I'm having problems with the "Windows Installer". Every time I click on "My Computer" and "Control Panel" (and a couple of shortcut folders) the "Windows Installer" pops open and it says "Preparing to install..."
It takes about 1 minute 45 seconds for the "my computer" or "control panel" to finally open. (I timed it)
This began immediately after going back to a "Restore Point" I created after installing photoshop. The restore point was only about 4 hours old so I know not much had been updated. (if any updates took place)
Things I tried.
Scanned my computer for viruses with Avast, Super Antispyware, Malwarebytes and nothing was found.
Tried reinstalling the "Windows Installer" and it didn't take. It said it was already installed.
My computer is Windows XP pro
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
Thank you in advance. I don't know what else to do.