need the Installer fixed to download tools to clean my system. It's a long story, but I uninstalled AVG8, OneCare, and Adaware through this whole mess - I had to un... Read more

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Today, for seemingly no reason that I can think of, some of my programs and games stopped working. It was only a few applications, but they all seemed to be missing info usually found in the registry (serial numbers, etc.). I started by doing a system restore back to yesterday, when everything was working fine, and it seemed to make things worse. Even more programs gave me errors and on top of that, I couldn't access the internet. I undid the restore and everything went back to the way is was originally (before the restore), thankfully.I then went to the Add/Remove Programs tool with the intention to simply re-install the trouble-programs and saw something I've never seen before. About half of the programs in there didn't have information next to them, and when I clicked on one of them it didn't have a Change/Remove button next to it. Even those programs that had some info didn't have any modify or remove buttons.For some of the programs that didn't work, I put in the original disc and ran the setup, giving me the option to Remove or Repair the software. When I chose either one, it began the process of uninstalling, but before it actually did anything I either (1) got an error saying the Windows Installer Service couldn't be accessed or (2) the setup was interrupted. I then tried a freeware program that I've used before (MyUninstaller) and nothing showed up on the installed software list... very odd. I googled the Windows Installer error and fo... Read more

A:Corrupt Windows Installer?

I dunno if this will help you - but DJLizard's Dial-A-Fix will re-register the files for you (to see if this is just a "glitch"). It's free and is available here: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

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Whenever i try to install programs on this PC it gives me a windows installer error and failes to install.
I have managed to download and install the latest installer (it let me do this!!!) but still unable to install anything else.
Do other programs always use windows installer?
The main problem i have is trying to install Sage, but it is not a sage problem as i have been onto sage about it.
Is there any way of resetting the windows installer and starting again.
Any help would be appreciated. The OS is XP Pro.
Thanks
 

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Just in case you didn't get this one
Download Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable
Install
Then restart
 

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Having changed anti-virus software from MSE to AVG on W7 the first scan revealed a "Corrupt Windows Installer".
Further investigation doing a Sfc /Scannow confirmed this was indeed true and Scannow could not rectify it.
Any suggestions as to how I can rectify this without doing a complete reinstallation of W7?

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Are you getting any error messages?

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Hitting serioud problems with my PC
We had found corrupted XML files in Excell under 1 of 2 users. The second users files were initially fine. Follow MS instructions and tried to use the RUN DETECT AND REPAIR from the Excel help menu. Didn't work. Tried from the Add & Reepair programs in Contraol Panel - didn't work -fatal error during installation & now Windows Installer keeps loading but not doing anything. Furthur now 2nd user can't access any MS Office files and Outlook has error that MAPI32.dll is corrupt and to re-install outlook. Throughout all of this the Windows Installer keeps trying with every command entered (including moving around web sites in IE). I'm at a loss. Any assistance is appreciated!
Thanks
Jerry

A:Windows Installer and corrupt MAPI32.dll

Backup the second users files to USB HDD, or network share.
First try a System Restore to a time when Office and XML files were working.
If this fails, If you have the Microsoft Office install disc, uninstall Office. Restart the computer. Make sure you can access sites, use commands etc without the Windows Installer starting.
If so, then proceed with an install of Office. The previous users files, Emails etc should still be available, as these do not get deleted when you uninstall Office.

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My Windows Installer Program is corrupt. When I try to access a program it says that "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if Windows Installer is not correctly installed." What do I need to do to correct this problem? Please help.

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Start>>Search>>Services.msc

and make sure Windows Installer service is set to MANUAL

or if something wrong is with this service reinstall it Windows Installer 4.5 is available

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Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem

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Quote: Originally Posted by blinxwang


Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem



That error indicates that you C:\users......temp is a netowrked resource. Did you download it elsewhere then move it? did you move the User sub directory?

Ken

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This is a Sony Viao that the model number is not listed on the sony site as a valid model number, it was full of viruses, and very slow to boot up, Windows installer is corrupt so I cannot uninstall anything or install any of the newer antivirus software recomended here.

I downloaded an update version of Windows installer and it worked once, after reboot I was back to the same problem I tried to install Bootvis and it said windows installer was not working or corrupt.

it is a friends computer and he did not get the sony xp discs with the computer, the lady cannot find them. So if i can fix this or can I install a legal xp disc I have and all the laptop drivers load alright since it is not listed on the sony site there is no support?

Viao PCG-Nv170

Thanks
 

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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
 

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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 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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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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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 ?

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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 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 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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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

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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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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

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.

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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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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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 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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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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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.
 

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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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Hi. Windows Update has not been working on my Win7 x64 Ultimate PC. I was too busy during the school semester to address the issue, so the issue has been around for a while.

I have cleaned out all the issues in the Action Center.

I used the Update Troubleshooter. It reported "Repair Windows Update components" and "Fixed". But then I ran the troubleshooter again and it gave me the same message.

I ran Update, but it failed again.

I ran "sfc /scannow", it fixed some problems. I re-ran "sfc /scannow" and it found no problems. I ran Update Troubleshooter, again, and it said Windows Update Components were "Fixed", again.

I ran Update, but it failed (again).

I ran a checkdisk (on Windows restart). It found something wrong with "C:\Windows\Installer\890b53b.msp" and said it fixed them.

I ran Update, but it failed. I ran Update Troubleshooter and it fixed Win Update Components, again.

I ran Update one more time, but it failed.

I tried to open C:\Windows\Installer\890b53b.msp and got the warning "This patch package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

I also tried Win Update with AVG (virus scanning software) turned off.

Now what do I do? I cannot do a system restore because I've let this problem linger and the restores only go back to 5/19 (why so few? where are the rest?).

I can't figure out if I can just delete ... Read more

A:Fix Windows Update, corrupt file in C:\Windows\Installer

Follow the instructions in this Tutorial and post the results

Windows Update - View Update History Details

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When I try to install a program, I get 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 you support personnel for assistance.

I am not in safe mode.

I have Windows XP Home Edition, ver. 2002 sp 3 on EMachines. I do not have a Windows XP disc. The computer came with, what I thought, was the windows disc on partition D. However, now when I looked at the D partition, there was a LOCK (in place of the folder icon) and when I clicked explore in the right click menu, this is what I got:

Recovery Partition warning! This area of your hard disk (or partition) contains files used for your system recovery. Do not delete or alter these files. Any change to this partition could prevent any recovery later.

However, I am unable to view any files on that partition.

I was going to reformat / recover / reinstall windows, what have you, but am uncertain as to what to do until I know that I have what is necessary on the partition.

I need help.

Thank you so very much.

Nutkitten
 

A:Windows Installer Service can't be accessed

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windows installer is missing... computer running very slow... can't install new version of AVG... windows updates wont work.

Please help! Thank you...

Using Windows Vista 32bit

A:Windows Installer service Missing1

Create a restore point before trying thisDownloadmsiserverLaunch it,click YESRestart the PC,you should find windows installer service nowgood luck

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Hello,

I've just come from malware forum, and although I'm now apparently malware free but I'm still having issues updating and downloading certain programs.

For instance, when I try to update iTunes I get an error message that says "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed..."

The MRU analyst seems to think that some system files have been deleted and for some reason Windows File Protection hasn't replaced them. He suggested i post over here.

Here's my previous thread:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-programs.html

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

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I have tried all the suggestions I can find, including the ones listed here 2+ years ago.
I tried MS's repairs, the unregister, etc.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 installer service could not be accessed

Have you tried https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2642495?

You can also try to repair with if above fails. http://www.tweaking.com/content/page...ll_in_one.html

If all above fail, make a new user account and log in with it. See if that will work.

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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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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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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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Had this problem for about a month now, I know where this has originated from but after trying multiple things I cannot for the life of me find a solution. So I'll start with a little background, my some what new hard drive failed on me and I sent it off to Seagate for a replacement, seeing as this was going to take about 5 days to come back with a replacement I decided to install Vista back onto what was my old hard drive and previously my secondary hard drive. So I installed Vista and 5 days later my replacement hard drive arrived from Seagate. To make things easier for myself seeing as I'd already got myself setup on this old hard drive I decided it'd just be easier to copy everything straight across from one hard drive to the other. My tool of choice in this was Norton Ghost which I'm not sure at this point if that was the smartest thing to do.

Anyway after this I booted from the new hard drive and everything seem alright, however the OS still seems to be using some files from the old hard drive and if I remove these files the system fails to boot. This is all well and good however when I try install anything that uses the Windows Installer service it says it cannot be accessed. I've tried everything here and other variants such as those listed there. I can install things using service if I switch back to the old hard drive, so my guess is that it's trying to access it there from the copy on the new hard drive, which obviously won't wo... Read more

A:Windows Installer service problem

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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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Hello,
on my desktop, (i7, 8GB, SSD 240GB, Windows 7 Pro NL 64Bit) Windows-Installer-service does not work anymore.
2 weeks ago: When trying to install an msi-file I got the error: Cannot start the service .... Service must be installed first.In an Administrator Command-Prompt, after a
net start msiexec I got te error:
Cannot start the service because it is Shut down or it has no other switched-on devices connected.
I have tried all the advice Ifound on the internet, Unreg en Register again, Stopping and starting the service again, nothing helps. I then did an "INPLACE-Installation" of the whole Windows. 

From that moment msiexec still gives me error code, but from then on, it told me Windows Installer was busy whith an other "instance", installing something else...? 
I did a full Virus scan with MBAM, Zoek.exe and AdwCleaner, all negative for real virusses.

I first posted my request for help on this forum https://answers.microsoft.com/nl-nl/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-installer-service-werkt-niet/18937fa3-f8bd-4af0-858b-f5334a6192e1?msgId=a560b673-e352-40dc-b2fa-e7477c7cc7ae
They send me to this forum.
Appreciate your help. I am a helper/moderator myself on a Belgian Windows-helpsite for over 20 years and helped 10.000 of people. I hope someone can help me with my personal problem now too.

Thank you in advance.
Greetings,
Theo

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