Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:14 PM
Ok, this started too long ago to utilize any restore point, but here goes... Originally surfing the net on Internet Explorer 7 certain web pages would trigger Office 2000 to initiate an install, and i mean attempt after attempt, you had to be FAST to cancel each one and there would be at LEAST 9 install windows. Finally i got tired of that and just uninstalled it, I never used it anyhow.
That problem whent away, it started with another program, and again i uninstalled it as I never really used it much. NOW its affecting my Windows Live Messenger wich i DO use, and OFTEN.. i have several winks and display pictures etc.. that i do not care to replace for a uninstall and re install of messenger..
What happens is: when i click the link to load in Windows Live Messenger all the sudden up to 3 instantces of MSIEXEC.EXE appear in my running tasks along with MSNMSGR.EXE if i pick the right MSIEXEC.EXE and terminate it the installation window dissapears and Messenger appears and loads in. OTHERWISE, i have to keep terminating MSIEXEC.EXE files untill it quits trying to install. Oh, BTW, just plain letting it install is not an option, as it seems to be a corrupt installer or something, it eventually hangs at one point and will not ever finish.
I have all my updates to SP2 and this issue still happens..(im not jumping into SP3 as it breaks Style xp and TGTSOFT are not breaking any records fixing the problem). I have seen similar problems here but all seemed diffrent from mine, If i could put this problem into better words, i'd have GOOGLED my way to an answer, but all my Googling turned up a big nothing. My websearches for windows problems has lead me here many times before, so i have decided to ask my frustrating question here. I appreciate any help anyone can give, and if any other info is needed just ask.
Also, I believe i have the latest MSIEXEC.EXE build.