No windows installer

  Bribabby 15:45 17 Feb 2011

When I try to download a prog a window opens saying"Could not start Windows Installer service on local computer".
Have been into "Services" and set Windows installer to Automatic, apply and start. The line says "automatic" and start but still no joy. Have downloaded "Windows installer v4.5" opened it and still no joy except the "Windows installer" box flashing on screen.When I then try to download, a window appears saying"Error 1058,the service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"
The services page still says automatic and start.
Any ideas anyone?

  Graphicool1 15:52 17 Feb 2011

It should be set to 'Manual'.

Further details about your OS please.

  GaT7 16:00 17 Feb 2011

If Graphicool1's suggestion doesn't help, here are some troubleshooting tips at MS click here.

How are thinks with your PC now Graphicool1? Don't answer here, but please do so in your thread click here. G

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