Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:34 PM
I recently did a repair install of XP Pro (SP3), and it's working, except for three issues:
First, I can't install anything that relies on msiexec (Windows Installer Service), and it gives me error 1719. ("Windows Installer service could not be accessed.") I've tried unregistering and re-registering msiexec.exe, to no avail. I've even tried reinstalling msiexec.exe, but it didn't help. This is the biggest issue, since it's preventing me from installing the drivers for my wireless card, and that's the only practical way for the machine to connect to the internet.
The second biggest issue is with my thumb drives; I have a pair of 4 gig thumb drives that, although they show up in Device Manager, they don't show up in My Computer. Interestingly enough, my 256 meg thumb drive does show up. All three drives are formatted to fat32, so that shouldn't be any issue.
Finally, a nuisance involving msiexec.exe; Despite the fact that I apparently can't access the service, if I right-click on an icon on the desktop or in an open folder, I get a Windows Installer message for a second before I'm given the right-click menu. After this, I can right-click on icons with no problem for about 2-3 minutes, and then it will give me the message again. This might be related to the first issue, but I can't tell. Everything I've found on this problem suggests the same solutions as the first one.
On top of what's already been mentioned, I've run multiple antivirus and antispyware programs, with no luck. With the exception of MBAM, all of these were run either from my 256 thumb drive, or from UBCD for Windows XP. Some of the antispyware did come up with some results, but fixing those didn't do anything for these particular problems. Most of the programs came up with nothing. I'm not sure what to do next. Can anyone help me with this?