Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

How do i fix windows xp home edition windows installer. i keep get an error message says two things. that it says windows installer might be in safe mode or not propertly installed correctly

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,515 Answers

Hi,

On XP : Make sure that SYSTEM has full privileges to the root of the boot partition (and to System32). To do this, right click the boot drive (typically C:) and select Properties > Security. If SYSTEM is not listed with Full control, click > Add > SYSTEM > Full control > Allow.

Reason for this message :- This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:

  • The Windows Installer files that are on your hard disk are damaged or are missing.
  • You install or remove a program that uses the Windows Installer Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) package file (.msi). For example, this may occur when you try to install Microsoft Office on your computer.
IF NOT SOLVED BY ABOVE TRICK :-

Method 1: Reregister the Windows Installer loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To reregister the Windows Installer, verify the location of the Msiexec.exe file on your hard disk and in the Windows Registry, and then reregister the Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Determine the location of the Msiexec.exe file on your hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type %windir%\system32, and then click OK.

      Note This step will open the folder where the Msiexec.exe file is located.
    2. Make a note of the location of the Msiexec.exe file. The location of the Msiexec.exe file will be a combination of the value in the Address text box and the Msiexec.exe file name itself.

      For example if the Address text box contains a value of C:\Windows\system32, the location of the Msiexec.exe file will be C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe.
  2. Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    Make sure that the location of the Msiexec.exe file in Registry Editor is correct. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open text box, and then click OK.
    2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, expand SYSTEM, expand CurrentControlSet, expand Services, and then click MSIServer.
    3. In the right pane, right-click ImagePath, and then click Modify.
    4. In the Value data text box, type the location of the Msiexec.exe file that you determined in step 1, followed by the value of /V, and then click OK.

      For example, if the location of the Msiexec.exe file is C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe, type the following text in the Value data text box: C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe /V
    5. Click OK to close the Edit String dialog box.
    6. Click the File menu, and then click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  3. Start your computer in safe mode, and then register the Msiexec.exe file. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Turn off computer or Shut Down.
    2. Select the Restart option, and then click OK, or click Restart.
    3. Press F8 before the Windows splash screen appears.
    4. On the Windows Advanced Option menu, use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode option, and then press ENTER.
    5. If you use a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the appropriate operating system from the list that is displayed, and then press ENTER.
    6. Log on to the computer.
    7. Click Start, click Run, type msiexec /regserver in the Open text box, and then click OK.

      Note For 64-bit operating systems, you also have to reregister the 64-bit MSI installer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %windir%\Syswow64\Msiexec /regserver in the Open text box, and then click OK.

      On 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system, 32-bit binaries are located in %systemroot%\SysWow64 folder. The 64-bit binaries are located in the %systemroot%\System32 folder.
    8. Click Start, and then click Turn off computer or Shut Down.
    9. Select the Restart option, and then click OK, or click Restart.
If the issue persists, and you still receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section, follow the steps in Method 2. how do i fix windows - uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2: Reinstall the Windows Installer loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To reinstall the Windows Installer, rename the damaged Windows Installer files, and then reinstall the Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open text box, and then click OK.
  2. Type cd %windir%\system32, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type attrib -r -s -h dllcache, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type ren msi.dll msi.old, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old, and then press ENTER.
  7. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
  8. At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER.
  9. Click Start, and then click Turn off computer or Shut Down.
  10. Select the Restart option, and then click OK, or click Restart.
  11. Log on to the computer.
  12. Download and install the latest version of the Windows Installer. For more information about how to obtain the Windows Installer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 893803 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893803/ ) Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435) is available
  13. Click Start, and then click Turn off computer or Shut Down.
  14. Select the Restart option, and then click OK, or click Restart.
Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using "Fixya".

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Problem with XP home edition, ecvhost.exe missing


go into safe mode , I think you hit either F5 or F8 during start up. You want safe mode with networking perhaps. From safe mode attempt a recovery to an earlier date when your machine was working.
GOOD LUCK

Mar 18, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

WINDOWS ERROR MESSAGE


boot from the CD copy of your windows XP. enter in console session and manually replace the file. if the file is corrupted this should fix it

Feb 26, 2012 | Gateway GT5026E PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have no sound driver


Please use the below link
For all drivers.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Desktop+Boards&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+945+Express+Chipset+Family+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Desktop+Board+D945GCCR
select the operating system then
select DRIVERS in select download type.
then download the sound drivers. and install.

For Audio drivers: Click on download
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19472&lang=eng

AUD_Vista_Win7_6.0.1.6201_PV.exe for vista or win7 AUD_XP_5.10.0.6201_PV.exe for xp. If you satisfy with my solution please rate/vote for me.
Rating/Voting will encourage me to help others

Jul 02, 2011 | Intel D945GCCR Motherboard

1 Answer

I re-installed Windows XP Home Edition and now can't defragment as an MMC error message keeps appearing. What is the problem and how do I overcome it? Christina Weate


MMC error refers to an SD or compact card you either have inserted ito the PC card reader or an attached card reader. If you have recently reinstalled it may also be that you have not installed the drivers for this card reader

Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

Nov 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Win32 application


Backup data and reinstall XP or

Get free AV best out there - http://www.avast.com
Try to install in safe mode if possible. Download from the net in normal mode, go into safe mode and install, tell it to perform full scan. If you can't install, your OS seems too bad to fix. Backup data!

G'luck

Oct 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Windows XP won't boot and safe mode doesn't work


Well hate to give you the bad news but it sounds like your hard drive as died. The error code you mentioned (0X000000ED) designates file system damage. (Referenced here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185). Your best solution would be to replace the hard drive in a repair shop.

Sep 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

2 Answers

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929)


go onto the microsoft website and download it and click save instead of open(run) then install it from the instalation package
hope this helps :-)

Aug 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with...

2 Answers

Microsoft windows installer


this message pop up only when your OS is damaged. try and repair your window Xp and then reintall whatever you want to install. it should work. but if it continues, then check on your RAm, there may be damping, try and replace it. Good luck

Jun 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Windows Xp Home edition Installation


Hi tross202;
Is that an original XP home edition installer? You may try another cd installer if you can secure one.

Jun 01, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR1420nx...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2727 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...