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(Solved) - windows installer keeps installing( something??)

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  • Started 6 years ago by windfall
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windfall
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everytime i open---windows installer pops up---doing something---
just started 2 days ago-----
i did not install any new programs---
how may i stop this---???
sometimes it stays for 10 minutes
tom

Posted 6 years ago
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Xhi
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Do a System Restore to a date before this started to happen.

System Restore

If you want to do a system restore...

XP: Go to Start->Help and Support. Under Pick a Task click on "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore". Make sure there is a dot in "Restore my computer to an earlier time". Then click Next. Choose a date with a bold number that is before you did what you did. Then click next. Read and click Next again.

Vista , Win 7: There are two places that you can use the system restore feature from. From within Windows, you can just type restore into the Start menu search box, and you’ll immediately see System Restore at the top of the start menu or you can type rstrui into the search box and hit enter. Your choice.

Watch it do it.

Posted 6 years ago
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germ-x
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"everytime i open" What are you opening?
This is related to a program you installed or partially uninstalled.
Have you run any registry cleaning programs? If so can you restore anything it cleaned?

Posted 6 years ago
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ispalten
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The is a 'clean up' program for MSI (Microsoft Installer) but it is no longer supported. I've used it when I had a similar problem.

MS has a 'fixit' that might work for you --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2438651/

However, you can still get it --> http://www.404techsupport.com/.....p-utility/

When you run it, look for the program that is going to be installed.

Probably cause is a problem in the Registry I would assume. Did you run a Registry cleaning recently? Use an Uninstaller, it might have taken out something required.

Irv S.

Posted 6 years ago
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windfall
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nothing worked----

any other suggestions--
tom

Posted 6 years ago
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Kygies27
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Try reinstalling windows installer. You can find it on the microsoft website. Might help.

Posted 6 years ago
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hArLtRoN
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Try letting Windows Installer install what it wants to. I had this happen in the past on my XP machine and I found that it was just a program that I used and something had happened to. Just make a system restore point before you try my suggestion encase it isn't something safe. Maybe even a backup up with Macrium Reflect.

Posted 6 years ago
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windfall
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thank you fellows--
i will try

tom

Posted 6 years ago
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hArLtRoN
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I hope it works. :) It is annoying when it just keeps popping up!

Posted 6 years ago
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owen123
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@ Xhi, how did you underline the system restore, was it ctrl-U only on chrome that opens up the HTML coding etc

Posted 6 years ago
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mfletch
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Hi

Have a look here for a microsoft fix

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2438651/

Posted 6 years ago
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Xhi
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@owen123: Some bbcodes work on this forum, some do not.

Posted 6 years ago
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windfall
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i tried--microsoft fix----i also re-installed-(installer)---
still pops up----cant get rid of it---
also tried system restrore 3 times ---

any other ideas???

tom

Posted 6 years ago
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germ-x
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Do you have any idea what it is trying to install?
Do you have an option of letting it run?
You can try this for a temp fix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJlalSBsEgs

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ispalten
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If you can DETERMINE what it is trying to install, then the MSI CLEANUP tool can be used to REMOVE that program from the installer. That WILL fix this.

Otherwise you've got a program that is either in a REGISTRY RUN key that gets loaded on every boot and is trying to do the install or you can see it in MSCONFIG. It could be a VIRUS too, and a FULL SCAN should get it out.

Irv S.

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windfall
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thank you----tom

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