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Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

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When I try to remove programs usings the Windows Installer (Win XP SP2) I get
the message "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur
if you are running Windows in safe mode or if Windows Installer is not
correctly installed"

I have attempted all the steps described at;en-us;555175.

Method 1: Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows
Did not work.

Method 2: Upgrade to Windows Installer version 2 or newer version. To do
this, follow these steps:

Could not find a version that works with Win XP
I tried installing version 3, I got the message that "Set up has detected
that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are

2. In the left pane tree menu, click "Setup and System Administration", and
then click "Setup".

3. Click "Windows Installer", and then click the appropriate link for your
operating system.

4. Click "Download" to download and install Windows Installer version 2 or
newer version.

Method 3:Use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to uninstall the failed

Trying to run the utility brought up the same message as Windows Installer!

Method 4:The Windows Installer service may disabled on the machine.

Was not disabled, I was able to start it manually without any problem or
error message, which is actually surprising as Windows could not start it.

I then run "Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB885894)" in a final and
desperate move, but this failed too.

Please help.

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Yep Ive got the same problem. It appears when i try to install LevelOn
USB Bluetoothstick. is there any help

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OK. following articels helped me:
When you apply custom application images that are created for th
Microsoft Windows Installer applications by using an earlier version o
Windows Installer on a system that is running Microsoft Windows 200
with Service Pack 3, the original application install CD may b
requested during first run, download, or access to the application.
This problem occurs because Windows Installer has not been informe
that the applications are fully installed. This occurs because th
configuration data of the Windows Installer does not have thi
information. This is because of an issue between Microsoft Window
Installer 1.1 and Windows Installer 2.0, where the configuration dat
location for installed applications is changed.
To work around this problem, provided that the machine configuration i
not one of multiple users with per-user installations, include th
migration tool in the setup procedure.

The migration tool can be included in the setup procedure to run on
time after the application image has been applied. The tool i
Msiregmv.exe. This tool must be included in the operating system (OS
image and must be scheduled to execute on first boot after th
application image is applied to the system. After the migration tool i
executed, a restart is then required before you execute th

The Msiregmv.exe tool may be located in either of the followin
This behavior is by design.


Don't you love errors that tell you to see "your support personnel"?

First, try the old faithful reboot; this error may be the result of a
RPC error. If a reboot does not clear the RPC error, you have bigge
problems than installing MSI packages!

Reregister the Windows Installer service by typing "msiexe
/unregister" and then "msiexec /regserver" at the command line.

The System account should have "Full Control" permissions to th
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive of the registry.

Ensure the Windows Installer service is not disabled by typing "NE
STOP MSISERVER" and "NET START MSISERVER" at the command line

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StanleyHo StanleyHo is offline
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Try this:
go to services
Windows Installer/Login

click allow service to interact with desktop

then switch to automatic and restart the service.

that starts the service for me

hope that helps
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art_florentino art_florentino is offline
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hey people. i just resolved this issue. hopefully this program helps, it's aptly called dial-a-fix. try running this one after unzipping. Save the unzipped folder onto your desktop, and when you run it just make sure everything on the list is checked.

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