I have a reccurring problem that is making my PC increasingly unstable. Before I continue I want to let you know that I have searched other posts on this forum and have noted the relevant info........
Whenever I try to install a program that requires Windows installer my PC hangs followed by a report detailing a windows installer crash and the usual XP blurb about contacting Microsoft. Sometimes it tells me that there is another instance of the installer running and when I check task manager I do indeed find several instances of msiexec.exe running ( all using a decent amount of system resources).
I have tried ruuning 'scannow.exe' with the XP installation disc.... no resolution.
The only thing I can think of is a recent installation of OFFICE 2007 may have something to do with my problem as I have retained Outlook 2003 ( not on student edition of 2007) but I cannot be sure. Any help would really be appreciated as I am trying to install some stdy software and a complete re-install may be on the horizon ( this I don't even want to think about)
At least one application in Office 2007 causes problems if installed with 2003, sorry but I can't recall which one, it was detailed in a post in this forum - you did a custom installation of Office 2007 omitting Outlook? It may be a pain, but remove your Office 2007 installation and see if the problems continue - put 2003 back if need be, or use OpenOffice just to tide you over while troubleshooting click here