I am trying to fix a client's computer and the Windows installer is shot. I've tried EVERYTHING I can find on the internet. Nothing's worked yet.
I have tried:
- System Restore — Failed, and even deleted the earlier points due to corruption
sfc /scannow— shows corrupted files, but does nothing to fix
- Booted from the install CD to repair, and didn't find any issues
chkdsk /f— still nothing
net start msiservice— yields a cannot start, and no errors.
- registered the service and unregistered and reregistered — still no help
- I tried something via Microsoft's site having to do with attributes, permissions, I believe. But it was related to
dllcache, which I saw doesn't exist in Windows 7, so that one's out.
Is there even anything else to do at this point?