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When trying to install a program a error box comes up saying "windows installer service could not be accessed" this could be due to running windows in safe mode............................
I tried stuff at microsoft and I wanted to use the installer clean up utility so I dl it but......cant install it why? windows installer service could not be accessed. Any sugestions before I re-install windows xp?
 
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maybe instead of re-formatting, maybe just do a repair install, becaue its probibly because the installer file is missing
 
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The following link has 2 methods of re-registering windows installer,,,I highly recommend you check your system restore and be sure you have a working restore point before proceeding with the instruction outlined at this microsoft site. If you do not have a working restore point you should fully explain what happens when you try to restore in detail so we may assist you in getting that going first...good luck.



http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315346#XSLTH3121121124120121120120
 

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o,k 'got 'down 'to 'g.in 'open 'box 'type 'msiexec/regserver 'c.lic,k 'o,k 'I 'get 'a 'box 'saying 'windows 'cannot 'find 'msiexec/regserver.So 'searched 'for 'it 'nothing 'found.<Keyboard 'is 'screwing 'up 'thats 'why 'a.l.l 'the ' ' ' ' ' ' '
 
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Copy and paste this in the run box.

msiexec /regserver

and if your not on a laptop...a normal desktop keyboard,,,popoff the ' key and clean it. Maybe the , key too.
 

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we.l.l 'it 'went 'no 'error 'box 'so 'its 'msiexec(sp)/regserver. 'Spi.l.led 'water 'on ',keyboard 'too,k 'apart 'and 'dried 'but '??:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:
 
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ah I see...did the installer error go away?....you will probably have to completly dis assemble the keyboard from the back and dry the key membrane. Of course with the computer powered down.
 

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no 'but 'the 'error 'box 'heading 'says 'prob.lem 'with 'short 'cut.lNowI 'wi.l.l 'try 'procedure 'again 'in 'safe 'mode 'and 'see.lYes 'too,k ',keyboard 'down 'separated '3 'p.lastic 'wire 'boards 'dried 'everthing 'out 'and 'here 'we 'are.l
 
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Ok there is method 2 to reinstall the installer...did you try that yet? Its at the same site.
 

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For 'method '#2 'I 'copied 'this 'into 'cmd:attrib -r -s -h c:\windows\\system32\dllcache 'and 'enter 'ta,kes 'me 'right 'bac,k 'to 'prompt.Is 'that 'correct?
 

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well I finally got it dumped the os and reinstalled. It needed to be anyway. Maybe its just me but I swear windows gets more and more retarded the longer its used. And the best way to cure it is starting fresh. So thanks at least I learned alot. Have a scaned doc. print out problem now.
 
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