Windows Installer problem

  craig42 19:07 09 Nov 05

cannot install anything or delete anything as service could not be be accessed.
Have checked out previous threads,am not confident enough to work in the registry editor.
My question is if I reload windows over the existing one will I loose everything/would it make any difference to reload??????

  Forum Editor 19:37 09 Nov 05

there are some options - have you tried using the Windows XP system restore facility for instance?

  craig42 19:46 09 Nov 05

Forum Editor Have tried system restore and have taken it back as far as I could but to no avail.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 09 Nov 05

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
click here

  Lettervanman 20:32 09 Nov 05

click here
Try this link,it sorted my similar problem!

  craig42 12:22 10 Nov 05

Fruit Bat /\0/\,Lettervanman

Am at work just now but will look into your solutions later

  craig42 15:13 12 Nov 05

Have downloaded Windows Installer redistributable from microsft and seems to have resolved the problem.

Thanks for all the input.

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