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Windows Installer Runs every time application is loaded


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tgray98

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Windows Installer is running everytime an application loads. I posted this problem before but nobody could figure a solution. Does anyone know how to fix windows installer? I have repaired windows XP and reloaded Office, etc. but still see theWindows Installer dialog box with message "loading program" every time I open an application or even open an Internet Explorer window.
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Wow... well i've never heard of a problem like this.

It sounds quite strange, almost as if Windows thinks the program isnt installed, yet it is, and launching the Win-staller to try and load the program....

Definately something in the registry, although the XP repair most likely should have fixed it.

Can you tell us when this started, and what major change you did prior to that?

Also, did you try the system restore? or a backup, if you have one?
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Have you got Office 2000
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It satrted when I had a problem with MS Office 2000. I uninstalled Office and reloaded it. I have tried to reload windows installer but it doesn't help.
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Not sure if this will help but it can be uninstalled

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

OFF2000: Windows Installer Appears Every Time a Program Is Started

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;265194

Windows Installer starts each time that a new user starts an Office 2000 program

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;312596

How to use an Office 2000 Setup log file to troubleshoot Office Setup problems

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;237957

To manually install the Windows Installer, follow these steps:

1. Insert Microsoft Office 2000 CD 1 or CD 2 in the CD-ROM drive.

2. Click Start, point to Programs and click Windows Explorer. Browse to the Msi folder on the CD.

3. Double-click Instmsi.exe for Microsoft Windows 95 or later, or Instmsiw.exe for Windows NT version 4.0.

How to resolve Common "Windows Installer" Problems

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;555175

It could be worth using the installer clean up if you remove Office

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;290301

I choose complete install in Office set up and leave the installation files on then run Office update before using it
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