Unfortunately, Windows 10 has been heavily criticized by its users for a variety of reasons. This version focuses on providing free installation and ads, which leads to numerous bugs in the system. Many problems have been reported by users in a short period of time, keeping developers on their toes. Windows 10 users are encountering error code 0xC0070652. This error code appears on the desktop when an application is removed from the PC.
This error seems to be standard and can be resolved by simply restarting the computer. It may disappear when you restart your computer, but this may be a temporary solution to error code 0xC0070652. If you want to choose a permanent solution, you can use one of the methods mentioned below.
What causes 0xC0070652 error when uninstalling applications
One of the most common causes of error 0xC0070652 is a problem with the Windows Installer service. If this script applies, you may be able to resolve the problem by forcing the service to restart from the Services screen.
If this error only occurs when uninstalling a particular application, it is likely due to a conflict between a third-party service and an “MSI server”. To solve this problem, you need to use the Task Manager to stop the “MSI server” from running during uninstall.
However, the third-party service causing the conflict may not be so easily identified. If this scenario applies, you should reboot and then try to install or uninstall, making sure there is no third-party interference.
If this problem occurs with antivirus, it is most likely due to files leftover from an old installation. To solve the problem in this case, you need to run the virus removal tool to start the installation from scratch.
How to fix application removal error 0xC0070652
There are several effective and useful techniques that you can use to fix error code 0xC0070652. Some of these techniques are listed below. You must go through each step very carefully before proceeding with the solution. Follow the procedures described:
Restart the Windows installation service
If the problem is not solved even after restarting the PC, you need to restart the Windows Installer services. The main reason for the problem with the Windows Installer service is that the service is in an intermediate state and cannot accept a call from the operating system subdomain that requires the service. You can quickly force a restart of the Windows Installer service by following these steps:
- Press the Windows + R key, which opens the Run dialog box.
- Type `service. MSC` in the available text box, then press `Enter`.
- On the services screen, scroll down the right-hand pane and find the list of active services called `Windows Installer Service’.
- Right-click on `Windows Installer Service’ and click `Run’ on the context menu.
- Now uninstall the program and if the same error occurs again, move on to the next procedure, which will lead to an advanced solution to the problem.
If the error code 0xC0070652 is displayed, the most common cause is resolved after troubleshooting the Windows Installer service.
But if the error persists in some cases, you can fix it by stopping the `MSISERVER’ service. Here’s how to stop the service:
- Open the Task Manager by pressing `Ctrl + Shift + Esc.`
- Click on the `Services` tab in the Task Manager details pane.
- Scroll down the list of services and find `MSISERVER`.
- Right-click on this service and click `Stop` in the context menu.
- If you have `Google Backup / Sync` installed on your system, you should disable `msiexec.exe` before you get to the final solution.
- Now you can check the error. If error code 0xC0070652 persists, you can proceed to the next method described below.
If error code 0xC0070652 has not disappeared from the screen, and the pop-up window also indicates that another program is already installed, then the problem is related to the use of an antivirus program. Perhaps you are using an antivirus program, or you have uninstalled that program, but it left system files, even after the uninstall process.
You may need an antivirus removal utility to remove system files created by an antivirus program. You can use Reimage Plus to remove corrupted and unnecessary files from your system.
To clean your PC, follow these steps:
- Right-click on “This PC” and select “Properties.”
- Go to the “System” screen.
- Go to “System Type.”
- Find the architecture of your current operating system.
- Check the system type and download the Reimage Plus version according to the type.
- Double-click the installer extension file and click “Yes” to allow access control.
- Click “Yes” when prompted to restart.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to remove the remaining antivirus files.
- Perform another restart and check the problem after the restart. If the problem persists in your system, you can refer to the following method to find a solution.
Make a clean boot
If the problem is caused by a third-party conflict, you can get rid of error code 0xC0070652 by doing a clean reboot of your system files.
You can perform the following steps:
- Press the `Windows + R` key combination, which will open the `Run dialog box.
- Enter `MSConfig` in the box and press `Enter`.
- This sequence opens the System Configuration window.
- Allow all access controls by clicking “Yes”.
- Click the Services tab.
- Select the “Hide all MS services” checkbox.
- Now click the “Disable All” button.
- Click on the “Start” tab and open “Task Manager” in the context menu.
- Click on the “Disable” button.
- Stop any services that are active on your system and get ready to perform the final boot process.
- Now try the boot process after disabling all the services on your system.
- See if the error disappears from your system.
Error code 0xC0070652 is the most common error that users face today. If you are looking for a reliable solution, you can try any of the above options. All of the above methods are very safe and tested. You should have a backup of your files as in some cases you might lose some system data.