So, I uninstalled MS Office 2003 and tried to reinstall it. When I run the .exe to install it from the CD, I get a notification box saying "Access is denied" and lists C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe as the file. When the notification box is closed, that's the end of that - no installation processes follow.
I did a quick search on msiexec.exe and see it's a standard installer program attached to MS. It shows it was created in 2004 and last modified today. Access does not look to be restricted. I am logged on as the Admin for this system.
Any ideas on how I can reinstall my MS Office 2003?
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Oh, it's an XP system running well otherwise.
EDIT2: I kind of figured out a bit more. The original CD drive has been giving my trouble for a long time. I was trying to install it from a second CD drive - that's where the error comes up. I've cleaned the original CD drive and managed to get it to run, but just. NOW the installation process moves forward, but it hits a fatal error at the end of the installation process. Still figuring that one out. I swapped the two drives in their bays, but the problems follow the CD drives. Ahgggggg....
Edited by norohs, 05 November 2011 - 05:14 PM.