XP tries to reinstall programs at log on


C

Clive

I'm running XP Pro (supplied by HP) on an HP laptop. Has
run fine for several months. Upgraded with SP2 no
problem. But recently at log on the Windows installer
appears and the system tries to install previously
installed software, eventually asking for the original
installation disks. Happens with all Office programs,
Norton Antivirus, HP camera drivers etc etc. I haven't
tried reinstalling all the software as I'm not at all sure
this will actually solve the problem. Tried rolling back
to an earlier restore point but the problem persists. All
advice appreciated.
 
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C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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| I'm running XP Pro (supplied by HP) on an HP laptop. Has
| run fine for several months. Upgraded with SP2 no
| problem. But recently at log on the Windows installer
| appears and the system tries to install previously
| installed software, eventually asking for the original
| installation disks. Happens with all Office programs,
| Norton Antivirus, HP camera drivers etc etc. I haven't
| tried reinstalling all the software as I'm not at all sure
| this will actually solve the problem. Tried rolling back
| to an earlier restore point but the problem persists. All
| advice appreciated.
 
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