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Windows Installer service problems(and others)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Vexnar, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. Vexnar

    Vexnar Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a problem with a windows vista laptop.
    Whatever I try to do there are problems, I can't install programs(or most of them atleast), I can't remove programs(AVG currently does not work and needs to be removed to install another version)
    When he tried to play a game it said there is a sound problem and it wouldn't start. (I think drivers, but I can't install new ones)
    IE doesn't start at all, chrome wont let you download anything and I can't install firefox.

    I did a hijackthis scan and it showed alot of missing files, there might be more problems but I can't read it as well as I would like. I'll add it later if it helps with anything.

    Any help would be much apriciated! Thanks in advance
     
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

    Copy and paste the following command inside the Run box:

    Code:
     
    regedit /e C:\look.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer"
     
    
    Press Enter.

    You won't notice anything. However, it will have created a report on your C drive
    named look. Attach that file to your next reply.


    By the way, have you ever used a registry cleaner like perhaps System Mechanic?
     
  3. Phantom010

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    If you can't find look on your C drive, try the following command instead:

    Code:
     
    cmd /k reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer"
    
    If it doesn't return any result, that means the key is missing from the registry. Let me know and I'll reply with further instructions.
     
  4. Vexnar

    Vexnar Thread Starter

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    Hi, thanks for the reply
    I have not used any registery cleaner.

    I didn't know how how to attach a file so I did it this way, I hope that's alright.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer]
    "DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\msimsg.dll,-27"
    "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,\
      00,73,00,69,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,20,00,2f,00,56,00,00,00
    "Description"="@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\msimsg.dll,-32"
    "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    "Type"=dword:00000010
    "DependOnService"=hex(7):72,00,70,00,63,00,73,00,73,00,00,00,00,00
    "ServiceSidType"=dword:00000001
    "RequiredPrivileges"=hex(7):53,00,65,00,54,00,63,00,62,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,\
      00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,\
      74,00,65,00,50,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,\
      00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,\
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      47,00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,61,00,6c,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
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      00,75,00,70,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,\
      00,00
    "FailureActions"=hex:84,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
      00,01,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,01,00,00,00,e0,93,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer\Enum]
    "0"="Root\\LEGACY_MSISERVER\\0000"
    "Count"=dword:00000001
    "NextInstance"=dword:00000001
    
     
  5. Phantom010

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