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Window installer service could not be accessed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Matthew, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Flightless Bird

    Aftermath of an Xp home to XP Pro upgrade- clean install.
    Tried to reinstall the program files [ missing in start menu] meet with this
    error message:
    Window installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are
    running in safe Mode [ not the case here] , or if the Windows installer is
    not correctly installed.

    Corrective Action 1:
    -----------------------
    Tried this and failed -Run-type "msiexec,ex /unregister " then "msiexec
    /regsever"
    Error message invalid instruction.

    Corrective Action 2:
    -----------------------
    Checked the HKEY_CLASS_ROOT permission, system is listed in Group or User
    Names. Attached to the

    What to do? At a loss?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Windows Installer 4.5 is available:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Matthew wrote:
    > Aftermath of an Xp home to XP Pro upgrade- clean install.
    > Tried to reinstall the program files [ missing in start menu] meet with
    > this
    > error message:
    > Window installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are
    > running in safe Mode [ not the case here] , or if the Windows installer is
    > not correctly installed.
    >
    > Corrective Action 1:
    > -----------------------
    > Tried this and failed -Run-type "msiexec,ex /unregister " then "msiexec
    > /regsever"
    > Error message invalid instruction.
    >
    > Corrective Action 2:
    > -----------------------
    > Checked the HKEY_CLASS_ROOT permission, system is listed in Group or User
    > Names. Attached to the
    >
    > What to do? At a loss?
     

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