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Windows Installer Error Message

  1. #1


    Join Date : Dec 2008
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    Windows Installer Error Message

    Hi, whenever I try to uninstall or install something from my computer (specifically itunes)

    I get the following error message after it finishes downloading

    - "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've spoken to a microsoft technician, as well as 3 HP technicians, and no one seems to know how to fix it. I was wondering if any of you knew how to fix it or if you are experiencing the same problems.

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  2. #2


    Zimbabwe Jones Guest

    Re: Windows Installer Error Message

    So if 3 HP techs don't know how to fix it and an MS tech doesn't know, the
    best solution is to reinstall.


    "lbswimmer" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:2e380b4150f75c447dc764f1c318685f@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Hi, whenever I try to uninstall or install something from my computer
    > (specifically itunes)
    >
    > I get the following error message after it finishes downloading
    >
    > - "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've spoken to a microsoft technician, as well as 3 HP technicians, and
    > no one seems to know how to fix it. I was wondering if any of you knew
    > how to fix it or if you are experiencing the same problems.
    >
    >
    > --
    > lbswimmer


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  3. #3


    Join Date : Jul 2008
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    Re: Windows Installer Error Message

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimbabwe Jones View Post
    So if 3 HP techs don't know how to fix it and an MS tech doesn't know, the
    best solution is to reinstall.


    "lbswimmer" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:2e380b4150f75c447dc764f1c318685f@xxxxxx-gateway.com...
    >
    > Hi, whenever I try to uninstall or install something from my computer
    > (specifically itunes)
    >
    > I get the following error message after it finishes downloading
    >
    > - "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've spoken to a microsoft technician, as well as 3 HP technicians, and
    > no one seems to know how to fix it. I was wondering if any of you knew
    > how to fix it or if you are experiencing the same problems.
    >
    >
    > --
    > lbswimmer
    Before reinstall you can try this
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vi...t-be-accessed/

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  4. #4


    C.B. Guest

    Re: Windows Installer Error Message



    "lbswimmer" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:2e380b4150f75c447dc764f1c318685f@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Hi, whenever I try to uninstall or install something from my computer
    > (specifically itunes)
    >
    > I get the following error message after it finishes downloading
    >
    > - "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've spoken to a microsoft technician, as well as 3 HP technicians, and
    > no one seems to know how to fix it. I was wondering if any of you knew
    > how to fix it or if you are experiencing the same problems.
    >
    >
    > --
    > lbswimmer
    Have you installed SP2 Beta? It caused my Windows Installer Service to stop
    functioning. I tried all the steps to correct it and nothing worked. I
    uninstalled the SP2 Beta and everything was back to normal.


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  5. #5


    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: Windows Installer Error Message

    On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:43:46 -0500, "Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >Have you tried the steps here?
    >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346
    >
    >Written for XP, but they apply the same in Vista.
    >
    >--
    >Best of Luck,
    FWIW - I went through all those steps and a few others I googled up on
    a friend's system. None of it helped. A re-install of Vista eventually
    fixed it.



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