Whenever I try to install ANYTHING that requires installshield, it gives me the following error.
The installshield engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. The RPC Server is unavailable.
I've tried everything that it came up with on my google search. Ikernel.exe is not in processes, the RPC service is "Running" in services. I've even tried to uninstall/reinstall via Command prompt, with no luck there.
I downloaded the ikernel update, and the irony in this is, the file requires installshield
Anyone have any fresh ideas I can try? I'm going mad here, it's downloaded programs, and even games I've purchased, and own original CD copys of. Nothing seems to want to install.
On a side note, everytime I want to use "Windows installer", I have to go into the damn services, and start it. Even when I set it to automatic, after reboot, it isn't auto anymore. Not sure if that could possibly tie together or not, but I figured I'd mention it in case.
Thanks in advance for any help, or advice guys.
System: 2.0 GHZ, 512 RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (SP2)