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Windows Installer Service Cannot be Accessed


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#1 jfruch1

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

All of a sudden I cannot install a program and am getting the error message that "Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed". Am running Vista w/ sp2 on a Gateway GT5464 desktop computer. Never had this happen before.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Have a look here.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
What happens when you press Alt + F4 at the same time?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

Open Notepad and copy the text below into it and save it to your desktop call it msi.reg then right click it and select merge Reboot your machine.

run sfc /scannow
http://www.vistax64.com/crashes-debugging/293687-sfc-scannow.html then reboot your machine and visit windows update.
http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/thanks.aspx?ln=en&&thankspage=5

Please create a restore point prior to doing this,standard for any registry adjustments, :)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76332-system-restore-point-create.html


Start copying below the line.
_________________________________________________________________



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.msi]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.msi]
@="Msi.Package"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package]
@="Windows Installer Package"
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,10,00
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,6d,00,73,00,69,00,6d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,\
00,2d,00,33,00,34,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\system32\\msiexec.exe,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell]
@="Open,Repair,Uninstall"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Open]
@="&Install"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,73,00,69,00,6d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
33,00,36,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Open\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
73,00,69,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,\
00,69,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,20,00,25,00,2a,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Repair]
@="Re&pair"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,73,00,69,00,6d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
33,00,37,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Repair\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
73,00,69,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,\
00,66,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,20,00,25,00,2a,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Uninstall]
@="&Uninstall"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,73,00,69,00,6d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
33,00,38,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\Uninstall\command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,\
73,00,69,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,\
00,78,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,20,00,25,00,2a,00,00,00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTS\SystemFileAssociations\.msi]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.msi]
What happens when you press Alt + F4 at the same time?




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