Could not start the windows installer service

error 14007: The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context,  could not start the windows installer service on local computer
thomaswilliamsiiiAsked:
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David-HowardCommented:
Thomas,
I found your reported issue within EE. I hope this helps.
David
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_21547813.html
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UbuntopCommented:
It seems to be a bug after installing Internet Explorer 7.  Remove IE7 using add/remove programs.
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1122973&SiteID=1

If you want IE7, install it without using Windows Update.
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acpangCommented:
Use SFC (System File Checker) to repair your system files, which include windows installer.

sfc /scannow
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