Solved How do I fix msiexec.exe problem?

December 6, 2011 at 18:33:31
Specs: Windows 7
c:\windows\syswow64\msiexec.exe

I received this pop up when I was trying to get into Internet Explorer on my laptop. It won't open or my anti-virus program. It says the file is not associated with a program. Help?


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#1
December 6, 2011 at 23:21:33
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Let us know if this helps you.
I found the following on msdn.com

Here is a complete set of steps that should allow you to repair the Windows Installer service on a 64-bit OS:

Click on the Start menu, choose Run, type cmd and click OK
Run %windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /unregister
Run %windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /unregister
Run %windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver
Run %windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /regserver
Restart the computer

After executing all of the above steps, you can try to re-run the failing setup and hopefully get better results.

and also this:
here is the solution when everying else fails:

I suddenly became unable to install some applications. Whenever I would try,

I would get the following:

"Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can

occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is

not correctly installed. ..."

The solutions I found in the MS KB were not effective for me.

solution

The paths I use assume that Windows is installed in the C:\WINDOWS folder. Change the

path to match your installation if necessary.

In Registry Editor, navigate to:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer

then change the DisplayName value to:

C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /V

Close registry editor, then register the installer by opening a command

prompt and running:

C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /regserver

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#2
December 8, 2011 at 13:51:15
well? How are you making out on the problem?

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#3
December 8, 2011 at 23:33:18
Method 1: Re-register you Windows Installer

*A) Make sure the location of msiexec.exe on your hard drive:
1. Click Start, then click Search
2. Click “All files and all folders”
3. Type msiexec.exe in the “files name”
4. Remember the location of the msiexec.exe
5. Select Close
*B) Make sure the location of msiexec.exe in your registry
1. Click Start, type regedit in the open box, click OK
2. Find the following registry:"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer
3. Make sure the path of msiexec.exe is like what is presented in the fist tip
4. Click Exit
*C) Reboot your computer in the safe mode
1. Press F8 after you see the following message:
Please select the operating syste,
2. Select Safe Mode
3. Log on into your system
4. Click Start, Run, and type “msiexec/regserver”, click OK
*D) Reboot your computer

Method 2: Reinstall Windows Installer

1. Click Start, Run
2. Type “cmd” in the open box, click OK
3. Type in the following command and press Enter
attrib -r -s -h drive:\%Windir%\system32\dllcache
4. in the following command and press Enter
5. ren msi.dll msi.old ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old Tpye Exit, press Enter
6. Reboot your computer
7. Update the Windows Installer to the latest version
8. Reboot your computer


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