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a778999

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Hi,
I have windows xp sp1 and tried to install sp2 from Microsoft's website and from the cd they mailed me but both ways failed. Halfway through the installation, I get an error message that says, "access denied" and am forced to uninstall. Can someone help?
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Hi a778999! Welcome to G2G!

Do the following:

1. Download and install subinacl from:

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

2. Create a file named reset.cmd in C:\Program Files\Windows Resource
Kits\Tools folder.

3. Edit the reset.cmd file with the following content.

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

4. Enter into CMD prompt. (Go to START-->RUN and type cmd and click OK to get to a command prompt.)

5. Enter the following commands one at a time and click Enter.

cd\
cd "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
reset.cmd

6. Let the program do it's work, then run the SP2 installation.

Fenor

Edited by Fenor, 28 September 2006 - 04:23 PM.

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Thank you for the help Fenor.

The program couldn't recognize the reset.cme file so I typed in the commands one by one. I haven't installed SP2 yet because a scan just dectected some spyware and I am trying to remove it. I'll let you know if it works out.
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It worked! Thank you so much! :whistling:
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