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Achilarre

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I was having a lot of different problems, so I was told to reinstall Windows. I did the reinstallation, but when I tried to install updates, or when I tried in install softward I keep getting the same error message:

Windows Installer could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows installer is not correctly installed.

Please help
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gerryf

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download the following and install

http://www.softpedia...Installer.shtml

see if that makes an improvement
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this did not work, I am still getting the same error message when I try to install anything (updates or software)

also a lot of my old programs are no longer working
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Hi Achilarre...

Let's unregister and reregister the Windows Installer.

To do this, click Start, then Run, type msiexec /unregister in the Open box, and then click "Ok".

Then click Start, then Run, type msiexec /regserver in the Open box, and then click "Ok".

Does this help?

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When I tried to do the second step it said..."an event was unable to invoke any of the subscribers"
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Are you running XP Home or Pro?
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XP home

just so you know this all happened after I reinstalled windows

thanks
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You might see if you can download and install the installer? Let me lnow If you are able to do this.
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that is what he downloaded in my post (just from a different place)

this sounds like a bad install to me....

In device manager, anything showing yellow !s

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>
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You could try using dial-a-fix to fix the installer problem...and then if it doesn't work, do what gerryf said.

Download Dial-a-fix from http://fileforum.bet...ll/1131569373/2

When you download it, double-click on it to extract all of its files. Then open the folder it creates. Double-click on the file called Dial-a-fix.

Look at the middle-left section called MSI. Click on the box called Fix Windows Installer and make sure all of its sub-boxes are checked too.

Now, at the bottom-left corner, click on GO.

Restart your computer when it is finished.
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Thanks for getting back to me

1) I was NOT able to install the installer
2) Nothing is yellow !
3) I am running the dial a fix...have been running for like 15 minutes now, still on registering server.

Does this sound right.

I really want to get this fixed, and I really appreciate you helping me

thanks and I will be here all night
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