SP3 Access Denied' is there a simple fix ?

  jcw6598 13:02 19 Jul 2009

I get access denied when sp3 tries to install' Ive looked around the net and it seems a common issue' as i am not comfortable with messing with the registry i wondered if there is a simpler fix?.....
I have run Ccleaner and as far as i am aware i am logged on with admin status

  Technotiger 13:14 19 Jul 2009

Dunno if this will do it, but click here

  jcw6598 13:19 19 Jul 2009

Ok Thanks Technotiger' I will give it a try.......

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:17 19 Jul 2009

Your anti virus / antispyware may be blocking access to the registry.
Your not messing around in the registry just backing it up.

1. Make a backup of your registry.

2. Download and install subinacl.exe.
click here

3. Create a file called reset.cmd with Notepad. Copy the text below into the file reset.cmd and run reset.cmd with administrative rights (it may take a LONG time):

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%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

4. Reboot at SAFE MODE and try install SP3 again.

  jcw6598 16:37 19 Jul 2009

Ok Fruit bat Thanks........I did see this in a previous post' but as i was reluctant to touch the registry i was hoping for a simpler fix............
But thanks I will give it a Try.........

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