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Windows Installer Fails to start

After a windows update the installer service stopped functioning.

I get an error message:
Could not start the Windows Installer service on the Local Computer
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a
timely manner.

I have tried reinstalling and it seems to work for awhile and then stops
again.

I have run many different virus scans and chkdsk and done the suggestions on
technet:

Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer. To do
this, follow these steps:
      
1. On the "Start" menu, click "Run:.
                              
2. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.
                              
3. On the "Start" menu, click "Run".
                              
4. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.

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Any help would be appreciated.

Steve

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It can't be too easy to use.
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blue_zeeCommented:
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steveurichAuthor Commented:
yes I am. 4.5
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SCCMCanuckNetwork AnalystCommented:
Hey Steveurich,

Please see the following Microsoft Article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886695

Also try the following:

1. Click on Start and "run"
2. Type: services.msc and hit Enter
3. Double click on the "Windows Installer" service, click on the Log On tab, and ensure that "Local System Account" and "Allow service to interact with desktop" are selected.

Give this a try and post your progress :)

Does it work now?
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steveurichAuthor Commented:
The Allow service to interact with desktop seemed to fix it.

I will see if it going away like it has in the past and if it is solid will close this issue.

thanks so much for your help.

Steve
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SCCMCanuckNetwork AnalystCommented:
My Pleasure :)
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