My internet connection icon in the taskbar is showing a red X even though I'm connected. When I scroll over it it says -
Connection status: unknown
Access is denied.
Windows Installer errors out with the message -
The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.
I'm also getting an error when I go to the windows updater under the control panel. I get -
Windows could not search for new updates. Error(s) found: Code 80070005
I've also been getting a silent failure of my access when I try to delete files. After the check disk ran Norton stopped working. I tried to uninstall it to then reinstall it, but of course Windows Installer wasn't working. So I tried to delete the file from program files. I dragged it to the recycle bin, it asked for administrator approval, I clicked continue, but then nothing happened. This happens when I try to delete any file from program files, although I seem to be able to delete things from other places. I was finally able to uninstall norton through its own uninstaller but I've not been able to uninstall Super AntiSpyware or delete the files from program files.
Finally, I was going to try the startup repair, so I put in the Vista disk and restarted my computer. Unfortunately, it didn't start off the disc and when the computer rebooted my CD drive was no longer appearing under My Computer and it will not respond when I try to open it.
I also tried to check my BIOS info before I rebooted and under system information in the right hand panel I see:
Can't collect information.
Cannot access the Windows Management Instrumentation software. Windows Management files may be moved or missing.
This had been driving me absolutely insane for the last couple days, any help would be greatly appreciated
Edited by Bonsai Guy, 28 January 2008 - 10:06 PM.