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Windows could not start the service on Local...

 
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The MSI Installer service is not running properly, possibly due to corruption or other issues.

 
 
   
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  Services 

 
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  Windows could not start the service name service on Local Computer.

Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified. 

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\System32\

 
Issued By
  mmc.exe

 
OS
  Windows Vista

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Install the latest Windows software updates. Don't forget to check for non-critical updates too!

To manually get updates, open Internet Explorer (you can't use a non-Microsoft browser for updates).

For IE 8 and later: Click on Safety, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


For IE 7 and older: Click on Tools, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 
   
 
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Confirm MSI is Working
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Check that the Microsoft Installer (MSI) is working:

  1. Open the Run dialog (Windows + R) and type cmd
  2. At the prompt, type msiexec
  3. If MSI is working a dialog will appear with the version and command line options. If it is not working, an error message should appear to help explain what is wrong.

If working, verify the Installer service is not disabled:

  1. Open the Run dialog (Windows +R) and type services.msc
  2. In the right-pane, scroll down to Windows Installer, right-click and select Properties.
  3. In the center of the properties dialog, if the Startup type is Disabled, change it to Manual.

 
   
 
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Last update: 01-Dec-2011 2:08 pm