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Error 5: Cant Start Service - HELP !

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i got xp pro sp3. after installing the free version, i found that the avast program is disabled. i then checked to see if the service was running. it was not. i then tried to start it but i get this error:

"could not start avast antivirus service on local computer error 5 access is denied"

i tried to repair it but nothing. how do i fix this issue?
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