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What to do if Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed

Here you will find out:

  • about "Windows installer service could not be accessed" issue
  • methods of how to fix it
  • how DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

About error 1719

“Windows installer service could not be accessed” is a message that means you will not be able to install or even remove a program, no matter which one. And when you need to have this or that application or, conversely, you want to get rid of it due to lack of space, etc., this mistake can bring you a lot of trouble.

Messages you may get when Windows installer service cannot be accessed

There are many variants of this error; different OSs present slightly different phrases, but the meaning is almost always the same.

Here are the most common versions:

  1. 1. Sometimes an error can immediately result in applications with which the installer has problems; for example, it may look like this: Windows installer could not be accessed for Skype, McAfee or Kaspersky.
  1. 2. Error code 1601 or 1719. These are errors of the same kind and result in the Windows installer service not being accessed.
  1. 3. The message may also clarify whether downloading or uninstalling the program is affected.

Reasons for error 1719

The most common problem is with the Windows installer; namely, damage to important files due to system crashes, viruses, etc.

Still, according to many users, the problem is resolved after updating the system. In any case, you can solve this problem in several ways; here they are!

Method 1. Msconfig will help you

Right-click on the Start menu, where you will type the “msconfig” command in Search box. Press Enter.

In the new window at the top, select the Services tab. Find and deactivate the Windows installer line here. Next, click OK, Apply and then restart the computer.

Now try to install or uninstall the program again. If “Windows installer service could not be accessed” is still haunting you, immediately proceed with another effective method.

Method 2. Uninstall a previous version of the software

If you do not do this and install a new version of the software, then this problem may well still be with you.

Therefore, follow this recommendation.

Method 3. Use the command line to run MSIServer

This tool is built-in and free.

You only need to have administrator rights when using the command line. The main command is “net start MSIServer”. Press Enter and wait for a response. After the procedure, restart the computer and check if the error is still there.

Usually, there are no more problems.

What to do if you need to restore your files

Yes, this situation may occur after the “Windows installer service could not be accessed” fix.

But, do not worry much about this, because you can use the best application for recovering files of any type and size: DiskInternals Uneraser.

The application is shareware: you can perform any actions in the program for free and at any time (this applies to scan, previewing and recovery), but payment is only required when exporting data to a storage medium of your choice. This is immensely convenient since you do not need to buy a pig in a poke but pay only for the visible results.

DiskInternals Uneraser has an excellent Recovery Wizard, which means that the process will be fully automated.

Therefore, do not be afraid to fix these errors, and DiskInternals Uneraser will take care of the safety and integrity of your documents, photos, and other data.

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