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Windows Installer service stopping

Q: Windows Installer service stopping

Whenever I try to install or uninstall anything that uses windows installer, the service stops and I get an error from the program I'm trying to install or uninstall. When I open services.msc and go to the Windows Installer service, it is running and then it just stops?always when I try to install or uninstall a program and sometimes at random. The problem started after a failed Net Framework installation. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit.

sfc and Microsoft FixIt are unable to repair Windows Installer; isn't there any other way to repair it besides a clean install?
Things I've tried:


1. sfc /scannow = "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
2. Windows 7 repair/upgrade install = unexpected error
3. checked permissions on HKEY_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\msiserver
4. replaced HKEY_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\msiserver with the regkey folder from a working Windows 7 machine
5. created a new admin account and tried a windows repair install = same error
6. stopped and started Windows Installer Service countless times using various methods and tried both manual and automatic startup type
7. tried setting Windows Installer Service to restart indefinitely after failure
8. system restore = fails
9. Windows Installer registry key fix = nothing
10. Microsoft FixIt = unexpected error
11. booting in safe mode = no change
12. Startup Repair = no problems detected
13. chkdsk /f /r
14. 2 passes of memtest86
15. Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
16. Net Framework cleanup tool


I don't think it's a virus and everything is running fine otherwise. I've tried restoring from an image, but I suspect that the image was made after the problem started occurring (I only discovered this problem when I tried to update Net Framework and Microsoft Visual c++). I'd really rather not do a clean install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Installer service stopping

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A: Windows Installer service stopping

Welcome to Seven Forums synthc. Make sure the following 3 dependency services are also started and set to automatic:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

DCOM Sever Process Launcher

RPC Endpoint Mapper

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About an hour ago, I put the Windows XP Home Edition disc for a DELL computer into my CD-RW drive, to install windows xp on to my computer, as it reached 22-23%, the installer just stopped. So I restarted it multiple times
and it stops at 22 or 23% each time.
 

A:Windows XP Home Edition sp2 installer stopping

What type of machine are you installing to? Did the disk come with the machine?
 

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About every 10 minutes the windows installer service stops. I have no idea why.
And it always changes from automatic to manual. Someone please help
me.

A:Windows Installer keeps stopping and turning to manual.

Hi,

Manual is the default setting, so what's the problem? Programs not installing/uninstalling?

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Hi all,

am a complete basic user happy to email and surf but would like to video call from skype and facebook. everytime I try to do this I get error messages advising windows installer pack could not be found, accessed or is not registered properly. I am lost!! just want video call with the family hahahaha xx

 

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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 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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Hi Guys,

My laptop keeps disabling the audio service at random times, for the last few weeks.
It doesn't stay enabled for very long. There doesn't seem to be a pattern when it works or doesn't work.

I've tried so far:

audio service is set to automatic
uninstalled Realtek drivers/restart/reinstall drivers
update drivers - all drivers current
updated windows
disabled all startup items msconfig
ran directx sound tests >allok
updated plugins on firefox
ran cc cleaner
ran anti-virus, malwarebytes
check drivers for errors - no errors
checked sound options - allok

I've also tried everything in this thread, however I don't get any errors, it simply stops working. When I enable it, it works once again.

Inexplicably, the issue has started on my other laptop as well.

Anyone want to have a crack at it? Re-installing windows isn't an option, this is a refurbished computer I got from my old work and kept when I left. No cds for anything.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4025 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1820 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292850 MB, Free - 110419 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5732Z
Antivi... Read more

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Hello Everyone,I am having a strange problem with my Vista.It is not able to connect to the Internet to update itself.I think it is probably due to a malware because From a week whenever I start my computer, Norton detects a heuristic virus with a very long name in my Windows ---->System32 folder but was unable to remove it, then Norton also stopped getting updates from the Internet due to the malware and I had to install Avast.Please help me ot, my HJT log is located below :Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:48:18, on 01-03-2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeD:\Windows\Explorer.EXED:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeD:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeD:\Program Files\Keyboard Manager\Manager Utility\KeyboardManager.exeD:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exeD:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeD:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeD:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeD:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeD:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeD:\Users\Shantam\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeD:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeD:\Program Files�... Read more

A:Probably a spyware stopping Windows service from connecting to Internet

Hi,Welcome to BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal,Lanny25. My name is sundavis, I will be helping you to deal with your Malware problems today.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times. and we are trying our best to keep up.In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer, and please do in the following:Step1Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Step2Please download GMER Rootkit Scanner from Here or Here.Extract the contents of the zipped file to desktop. Double click GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent . If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO. In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...Sections IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one)Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish. For more info, go to Here for your reference.Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" , and copy and paste the contents in your n... Read more

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Hi,

We have a Windows 2000 Terminal Server, which keeps having problems with the spooler service. When I log on, the server is very slow, and the spoolersv.exe is at the top of the CPU usage list. Then, the spooler service stops and I loose all my printers. I have set the spooler service to automatically recover, and restart if stopped, but this keeps happening, and the performance and reliablilty is very poor. There are 53 printers in the printer list, and there are no end of warnings in the event log telling me that printers are being added and pending deletion. But as I understand, this is normal within terminal services. Has anyone come across this problem before?

Thanks a lot for any help,

Daniel Murfitt
 

A:Printer spooler service keeps stopping on Windows 2000 Terminal Server

I have had this problem when a printer installation is corrupt, if you can't pinpoint the guilty printer I would delete them all and then re-install them.
 

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Hello,
Does anyone has info on troubles with stopping Network List Service (netprofm) on Windows 7 ?
I try to stop the Network List Service using the powershell command  stop-service $service.name.
However, for one reason or another, the stop-service command seems to have trouble wth stopping the service. I a number of cases, the service stops but restarts immediatly.
In the event log, the sequence is:
"The Network List Service service entered the stopped state". 
"The Network List Service service entered the running state". In the same second.
I would expect that if a stop is executed via powershell, the service should stop and stay stopped.

Is there something I miss ?
Regards.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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, 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Get "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed" error message whenever run any msi file.

have tried running msiexec /regserver
also checcked service registry settings which appear to be ok (service is actually running)
other thing to note is that msi files don't appear with an icon, is this related?

Other posts about similar issues with xp talk about re-install of windows installer but as win 7 uses installer 5 i guess this is a none starter?!

it was working fine but i've done something to break it, not sure what!

any help appreciated... otherwise i'm going to have to re-install (after only 2 weeks!!!)

A:The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

By default, windows makes a system restore. Go to system restore, pick a shown date that you think is before the problem began, this should fix your problem. Your personal information will not be touched. You may have to reinstall programs that you installed after the restore point date that you picked.

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After downloading an update for the latest version of Itunes, I keep getting a message saying 'Windows Installer Service' could not be accessed. I have checked that the Windows Installer is running and that I am not in 'Safe Mode'. Often (but not always) the Installer shuts down some time during the download. I have tried with Installer set to Manual and also to Auto but I still keep getting the same message. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Windows Installer Service problems

Welcome to Seven Forums Mark Riley. Try this 1st:

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:

MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER

Enter

MSIEXEC /REGSERVER

Enter

See if that helps. If not, I'd try running the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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When trying to install WordPerfect Office X5 on a Windows 7 SP1 64-bit computer, the installation hangs, rolls back and the following message appears:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed."

An event in the application event log shows that the faulty application is msiexec.exe v5. I've got admin rights, tried to install in Safe Mode, created a new profile so I've ruled out profile issues. I have tried every workaround I can think of along with other suggestions I have found online and haven't had any luck.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Installer Service issue

Corel and MS both say all should work and you don't have to run in compatibility mode.
In the Control Panel type Problem in the search box. Open Problems and Solutions and see if your problem is there.

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Okay, so i was trying to install .Net Framework 4.5, when all of a sudden, it rolls back the download, and displays a message "Installation did not succeed, .Net Framework has not been installed because: The Windows Installer Service could not have been accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed."

I've tried numerous workarounds, this includes restarting the Windows Installer service and SFC repair. I checked out the services.msc and the Windows Installer is running and everything seems fine. but still i cant install .Net Framework 4.5, or any .msi packages for that matter.

can anyone help me out??

A:Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed.

Welcome to Seven Forums Raf Akiya. See if the 2nd step on this article helps you ( it applies to Windows 7 as well)

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

This was referenced in the answer on this thread, which has more suggestions as well

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can - Microsoft Community

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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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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
 

A:Solved: Windows installer service

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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 again to install any additional software.

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

Please help.

Joseph

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

1) Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)-- keeps showing up as an update to install; however, after I install it, it shows up again in my system tray (as an update to install.)

2) Trying to install an update/upgrade (SA_2011CCPUP1.exe) for Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011; I get: Error: -1620 This installation package could not be opened. Contact the applicaction vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

I contacted Sage, they are telling me that this is a Windows Installer issue.

Please help.

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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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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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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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