When you try to run an install process or uninstall process it will stall at the "Gathering required information".
MSIEXEC.exe runs up at %100 CPU this process is run by SYSTEM
a second instance of MSIEXEC.exe sits there (run by current user) not doing anything (I suspect this is normal though)
I have tried the following:
installed the latest version of Windows Installer - still same issue
ran SFC /scannow - still same issue
deregistered msiexec and copied back the files (msi.dll, msiexec.exe, msihnd.dll, msimsg.dll, msinfo32.dll, msinfo32.exe) - still same issue
I am starting to run out of options for this, has anyone had this issue before or seen something like it?
Any help or suggestions are welcome!