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27-May-2012, 04:48 AM #1
InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) problem
Hi all,

I recently re-installed Windows 7 on my laptop. My laptop was cluttered and slow, so I opted to just reinstall Windows 7 completely. The past few days I've been downloading programs as I've been needing them, like a chat client here or a game there. Everything has been running faster and it's all be great, until now. Today I tried to download Microsoft Reader, only to get this error:



"The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched.

Class not registered"

I have no idea what to do. I tried searching for other solutions but they seem to be outdated. Can someone help, please?
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27-May-2012, 10:11 AM #2
Try to unregister Windows Installer then reregister the Windows Installer.

Press Windows key + R. Type msiexec /unreg, and then press ENTER.

Press Windows key + R again. Type msiexec /regserver, and then press ENTER.

Restart the computer.
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27-May-2012, 02:17 PM #3
I tried that, Lance, but it didn't work...

Although now I'm getting a different error:



Instead of "Class not registered," it now says "Interface not registered."
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27-May-2012, 05:47 PM #4
OK! Go the the Control Panel \ Administrative Tools \ Services. Is the Windows Installer enabled? And what is it set at?
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28-May-2012, 01:18 AM #5
The status is blank, and the startup type is manual. Should I enable it? And how do I do that xD
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28-May-2012, 07:32 AM #6
Try these suggestions from Microsoft Support
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BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
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