Windows Installer Service will not start. Error 5



Running windows 2000 prof on 2000 domain, installer
service always worked on this machine. Stopped working,
checked in services and the service was not started.
Cannot start service. Receive an error when
starting "Could not start the windows installer service on
local computer. Error 5. Access is denied." Have tried
everything can think of. Updated service pack and
installer to SP3 installer 2.0 . Logged in as local admin,
logged in as domain admin, the service cannot be started.
Cannot install Windows installer again because installer
won't run! Catch 22. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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