SP3 fails to install

  Simsy 17:01 17 Jul 2008
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Folks,

On my main PC I just can't get SP3 to install. I've tried all methods, including from CD, and now from the update site.

It starts ok, and then;

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I'm checking the internet, but if anyone has an immediate solution/pointer, it would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Regards,

Simsy

  Simsy 17:14 17 Jul 2008

I think I may have found what I need to do...

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I'll report back... eventually!

Regards,

Simsy

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:18 17 Jul 2008

Your anti virus / antispyware may be blocking access to the registry.

1. Make a backup of your registry.

2. Download and install subinacl.exe.
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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.

  Al94 17:21 17 Jul 2008

Easier to ignore it!

  peter99co 17:26 17 Jul 2008

The SP 3 Install backs up the registry during installation. I went to MS Update and found the download was offered in express download and once it had started I turned off AVG 8 and let it take its course. The windows defender popped up at the later stages and needed permissions which I allowed and all seems well. Took a long while though. Must have been an hour from start to finish. My system is Acer AMD sempron Processor 3100 with 448mb ram.

  Simsy 18:06 18 Jul 2008

as per my link.

Regards,

Simsy

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