windows installer

  Mankster 12:42 01 Sep 03

o/s Windows xp pro.
problem> whenever the PC is started or a CD is placed in the drive A message pops up every time
"Windows Installer" (preparing to install)
then a progress indicator starts, goes about half way through process then goes off, i cannot determine which program it is trying to install. i have tried sfc /scannow to see if it can repair any missing files,also defraged/run virus program/
system restore/ and registry mechanic.But still get message, Can anyone please advise,

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