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    Angry Windows Installer...grrr

    Ok, here's the sweet simple issue. I work in a school district, One one of my "Student" servers, it's been giving me nothing but headaches...It locks up, it allows Mozilla to work, but when I open Internet Explorer, it takes about 10 minutes to get Google up. I've run "Ad-Aware, SpySweeper, AVIRA, SpyBot, Norton, ect, ect, ect, it's cleaned out all my virus' and spyware, (I got this job about 3 months ago, found it a complete reck!)

    Now my issue is,

    Internet Explorer still doenst' work
    Window Installer Version 3.0 gives me an error "Install Server Not Responding" and when I click cancel it gives me error "Failed to Patch" but no error code.

    I run Galileo to update my antivirus programs on the network, but evertime I try to Install the latest definitions, I get my Windows Installer Error!Grrrrr!

    BTW, I'm running Windows Server 2000!


    Help!
    Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".
    Clare Boothe Luce

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    Sounds like the OS is damaged from years of misuse and bad administration.

    First stop, a good registry repair/cleaner. Take a look on downloads.com for one of the free ones there.

    Next, clear out any unused apps from add/remove programs.

    Finally, run a disk clean/repair utility.

    Once you do all that, go ahead and see if there are improvements though typically when a box is in this bad of shape, it's really best to break out the install CDs and start over.

    PS
    I highly doubt what you're seeing is malware behavior but it is very possible that malware since removed could have caused the damage to begin with.

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    Ok, ran registry cleaner, still getting same errors...pulled up the event log, and getting this error everytime I try to update my student's antivirus definitions
    Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".
    Clare Boothe Luce

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