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Windows 7: Corrupt Windows Installer entries

10 Feb 2010   #1
blinxwang

Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 9.10 dual-boot
 
 
Corrupt Windows Installer entries

Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem




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10 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blinxwang View Post
Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem

That error indicates that you C:\users......temp is a netowrked resource. Did you download it elsewhere then move it? did you move the User sub directory?

Ken
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10 Feb 2010   #3
blinxwang

Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 9.10 dual-boot
 
 

No, This happens for every entry that was installed using MSI.
Take a look at the photo. there is no way that I could have moved the directory in the photo to an external resource. Also, I don't have any networked resources either.


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10 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Use system restore to go back before you ran the app.
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10 Feb 2010   #5
blinxwang

Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 9.10 dual-boot
 
 

The problem is, I disabled system restore
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10 Feb 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

That makes no sense but anyway run sfc /scannow at an elevated command prompt.
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10 Feb 2010   #7
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Just curious, why do people disable system restore? I usually rely on ERUNT, but I have forgotten to run it before I tinkered too much, and Restore bailed my tail out.
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10 Feb 2010   #8
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RknRusty View Post
Just curious, why do people disable system restore? I usually rely on ERUNT, but I have forgotten to run it before I tinkered too much, and Restore bailed my tail out.
I agree. You can always delete old restore points if it becomes an issue.
And on that note, I need to do just that. Been over 2 months (I think). I know..*smack on the head*
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11 Feb 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blinxwang View Post
Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem
MSIZapper deletes all the MSI install packages from your machine. When you run this you are removing the ability to repair a software that used an MSI to install. The only way to go back is to boot your machine with a recovery disk and undelete the files if they are still there and the disk space as not been written over. If you cannot do that then you can reinstall the software and it will put the MSI file back. Most MSI installed software WILL NOT wipe out your settings.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blinxwang View Post
Hi everyone,

I recently discovered that all my MSI-installed programs cannot be changed, repaired, or removed from my hard drive.

This might be due to me accidentally clicking "remove all" in MSIZapper.

Any ways to fix this?

P.S. Take a look at the attached photo to get a better idea of my problem
There was to be a "Microsoft Fix It" for windows XP...Maybe at Msdn, in their database you could have a look if it does exist for Vista/7 ?!?

http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us&x=13&y=10

search Keyword like: MSI microsoft Fix It

This one is in French language but work in English either...
It's the one for XP, Microsoft Fix it 50123:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971187/fr
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