Windows Installer

  Teterouge 18:20 26 Aug 2008

After an unsuccessful attempt at installing SP3 I am left with a Windows Installer that pops up every time I attempt to load a program including IE or Firefox. I have now spent two days trying to get the problem solved.

To date:-
Deleted all files in UserData and used register cleaners . . . System Optimizer,RegCure etc.
Downloaded Windows Install Clean Up this list many of the programs I use Office Suite, Nero etc. which I have no intention of deleting.

Any Ideas ?

  mfletch 18:28 26 Aug 2008


Have a look here

click here

  Teterouge 19:31 26 Aug 2008

Step 1 Windows could not find msiexec/unreg
Step 2 Downloaded and installed Win Installer 3.1
but it did not change anything.
Thanks anyway for your suggestions.

  Ditch999 20:18 26 Aug 2008

Have you tried System Restore in Safe Mode to get you back to pre SP3 days?

  Teterouge 21:36 26 Aug 2008

Before SP3 is installed it produces a restore point.
If SP3 install does not complete it auto restores but with a statement that it may not be satisfactory (or similar words). Previous restore points have disappeared.
In the end ( hate to think of it) I may have to reformat etc.

  skidzy 21:48 26 Aug 2008

click here and step 2 should sort this for you.

Though i think you have mistyped earlier;

Note the space between c and /

msiexec /unreg

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