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Windows Installer Window pops up all the time.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MICKANDY, May 29, 2007.

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  1. MICKANDY

    MICKANDY Thread Starter

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    I have no idea what is going on. I Have windows xp on my computer and now every time I open anything...outlook, internet explorer, programs...start menu...ect...this windows installer box pops up and says "preparing to install". :mad: How do I fix this problem?

    Thanks!
    mickandy
     
  2. yankeebean

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    hi and welcome,

    when this pop up occours does it show you what it is trying to install?.

    if it happens again have a look and post back.
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Welcome to TSG....

    This only happens if Windows is trying to install something and this window will not tell you what is trying to be installed. Is there a program that you have tried to install that did not complete?

    You can check the event viewer for an error that will have to do with a failed install by typing eventvwr.msc in the run box.
     
  4. elicoten

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    This could also be a permissions issue. I seem to remember getting this when I had mucked about with permissions and denied certain permissions to the Windows or Program Files folders.
     
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