MSIEXEC Failure on Windows 7

Some of you might be getting crashes from your installers. Here’s what the error looks like in your event logs:

Faulting application name: msiexec.exe, version: 5.0.7000.0, time stamp: 0x49432105
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7000.0, time stamp: 0x49434898
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000ebbaa
Faulting process id: 0x12dc
Faulting application start time: 0x01c979f516ed5e4e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

This happens whenever you try to install anything that uses msiexec.exe on Windows 7. The workaround is to do a simple registry edit.


Remove all entries except default.

Don’t ask me why that works, but it works. I’m back to installing things. It seems people are having this problem just recently. Hope this helps anyone having this problem.