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[SOLVED] Windows Installer tries to install to wrong drive

Q: [SOLVED] Windows Installer tries to install to wrong drive

I know just enough to get into trouble not enough to fix my errors I have a custom made AMD Athlon w GB memory and - GB HDs It's running XP Pro SP and all updates I had the two HDs installed and I ran install to Installer drive tries wrong to [SOLVED] Windows XP on both drives as a dual boot system Don't ask why-I know it was a stupid idea After a few months of actually running D as my main drive I went back to C and erased re-formatted everything off of D so I could use it for something else Trying to run the same programs on two drives and keeping them sync'd was more than I bargained for Now I have problems because some of the programs supposedly running on C have some old connection to D where they think [SOLVED] Windows Installer tries to install to wrong drive there are files they should be using but the files are no longer there After formatting D I had to manually uninstall Office and re-install to get it to work Every now and then Outlook still tries to write files onto D I changed D 's drive letter to M to stop the nonsense but that's only the tip of the iceberg I had some problems with my printer software HP psc xi multi-function and it wouldn't scan docs any longer I couldn't fix so I uninstalled but now when I try to re-install it by running setup exe it stops after a few seconds and tells me there's an error opening the installation log file The first messages were that it was looking for a file at D ProgramFiles Hewlett-Packard After messing with this and deleting every reference I could find to Hewlett-Packard on D it now does not mention D when it stalls but says it can't find some file called quot hpomsi log s txt quot See attached screenshots showing the temporary log files with initial failed install HP and then subsequent failure HP after I deleted a lot of registry references to D ProgramFiles Hewlett-Packard I think it is still looking for something on D that is just a memory and doesn't exist any longer I'm guessing the problem is with the Windows Installer but don't really know for sure Perhaps there is something in the registry telling the installer to get some file on D I deleted a lot of references in the registry but there seems to be thousands more even though I completely uninstalled the HP software with HP's Scrubber program Any geniuses out there who can help this poor idiot I've worked on it for about hours now and don't think I am any closer to a solution than when I started Thank you for at least reading this rather long problem

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A: [SOLVED] Windows Installer tries to install to wrong drive

I found this blog, adapted her solution to my problem and was finally able to get the installer to forget about D drive and install the software on C.

http://thedatafarm.com/blog/tools/qu...ing-uninstall/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-windows-installer-tries-to-install-to-wrong-drive-457763.html
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A:SSD Issues with Windows Install? Drive Space wrong?

Hmmm.....20 gigs of RAM.

That implies a 20 gig hibernation file if I recall correctly.

Do you use hibernation?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335926-ssd-issues-windows-install-drive-space-wrong.html
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A:Windows re-install gone wrong; can't boot from Hard drive - Help

Where did you get Win7? If you burned it yourself, confirm the ISO exact size and integrity or download another, burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Then make sure you have set DVD drive to boot first this way: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Next try booting using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen.

If these fail boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart on its own, highlight HD by clicking on it, then from Disk tab Wipe HD.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/203762-windows-re-install-gone-wrong-cant-boot-hard-drive-help.html
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When the installation got to about 21% through, it terminated, and produced the message saying that the installation had been cancelled 'Windows cannot find the required files, they may be wrong or missing. Restart the installation. Error Code 0x0070017'.

Upon restarting it was in the boot process when the message came 'BOOTMGR is missing' Press Ctrl, Alt plus Delete to restart.

Then, whatever I do I am getting the same message. The computer will not boot from the CD ROM drive - not even a start up disk.

Does the HD need reformatting (and how do I do that), or what please?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-re-install-gone-wrong-cant-boot-from-hard-drive-help-please.1032258/
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A:Solved: Windows Installer 3.1 (v2) Won't Install

Nevermind..the problem fixed itself
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-installer-3-1-v2-wont-install.391834/
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A:Solved: Can't install Windows Installer 3.0 as Administrator

Logging in as Administrator in a domain does not necessarily mean that you have permissions to install software.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-install-windows-installer-3-0-as-administrator.849423/
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A:What is wrong with Windows Installer?

Not very helpful

While a virus is not suspected, the Windows Security forum may be the best forum for help with this problem. HJT and CCleaner tools are frequently used to remove clutter that affects Windows Startup.

'regedit' and 'msconfig' can confirm the source for the invoking of PhotoGallery. It could be something as innocent as opening a graphic file type that has been registered to PhotoGallery.

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You could try doing a system restore to a time just before you began experiencing this problem. You need to be mindful of any new applications that were installed after the chosen restore point.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-is-wrong-with-windows-installer.92867/
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A:[SOLVED] Windows Installer not recognizing hard drive

Hi this might help Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-installer-not-recognizing-hard-drive-664902.html
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A:Solved: Installed Windows 7 on Wrong Drive, Need to Know If/How I Can Fix It.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-installed-windows-7-on-wrong-drive-need-to-know-if-how-i-can-fix-it.872249/
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A:Program tries to install to wrong drive

Program installers will allow you to choose where exactly the installation directory should be pointed to. When that options comes up, you can change the destination including the drive letter (change "E:\Program Files\etc etc..." to "C:\Program Files\etc etc...").

By the way you aren't trying to install from, say, a virtual drive are you?

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A:Solved: Windows Live Installer problem (Can't install MSN Live)

I'm back to say that I fixed my problem myself.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-live-installer-problem-cant-install-msn-live.720045/
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A:Solved: windows installer/trusted installer?

http://www.trustedinstaller.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-installer-trusted-installer.913410/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-install-windows-with-external-dvd-drive-hard-drive-not-found.1120234/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-installer-wont-install-49854.html
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A:Windows Installer 3.1 keeps on trying to install

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-installer-3-1-keeps-on-trying-to-install.542897/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-installer-will-not-install.497845/
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A:Solved: I can't install or uninstall things, Window Installer?

Check out the links below.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346

Tufenuf
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-i-cant-install-or-uninstall-things-window-installer.784886/
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A:I can't install anything that is related with msi or windows installer

Welcome to the forum
did you try CD Starup Repair?:

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A:Windows Installer 3.1 fails to install

Try this newer version. Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2).
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by sidneysides


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Hello and welcome to the forum

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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-startup/fc01135b-bb59-412f-ada5-8d2ffeb2b8d3
 

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Opening add/remove programs seems to prompt the Windows Installer popup.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-installer-preparing-to-install-pop-ups.1065732/
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Halp?

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You have to make the drive bootable for it to work. Otherwise, it will simply try to load an OS from it I think

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-usb-install-gone-wrong-287203.html
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Hey, see if windows installer is in your startup entries:

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Cheers,
Jamey

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rhinestones,

Icons are ICO Files. You can install by:

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Have Fun,
ebot[:-]

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-do-i-need-a-special-icon-installer-program-to-install-new-icons.37436/
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I had a similar thing when every time I ran a particular program it asked me if I wanted to install it. I straightened things out by using this KB utility. It might work for you too:

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http://www.vistax64.com/software/124921-windows-installer-tries-install-adobe-over-over-again-boot-up.html
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Since you have, as you played with the registery, who knows what is going to happen.

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BG

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Version 5, is that right?

I say it's time for an In-Place Install.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-installer-wont-install-itunes.947877/
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Have you tried this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2438651/
 

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Here is a link to the HP page for your printer. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...=427933&os=228

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I note that you have sought help, over the past couple of days, in five different locations about this problem. [ Vista installation & set up, software, general discussion, & Win updates. ] One area is sufficient.

Try a Google search initially on error 80070641

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A:Windows Installer Causing Install Loops

Hi rickster, welcome to BleepingComputer.

Just a thought, but have you run online scans such as Windows Live OneCare and /or MalwareBytes to check that there is not a nasty hiding on your system?

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hello ,

what you need to do is follow this link


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A:Cannot install/uninstall anything. Windows installer issue.

It's also service pack 2, not sure if that has anything to do with it, doubt it.. SP3 never would download.

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A:Windows XP Pro MSI Installer install/uninstall failures

Nice job, and thanks for sharing the tip.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-pro-msi-installer-install-uninstall-failures.429685/
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Quote: Originally Posted by Toshiko


When booting from USB on my desktop,


That statement contradicts itself.

You don't boot from USB on the desktop.

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A:Windows Installer Keeps trying to install Sonic MyDVD Plus

I am having the same problem with WordPerfect Office 12. Keeps asking for a CD-ROM or other disk. I don't even want to install this program.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-installer-keeps-trying-to-install-sonic-mydvd-plus.860125/
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A:WINDOWS INSTALLER wont install msn messenger

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http://www.bigblueball.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5530&whichpage=1

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This is a silly problem to be having I have two operating systems in a dual boot system Windows Home Premium bit C drive where I am trying to run the backup from and Windows Vista Ultimate bit I drive It used to work fine I think round about weeks ago or so I am not sure what has changed but it no longer works properly Instead it identifies my data drive as being a system which needs a system image created for I tried using the Backup reset registry key from the tutorials section but that does not work either a Windows wrong Backup drive identifies system 7 as drive They say a picture can paint a thousand words so here are some screenshots I am not sure what else you need to Windows 7 Backup identifies wrong drive as a system drive know Its Dell XPS with a RAID striping drive that is to say two drives combined together in an array as I understand it So it acts like one big hard drive Any help would be most appreciated

A:Windows 7 Backup identifies wrong drive as a system drive

Welcome to the forum,

From your screenshots I don't see the problem you're talking about, Can't you just select the partitions you want and go from there?

What does it show when you expand the top "Data Files" ?

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Then Ok so to begin I run Windows XP Service Pack About June I installed CA Internet Security from the CD I bought Up Installer help) need Windows Clean (also with Problems Windows Recent Install The next day my computer started Recent Problems with Windows Installer (also need Windows Install Clean Up help) acting weird The start menu toolbar was missing internet didn t work when you opened programs they looked different etc I figured the problem was CA I unistalled CA Service pack and IE I tried reinstalling Service Packs amp but couldn t fix the problem I finally found a registry repair program that found errors and fixed my computer I reinstalled everything Now I ve been getting quot another installation is in progress quot alerts when I try to install some programs I tried using Computer Management shutting off MSI then restarting and turning it back on But this fix only lasts for days I downloaded quot Windows Install Clean Up quot and deleted a part of CA that never re-installed June Also when I start my computer or quot Windows Installer quot programs open themselves and I dont know what program its part of Can anyone help me Also some System components haven t been working right since June nbsp

A:Recent Problems with Windows Installer (also need Windows Install Clean Up help)

Hi and welcome to TSG!

Too bad you haven't had the chance to read the many many threads about staying away from registry cleaners. 2000 errors removed!!! You may have damaged your registry beyond repair.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/recent-problems-with-windows-installer-also-need-windows-install-clean-up-help.845259/
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So I, today, reformatted my PC.

After installing some bare essentials (anti virus and firewall mainly) I then loaded up the website for windows update.

I was prompted to install service pack 3 (after the windows installer update), so I did before anything else. After I restarted, I went to the update site again to do the remaining updates, but after they were downloaded, every install failed.

The same is happening with the Windows Live Installer (as I wish to install windows live messenger). However, I could install Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 11 with no problems.

Any help would be much, much appreciated. Anything I can do to help with the troubleshooting, just say.

Thank you.

[quick edit: Windows was installed with a service pack 2 era disk. Home edition, too.]

[Edit: After doing the method in this post, it now works.]

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Drive C: is working fine and is my system drive.

I have tried Windows 7 Ultimate and now Windows 7 Pro. Neither can see my c: drive.

I am offered to install to two other internal drives but don't want to do that. I want to keep my system drive as c:

Microsoft tech support told me to contact a local tech at my own expense??? Wow!!!

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Within the last three days my computer running Windows XP has started trying to install Roxio Media Manager. It keeps running over and over again and will not stop.

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How do I stop windows installer from trying to install this progam?

A:Windows Installer keeps trying to install Roxio Media Manager

TSF,
Suggest you follow the link in my signature to especially download, update definitions and run Malwarbytes free. There are other cleaning tools in the link Learning each day that should also be of assistance to you.

Let us know if there is improvement,

kind regards,

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Computer is running Win7 Pro SP1, 64 bit.
 
MS .NET updates have been failing since June 2015 with error Code 656.
 
1) Tried .NET repair, updates fail.
2) Tried installing updates after clean boot. Updates fail.
3) Uninstalled .NET 4.5.2 using MS utility (through Control Panel, Uninstall)
4) attempted to reinstall 4.5.2 using downloaded offline installer, got error "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".
5) ran a registry edit to fix Windows Installer as found on MS website, still cannot install.
6) ran .NET cleanup tool from MSDN
7) reregistered msiexec for 64 bit, 4 commands.
8) tried reinstall using web installer
 (all work done under administrative network login).
Also tried reinstall when logged in as local system administrator, same error.
 
I still get "Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed" error when trying to reinstall .NET Framework 4.5.2.
 
I do have the option to revert to restore point and get back to where this computer was before all this started.
 
Advice?
 
Thanks!
Lynn

A:.NET 4.5.2 install fails - Windows Installer Service error

I had to use System Restore to revert as person returned from vacation and needed to use .NET.
 
I see that many have viewed this post but no one has replied. Any suggestions welcome, and Thanks!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/602247/net-452-install-fails-windows-installer-service-error/