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The current repair has failed to start 4 times.
« on: February 22, 2020, 10:35:45 AM »
Running Windows 10 64-bit Home version 1909.  Been having trouble with Windows Installer which seemed to always be running and not available when I need it.  Ran Tweaking in safe mode and got the error message.  At first, it seemed to stall on MDAC/Jet, so I deselected that item and ran again but got the same error message.  So I checked only MDAC and ran that but got same error message.  I'm in safe mode and don't see anything running in Task Manager.  Any ideas?

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Re: The current repair has failed to start 4 times.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 01:47:05 PM »
Let's see if this will help.

Open a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter these cmds -

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

dism /online /cleanup-image /retorehealth

sfc /scannow

exit (to close cmd window).

Let me know what they report.

If the dism cmds report completed successfully and the sfc /scannow comes back clean, try the repair program again.

If the Windows Installer continues to run, then press and hold SHIFT throughout a restart to get into the advanced boot options.

Click on Troubleshoot/Advanced options and select Command Prompt.

Enter bcdedit |find "osdevice" and using your partition letter instead of the X I have exampled, enter this cmd -

dism /image:X:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

exit and restart to see if it is still running.

Note the space before all /

For clarity, that is a Pipe symbol before find in the bcdedit cmd and is the uppercase of \

If it still seems to be running, go Start - type services.msc and press enter when it comes up.

Scroll down to Windows Installer and check its start up mode - it should be showing as Manual and not started.

Let me know what its status is if different.
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Re: The current repair has failed to start 4 times.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 04:32:21 PM »
Thank you for your suggestions.  DISM and sfc reported no issues.  After running chckdsk /f, the chkdsk log did not show any issues, but the wininit log showed in Staqe 5 "Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap."  Winmgmt /verifyrepository said it was consistent.  So I re-ran Windows Repair in Safe Mode.  First time through, same error message "would not start in 30 secs."  I unchecked MDAC/MS Jet and re-ran.  This completed just fine.  Then I ran just MDAC.  Program hangs after about 10 minutes, stops at 65 process count.  I aborted it at 21 minutes. Tried it twice without results. Since Winmgmt seems to think there is no issue, why do you think the repair tool gets hung up?
BTW, during all this investigating, I found that Google Earth Updater was keeping my computer from going to sleep.  I uninstalled Google Earth and found that not only will Windows enter Sleep mode, but Windows Installer now behaves itself!  I guess Google Earth was calling on the installer for help?  But at least the problem seems fixed.  For now.
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Re: The current repair has failed to start 4 times.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 01:30:50 AM »
I'm glad that you have found the cause of the Windows Installer continually running.

You can still install Google Earth but disable its start up either in Task Manager/Start-up  or in mscong.msc/Services.

You aren't alone in complaining about that repair hanging.

I've emailed Shane to see if he has any ideas why it should be happening to some but not others.

I've never experienced any hangs when I've test run the repair program.

Tom.