I have an IBM T30 laptop running win 2000 pro SP3. Every time I open IE the windows installer program pops up for just a split second about 3 or 4 times. It also does it when I open some programs but not all programs. How do I get rid of this? What other info do I need to post to get help? Thanks

Hello,

Do your Event Viewer logs (Start --> Run --> compmgmt.msc) hint of what might be triggering the installer to activate? Is it consistant on what programs the installer opens on?

I am wondering if you are having the .cat file problem where the permissions are all messed up.

Let us know,
Christian

Hello,

Do your Event Viewer logs (Start --> Run --> compmgmt.msc) hint of what might be triggering the installer to activate? Is it consistant on what programs the installer opens on?

I am wondering if you are having the .cat file problem where the permissions are all messed up.

Let us know,
Christian

The application log is full of messaes: There are 8-10 msinstaller messages.
Here is what I found in the event logs listed as a warning for msinstaller:

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete', component '{34676FDC-D99E-406E-9748-FBEB885B7FAD}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BasicScript Program Settings\MSVM\Locale\MsvmLocale' does not exist.

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete' failed during request for component '{6D3F24CB-D597-470F-9C63-FC40C475FB1B}'

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete' failed during request for component '{6D3F24CB-D597-470F-9C63-FC40C475FB1B}'

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete', component '{34676FDC-D99E-406E-9748-FBEB885B7FAD}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BasicScript Program Settings\MSVM\Locale\MsvmLocale' does not exist.

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete' failed during request for component '{BD7FE369-668D-4220-9FE7-9B1F316BD502}'

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete', component '{34676FDC-D99E-406E-9748-FBEB885B7FAD}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BasicScript Program Settings\MSVM\Locale\MsvmLocale' does not exist.

Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x80004001

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete' failed during request for component '{3A77B713-67B8-4D04-88B8-885CE809747E}'
Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete', component '{34676FDC-D99E-406E-9748-FBEB885B7FAD}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BasicScript Program Settings\MSVM\Locale\MsvmLocale' does not exist.

Detection of product '{21D95F24-917B-4813-97B5-AF364AD23BAD}', feature 'Complete', component '{34676FDC-D99E-406E-9748-FBEB885B7FAD}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BasicScript Program Settings\MSVM\Locale\MsvmLocale' does not exist.

Also in this log are hundreds of these perflib messages:

The Open Procedure for service "PSched" in DLL "C:\WINNT\system32\pschdprf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.
The Open Procedure for service "PSched" in DLL "C:\WINNT\system32\pschdprf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.

The Open Procedure for service "PSched" in DLL "C:\WINNT\system32\pschdprf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.

What does this tell me?

I had a similar problem with photo gallery here is how I fixed the problem:

goto http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301 and download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility select the program that is giving you the problem and click remove.
Good luck