I had the same problem with a program called Dragon naturally speaking nine preferred. Anyway... I know how to fix the problem. It's actually quite simple.
First click start... then press Run. Type in MSconfig. Click on the services tab at the top. And highlight 1 of the services. Then press the 'w' key until you see Windows installer. Uncheck the box to the left of Windows installer, then press apply in the bottom right-hand corner. Now you can close the Microsoft configuration box, but another box should pop up asking you to restart. Click restart now. When your computer turns back on it should be free of the problem. If it is not then I would contact Microsoft about the problem.