Installshield error

I get intallshield error "1628: Failed to complete installation" when I am trying to uninstall some software I don't want. How can I correct this problem?
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  1. SOLVED for XP:

    Tried a myriad of things to try fixing: Windows installer 4.5 reinstall, sfc /scannow, Upgrade from XP SP2 to SP3 and patching to current, deleting c:\Program Files\Common Files\Installer\ folder, checking shell Folders in regedit for network paths, creating new profiles etc no help. Background: This is an image of XP that was customized using either sysprep, or the OEM rebranding tools/nlite style windows setup repackagers. I think there's times where File or registry ACL's are modified from default using those tools and then causes file write errors.

    FIX: Open cmd prompt as administrator and run:
    "secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose" (no quotes). This uses a microsoft default file/folder/registry permissions template file to overwrite system items. Reboot, and try again
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