When I try to install certain things, the installer will instantly crash, or "has stopped working".
For example, I tried updating Java (both x64 and x86) and it instantly crashed. So I uninstalled completely, but now am stuck with no java.
Clicking View problem details shows
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: jre-6u26-windows-i586-iftw.exe
Application Version: 6.0.260.81
Application Timestamp: 4e0cbd18
Fault Module Name: StackHash_6d82
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 03556188
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 6d82
Additional Information 2: 6d82d002ce38ba88c5cab6ce548d1877
Additional Information 3: ccb9
Additional Information 4: ccb9bb024fd4ca785d1209a37f8d3f55
The same thing happened with [bleep] NFO Viewer. One day I tried opening a .nfo and it didn't work, so I tried reinstalling but installer stopped working immediately.
Any tips or help would be appreciated. I am completely stumped and reformatting is the last thing I want to do.