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Windows Installer, over, and over and over......


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Ghost Hunter

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I tried doing a search but I was unable to find a solution.

While trying to do an install the system crashed and now I have the Windows installer
saying it is installing a program then says it can't continue over and over and over.


The process is the notorious msiexe.exe file (Ugh!) Is there any way to fix this? I am tempted to delete every msiexe.exe on the system but I am sure as soon as I reinstall the installer it will start all over again.

Is there a software out there that can fix this issue? Since this program has not finished the install, the Windows Clean up program does not help me. I have also tried RegCure, Norton and add ware software.

I would hate to have to reinstall the OS but I might have too. :)

Thanks in advance for any help.
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did you try system restore yet...
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Yep, I tried that.

I think, I hope, I figured it out. Since I was ready to reinstall the OS I decided to get radical. I exported my registry so I had a back up. Then I searched the registry for 'msiexe' and started to remove 5 lines at a time. Then rebooted to see if the problem went away. After about 5 reboots the problem stopped. I restored the registry from the back up and started deleting the last 5 one at a time. It looks like it was a Micro Soft update (go figure) that was stuck in the install. So far, after 5 or 6 reboots the problem has not came back.

I am not saying this is for everyone but it is what seems to have worked for me. Thank you for you time and help.


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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know...
for the future get ERUNT...it will back up your registry in just a couple of seconds....I use it before every windows update..
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