First up at every startup i get the message "One of the files containing the system registry had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy"
and,also,any time i try to run anything that uses the windows installer service (add/remove programs etc) i get the message "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support presonnel for assistance"
I have searched the web for help and followed instructions from microsoft support (kb 315353) to restore the msi files and (kb 315346) to reregister the msi. This has not resolved the issue
the machine is a HP Compaq dc5700 microtower running XP Professional sp3
I hope this is the correct forum for this, if not please point me in the right direction
Mod Edit: Moved to Internal Hardware from XP - Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 03 September 2012 - 04:07 AM.
Merged topics - Hamluis.