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Thread: installer (msiexec.exe) will not stop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005

    installer (msiexec.exe) will not stop

    The problem is getting annoying day by day. This is Windows XP desktop. Its been now more than 2 weeks, whenever i try to install or uninstall anything, i use to get this error every time:

    "Another installation is already in progress, Complete that installation before proceeding with this install."

    I dont know which installation is it talking about. There is nothing installation going on this PC. No matter i kill the installer from Task Manager or i restart the PC so many times, the error still remains there as it is. I dont know what can else can i do to get rid of this problem. Somebody please provide some help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Re: installer (msiexec.exe) will not stop

    Most probably the problem is with the installer itself. Well what you need to do is download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility and run the same. You can get this for download with more information about the tool here at Microsoft Download Center.;en-us;290301

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    I have a similar problem, but i get the windows installer popping up every few minutes trying to install previously deleted programs. I have downloaded the windows installer clean up untility you mentioned above, but when i try to run this i get this message: StartMsi.vbs - ActiveX component can't create object: WScript.Shell scrip error. Any help appreciated as it is starting to annoy me. Thanks

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