Hi all

Recently on several new laptops I have installed Novell Client 4.90
w/SP2. These new laptops have nothing but a fresh WinXP installation with
SP2 and all critical windows updates. After installation of the client
and rebooting, the laptop appears fine. I can install programs, peform
searches etc.

However after restarting again, and logging in, I discover that the
search tool does not work anymore, no error appears, it simply does not
open. I cannot install programs of any kind. Instead I receive this

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if
you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not
correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

I am not running in safe mode, and I have updated Windows Installer to

And also, under Network Connections, All icons for network connections
for local, wireless and internet have disappeared and I cannot create new
connections either.

I have been to the Microsoft website and tried all their solutions from
their knowledgebase. Since this is occuring after Novell Client is
installed, I believe Novell Client is the cause.

Could anyone help me with this serious problem please?