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Windows 7: Windows Installer - can't install ANY msi package

18 Jan 2009   #1
sidneysides

Windows 7 64bit beta
 
 
Windows Installer - can't install ANY msi package

Windows Installer crashes any time i try to install an msi. Get the message 'windows installer has stopped working'. I think the version is version 5.0 in Windows 7, but can't download this from anywher to see if reinstalling it helps. Tried to install the old 4.5 version but it won't let me. Help!


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18 Jan 2009   #2
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidneysides View Post
Windows Installer crashes any time i try to install an msi. Get the message 'windows installer has stopped working'. I think the version is version 5.0 in Windows 7, but can't download this from anywher to see if reinstalling it helps. Tried to install the old 4.5 version but it won't let me. Help!
Have you tried re-installing the OS? Did this problem occur with a fresh install?
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18 Jan 2009   #3
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

Had this just an hour ago. I was lucky enough to have a recent Acronis backup. Try a system restore point perhaps?
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18 Jan 2009   #4
KeithGS

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

yep, I'm also having this issue, it accord for no reason what so ever. Windows update won't even work. I think it started happening after I tried installing Java. Does anyone have a working fix for this?..

EDIT: sidneysides do you have ccleaner installed?

EDIT 2: It could be ccleaner, maybe it deleted a registry that was needed...
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18 Jan 2009   #5
tohnolo

Windows 7 beta build 7000 x86
 
 

I have the same problem. Is there any solution for this? Also i dont have ccleaner installed.
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18 Jan 2009   #6
idbirch

Windows 7 build 7232 x64
 
 

I've just started getting this exact same problem this morning (build 7000). Event Viewer is helpful as ever with:
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Faulting application name: msiexec.exe, version: 5.0.7000.0, time stamp: 0x49431c33
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7000.0, time stamp: 0x49433e67
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0007f6d6
Faulting process id: 0xf08
Faulting application start time: 0x01c979692c61a76d
I don't have CCcleaner installed.
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18 Jan 2009   #7
KeithGS

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

.NET Framework is ntdll I just recently reinstalled windows 7, and it's working fine now, maybe .NET corrupted.
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18 Jan 2009   #8
thegr8anand

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Yup I am having this problem as well when I try to use "steaminstall.msi". The thing is I had installed steam on my previous 7 install but this time it is not working. If it is something related to .NET then I once tried to install .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 as I wasn't sure if 7 had it already and when I double-clicked "dotnetfxsetup.exe", it doesnt do anything. So could this have corrupted anything? or Ccleaner or GlaryUtilities?
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18 Jan 2009   #9
KeithGS

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

ccleaner I think what did it for me, I think it's a registry issue.

EDIT: I just installed Steam
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18 Jan 2009   #10
liversedge

windows 7
 
 

same here with installer not working for any install. I do not have ccleaner just vanilla win7 ... gonna try rebooting before going for a full on re-install!
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