The motherboard died in a computer here, so I replaced it. Afterwards windows wouldn't boot (I guess due to wrong drivers etc). The computer shop told me to repair windows with the windows installation CD. That done, windows starts up, but everytime I try to open My comptuer or any other folder, or even any other application, Windows Installer pops up and then closes itself about three times.
This is very annoying in itself, but as well as that, when I try to install some programs, for example Antivir anit-virus, it says "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation." even when I'm logged into the Administrator account.
After doing some research online I found that others had this issue after cloning their hard drives, and some had traced it back to Adobe Acrobat, saying that when you clone the hard drive, it loses it's link to the registration info and can cause problems. I checked the event viewer, and there are 3 recurring errors that happen over and over again. One is saying it can't connect to a network drive (probably nothing to worry about). The other two are related to "PDFMakerForIE" and "PSCRIPT5.DLL". Both of which I believe could be related to Adobe Acrobat.
Ok, so I figure I'll just uninstall Acrobat, then reinstall it. When I go to uninstall it, I get the same error: "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation". After some more searching I decided to try the Windows Installer Cleanup Wizard. It won't run, and gives the same error "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation".
Edited by colourscan, 20 February 2011 - 08:22 PM.