every time i start a program, windows installer pops up and it takes forever to open anything

windows installer pops up everytime I open a program.  takes a long time to open any office 2000  program, autocad program, internet explorer, etc..
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try to repair your windows
Try running the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility here:


and let us know how it works!
Hello gleanna,

Download and install the latest version of Windows INstaller. Some software require this latest version

Hope this helps!
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If you use an HP printer, you may need to uninstall the printer drivers and reinstall them.  While this may seem to be unrelated, it's a fairly common problem with HP print drivers.
Also, this might help to narrow down the problem:
It uses the installer cleanup tool as already mentioned but it may help to narrow down the problem unless you already know specifically what it is.
Sam CohenConsultant to Digital/DeveloperCommented:
You might need more Memory!!

Check this by going to the task Manager (Ctrl + Alt +Del)
Click tab Performance.
if the Commit Charge (K) Total
 is Higher than the Physical Memory (K) Total

Then, yes , you need more memory. But first try the things below first and then check the performance. To conclude this.

Try to get rid of the startup program Running on your Memory, in the registry and in the services to stop services.


click start>run   Type"regedit"
There is 2 places:
First place:
Click the plus (+) HKEY_CURRENT_MACHINE > Software> Microsoft >windows>currentversion
Then click on "Run" you should see a list of programs that start up on boot on the right panel. Delete the ones you want. I usually delete all of them except the Antivirus exe.

Second place:
HKEY_LOCAL_USERS > software> microsoft >windows>currentversion
then click on "Run" you should see a list of programs, do the same thing.

I usually save these places as favorites

Services Page:

Right-click on MyComputer and choose "Manage."
Next click "Services"
There is a list of servicse that start automatically, sort by the one started.
Be careful, Make sure you know what you are wanting to stopped or disable.
If you need help on this , goto:
 Download these 2 programs.
 goto download.com

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gleannaAuthor Commented:
I was able to stop the problem when I ran Uniblue Registry Booster2.  I want to thank everyone for their help.  There was good response and I learned a few new things along the way.

gleannaAuthor Commented:
your suggestions helped point me in the right direction.  I was finally able to solve the problem using Uniblue Registry Booster2
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