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Problem With Windows Installer Service

Q: Problem With Windows Installer Service

On my desk top HP computer pavilion the windows installer does not work. I get a message that the path can not be found. I do not have the original install disks for this computer. I called HP and they said the computer is over 5 years old and not supported. I tried to install Outlook 2003 and somehow messed up the installer. I have downloaded the windows installer from the internet but that has not helped.

Any ideas??

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Hi! My operating System is Windows Vista Business and I first noticed I was having Problems when I tried to update iTunes and this message appeared:
"The older version of Bonjour cannot be removed."
Now, this might be because I may have tried to uninstall Bonjour in the past because I thought
I didn't need it.
So, I wanted to uninstall iTunes and then reinstall it. There, I saw that Bonjour and iTunes were both
listed as existing programs but they had the white page icon instead of the normal ones. When I pressed
on uninstall it started to uninstall but the following Windows Installer messages appeared:
"The feature you are trying to usais on a resource that is currently unavailable." and then:
"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you
can acess it."
I found out that this is a Windows Problem, as when I checked the Microsoft help site they recommended
starting Windows in safe mode and trying to uninstall. Another error message appeared, telling me that
Windows Installer Service had encountered a problem and that maybe it was having problems.
I tried downloading new Windows Installers, but I just got error messages.
I also went into the Apple Software Update file folder and clicked on "Bonjour"
and "Itunes" but it just told me that I can't access a problem that has been uninstalled. But if it's uninstalled, why does the file still show up?
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Fixed it! It's the "iTunes msi Problem" and the solution can be found here for anyone with the same problem: http://getsatisfaction.com/apple/topics/itunes_keeps_asking_for_itunes_msi_in_windows
only I had to do the same thing for bonjour too

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when i install some programs i always get this message in setup
"the windows installer service could not be accessed. this can occur if you are running in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not corredtly installed. contact you support personel for assistace"
so wat should i do i know im not in safe mode and i checked for viruses i cant think of what to do
 

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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

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I'm trying to upgrade Google Earth. So I download the installer, but when it tries to install it fails. So I tried to uninstall GE. I get this system 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.​
I'm not running safe mode and going in and manually starting the service has no effect.

I tried uninstalling another program just to see if it worked and it did.

I found some articles telling me that I need to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, however, when I go to install it I get the same message as above.

I just installed software last week on this machine and it worked fine, it just seems that it's being picky on what it wants to install/uninstall. Any ideas?
 

A:A problem with windows installer service. I can't install/uninstall certain programs.

No ideas?
 

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hi all.

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

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



what should i do ??? help me please.

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\MemeoDashboard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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After further reading of others with my issue, I decideded to restore my system. I look forward to learning how to rebuild a stronger and more protected system. This thread is closed.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Lots of research and trying various solves like:
net stopped cryptsvc, ren Catroot2 Catroot2old, net strt cryptsve
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Hi guys, im new to this forum and im hoping that you guys can help me. when i browse my email inbox, or open up word etc, a box flashes up saying "preparing to install" for like half a second then goes away and it will do it several times. Also, it will no longer let me download any programmes onto my computer. Below is the exact message which comes up when i try to install a program.

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

Any help would be much apppreciated

Thanks

Joe
 

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Hi

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 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?

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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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
 

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

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

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

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

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I 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?
 

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

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Good Afternoon

I had windows 2000 and did an xp upgrade and now every time i try to do a installation i get an error the windows installer service could not be accessed. this can occur if you are running windows in safe mode.

How can i fix this please help.
 

A:Windows Installer Service problems

If the error number is 1719, see the instructions in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346 (method 1, step 3).
 

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At work at had windows 2000 which i tried upgrading to windows xp through upgrade not clean install, anyways now when i try to install something or update windows it shows always the message Windows installer service could not be accessed. I dont know what to do any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows installer service could not be accessed

Have you done Windows Update? There is a update for Windows Installer (MSI).

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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. ;-;
 

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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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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?

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Exact error message, please?

Other known system problems?

Louis

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

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

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

A:The Windows Installer Service Could Not be accessed.

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

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

If the problem persist:

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

This will check for any integrity violations

Restart your system

If the problem continues to persist:

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

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Hi,

I have a problem with a windows vista laptop.
Whatever I try to do there are problems, I can't install programs(or most of them atleast), I can't remove programs(AVG currently does not work and needs to be removed to install another version)
When he tried to play a game it said there is a sound problem and it wouldn't start. (I think drivers, but I can't install new ones)
IE doesn't start at all, chrome wont let you download anything and I can't install firefox.

I did a hijackthis scan and it showed alot of missing files, there might be more problems but I can't read it as well as I would like. I'll add it later if it helps with anything.

Any help would be much apriciated! Thanks in advance
 

A:Windows Installer service problems(and others)

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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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Good Afternoon

I had windows 2000 and did an xp upgrade and now every time i try to do a installation i get an error the windows installer service could not be accessed. this can occur if you are running windows in safe mode.

How can i fix this please help.

A:Windows Installer Service problems

Hello peste19

Try installing Windows Installer 4.5

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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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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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