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Old 15-05-2008
robinb
 
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A fix for those who get "Access Denied" when installing sp3

I put it on 3 computers running xp pro sp2 with no problems
But i ran into a problem with my xp pro sp2 ibm t41 notebook.
Once the installation finished it came back with an error msg "Access
Denied" xp3 cannot finish and will revert back to prior use". So it
reverted itself back to xp2 and rebooted itself.

I did some checking on the internet and found two solutions.
The first one requires you to download a file and run a script which i will
put here
The second one is this which i tried first and it worked perfectly.

The second one is much easier to do and less complicated.

If you find this problem try this solution first BEFORE going to the second
one- oh btw I found after the installation of sp3 on all my computers I
clicked on Windows Messenger and it started to reinstall and do a repair to
the program. xp3 must disable it somehow during its install.

Download dial a fix from web site or access
http://joula4xp.googlepages.com/Dial_a_Fix.zip.

Extract the two files but leave them in the same directory. You will only
have to click on the dial-a-fix.exe

Click on tools (tools is the icon on the bottom that looks like a hammer)
and then scroll down and select reset permission, click the Go tab, it will
run and tell you when it is finished.

Once Finished restart the computer and try to install sp3 again. Remember
to disable your Antivirus Program and if you are running spybot search and
destroy- unimmunize everything- you can re immunize once sp3 is installed.


this is the other one from microsoft but again i tried the above method
first and it worked perfectly.

Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file.
you can get it here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

2. Start Notepad.


Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.

cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
/grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
/grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
/grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
/grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
/grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
/verbose


4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd
5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.

Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have to
run this script as an administrator.
6. Install Windows XP SP3.

Good Luck
robin


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Old 16-05-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: A fix for those who get "Access Denied" when installing sp3

Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "Service
Pack 3 installation did not complete" and "An internal error occurred":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949384

--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

robinb wrote:
> I put it on 3 computers running xp pro sp2 with no problems
> But i ran into a problem with my xp pro sp2 ibm t41 notebook.
> Once the installation finished it came back with an error msg "Access
> Denied" xp3 cannot finish and will revert back to prior use". So it
> reverted itself back to xp2 and rebooted itself.
>
> I did some checking on the internet and found two solutions.
> The first one requires you to download a file and run a script which i
> will
> put here
> The second one is this which i tried first and it worked perfectly.
>
> The second one is much easier to do and less complicated.
>
> If you find this problem try this solution first BEFORE going to the
> second
> one- oh btw I found after the installation of sp3 on all my computers I
> clicked on Windows Messenger and it started to reinstall and do a repair
> to
> the program. xp3 must disable it somehow during its install.
>
> Download dial a fix from web site or access
> http://joula4xp.googlepages.com/Dial_a_Fix.zip.
>
> Extract the two files but leave them in the same directory. You will only
> have to click on the dial-a-fix.exe
>
> Click on tools (tools is the icon on the bottom that looks like a hammer)
> and then scroll down and select reset permission, click the Go tab, it
> will
> run and tell you when it is finished.
>
> Once Finished restart the computer and try to install sp3 again. Remember
> to disable your Antivirus Program and if you are running spybot search and
> destroy- unimmunize everything- you can re immunize once sp3 is
> installed.
>
>
> this is the other one from microsoft but again i tried the above method
> first and it worked perfectly.
>
> Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file.
> you can get it here:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> 2. Start Notepad.
>
>
> Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
>
> cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
> /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
> /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
> /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
> /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
> /grant=system=f
> secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
> /verbose
>
>
> 4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd
> 5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
>
> Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have
> to
> run this script as an administrator.
> 6. Install Windows XP SP3.
>
> Good Luck
> robin


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Old 16-05-2008
Robinb
 
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Re: A fix for those who get "Access Denied" when installing sp3

that issue you posted .doesn't pertain to the access denied problem alot of
folks are having and i saw it here too.

In fact the second suggestion came from microsoft's website to fix it.
I tried the first one and it worked better and is easier for those who do
not want to fool around with the registry or have no clue how to write a
script.

Sometimes just posting a website confuses users more especially beginners,
You need to give some facts with it too.
I work mostly with beginners and when throwing out websites they look at the
website and go "huh"?
and i am sure so many that come in here are beginners too. Not everyone is
technically enclined and know what you and I know, so you have to give it to
them in simpler terms.

robin




"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uCU4y6rtIHA.3780@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "Service
> Pack 3 installation did not complete" and "An internal error occurred":
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949384
>
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> robinb wrote:
>> I put it on 3 computers running xp pro sp2 with no problems
>> But i ran into a problem with my xp pro sp2 ibm t41 notebook.
>> Once the installation finished it came back with an error msg "Access
>> Denied" xp3 cannot finish and will revert back to prior use". So it
>> reverted itself back to xp2 and rebooted itself.
>>
>> I did some checking on the internet and found two solutions.
>> The first one requires you to download a file and run a script which i
>> will
>> put here
>> The second one is this which i tried first and it worked perfectly.
>>
>> The second one is much easier to do and less complicated.
>>
>> If you find this problem try this solution first BEFORE going to the
>> second
>> one- oh btw I found after the installation of sp3 on all my computers I
>> clicked on Windows Messenger and it started to reinstall and do a repair
>> to
>> the program. xp3 must disable it somehow during its install.
>>
>> Download dial a fix from web site or access
>> http://joula4xp.googlepages.com/Dial_a_Fix.zip.
>>
>> Extract the two files but leave them in the same directory. You will
>> only
>> have to click on the dial-a-fix.exe
>>
>> Click on tools (tools is the icon on the bottom that looks like a hammer)
>> and then scroll down and select reset permission, click the Go tab, it
>> will
>> run and tell you when it is finished.
>>
>> Once Finished restart the computer and try to install sp3 again.
>> Remember
>> to disable your Antivirus Program and if you are running spybot search
>> and
>> destroy- unimmunize everything- you can re immunize once sp3 is
>> installed.
>>
>>
>> this is the other one from microsoft but again i tried the above method
>> first and it worked perfectly.
>>
>> Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file.
>> you can get it here:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>
>> 2. Start Notepad.
>>
>>
>> Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
>>
>> cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
>> /verbose
>>
>>
>> 4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd
>> 5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
>>
>> Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have
>> to
>> run this script as an administrator.
>> 6. Install Windows XP SP3.
>>
>> Good Luck
>> robin

>



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Old 16-05-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: A fix for those who get "Access Denied" when installing sp3

Cancel that. It shoulda been...

Error message when you try to install WinXP SP3: "Access is denied" or
"Service Pack installation did not complete"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "Service
> Pack 3 installation did not complete" and "An internal error occurred":
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949384
>
>
> robinb wrote:
>> I put it on 3 computers running xp pro sp2 with no problems
>> But i ran into a problem with my xp pro sp2 ibm t41 notebook.
>> Once the installation finished it came back with an error msg "Access
>> Denied" xp3 cannot finish and will revert back to prior use". So it
>> reverted itself back to xp2 and rebooted itself.
>>
>> I did some checking on the internet and found two solutions.
>> The first one requires you to download a file and run a script which i
>> will
>> put here
>> The second one is this which i tried first and it worked perfectly.
>>
>> The second one is much easier to do and less complicated.
>>
>> If you find this problem try this solution first BEFORE going to the
>> second
>> one- oh btw I found after the installation of sp3 on all my computers I
>> clicked on Windows Messenger and it started to reinstall and do a repair
>> to
>> the program. xp3 must disable it somehow during its install.
>>
>> Download dial a fix from web site or access
>> http://joula4xp.googlepages.com/Dial_a_Fix.zip.
>>
>> Extract the two files but leave them in the same directory. You will
>> only
>> have to click on the dial-a-fix.exe
>>
>> Click on tools (tools is the icon on the bottom that looks like a hammer)
>> and then scroll down and select reset permission, click the Go tab, it
>> will
>> run and tell you when it is finished.
>>
>> Once Finished restart the computer and try to install sp3 again.
>> Remember
>> to disable your Antivirus Program and if you are running spybot search
>> and
>> destroy- unimmunize everything- you can re immunize once sp3 is
>> installed.
>>
>>
>> this is the other one from microsoft but again i tried the above method
>> first and it worked perfectly.
>>
>> Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file.
>> you can get it here:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>
>> 2. Start Notepad.
>>
>>
>> Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
>>
>> cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
>> /grant=system=f
>> secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
>> /verbose
>>
>>
>> 4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd
>> 5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
>>
>> Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have
>> to
>> run this script as an administrator.
>> 6. Install Windows XP SP3.
>>
>> Good Luck
>> robin


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  #5  
Old 16-05-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: A fix for those who get "Access Denied" when installing sp3

Should have posted...

Error message when you try to install WinXP SP3: "Access is denied" or
?Service Pack installation did not complete?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Robinb wrote:
> that issue you posted .doesn't pertain to the access denied problem alot
> of
> folks are having and i saw it here too.
>
> In fact the second suggestion came from microsoft's website to fix it.
> I tried the first one and it worked better and is easier for those who do
> not want to fool around with the registry or have no clue how to write a
> script.
>
> Sometimes just posting a website confuses users more especially beginners,
> You need to give some facts with it too.
> I work mostly with beginners and when throwing out websites they look at
> the
> website and go "huh"?
> and i am sure so many that come in here are beginners too. Not everyone
> is
> technically enclined and know what you and I know, so you have to give it
> to
> them in simpler terms.
>
> robin
>
>
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uCU4y6rtIHA.3780@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3:
>> "Service
>> Pack 3 installation did not complete" and "An internal error occurred":
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949384
>>
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> robinb wrote:
>>> I put it on 3 computers running xp pro sp2 with no problems
>>> But i ran into a problem with my xp pro sp2 ibm t41 notebook.
>>> Once the installation finished it came back with an error msg "Access
>>> Denied" xp3 cannot finish and will revert back to prior use". So it
>>> reverted itself back to xp2 and rebooted itself.
>>>
>>> I did some checking on the internet and found two solutions.
>>> The first one requires you to download a file and run a script which i
>>> will
>>> put here
>>> The second one is this which i tried first and it worked perfectly.
>>>
>>> The second one is much easier to do and less complicated.
>>>
>>> If you find this problem try this solution first BEFORE going to the
>>> second
>>> one- oh btw I found after the installation of sp3 on all my computers I
>>> clicked on Windows Messenger and it started to reinstall and do a repair
>>> to
>>> the program. xp3 must disable it somehow during its install.
>>>
>>> Download dial a fix from web site or access
>>> http://joula4xp.googlepages.com/Dial_a_Fix.zip.
>>>
>>> Extract the two files but leave them in the same directory. You will
>>> only
>>> have to click on the dial-a-fix.exe
>>>
>>> Click on tools (tools is the icon on the bottom that looks like a
>>> hammer)
>>> and then scroll down and select reset permission, click the Go tab, it
>>> will
>>> run and tell you when it is finished.
>>>
>>> Once Finished restart the computer and try to install sp3 again.
>>> Remember
>>> to disable your Antivirus Program and if you are running spybot search
>>> and
>>> destroy- unimmunize everything- you can re immunize once sp3 is
>>> installed.
>>>
>>>
>>> this is the other one from microsoft but again i tried the above method
>>> first and it worked perfectly.
>>>
>>> Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file.
>>> you can get it here:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>>
>>> 2. Start Notepad.
>>>
>>>
>>> Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
>>>
>>> cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
>>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
>>> /grant=system=f
>>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
>>> /grant=system=f
>>> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
>>> /grant=system=f
>>> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
>>> /grant=system=f
>>> subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
>>> /grant=system=f
>>> secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
>>> /verbose
>>>
>>>
>>> 4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd
>>> 5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
>>>
>>> Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you
>>> have
>>> to
>>> run this script as an administrator.
>>> 6. Install Windows XP SP3.
>>>
>>> Good Luck
>>> robin


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