Windows installer service could not be accessed

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guest, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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
    Method 2: Upgrade to Windows Installer version 2 or newer version. To do
    this, follow these steps:
    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
    Method 4:The Windows Installer service may disabled on the machine.

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

    Please help.
    Guest, Nov 19, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Not sure if this is any help, but I had this problem to when I installed
    a trojan'd version of Norton.
    Guest, Nov 19, 2004
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    Neil Guest

    Might be best to check this out in the or
    the ever popular microsoft.public.windowsxp.general ng. Follow ups set to

    Neil MCNGP #30
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    Neil, Nov 20, 2004
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