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Windows Vista Installer corrupted/freezing

The Windows Installer on my Microsoft Vista operating system locks up when trying to install or uninstall any programs. I have tried CCcleaner which installed and ran ok but to no avail. I have tried System restore and it will not start. I have even tried Regcure which scans the system but also locks up once assigned to fix the errors.

Is there a way to fix my Windows Installer without reformatting my hard drive?!
I wonder if there is a registry patch for this?

I had already tried the Windows cleanup utility and it also locks up once running. This really has me stumped, any suggestions?

Posted by jniemec on

  • jniemec Aug 09, 2008

    Ok I have it fixed but here is how I did it with some help ideas from dileepoo7. Programs will not install or uninstall in the safe mode but once in the safe mode (F8 while rebooting) I went to "fix computer" then found system restore which took a little while to boot but ultimately did work and restored to an earlier date without reformatting the hard drive. All fixed and thanks to everyone who offered advise!

  • tonyweb Oct 16, 2008

    Same thing! I have Vista Ultimate and I have tried restoring to the furthest in the restore history with no luck, I found a few forum posts that walked me through group policies - no good.... this bug won't stop.

    I tried downloading the windows installer as per the instructions you gave here and it went through without requiring safe mode, so I thought all was well.

    Unfortunately the problem is still present and now a new one has arrived... if I right-click on any shortcut to an application everything except the wallpaper disappears! The same thing happens if I highlight a file in windows explorer and then click on "file"

    The only way to get the computer working is CTRL+ALT+DEL and logoff/logon

    PS I've done a thorough virus scan with both AVG and Avast

    Any help most welcome



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If you are sure that there is some problem in windows installer then you can download the windows installer from the following site and try installing it ....

and if you couldnt able to install in the normal mode then just go safe mode and try installing the windows installer ....
then the problem will surely be solved

you can go to the safe mode by pressing F8 at the time of the system boot ....
after pressing F8 you must choose the safe mode ...

thank you
any doubts you can reply me
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Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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    Dileep Keshavanarayana Aug 09, 2008

    this might have occurred you due to some spy or virus attack...
    it is recommended to install the good updated antivirus and have full system scan once..

    if you are already using some antivirus then updating the virus definitions might detect the virus ...

    thank you
    any doubts you can reply me
    i am always here to assist you
    rate my solution



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