windows installer preparing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi friends,

    I using windows 7 OS  when i login my desktop suddenly show a wizard(windows installer preparing) and after 3 to 4 second it is close so how to solve this problem. 

    Thursday, December 28, 2017 5:09 AM

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  • 1] Maybe your Windows Installer file has been corrupted. Run System File Checker and reboot once the scan is completed. To run the System File Checker in Windows 10/8/7, type cmd in start search box. In the result, which appears, right click on cmd and select Run As Administrator.

    Run sfc /scannow

    In the command prompt window which opens, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.

    2] Now ask yourself, did you install any new software in the last day or two? If so maybe some background process or updating is still going on. Give the Windows Installer time to run and see if it shuts down after a while.

    3] When you installed the software, did it install any third-party offers? Check the Control Panel. Maybe they are being installed. Check if any software which you installed or updated recently, bundled other software. If so it may be using this process. You may want to uninstall the unwanted applications.

    4] Did you download or install anything of doubtful value? Maybe something is installing Malware or a PUP on your system. Run a full scan with your antivirus software along with AdwCleaner (https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/) ) AND MalwareBytes (https://www.malwarebytes.com/)

    5] You may want also to consider re-registering the Windows Installer engine. To do so, open Command Prompt, type the following and hit Enter:

    msiexec /unregister

    Now to register it again, type the following and hit Enter.

    msiexec /regserver

    6] Download the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter (https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed). This tool will help you fix potential issues with Windows Installer.


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    Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:19 AM