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Old 10-15-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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While trying to fix this problem, i ran across another. the windows installer on my sibling's computer has some problem with it and its making it hard to run programs.

This is the usual error:

I get some other errors too but it all goes back this this "windows installer" thing. is there a way to repair "windows installer" so i can run/fix/remove programs with ease? thank you.

Btw, this computer is windows XP SP3 OEM.

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Click Start>Run..., and type msconfig. In the Services tab, look for the service called Windows Installer (it will be easier to find it you sort the list by name) and check the box. Restart the computer and it should be working.

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You should be able to start the installer service from the services console.

Click start | run | services.msc

Locate "Windows Installer" in the list and make sure it's set to "manual". The installer service does not need to run all the time but needs to be set to manual so it can be called into action when needed.
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Guys both of the solutions dont work because "windows installer" isnt listed:



What should i do now?
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...That's not a good thing.

Open a command prompt (Start>Run...>type cmd) and run the following command sfc /scannow. Let us know if it finds any errors.
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Googled "windows installer missing" and the fix was found on these forums.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...er-100926.html
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Googled "windows installer missing" and the fix was found on these forums.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...er-100926.html
So i have to just reinstall windows installer?

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...That's not a good thing.

Open a command prompt (Start>Run...>type cmd) and run the following command sfc /scannow. Let us know if it finds any errors.
Funny thing is, even though i have admin rights i couldn't run that scan normally i had to go into safe mode and access the admin. account.

Here are the results:

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.YOUR-ZE8CXVR8TT>sfc /scannow
Windows File Protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files.

The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable.].

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.YOUR-ZE8CXVR8TT>
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just a quick bump to let you guys know that reinstalling of windows installer worked it looks back to normal.

Freenerd, im having some issues with microsoft update and windows explorer and windows time. ill be posting another topic soon if your interested.

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Sounds excellent. Thanks for posting back.

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