Description, Causes, and how to Fix Windows Installer Error
Windows is a complex operating system and because of large number of registry entries and files it becomes very hard to isolate an error that causes trouble. When you frequently install and uninstall applications, you will at some point come across Windows installer error. Windows update is to be run frequently to keep the system updated. However, at times the system may not get updated and the Windows Installer error pops up.
Windows Installer Errors are like:
- ‘The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Started’
- ‘Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed’
- ‘Could Not Start Windows Installer Service On Local Computer’
Such types of error occur when the windows installer service is disabled or is installed incorrectly. The error codes generated by Windows installer initiate with 1000 and goes up to 1999. The Windows OS tries to show the error message along with the error pop up. From this code you can search for the meaning behind that error code. Before you fix windows installer error through some complex methods simply uninstall and reinstall that particular application again.
If the problem persists then follow the three simple steps to fix Windows installer error and other registry related issues.
Run a free scan to figure out what is exactly wrong with your computer system, and then simply click on the “repair” button on the free scan software to fix Windows installer error.
You can also troubleshoot your system to fix Windows installer error and to see if the windows installer engine is working properly. You just have to enter MSIExec in the command prompt. If it does not show any error then the MSI engine is working properly. Type services.msc for going to services and then open Windows installer service and make the startup type manual. At times, by simply upgrading the version of Windows installer helps in solving the problem. Just type in MSIExec/unregister and then MSIExec/regserver for reregistering the installer engine.