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0x80040707 error code

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Whenever I try installing the driver for my graphics card I get the error, "0x80040707" and the setup terminates!


I've tried the solutions provided there, and none have worked. I don't know what to do please help!
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Are you logged in on an administrator account?


Suggestions and Checkpoints for fixing Windows Installer error messages:

Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 msi, msiexec /unreg and msiexec /regserver

Check your options here for Pro:

Start/Run/Regedit/gpedit.msc/Administrative Templates/Windows
Components/Windows Installer/Prohibit User Installs

Windows Installer Fix (Line 94)

Windows Installer can use logging to help assist in troubleshooting issues
with installing software packages. To enable verbose logging apply this

Windows Installer Logging or Cleanup Utility (Line 84)

Windows Installer will store the logs in the TEMP directory. The filename is
random, but begins with the letters "Msi" and end with a .log extension.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility (Office Products)

Troubleshooting Windows Installer

"Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" Error
Message When You Add or Remove Program

Edited by Whiskeyman, 08 March 2007 - 06:03 PM.

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Hey thanks for the reply!

I'm not sure if I'm logged in on an administor account. I'm currently using a home computer and I've installed a radeon 8500 (on this computer with this account) before without any problems.

Also, I'm not exactly sure how to follow the directions in the quote you provided.

The first thing it says to do is to go to start/go and then it says to type some things. But then what's after that? How does the window installer fix relate to that? Ah sorry I'm having a hard time understanding the directions.

One more things.
I found that this person had a similar problem to my problem, but his solution was "sorta reformatting" the computer? What does that mean? Oh I really hope I'm not forced to reformat my computer!

Anyway thanks so much in advance for any help you provide!
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