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The "Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" Error Message appears When You
Add or Remove Program - 1719 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315346
Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. You may be running
in safe mode or Windows Installer may not be correctly installed.
> I'm experiencing problems with my anti-virus program and need to
> uninstall it. Apparently, either my installer needs reinstalling or
> I'm running in safe mode.
> "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur
> if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer
> is not correctly installed."
> I've tried the Cleanup utility program for MSI, but I can't install
> that either. Thanks in advance.