Windows Installer Problem , Possible Solution

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Thankful, Dec 19, 2005.

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  1. Thankful

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    I ran a program called 'Dial-A-Fix' (v0.55 Beta) that seems to have solved the Windows Installer problems I had when running SpywareBlaster.
    The program can be downloaded from
    http://djlizard.net/software/dial-a-fix

    Please note :
    Dial-a-fix should not be used on Windows 64-Bit edition

    I appreciate any feedback from more experienced users.
    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Thankful
     
  2. tdp240

    tdp240 Registered Member

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    What was the problem? I ask because I'm having problems whenever SpywareBlaster or SpywareGuard load on system startup. Just to make sure it was SB and SG causing the problems, I closed both programs, started them again via the "Start --> Programs" menu and I get the same issue...

    A "Windows Installer" status box pops up, but before I can do an ALT+Prnt Scrn, this box pops up:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/uiuc24/misc/backup_dell_installed_programs.jpg

    After a few seconds this box pops up:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/uiuc24/misc/backup_dell_installed_programs2.jpg

    When I click on "Cancel", the following error message appears:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/uiuc24/misc/backup_dell_installed_programs3.jpg


    Is this the same problem you are referring to? If not, I'm sorry to interject into your thread, but does anyone know what I can do to stop this from happening?

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    EDIT: Ok, after a quick search of the forum, I've noticed that lots of other people have reported similar problems. The suggested action usually is to insert the CD it is asking for and see if it can resolve itself. My followup question to this is why should this be necessary? Why does SB and SG require more media files? I'm not saying I won't eventuallly do it, but I'm just curious. TIA.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2005
  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    This might help. It helped me when I was having problems with programs with .msi extensions. It worked for me when nothing else did.

    Windows Installer Clean Up
    The Windows Installer CleanUp Utility does:
    • Provide a dialog box where you can select one or more programs that were installed by Windows Installer. You select the programs on the Installed Products list in the Windows Installer CleanUp dialog box. After you make this selection, the utility removes only the Windows Installer configuration information that is related to those programs.
    • Remove the files and registry settings that make up the Windows Installer configuration information for programs that you select.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

    After using this program was able to install programs with the .msi extensions.
     
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