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Hello everyone; it's been awhile!
I hope this message finds you all well!

Recently, I've come across the problem that I believe has to do with my Windows Installer. I've noticed that whenever I turn on my computer, this pop-up message from Windows Installer comes up on the boot up as Windows is done loading all of my programs. Also, this pop-up message comes up when I try to install certain programs, such as Blackberry Desktop Software, and then immediately terminates the install from there on out. The message says exactly as follows:

Windows ® Installer. V 3.01.4000.1823

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi>
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Display Options
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Help information
Restart Options
Do not restart after the installation is complete
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>
Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
Update Options
/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
Applies update(s)
/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Repairs a product
p - only if file is missing
o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
a - forces all files to be reinstalled
u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
s - all existing shortcuts (default)
v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.

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I don't know exactly what this message means, but I know it is preventing me from installing certain programs on my Dell Inspiron 9300. Please please please help! I haven't a clue of what to do, and I've tried searching everywhere on Google to locate a resolution to no avail. :)

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated; thanks!
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Have you updated Windows Installer? Go to Windows Updates and see if there are any new updates available, if so, download them :) .

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Sorry for the long delay...

Yes, I've tried updating my Windows Installer and all seems to be up-to-date
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BUMP, as this problem still plagues my computer :)
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