The issue is caused by a corruption in the Windows installer service. To resolve the issue, you will need perform he following steps:
1. Open a command prompt on the machine
2. Unregister the Windows installer service by typing the command "msiexec /unreg"
3. Re-register the service with the command "msiexec /regserver"
If problems persist, ensure that your eversion of Windows Installer is up to date. The latest version can be downloaded from the following location: