Online Computer Tips Home
Home All Tips OCT Newsletter Free Tutorials Tech News Resources
Home > All Tips > Microsoft Windows

Windows Questions and Answers - Windows Installer Pop Up Message

Craig writes in with a Windows question:
Question:
When I open internet explorer or outlook express, the windows installer will pop up and hang for at least 1 minute. Sometime the program that I am trying to open will not work. How do I get it to stop?

Answer: Does it say anything about inserting a CD for a particular program or any other message? Its most likely from an application not being installed properly or missing something. Did you install anything new or do any Windows updates recently? If it is asking for the CD you should be able to put it in and let it finish its thing and you should be ok.

Do you have Microsoft Office installed? If so do you use the Office Shortcut Bar? If so, close it and run Internet Explorer again, let it install and re-open the shortcut bar. If it says something about installing Office you can check out this link.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q265194

It may also be related to Norton Antivirus or Internet Security? Did you recently install or uninstall it or any other programs?

You can try installing and running the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft.

After you run it look on the list for any programs you no longer have installed and then remove them.

 

 

Back to the Windows Questions Index

Back to the Main Answers Index

 

BROWSE PC HELP INFORMATION
Computer Categories:
 - PC Troubleshooting
 - Networking
 - Windows
 - Microsoft Office
 - Spyware
 - Virus
 - Hardware
 - Software
Learn More:
 - Computer Tutorials
 - Video Tutorials

 - Networking Terms
 - Hardware Terms
 - Virus Terms

Visitor Questions:
 - Free Tech Help
 - Q & A Archive
 - Common Questions
OCT Newsletter
OCT Tech Blog
JOIN US ON GOOGLE+
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
Get insights into the computer industry and regular updates on our site. Click Here
 
CHECK US OUT ON YOUTUBE

New tech tip videos posted on a regular basis. Subscribe today! Click Here

Back To The Top

Copyright © 2005-2015 Online Computer Tips.com
HOME | ALL TIPS | COMPUTER TUTORIALS | TECH NEWS | RESOURCES | ADVERTISING | ABOUT US | PRIVACY POLICY
Home All Tips OCT Newsletter Free Tutorials Tech News Resources