I'm running Vista Home Premium on my PC. I tried to install a program and I got the following message: "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".
I found an article on Microsoft support: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346.
Went through method 1. This did not solve the problem. However, when I tried to install the program, I only got the same error message. Next I tried method 2, but when I completed point 3, cmd only said "file not found - dllcache".
Following advice given on an other forum I went to Add/remove programs to see if windows installer was actually there. And, guess what... It was not. So I downloaded Windows Installer, but when I tried to install it, I got the following error: "Not enough storage is available to process this command." I have about 200 GB of free space on my hard disk and 4 GB of RAM, so that seemed pretty strange to me.
Lastly, I downloaded windows installer cleanup, but when trying to install it, I got the same old error message "Windows installer could not be accessed."
I would really appreciate any help as this problem is driving me crazy.
I have also tried the net start MSIServer, regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msi, MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER and MSIEXEC /REGSERVER in the cmd. I tried going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer and changing the WOW64 value to 0 but could not find WOW64
The only thing i have found out is that I do not have windows installer becuase when I tried going to Services and make Windows Installer Service automatic I could not file windows installer.
Thanks in advance.