The steps included installing Malwarebytes
Now, after getting rid of the 'Windows Fixdisk' issue, I decided to install an up-to-date version of Comodo internet security. I uninstalled the old version and tried to install the new one. That didn't work.
The installer almost immediately gives me the following error:
"Cannot install COMODO Internet Security
Error: 1601. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This
can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact
your support personnel for assistance.
Would you like to try again?
So, I guess Windows Installer has a problem (oh and 'trying again' didn't work, but I guess you knew that). This is what I tried so far:
- I installed the latest version of Windows Installer (4.5). It did not solve the problem.
- I tried the MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER and MSIEXEC /REGSERVER thing. Didn't help either.
- I checked out Windows Installer in the 'Services' menu (Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services).
Startup type is set to 'Manual' and Service status says 'Stopped'. When I try to start it, I get the following error:
"Windows could not start the Windows Installer service on Local
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified."
I'm all out options here. Any help would be very much appreciated. Oh, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1, with all updates.
Edited by wrvh, 20 April 2011 - 01:04 PM.