We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Error 1719

CharAp asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Windows 7 64-bit laptop has developed a nasty habiot of not running any MS apps. Instead flashes up error box that says 'Error 1719 The Windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if windows installer isn't correctly installed'.

Have unregistered/deregistered (?) msiexec and registered it again and tried the register change shown at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642495

Firefox works but little else.

Is there a complete fix?
Worth doing a system restore?  
Or do I have to reinstall Windows etc.?
Watch Question

This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)


All started yesterday evening. No new software started although an HP piece seems to have updated. Last System Restore is February...


Had hoped there was a better fix but a System Restore did the job and not much in the way of programs have been affected.

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.