I've been trying to install a new app and found that the install would hang with no error. I've done a bunch of troubleshooting in the last couple days and can't seem to figure it out. I run into the same issue when I run windows update and system restore. Everything I try to do hangs. The only error I get is when I try to re-install visual c++ is (Error 0x8024001e: Failed to execute MSU package).
I tried Microsoft's chat support but they want money to fix it. What they did say was:
5:25 PM Tech 1: I see that Windows Installer and Windows source engine services have stopped working in your system. These are essential components to install or update any applications.
5:26 PM Tech 1: Above services are broken due to corrupted Windows System files. They may be corrupted due to computer shutting down abruptly or a errors.
5:26 PM Tech 1: To fix the issues the corrupted system files has to be isolated and repaired manually. Then, any errors that may have had a hand in this should be isolated and removed. Later, the Windows installer and windows source engine has to be reconfigured.
5:27 PM Tech 1: Since we have to invest in several IT resources like errors removal tools and man hours to fix these issues, we do have a charge for our service to get the errors repaired and the issue resolved.
I've repaired the windows installer with no resolution, but I have never heard of the "Windows source engine" and cannot find any reference to it on the net.
Any help would be appreciated..