I've done everything I can think of and I cannot get windows installer service started on one computer. Here's what I've tried:
* Starting it in safe mode
* currently running v. 4.. cannot upgrade to v.4.5 as that requires windows installer service
* Unregistering then re-registering it
* Doing a "Selective Startup" and disabling all startup services except Microsoft services.
If I try to start the Windows Installer Service I get "Error 1053" the service didn't respond in a timely manner..
Can anybody help with this please?? I need to get anti-virus program on this computer..