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Cannot install new hardware. Access denied

Q: Cannot install new hardware. Access denied

I have a screen shot of the error. I thought it was the DVD driver not compatible so I went and bought a different one. Same thing. I now know it is an XP issue. Possible a registry edit needs to be done, but I need some help and direction. I have scaned for viruses, spyware, and reinstalled SP2.
I have ran the sfc /scannow. I have replaced the file with the one off the CD.
Please help!

A: Cannot install new hardware. Access denied

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I recently downloaded the hardware update from Windows Update for my laptop and it failed to install this (screenshot) and I keep on getting that error when i boot the laptop.

I even tried to get into safe mode, Admin account but still won't work. What can I do?

Windows XP Pro

A:Cannot install hardware - Access is denied

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On a fresh xp pro installation, I adjusted the resolution, mouse speed, then went into device manager, clicked my unrecognized wireless card, updated the driver using cd (normal procedure for those who don't want the systray app). It seem to install like normal but upon reboot, after the loading splash screen for windows i got a few nanoseconds of blue screen before it would reboot. I let it reboot a few times before resorting to using "last known good configuration" as the boot option.

After using this option, I no longer have "Access" to this driver. It will recognize and attempt to install, but after the first progress bar with the detected hardware name, I get the error window. (error reports within the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog window)

I attempted to restore the file per the below url, but it didn't work.

A:Cannot Install this Hardware | Access is denied

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cannot install or update drivers to some hardware devices. I am told "Cannot install this hardware. Access is denied." What is the problem?

A:Cannot install hardware Access is denied

do you have administrative rights?

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I am trying to install new drivers for a USB CD-RW drive.

When I'm almost done, having selected to install the newly downloaded drivers, it gives me the following:

"This hardware cannot be installed
A problem occured when the unit was being installed.
Access denied."

(Rough translation from Swedish.)

I'm doing this from an admin account, and I've made sure the windows folders are all NOT write protected. Has anyone here come across this before?

(I tried looking at microsoft's own support pages, but as I expected, they were pretty useless...)

A:Hardware installation: access denied

Did you connect the USB CD-RW drive before installing the software? If so it may be the problem. You should disconnect it and perform a System Restore and select a date before you connected it. Then install the USB CD-RW drive software.

Good luck.

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Hi, I am trying to re-install an Alcatel Speedtouch 330 ADSL Modem and when the drivers have loaded I am asked to plus the modem into the usb. The modem is then recognised and I get the Hardware Installation wizard box come up. I then get the message. Failed to install new hardware Speedtouch 330, Access Denied.
I am running XP on a Gateway Computer. Tried the usual...reinstalling through device manager. USB just isn't recognising the modem.

A:problem installing hardware, access denied

Are you logged in as an administrator for XP?

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I need to reinstall my cable modem, however, every time I attempt to, I get "An error occured during the installation of this device" message, and "Access Denied". I'm on an administrator account on the computer and all that, from what I could glean from my thorough research trying to fix the problem it has something to do with needing to remove a registry entry from the first installation of the device, but I have no idea how to do this. Any help?

A:Hardware installation problem in XP: Access denied

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Question: My computer is a Dell with Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600). It has a 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D. When I invoke the Safely Remove Hardware icon to remove my jump drive from the USB port the drive letter disappears, and then the computer will not recognize the USB port again until I reboot my computer. Is there something I can do to allow repeated use of a USB port without having to reboot the computer?

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I was installing XP Pro SP2 on a computer that already had Vista on it. Several .xml and .xdr files wouldn't install, so I skipped them. Now it's on the 2nd to last step and it keeps popping up a message to the effect of "E:\I386\asm: Access Denied. Windows cannot install a vital system component." Vista's already been deleted and I can't get another disk or OS. Help?

A:XP Install: Access Denied

You need to completely format your hard drive before attempting to install win xp. And you can't skip any files, otherwise the installation will be corrupt.

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I recently needed to replace my motherboard. Now I'm not able to install SP2 with XP. I have tried the following several times, but to no avail I am still not able to update. I also tried looking in another thread I found here and there was a suggestion to use subinacl, but when I try to install that I get an error message saying the Windows installer could not be accessed.

Any suggestions would be greatly apreciated as I'd like to get this problem resolved as quickly as possible.

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I attempted to install Print program on XP, however due to 'error' message popping up in the middle of the screen, I failed to install the program.

Error message is following:
An installation Support file.
could not be installed.

Access is denied.

How to resolve this issue?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Can NOT install, .... Access denied.

Where is the program being installed from? Do you have administrative privledges for your user account in Windows XP?

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I am advanced user. Never had any problems with any Windows computers. Now I can not fix my own problem.
I can not install anything on my PC. I am allways getting errors.
For example: When I am trying to install Adobe Reader, I am getting Error 1406. Could not write value tWhiteList to key \Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultExecMenuItems.
When I am trying to install iTunes, I get error in the end (without number, just error) etc.

It makes me think, that it is not problem of software that I am installing, It is problem with Windows. I think something is wrong with permissions.
After this problem appeared, I changed Owner from SYSTEM to Administrators - no luck.
I disabled my Eset Smart Security - no luck.
I was running all setups as Administrator - no luck.
I scanned my system with Malwarebytes - nothing.
I went through many tutorials - nu luck. Mr. Google did not help.

Please, help! I am about to reinstall Windows.

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

A:Can not install anything. Access Denied.

Before you reinstall
Run a full antivirus scan
If you already have it run a scan with malwarebytes
Use the online eset online and run a scan

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Hi I've recently downgraded from vista since I was annoyed by it. I got rid of the vista files, and went to replace them when I installed windows. When installing like about 10 files came up with a "could not find file error" and I had to press esc to skip those files, the same thing happened with multiple xp discs.

When I eventually get it to start windows get's to it's 4th step which is 'installing windows'. I get this popup saying

An error has been encountered that prevents Setup from continuing.
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

Access is denied.

Press OK to view the setup log file."

When I go to view the log file it reads

Installation failed: D:\1386\asms. Error Message: Access is denied."

Anyone know what I should do now ._.?

A:XP Install; Access is denied!

What instructions were you following on downgrading vista without a clean install?

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hi, i can't seem to install sp2 on my computer, and after the wizard is inspecting my system configurations and whatnot, an error window pops up: access is denied.
i did a complete cleanup of the system before i installed sp2, including a safe mode+ad aware, spybot, norton antivirus, and hijack this. i even did an online panda antivirus scan.

actually i opened up the svcpack.log and here is a full description of the error:

1186.906: DoInstallationoRegistryUpdates failed
1201.156: UnRegisterSpuninstForRecovery, failed to delete SpRecoverCmdLine value, error 0x2
1201.156: DoInstallation: Failed to unregistering spuninst.exe for recovery.
1201.218: Access is denied.
153791.859: Message displayed to the user: Access is denied.
153791.968: User Input: OK
153792.750: Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.

Windows XP has been partially updated and may not work properly.
153804.375: Message displayed to the user: Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.
can anyone diagnose what's preventing the installation?

A:can't install sp2 error is access denied

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Dear all,

I'm running Windows XP on a high specced desktop pc, 200 gb total partitioned hdds, 512 RAM, 3.3 processor.

A friend gave me an internal DVD RW drive, but because I have a desktop, no stack, I bought a safecome 5.25 susb2-525acf portable adapter box, so the internal drive can run externally, and sits in the box, plugged into the power.

The problem is, when I try to install the DVD RW Drive, it shows up as a 'Pioneer dvd rw' rather than a Teac DV-W50D, and tells me 'access is denied' 'cannot install hardware'.

The Portable adapter box seems to be installed ok.

What do I do to gain access and install my DVD RW Drive after plugging it into it's portable box?

Thanks for reading

A:Access is denied, cannot install dvd rw drive


Originally Posted by keira

...but because I have a desktop, no stack...

I'm not sure what you mean by ^this^, Keira.

What is the reason that you haven't installed the new drive into the case of your desktop machine? Is there a drive already installed, or is there simply no 5?" drive bay for it to go into? That's probably going to be the best way to install the drive.

The fact that it's showing up as an entirely different model is a sign that the installation has failed in some way, so you're going to have to carry that out again. I'd suggest fitting the drive inside the case (if that's possible) rather than in the external case; sometimes external drive bays can be a little flaky, plus I'd be looking to eliminate that from the troubleshooting steps.

Also, in order to install the drive correctly, you're going to need to be logged in with an account that has 'Load and Unload Device Drivers' allowed on it; usually (but not exclusively), this would need to be a member of the local administrators group; can you confirm that you're logged in with such an account whilst attempting the install?

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I installed windows 7, on the first boot I could access my D drive which is the drive that contains all media, files, resumes, etc etc etc. Windows 7 itself is on the C drive. I rebooted, and I open up 'computer' and now the D drive just says 'D:\ (Spare) NTFS' if I try to open or browse it says 'Access Denied' in a pop up window.

If I try to change the drive letter in disc management; 'Virtual Disk Manager: The parameter is incorrect'

If I right click the drive and access security it says I don't have permission to view security and that I should try to take ownership. If I try to take ownership; 'access denied' Windows 7 literally stole all of my stuff. I suspect it's still in there but I cannot access it. The windows vista I installed on that drive as a work around incase I needed to grab drives and 7 couldn't get online, loads from that inaccessable drive, but cannot browse it. So i know it's intact and has the files on it.

Is there a way to brute force my way into it. it's my stuff and I want it.
I've been looking for how to fix this for around 16 hours now and have only found half tutorials and convoluted nonsense. how do i get access to my drive without formatting? please help me. I'm on the verge of turning into one of those people who just goes around spamming fbombs everywhere. I'm at my limit of sanity and patience with this. there was no reason for windows to lock it away from me in the first place.

A:Access to partition denied after install.

I would boot the computer into Windows XP and fix it. Use XP to take full control over the entire drive.

If you have a Windows XP install disc, make this:

UBCD for Windows

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I have a new Epson NX420 Printer that I had installed one month ago. Last week another user on the computer who does not have administrative rights like me could not print anything with her jobs getting held up in queue. So I couldn't fix that issue so I tried uninstalling and re-installing printer to fix problem. Now after trying disk that came with printer and downloading from Epson website I get to end of installation and I get error message" Can't install printer access is denied" . Is there a fix for this problem without doing a complete reinstallation of the operating system. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

A:Can't install printer Access is Denied

Did you go to Control Panel/Printers...uninstall each printer listed...and then go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall all associated printer software which installed when you originally installed the printer...before trying to reinstall it?


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I am having an issue with my pc not allowing other software within to run/install
It may be due to permissions violations, but I have set them (and the subdirectories) as an administrator user.
I have found I can do some things if I download in any user, but run in safe mode.  But, when I return to the non-safe mode, I cannot do it again...and some things are no longer available.
All this became obvious when a popup taking me to showed up and I could not run McAfee OAS, run SUPERAntispyware free addition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  Additionally, Windows tries to update every time (with 7 updates) the pc is shut down...even if I start up and shut down immediately after rebooting.
Updating any of the antivirus and antimalware is futile.
How can I start remediation of this problem?
(there is a lot of background in the previous topic)

A:No permission to install...or "access denied"

Are you sure the user account you are using possess full admin rights ? . If yes, try the below steps. 
- Create a system restore point if possible.
- Remove Mcaffee
McAffee is the number one Windows crashing AV programs. Uninstall it at lease for testing. Follow the guidelines in the below link for properly removing it.
If regular uninstall is not possible, then reboot the system in to safe mode and run the official removal tool.
- Download Windows repair portable from the below link.
Reboot the system in to safe mode and run the tool.
Go to Start Repairs tab and click Start button.
- On the main screen, press unselect all to remove current selections.

- Now select only the following items.
Reset registry permissions
Reset file permissions
Remove policies set by infections
Set Windows services to default startup
- Click on box next to the Restart System when Finished. Then click on Start.
It may take a while to complete the operations and restart the syst... Read more

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This is a fairly long story and a problem that is really angering me because I have very valuable documents I need to retrieve. Any help at all is welcomed greatly!

Ok so I'm on my normal machine doing normal stuff and my computer had some bad RAM so it was restarting, I was used to this for a few days and was planning on buying new RAM pretty soon. But before I had to chance to get new RAM the computer restarts one more time but this time when it boots back up all my windows XP user accounts are _gone_. They are not on the "friendly" login screen nor can I login to them through safe mode in the normal login box. This sucks. So I say "hey ill just slap this drive in another machine and get the docs I need" So I put the drive as a secondary on this machine.

Now I'm on the other machine with the win XP installation as a secondary drive (The one with the docs I need on it). Logged on an administrator account and when I try to go in the My Documents folder in the other drive of the other win XP installation I get access denied!

What Ive Tried-
Making an admin account on this machine with same username and pass of the corresponding my documents folder that was on the other installation.

Setting up an FTPd locally and trying to list the dir, still no luck.

Please help.

A:Access Denied In My Docs of Other Win XP Install

Sorry this has been solved just forgot to seach before I posted :/

Thanks to that excellent post and link! Awesome forum guys.

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I'm currently running the x64 version of XP Pro. Whenever I try to install SP2 it works away for a few minutes then tells me "Access Denied". I click OK and it uninstalls as it should.

I've followed the instructions in the Microsoft help files but I'm running into a small obstacle.

In order to find whatever drivers might be hindering the process I've tried to enable verbose logging, however as soon as I install SP2 it reverts itself back to the default setting (0 rather than 0000FFFF).

Just to make sure I have checked setupapi.log and it's not displaying the information that I need.

I've even reset my registry permissions and still no luck with the service pack.

I do have SP1 installed at this time if that makes a difference. I've also tried downloading SP2 through the updater as well as downloading it directly, and, of course, I received the same error.

I definitely appreciate any help and suggestions you might have.

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hi, i can't seem to install sp2 on my computer, and after the wizard is inspecting my system configurations and whatnot, an error window pops up: access is denied.

i did a complete cleanup of the system before i installed sp2, including a safe mode+ad aware, spybot, norton antivirus, and hijack this. i even did an online panda antivirus scan.

actually i opened up the svcpack.log and here is a full description of the error:

1186.906: DoInstallation:DoRegistryUpdates failed
1201.156: UnRegisterSpuninstForRecovery, failed to delete SpRecoverCmdLine value, error 0x2
1201.156: DoInstallation: Failed to unregistering spuninst.exe for recovery.
1201.218: Access is denied.
153791.859: Message displayed to the user: Access is denied.
153791.968: User Input: OK
153792.750: Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.

Windows XP has been partially updated and may not work properly.
153804.375: Message displayed to the user: Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.

can anyone diagnose what's preventing the installation?

A:can't install sp2 error is access denied

umm, can anyone help me?

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I have successfully completed a repair install but not all of the old user accounts are accessible using windows explorer. Two accounts plus the old administrator account show 'Access Denied'. I would like to retrieve the accounts' files and know the old passwords. I can't even delete them.
Can anybody help, please?

A:Access denied after repair install of xp home

You need to be able to log in to one of the accounts as an administrator first. Can you do that?

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hello guys. bought yesterday the razer naga mouse and i went to install the driver in my laptop, while it got installed in my brothers laptop ( both vista 64)
right before installation is complete, it freezes, cmd pops up and it shows after 2-3 minutes these 4 lines

c\users\Mike\AppData\local temp> regini Lynn_64bit.txt
c\users\Mike\AppData\local temp> del Lynn_64Bit.txt
c\users\Mike\AppData\local temp> del Lynn_64bat.bat
access is denied.

then the pc kinda freezes, it cant go to ctrl+alt+delete, cant be restarted, and the only way is to hold down power button till it powers down.
when pc is back on, the program appears to be installed but it doesnt recognise mouse and it exits asap, something my bro's laptop doesnt.
i have full access and i clicked command prompt in advanced to run as admin but no change. plz help

ps. the mouse works just fine in games,buttons, movement etc. in both pc. the driver program is just for the miscellaneous options lilke lighting dpi change etc.

A:[SOLVED] access is denied. cant install driver

Hi -

Download the Razer Naga drivers directly from Razer and install -,76

As for the CD install, RIGHT-click on setup.exe, select "Run as Administrator"

I would install the drivers from the Razer site as they may have been updated.

Regards. . .



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I had a virus where I was getting an all white screen and have since been able to somewhat remove it but when I go to install malewarebytes I get a message access denied? Below is my combofix log. Thank you
ComboFix 13-06-30.01 - MGM 06/30/2013  14:22:00.1.8 - x64
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.6134.4163 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\users\MGM\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Other Deletions   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
(((((((((((((((((((((((((   Files Created from 2013-05-28 to 2013-06-30  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2013-06-30 18:27 . 2013-06-30 18:32 -------- d-----w- c:\users\MGM\AppData\Local\temp
2013-06-30 18:27 . 2013-06-30 18:27 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2013-06-30 18:14 . 2013-06-30 18:14 -------- d-----w- c:\users\MGM\AppData\Roaming\TuneUp Software
((((((((((((((((((((((((((... Read more

A:Malware bytes install access denied

NM fixed it ran malewarebytes cleaner

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I am trying to install a network printer (Dell 1350cnw Color Laser) on a Vista computer (HP a1730n) that is part of my WORKGROUP home network. The printer is installed and physically connected to a Windows 7 computer (HP Pavilion 6710) on my network. The method I used for installing the printer was found on the Internet and consisted of going to "printer" on the Control Panel, then clicking on "Add a printer" and then on "Add a local printer". On the resulting screen I selected "Create a new port" and clicked on "Next" without changing anything in drop-down menu. A new window followed with an input field for port name, and in it I typed the name of the computer (to which the printer is physically connected) and the name of the printer, using the following format: \\computer name\printer name. I then clicked on "OK" and expected to see a list of available printers. Instead I received the message "Access is denied". This problem is specific to the Vista machine, as I have used the same method as described above to successfully install the same printer on another computer in my homegroup running Windows XP. I would be very thankful for any idea on how to solve the problem!

A:Access is denied when trying to install network Printer

If you have the DVD that came with the printer use that
If not go to the website of the Printer and just download the driver from there.

If it is an old printer, you may have to use compatiblity mode and download an XP driver
Disconnect every thing from the computer except, internet, keyboard and monitor and mouse.

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I hope this is the right place for this question...didn't see another sub-forum that sounded appropriate.

Today I was having networking problems, and thanks to some help over on the Networking sub-forum, changed my workgroup to MSHOME so I could see Windows XP systems on my network from my new HP Windows 7 (Home Premium) laptop. Good stuff.

However...I may have broken something pretty serious. My account is set up as an administrator, and I have always been able to do whatever I desired on my system. Now I can't install programs at all. Every one I try, I get an "access is denied" message. For example, when I try to (re)install winmail-reader-setup.exe, I get "Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied"

What in the world have I done?! I have checked my account, folder privileges, etc, and nothing looks amiss except that I have two "unknown" user accounts that I haven't seen before...not sure how those got there. But I'm running with my own account, with full privileges, administrator access.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much!

A:Error 5: Access is denied when try to install programs

I would try setting up another admin accout first, and seeing if you can install then. This will troubleshoot it to a computer issue, account issue, etc.

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Hi Team,

I Recently offered to help my sister who dropped her monitor (CRT) off the table - while it was connected to the motherboard, causing damage to that.. So I just bought an upgrade pack (CPU, RAM, SATA HDD and the motherboard) Replaced and installed windows xp media centre edition SP3 on the new sata HDD, all works fine.

All I want to do is grab the files (music and pictures) from the old IDE HDD which is sitting there and accessible save for the files under the user my sister had created. It displays a standard access is denied message.

How can I open this up considering it is on the old installation of windows? (which will not boot due to hardware swap, it keeps looping).


A:Solved: Access is denied (fresh OS install on new HDD)

You need to connect the old hard drive to to the new computer as a second drive. Then take ownership of the files and folders you wish to copy to the new drive. Here is how:

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Hey guys, I've got something nasty...

I've been following through the Remove Windows Recovery tutorial, but am getting stuck. I have all the executable files on infected computer ready to run, and I am in safe mode. Problems follow:

*Running Rkill - Either says Installation failed, or I get to the cmd.exe box -> Preparing Rkill -> then Access denied - I have tried Rkill under many different secret names, get same message.
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:

- This is all, but it fixes nothing.

*Cannot install Mbam-setup.exe says Installation failed
*All files on computer are hidden, i can unhide them, but the virus is also doing this
*Running unhide.exe -> Everything unhidden now
My question is, where do I go from here? Thank you all ahead of time.

A:Access denied to install or run any anti-spyware

Hello see if running this first allows the rest. Is this XP or another?>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Some types of malware will disable MBAM (MalwareBytes) and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first***Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..

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Hi everyone,

This is my first post so please excuse if this post is in the wrong section... Ok so i am he one and only admin on my system i have windows 7 64 bit and when i try to install anything i get access is denied I've tried changing permission's on the file's and that didn't work, Also tried running as administrator still didn't work I've been struggling with this for the last few days and i have updates piling up. and this is also effecting my final year in college by needing to download some programs for it... any help is appreciated and i hope we can solve this problem,

thank you

A:Access is denied error as administrator(cant install anything)

The "real" Administrator account in Win7 is hidden from view. You have to "unhide" it in order to login as the real Administrator.

When you go to install anything, you should right-click on the setup file and choose "Run as Administrator". That will temporarily give you elevated rights to install stuff.

If that does not work, there are other problems.

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I get this error, "Windows cannot install printer. Access is denied." when trying to install a printer usins an admin account.
The OS is Win 7 Pro 32. Everything was working last week, then the printers stopped working. There is a Brother MFP and a Zebra label printer. I re-downloaded the correct 32bit drivers from the manufacturers and re-installed. When I try to add the printer I get Windows cannot install printer. Access is denied.
I created a new Administrator account. Same problem.
I ran superantispyware, malwarebytes, AVG, and CCleaner.
I went into the GPedit.wsc and made sure the Administrative Templates were not Preventing addition of printers. I even toggled it on> rebooted, toggled it "not configured"> rebooted.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows cannot install printer. Access is denied.

I'm still looking for some help with this. Any suggestions? Do I need to give more information?

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I attempted to install Print program on XP, however due to 'error' message popping up in the middle of the screen, I failed to install the program.

Error message is following:
An installation Support file.
could not be installed.

Access is denied.

Is this 'dll' loss or what else to blame for?
Thanks for any help on this issue.

A:Access denied .... Unable to install Program

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I have seen a number of posts about this topic here and elsewhere, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I am running WinXP, SP2 on a Dell PC, IE 7. I have tried a number of times to install SP3, all of which fail. During the "Backing Up Registy" process I get 9 different access denied messages all starting with HKCR.wdp. I select Ignore after each of them and the install process continues until about 2/3 of the way through the installation process when I get another Access Denied and the only option is to undo the installation.

Even though I own the PC and had not problems downloading SP2 and other things in the past, I tried logging in Safe Mode as Administrator, which got the same results.

I have purchased and run RegCure, which apparetntly cleaned up a lot of stuff but did not help with this problem.

Based on recommendations from MS Support I tried to reset registry permissions for .wdp by going in the register editor (regedit), and right clicking on .wdp. I just got a message "Cannot Open .wdp: Error While Opening Key"

MS Support also recommended I reset my OS security settings back to default by opening a cmd and type secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose, and then press ENTER. The message back was "secedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Does anyone have any other ideas????

A:Another Windows XP SP3 Install Access Denied Problem

You've actually downloaded SP3 and attempted installation from your desktop?Or are you trying to install via Windows Update?Worth a look:

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My parents have a linksys USB wifi network adapter, and for some reason it just stopped working last night out of nowhere...It's running on an XP Pro system.

But I've gone into Device Manager to try and "reinstall" the driver, and using the (Automatic) setting, I'm ending up with an access denied error.

I am logged into an Administrator account too...I even went as far as booting into minimal network/Safe mode, to try and install it but still no go; same error; stating Im not an Administrator.

And for some reason it appears my "Administrator" account (only appears on the login list in Safe Mode) has been password protected....
So either, I need to figure out what is locking MY Administrator account from installing these drivers, or find a way to reset the "Administrator" account password.

It's an Acer desktop, going on 2 years old in August (though who knows how long it was on their shelf )

I've even went as far as trying to plug it into other USB ports, thinking some were bad, but my USB pen drive works fine in them so they aren't faulty ports.

A:Access Denied - trying to install wifi drivers

run regedit and right click on each subfolder HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE HKEY_USERS HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG select permissions and make sure the account your logged in with is in the administrators group if its not there add it and give it full control and read

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I'm fairly sure I have the HDD malware - getting errors - windows can't find hard disk space, damaged hard drive clusters - private data at risk etc. Have seen a mention on here with the same errors.

I've copied rkill to a usb stick and can run it on my laptop - but get access denied error - but it does seem to run. The only process it says it kills is a symantec blah blah.

When I try and install malware from the stick - it goes all the way through the install process till the end - then again, I get access denied error and it rolls back.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
ps using XP

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I'm working on a laptop and I noticed the USB ports aren't working. I went into device manager and they all have exclamation points next to them. I deleted them all and rebooted. Windows tried to reinstall them but couldn't and told me Access was denied. I've never heard of or encountered this issue before. Any help?

A:Windows won't install onboard USB controllers - Access denied

Well, I do not know if you have service pack 2 installed but I will give you this fix and hope it works.

Removing and reinstalling the USB devices may be necessary, but I'd recommend following this procedure to ensure it is done thoroughly: Let's go for the "complete" USB driver renewal and see if that helps.

Please print this article for Reference

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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I can download Service Pack 2 fine, but when it comes to installing it, the install program gets about half way through and then a box comes up with the red circle and white cross, it just says Access Denied.

Then the SP2 uninstall starts. That finishes and it tells me to restart my computer

Any ideas anyone?

A:Solved: XP Service Pack 2 Install - Access Denied

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Hi everyone - I have a beauty if anyone can help.

Story so far ( I'll try to keep it short )

had drive problems with PC so got new SSD drives and a Hybrid drive.
All new drives so did tortuous route install win7 - upgrade to win 8.0 all worked then started acting up. My tech support worked on it for 2 days and gave up said I should backup and do a clean install from start. So I did.
Not yet put any backup files on so only operating system and devices (printer, wireless keyboard/mouse, wireless headset and 3webcams ( One Pluscom and two PCline ) checked device manager and found cameras with yellow exclamation mark and checked properties and saw this webcam.JPG . Contacted my tech support again they gave up after 20 mins and guess what they suggested. gave appropriate answer which ended in off and went to Microsoft answer desk. After chatting for 1 hour 40 still no further other than some services which should have been running were not so he suggested starting services and check windows update. download, install and do a reboot and see what happens. If I would purchase a support plan from them then they would connect to my PC and troubleshoot and sort.

Not willing / able to pay $150 at moment so I have come to the REAL expert for some help.

I am obviously logged in as admin as I am the only user who Can use PC and checked permissions which are OK all users having full access.

Hoping someone has an idea before I go completely bald / mad ( as in do lally not angry )
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A:unable to install webcam drivers -- access is denied

Go to the manufacturers web site and see if a driver is available for your device.

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Dell D630/Vista
Just started getting Error 5

Setup was unable to create the directory

"C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware".
Error 5: Access is denied.

When I press "OK" 

Setup was not completed.
Please correct the problem and run Setup again.
Tried installing Malwarebytes & still got the above.
Right-clicked on TEMP file and made sure all 3 permissions were allowed.
Won't let me restore... so I'm out of ideas.
Funny I can download and run DDS from Chrome but not permissioned to double-click it on desktop.
I only got the single attached txt document.
Thanks for your help.

A:Error 5 access denied, cannot install programs, Vista

1. Uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware using Add/Remove programs in the control panel.2. Restart your computer (very important).3. Download and run this utility. mbam-clean.exe4. It will ask to restart your computer (please allow it to).5. After the computer restarts, install the latest version as follows:  Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.  Double Click mbam-setup-2.0..exe to install the application. (The revision number may vary.)Select the language and click OK.Accept the agreementMake sure a checkmark is placed next to Enable the Free Trial and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click on finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Scan Now".The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click on Quanrantee All,.When disinfection is completed, a dialog will open and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)Upon restart, launch Malwarebytes Antimalware and select History.Double click on the last scan done, then on Copy to Clipboard.Right click on your next reply and select Paste.Submit your reply.Extra Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.

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After a new WinXP Pro sp3 installation, I no longer had internet access. I discovered that the network card (Ethernet Controller) wasn't installed. I had the motherboard (Asus P4PE) CD so I tried to install the LAN drivers but everytime I try, whether from the CD or from a folder on the hard drive, I get the same error message telling me that Access is Denied. I've tried in Safe Mode, but that didn't help.

I've checked some User Permissions, in Local Security Policy (Administrative Tools) and I seem to have permission to install and uninstall drivers. But I'm not very familiar with Permissions and Access Rights so I need some help with this.

I've also run Dial-a-fix, but it didn't find any problem with permissions.

Can someone help with this, my computer is pretty useless without internet access.

Thanks, John

A:Can't install network card drivers, Access is Denied

I'm now gone into the registry and checked the permissions for PCI. The admin is set for Full Control, and I'm the administrator. I tried changing Everyone else from Read to Full Control permissions, but that didn't make any difference. So I'm still stuck on this.

BTW, I was able to install the Soundmax drivers (integrated sound chip) from the Asus P4PE installation CD.

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Whenever i try and install the driver for my Nvidia Graphics Card it tells me Access Denied.
However, i was able to install my Nvidia Audio Driver, along with other drivers. For instance I can install a generic VGA driver for my card right now.
Things I've done:
Tried to install as Administrator, created new Admin account and ran as Admin from there. Tried manually install driver from Device Manager. Ran SFC, also used Windows All In One Repair to repair the following items:
Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions (2)
Reset Service Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Remove Policies Set by Infections
Removed Temp Files
Repair MSI
Restore Important Windows Services
Set Windows Service to Default Startup.
Please find attached log files for FRST and Security Check. FRST and Security Check ran after doing initial troubleshooting as listed above.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 28-12-2014
Ran by WeatherE (administrator) on WEATHERECOE01 on 30-12-2014 16:24:17
Running from C:\Users\weathere\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\QLD73M5V
Loaded Profile: WeatherE (Available profiles: WYAdmin & WeatherE)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
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A:Access Denied - Trying to install Nvidia Graphics Driver

Greetings Ilymar and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter proble... Read more

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Dunno what i have messed up. But im not able to install any drivers now in Vista x64.

Here is my rig:

Note: Im at stock now, currently testing a little with different RAM. OCZ ones wen't nuts on me. :\

Anyway this error apperas on me while installing usb drives, and intergrated sound/COM/whatever on mainboard.

I tried gaving administrator and user access to everything in register. No luck.

A:Unable to install drivers, access denied (Code 28)

Hi. . .

Have you tried to right-click on the icon and select Run as Administrator?

Also look in the event viewer - the admin filtered area as it should yield some clues.

Regards. . .



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Okay so my system recently crapped it's pants, forcing me to reinstall windows. The way I went about this is by purchasing a new 500 GB Hard drive to add on to the hard drive that contained the corrupt install of Windows. I then installed windows on the new 500 GB Hard drive, and copied over all of my user files, etc. The problem i'm having now, is that I have access denied errors to all Read-Only files when I try to delete or change them in any way. I have already deleted the windows folder on the other drive, though it still asks me to select my OS at boot; Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Home Edition. I will check the boot.ini to try and fix that issue. But i'm posting about the read-only files, what can I do? I tried the program called "unlocker" but that didn't help me. Also, killbox.exe can't kill read-only files on boot.

A:Solved: Clean install of Windows XP, ACCESS DENIED!

the first thing i'd try doing is taking ownership, if ever i get denied access to a file its the first quick step I take. Take a look at the explanation from MS and see if that helps.

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When I try to install a new printer driver, or change an existing driver, I'm getting "Cannot install Printer.  Access is denied".  There is no GPO applied to this machine, it's a member of a workgroup.  The Package Point and Print
GPO setting was set to disabled just in case.
The user in question is part of the Administrators group, but just to be safe, I logged on as administrator and got the same message. 

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Hello Again

As the subject suggests, I have had to re install Windows 7 Enterprise and it seems to have lost part of the partitioned drive. As per the picture the PS3 drice and Panthro drives are part of an internal hard drive, when I click on it I get the error message?

Would be very grateful if someone would spare the time to help me.


A:Fresh Install Win 7 Enterprise- 1 part of partition access denied

Are you using Enterprise for a particular reason? You could try scf /scannow and see if it will repair corrupted files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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ok, i've followed the instructions as much as i can but, the solution to the problem requires i edit keys in the regedit, the problem is, my regedit doesn't work.

but i did open up the setupapi.log file and did a find for "Error 5: Access is denied" and here is an excerpt found near the line.

#W187 Install failed, attempting to restore original files.
#-188 Restoring File: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsC.cfg" from "C:\WINNT\Temp\OLDC2.tmp".
#E189 Restore attempt failed (will delay restore). Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
#E227 The backup file "C:\WINNT\Temp\OLDC2.tmp" could not be restored to its original name "C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsC.cfg". Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
#E228 The timestamp for file "C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsC.cfg" could not be restored. Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
#E229 The security settings for file "C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsC.cfg" could not be restored. Error 5: Access is denied.
#-188 Restoring File: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsD.cfg" from "C:\WINNT\Temp\OLDC1.tmp".
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A:error 5: access is denied when i try to install sp2 and regedit doesn't work

never ever upgrade your OS before you are %101 sure it is malware free. Make sure you have a clean system pls.

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This is the trojan that looks like it's trying to fix you computer - and it causes files to disappear and error messages etc.

Before I realized how deep this rabbit hole goes I ran a scan with MSE and it discovered a fakesysdef trojan which it removed but still I can't view my files.

After that I downloaded malwarebytes but it won't install - I am getting an "Access is denied" error.

Attached is the output from DDS.

A:Display Recovery + fakesysdef + malwarebytes install Access is denied

It turns out that I got it all put back together. MSE removed the virus that hid all the files and shortcuts so it didn't start up after a fresh boot. After that I ran mbam-clean.exe to resolve the malware bytes install access denied error. Then I installed malwarebytes, did a scan and removed one infection in the registry. Next I ran unhide.exe to restore visibility to all my files, desktop, etc. The only things missing were start menu items (All programs was fully restored) and the task bar items. Maybe MSE gobbled them up.

Anyway - all is well.

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Hello guys, Please help me, I have a similar problem with my desktop PC which is running Vista and we have bought a Epson DX 8400 (all-in-one) Vista compliant printer which will not fully install the whole suite from the software disk supplied with the printer. The error i'm getting is Access Is Denied (0x5).

A:Access Denied Error - 0xc0000005 - Epson printer install

Hi Franco. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support.

I moved your post to your own thread so that all found here will pertain to you and your system only.

Please try this -

Insert the CD, when autoplay kicks in - stop it. If necessary, turn auto play off -
START | type autoplay into the start search box - un-click the top-left box.

Now go into Computer and into the DVD drive. There s/b a file named setup.exe - Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Please let me know of your results.

Regards. . .



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:07:45 PM, on 3/15/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\I... Read more

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I'm visiting a family member in Russia whose computer seems to have several Trojans, as well as a large number of adware and malware programs installed.

I first tried installing malwarebytes but the installation instantly stops and tells me that it cannot create a temp file as access is denied.

This happens with every security program I've tried to install.

This also happens in safe mode.

When I tried running TDSSKiller, nothing happened. No windows opened.

When I tried running ESET online scanner, it tells me I'm not connected to the Internet.

HitmanPro shows the following:


After the free 30 day trial activation, I am not able to run HitmanPro to remove those threats. It's stuck on the activation page and says it's not activated.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to install any security programs - temp access denied + adware

Also getting redirects in Google.

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Good morning.

I have a computer system that has had multiple viruses over the past 6 months. It seems like everytime I clean it, another virus pops up, almost always of the fake anti-virus variety.

This week I was called into the users office, and found the system in a loop. Starting Windows XP, then rebooting. After trying multiple times to get into safe mode, or boot normally, or anything I resorted to using the Windows XP cd and repairing the XP installation. This at least allowed me to boot into Windows again, but there are still issues.

I can not get into Internet Explorer, clicking on the icon results in "Internet Explorer has encountered a problen and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

The display drivers are not installed, and any attempt to install them results in an error stating that access is denied. Looking at the serupapi log, i can see that access is being denied when trying to do anything with igfxcui in the registry. If I browse to that location in regedit, i can not see the properties because I don't have access to it. (I am logged in as the administrator by the way).

I have installed Google Chrome as a way to get online with this sytem, and have had sporadic instances where I am being redirected to the wrong website after clicking a link in Google.

I have scanned the system with MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, and AVG without any luck.

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A:Windows XP Pro, multiple viruses, no internet explorer, access denied when trying to install display drivers

Hello,I moved this to Am I Infected from XP. Lets do these nesxt and see.For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detec... Read more

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1st noticed when I plugged in my iPhone & instead of the ususal little popup box asking what to do with pictures (can't recall what it's actually called) it now comes up with New Hardward Found.

The iPhone syncs ok with iTunes as the "Apple Mobile Device USB Driver" is ok in Device Manager & I can transfer music & videos etc

However the "iPhone" shows an exclamation mark in Device Manager - which is the camera drivers, meaning it doesn't show as a drive in My Computer.

Whenever I plug my iPhone into the USB it always comes up with new hardware found & tries to locate the drivers, it does this ok but when installing them it always come back with the message "access is Denied" I have tried reinstalling them from within Device Manager as well but get the same message.

I have also plugged in a USB card reader previously unused on the laptop to check if it was just my iPhone & again it finds it as new hardware & tries to install the drivers but again comes back with "Access is Denied" So it's not related to just my iPhone, it looks like is related to USB devices.

I have tried using a different USB port (There are 3) one of which has the mouse plugged into & the mouse works ok, the other has a bluetooth dongle in it & that works ok as well.

I have turned off User Account Control & this has made no difference.

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A:Windows Vista is saying "Access Denied" when trying to install drivers for USB device

Download the driver EXE file & save to desktop. RIGHT-click on desktop EXE icon, select "Run as Administrator"

That might do it, but COMODO either is or will be a problem. It's firewall does not play nice with Vista and causes system services to crash. All 3rd party firewalls have this problem if not completely configured properly for NETBIOS ports in particular. If 1st suggestion does not work - remove comodo.

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I have encountered this problem not to long ago with it saying. "Access is denied" But the thing is, I am running as admin. I have attempted at looking up solutions but nothing seems to fix it. UAC won't do anything either, right clicking and doing. "run as admin" Won't work either! What do I do? Free back rub for anyone who solves it!

A:Star Wars Galaxies will not install "Access is denied"

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I have a newly purchased HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One Printer series - J611 which should be working with Windows 7, but when I try to install the device drivers I get a "Access is denied" error.

How can this be bypassed or fixed?

A:Cannot install HP printer drivers - "Access is denied" in Windows 7

Exactly how are you installing the driver?

Make sure the printer is switched off and is not connected by a USB cable.

When you attempt to install the driver, right-click it first and choose Run as Administrator. During the install, you'll be prompted when to switch the printer on and connect it.

You also need to make sure you are installing the 32-bit version of the driver as you have Windows 7 32-bit.

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I started a thread here: "Unknown device" -can't find Nvidia

Apparently I'm not the only one with this issue, but we can't seem to figure out how to fix it.

The long and short is that my NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS is no longer recognized. I have tried installing the drivers from NVIDIA and from HP with no luck. When I reinstall, I get a message that an error was encountered during install and access is denied.
Looking for help. The laptop is under Best Buy warranty, so perhaps I should take it in as a warranty issue?

A:NVIDIA drivers fail to install: "access denied"

have you tried installing the drivers 'as admin' or from the hidden admin account ?

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Hi Forumers,
   I have an Inspiron 2330 and since the hard disk broke and was replaced, and after upgrading to Wondows 8.1, I have not been able to re-install Dell Backup and Recovery!
It always stop at the first step of the installation process (after rebooting), saying that access is denied.
Looking at the various logflies in the installation directory, I can find the following errors:
- "Error: failed to close CSTDisk handle GPT" in the DSLCheck.exe.20150104170319_1.log file
- various errors like these in the CreateHardLinks.exe.20150104170356_1.log file:
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\Restore\libxml2.dll. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\DBRUpdate\DsProtectionIndex.dll. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\DBRUpdate\DsProtectionIndex.dll.config. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
- In the SftService.exe.20150104170720_0.log file:
[2015-01-04 17:07:26]   Error: BOOL CSftServiceModule::CreateDBRTile(void) Temp Link file not found (C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\DBR.lnk). - ErrCode: 2
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A:Can't install Dell Backup and Recovery ("Access is denied") on my Inspiron 2330

no replies in 7 months.  I have the same problem.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Intel Pentium running Windows XP  sp3 and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried system restore to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box pops up saying lsass.exe access denied a proccess has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click ok It restarts. The Dell logo pops up then the Windows XP logo and then the access denied again. Ive tried to start in last known good configuration. Safe mode. System restore. But, i keep ending back in the loop. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., and system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit as I wasn't sure which was the one I might need. But the were being sold as disks for this... Read more

A:lsass.exe Access Denied a process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights

Windows XP has reached end of life 2 years ago... It is an insecure Operating System and should no longer be used especially online.
The Dimension 2400 is weak hardware (Pentium 4 Processor, IDE hard drive, DDR RAM) from 2003! so 13 years old! Its not worthwhile running a modern Operating System on it and below minimum system requirements.
If on a budget you are best to buy a second hand OptiPlex 780 with a Windows 7 OEM license (which can be used for a free Windows 10 upgrade).

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After I happily switched back to XP for a while, I was forced to do something, because my XP system partition gave me a lot of grief with the infamous events 51 and 9 and the day before yesterday I virtually stumbled from one BSOD to the next, while preparing a new 7 install on a different hd. I kind of resigned myself to the fact that this was a sign that it was time to move on. Alas, my new 7 Pro 64bit and me, we don't get along so well.

I was afraid, that really old programs (the ones you really need) would not work, but still, what do they have that compatibility mode for? And what was that about an integrated virtual XP? Something about an additional download from the microsoft site? I only found the usual updates.

But what really annoys me, are programs specificially for 7 that won't install with stupid errors like "The system cannot find the file specified." Please check your settings and try again. Yeah, sure, as if it was not the definition of insanity to repeat the same action and expect a different outcome. And by the way, which file? This really can drive you insane. I ran this in combatibility mode for XP SP2,3. I ran it as administrator (I am admin, duh!). I took ownership of the file. Nothing. And the funny thing about one specific install, it requires framework 2.0... which isn't at all compatible to 7, haha. Are they stupid or what?

Another funny install attempt, see attached error.
This, too, is for Win 7, according to the website. I browswed to... Read more

A:Software won't install and "access denied" issues

Here go you for the virtual XP Machine:

Download Windows XP Mode

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Okay so i recently bought myself a lovely new camera and i was eager to upload my pictures to the computer.

Upon installing (correctly) the software that came with the camera on CD, i plugged it in and ofcourse, my computer doesn't recognise it.

Its a Canon EOS 700D, and after googling things for a few hours i've came across the fact that canon doesn't communicate with windows 7 very well and there is NO specific drivers that i can download.

When i try to fix this problem by finding my camera in device manager and doing the automatic search for drvers, my computer appears to be downloading a driver and then i am met by that error message " Access denied"

So i accepted defeat and went to a local tech shop and reluctantly bought myself a SD card reader as i'd been told thats the easiest way to get my pictures across.

So i get home and plug it in and again, the same process takes place:

I plug it in, it tries to install the device and prompts me with that typical error saying that installation has failed. So i go to device manager, find my device and try the same thing again and it begins downloading a driver then gives me access denied.

I'm lost and frustrated and refuse to believe that BOTH my camera and SD card reader are at fault here, there MUST be a fix, but i am yet to find one on my own

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:USB Problems: "Can't install driver, access denied"

Flopsical mate try doing these first < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary

then this driver and let us know how you go
EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 29.0A for Windows (For users who cannot use the bundled CD)

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I have a legit copy of windows professional and have been trying to install this update with no luck. I am an Admin on the computer, the specific update I am having trouble with is:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932)

Update type: Important

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is a recommended collection of updates and improvements to Windows that are combined into a single installable update. The service pack can help make your computer safer and more reliable. A typical installation will take about 30 minutes to complete, and you will have to restart your computer about halfway through the process.

Just after I try to begin the install I get a small pop up alert saying "Error access denied"
I have tried restarting many times. The error still occurs.

Any help with this issue is appreciated

A:Can't install Update, access denied: "WindowsUpdate_00000005"

Hi Drewseph,

Can you please run the following tool, and then copy and paste the results here in your next reply?


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Attempts to install XP service pack 2 fails on multiple tries- - get "Access Denied" message after a few minutes.
Question: what fix?
MY Hard drive died a week or so ago. Installed new one and ran OEM CD system install (SP1 version). Old system SP2 was installed prior to 2006.
A little more info: Microsoft FAQ's refer to a SP2 blocker program (for corporate use); it is found in the registry. I don't find it there - nor did I expect to.

A:XP SP2 install fails:: get "Access Denied"

Did you use the OEM disc that came with your PC?

Click this link and post back with your results.

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I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take Ownership" say not to use it on the C drive, but it's not clear if that applies to the whole drive, or individual files/folders on it. Thanks.

A:"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

That is the incorrect path. No need to mess with permissions, I'd advise leaving them alone.

The path you are looking for is C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Since installing Windows 8, I have been having sporadic problems with access denied. Examples follow:

PIMEX is a Personal Information Manager that I have been using through several generations of Windows. When I first converted to Windows 8, this program worked with no problems. Now, however, when I try to open the program, I get the message "PIMEX database could not be opened. Error message: permission denied". If I use the Control Panel to uninstall the program, and then reinstall the program, I am able to open it normally and work with it and use all functions. Once I close the program, however, and try to open it again, I once again get permission denied.

PaperPort is a program that manages scanned images. The program can scan either photos or text documents. If text is selected, the program creates a PDF file that the user names. These scanned files are then stored in PaperPort folders. When I try to display one of these files, PaperPort invokes PDF Viewer Plus (included with the package), and I get the message access denied. If I try to use the Windows 8 Reader to display the file, I get a "Sorry, can't display this file message". Likewise, I cannot display the file using Adobe software.

I have a HP Photosmart Premium printer which also is a scanner. If I use the HP Solution Center to scan a text document, I am able to scan the file without problems, but when I try to Finish and write the file to my hard drive, I have the same permissions problem ... Read more

A:Access Denied ...Permission Denied

Try running the programs as administrator or try to change the compatibility settings and run it for a previous known working windows edition. Thanks.

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Good morning,I have a system that has had numerous issues, mainly virus related. I have cleaned the system, and show no virus activity... but I'm still having issues.Late last week the system was stuck in a loop, it wouldn't boot to Windows at all (no safe mode, no normal mode). I resorted to a Windows repair from the install disk. It worked... to a certain degree. I am now able to get into Windows, but can not open IE and I can not install a display driver.I am unable to access Windows Update, but was able to set automatic updates to install lots of updates including SP3, but I am still unable to make any changes.Initially when I attempted to open IE I would get a window saying that IE had to close instantly. I attempted to reinstall IE, and I attempted to install a newer version of IE. Neither worked. If I chose to install the updates with the install I would get an access denied error, if I chose not to install the updates with the install it would look like it worked, but now when I click on IE I get "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetcpl.cpl. The operating system cannot run %1"In device manager, I have no drivers installed on my display adapter. If I try to update it, it looks like it's going to install... but then I get "Cannot install the hardware. Access is Denied".Any assistance or insight into this would be appreciated.

A:Unable to access IE, access denied when updating display drivers, no windows update

On any system with a number of's often better to do a clean install to wipe the slate clean, rather than hope that you have patched all known and unknown issues, IMO.


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Hi, looking for any help with no control panel and many other issues. Previously had some malware and also some virus apparently was removed a long time ago but still I have no access to many functions although I can use the internet. Below is a current log thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:01:13, on 3/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2launch.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\pro... Read more

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So today I was working on my computer, my norton antivirus expired and so I bought a new one. Well it wouldn't renew my subscription so I read on a website that you need to clear norton out of your registry. So I followed the directions and ever since I did that when I open a webpage it goes to a screen that says:


The requested URL could not be retrieved

The following error was encountered:

- Cache Access Denied

Access control configuration prevents this request.

On top of that I get a similar message when I try to run live update. I have the computer hooked up to a linksys router with high speed internet. Please help.


A:Messed up computer and cannot access internet, page says cache access denied

Hmm, that's a good one. Try reinstalling IE or Firefox, whatever internet software you use. You might have inadvertently deleted an application cache file which the application needs.

Only other thing to do is boot into safe mode and select last know good boot.

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I have kinda setup a network with my computer and a laptop which has just been formatted. It now has XP service pack 2 installed and I have to enter the password and username of an account on the laptop in order to access the resources.
Now I can access the laptop using my computer, when the laptop tries to access my computer, and tries to get a file, the message on the title always comes up.

I have unchecked simple file sharing and enabled full access (read/write) on the laptop whose account Im using. But it didnt work.

When opening my computer today, I have noticed a message about migration and program controls and some information about windows NT and windows 3.x This has never popped up and am wondering if this has made any changes to my computer not the laptop.

So Is there a simple way that does not restrict the laptop from getting the resources on my computer??

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\Brian\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG, Malwarebytes, TDSS Killer, RKill and Combofix and they didn't come up with anything. 
Here is the FRST logs:
==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed from the registry. The file will not be moved unless listed separately.)
==================== One Month Created files and folders ========
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)
2015-11-16 14:05 - 2015-11-16 14:05 - 00020866 _____ C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\FRST.txt
2015-11-16 14:04 - 2015-11-16 14:05 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-11-16 14:04 - 2015-11-16 14:04 - 01378304 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\FRST.exe
2015-11-16 10:55 - 2015-11-16 10:55 - 00001446 _____ C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\hijackthis.log
2015-11-16 10:52 - 2015-11-16 10... Read more

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Here is the FRST logs:Your your is not complete. Please post the complete FRST log for my review.

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\<name>\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG and Malwarebytes and they didn't come up with anything. 
Thanks again for any help on this one.

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

blue gravity,
Please confirm that the command that is attempting to execute is the following:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
This command is trying to enable task manager but the command prompt that is trying to enable task manager does not have the permissions to do that.
Please try the following:
Click Start
Type cmd
Right click cmd.exe
Select Run as administrator
type "REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"
Press enter
Close cmd.exe
Log out
Log in
Try to open task manager
If this does not work, or you believe your computer might be infected, please follow the instructions found at Am I Infected, as I am not authorized to assist with the removal of malware.
Thank you,

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\<name>\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG, Malwarebytes, TDSS Killer, RKill and Combofix and they didn't come up with anything. 
Thanks again for any help on this one.

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

Please initiate a new topic, following Steps 6- 8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - and also paste in the results from your ComboFix log.  Initiate this new topic in the forum which contains the Prep Guide instructions I have linked to, do not post it here.
After that is done...this topic in AII will be closed.
Thanks .
MRL topic posted at , this topic is now closed.

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I have Windows XP and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box appears saying leads.exe access denied. Process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click OK the DELL LOGO comes up & then the process repeats itself. I can't start in safe mode, Can't start in last known good configuration. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit. Don't know how to use any of them though. Please help!

A:lsass.exe - Access Denied a process has requested access to an object but

Stupid autocorrect, grrr. The box that pops up says, lsass.exe Access Denied. I'm using my tablet.

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Hi, everyone,

I'm mostly a Linux guy these days, so I'm no longer clued up about even simple Windows issues. Bear with me.

I have one PC running Vista (home basic), one running XP (professional) and one running Windows 7 (home basic). There is a printer connected to the Vista box, which is shared.

On the XP box I can both see and use the printer on the Vista box (i.e. a "net view \\vistabox" shows the printer, and under "printers and faxes" I can install and use it).

On the Windows 7 box, however, I can see the Vista box (i.e. a "net view" shows it in the list of available PCs on the network) but a "net view \\vistabox" gives me an "access denied" error.

The Windows 7 machine has a password on it, the Vista and XP machines don't. All machines are on the same workgroup name (which is "WORKGROUP"). On the XP box I don't need a password to access the shared printer on the Vista machine; it just works.

Extensive Googling has failed to render enlightenment, nor has browsing this forum. I'm sure it has something to do with security and passwords, somewhere, somehow, but I have no idea in which direction to look for it, let alone fix it. I have also read some things about workgroups and homegroups not being the same in Windows 7, but I'm not sure if this is correct (and if so, relevant).

All suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated!

// FvW

A:Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Welcome to the forums frankvw!

Try this: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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A:Denied Access To Set Program Access And Defaults By Rundll32.exe

Hi and welcome.rundll32.exe is a process which executes DLL's and places their libraries into the memory, so they can be used more efficiently by applications. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.Note: rundll32.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability which may be installed for malicious purposes by an attacker allowing access to your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.This is strange, this might be a malware or it might just be some promblem with the rundll32.exeI would run a scan and see what the scanners find. DON'T remove rundll32.exe, because it is most likely a legitimate file.Regards,ExtremeboyGreat that you figured it out. Can you tell us how you fixed the promblem?

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I accidently changed the file settings on my laptop and locked myself out of the C:.
I cant do a system restore or enable administrator.

There are no other Administrators on my pc. If you need any other information just ask me please


A:Can't open Access control editor. Access is denied.

Im running on vista home premium btw

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I was upset that I couldn't save to my C drive so I started messing around trying to find a way. I deleted everythig in group or users names thinking I could just assign the Administrator. Now I can't access anything, I cannot run a system restore, I cannot do a cmd to Run as administrator, so on and so on. I have googled my eyes off trying to find solutions. When I click to run some programs I get "The parameter is incorrect".

A:Can't open access control editor. Access Denied.

Try safemode.

Tap F8 on boot. try a system restore from there

here is a page to help


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And yet quite possibly another no brainer for you all, I work on a large number of machines for family and friends, mostly 2000 or XP Home and Pro and to be quite honest with you I am not sure what the best way to connect to these machines would be, what I mean is I am soooooo tired of setting up a machine in my shop, running up stairs to my primary machine to either get in remotly or tap into the c:\ drive of the other machine only to realize that I do not have permition, or I do not remember the computer name, or I do not have the password, or I can not log on as the "guest". Do you know what I mean? I get so frustrated when I get the "Access Denied" message. it seems to me I spend more time trying to get into these machines than I do reparing them. So I guess my question would be, once I have the machine setup what is the FASTEST way for me to gain access to that machine from another machine? Lets just focus on XP and 2000, Do I really have to setup a user first to gain access? or is there a quicker way. Thanks.

A:Access Denied (how to gain access to another machine QUICKLY!!)

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Hey, I get this message can't open access control editor. Access is denied when trying to change settings on C:. I cant get in to system restore, registry etc thanks for your help in advance.


A:can't open access control editor. Access is denied

Have you tried use system restore from DVD Vista?

Boot DVD Vista,choose language>>repair computer>>system restore?

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I have installed the BT home hub (British Telecom) There are two user accounts on my pc. I am the administrator, and have no problems using the connection to the hub (either wirelessly or by cable) at all!

I do however, have a problem with any other user been able to connect to the internet. I have tried making them and "Administrator" too, and I get the same error message:


You were denied access because;
Access denied by access control list.

My reasoning told me that it might be a software problem, as a dial up connection, and a standard broadband cable connection all worked peviously with the two "Adimistrator", and "restricted" user accounts.

I spoke to BT who decided that it was a microsoft UK want to charge me ?49 to help as my XP Home Edition wasn't bought from them, it was pre-installed. I contacted Time Computers for help from them, though I am utterly dissapointed in them...I am a novice computer user, but I recognised that my ?1 per minute technical help call was ludicrous...DON'T USE IT! They spend 5 mins getting and checking your details!

1, Since when has creating a shortcut to a connection ever "lifted" an access denied?

2, I was also told to delete the accounts that were not allowed the access. They told me to click on save files, after I had started to delete the account...they got mixed up with the order of how things are done! Luckily I got it halted!

3,... Read more

A:Access denied by Access control list

Hi Scudda, welcome to TSF..

apologies as i'm not familiar with the BT Home Hub there any software installed on the computer to enable it's operation?

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I want to make myself the object owner for my pc and I cannot, I did a security setting when the pc was new but I have just forgot how I did it and currently cannot install programs. please guide.

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While searching the web for a number of things using Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Avast SafeZone I came across:
Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.
Reference #18.a6921602.1473777976.6a63591


Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.
Reference #18.64ff4317.1473778078.15314924

What might be causing this?

Any ideas or solutions gratefully received

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hey everyone

I was just wondering if anybody could spare some time to help me out with a problem
we have set up a network in our house with the use of a hub and router...we have broadband connected to NTL....with six computers connected

However one of our flatmates computers gives this error message when she tries to use IE: 'Forbidden, You were denied access by access control list'

She uses win XP..

She can still use messenger which shows the connection to her comp is fine... I have had a search around the net with no luck...something to do with her ISP connection although our ISP is well NTL i think..... i just plug and played this computer, no CD or anything...

any help would be hugel appreciated



A:access denied by access control list

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Before updating to windows 7 from XP, remote access was working. Now enableing remote terminal access, we get access denied. The pc trying to gain access are a Vista and 7. The pc being accessed is using a sticky IP. We have been accessing for sometime until upgrade.
This is between 2 cities. NLR has sticky IP and is to be accessed, Searcy had dynamic, class C.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Jack Privitt

A:Windows 7 remote access into, access denied

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My computer has been battling with my graphics card & modem lately. So, today I reinstalled Windows with the backup feature provided with the backup (emachine). After I had updated windows completely & replaced my extensive collection of fonts I went to put all my personal files back. I get this message:
"FOLDER LOCATION" is not accessible.
Access is denied.Click to expand...

It's the "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner" folder

It has all my music, videos, photos, & work for things I do in it. I can get into my 'WINDOWS' folder and 'Program Files' but not that. Is there a way I can get into it? I've tried using Ubuntu with the hard-drive mounted and I get that the HD is read-only and I can't move/rename/delete/ect. anything on it. I've been working on it for hours with no results at all, help

A:Solved: [Access is Denied] When trying to access files

Take Ownership

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i m using windows vista from my laptop HP DV5 .yesterday i was deleted Security Tab from my D drive.n i delete all the groups & users .now i got the the error access denied .i cannot access my drive :(.any how .please give me some suitable solution i ll thankful to you guys. and here is the screen shot of same thing

A:Drive Cannot Access (Error:Access Denied)

:( :s

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i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED pls help me

A:i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED

Hello ifyoulabme, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in an administrator account?

If you are, then check the permissions of the hidden "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\gpt.ini" file to make sure that "Administrators" are set to be allowed "Full control" of it, and that none of the "Deny" boxes are checked.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys/girls,

As the subject says,

Built a new PC for my self recently, very happy with it, running 7 64bit.
As new mobos these days are geared towards sata hdd operations I bought one and running my OS on it no problem, I did however keep my old IDE hard drive which I have attatched to the mobo because I got a ton of music and other stuff on it.

Now, I can see the hdd in my computer, I can open it and browse the full contents of it no problem, BUT when attempting to open a folder it says,
you dont have permision to access this folder, click continue to permanently get access to folder


click continue then


you have been denied permison to access the folder, to gain access you need to use the secuirtry tab

ok ok ok

security tab

then advance then continue then chance permisons to my local user name

then that folder is accessable..

What a stupid long wind way of doing it, i dont mind if it was 1 folder but ive got hundreds how can I do this for all folders or more importantly the whole hard drive, its mine ffs!


A:New PC build all ok, but cannot access my old HDD access denied

I understand your trouble; I had to deal with this in the past but luckily there is an easy fix!

You can easily add a "Take Ownership" option whenever you right click and it will run through all the sub folders and make you the owner

Navigate to this article:

The download is near the bottom (it's called Download

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Hey all,

trying to set up our system so that we cna do remote mmc administration of some machines (win 7).

when I connect to it, I get access denied errors for specific modules, however I can connect to Computer management, but the same modules still disallow access. I am using the domain admin to try this.

any reasons why it may not work?

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I read an older post about this problem. Nothing helped. I get a message stating that access is denied. I have windows vista home 64 bit pack 2. Here is what you asked for in the other post.


Group Name Type SID Attributes
====================================== ================ ============ ==================================================
Everyone Well-known group S-1-1-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
BUILTIN\Users Alias S-1-5-32-545 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE Well-known group S-1-5-4 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users Well-known group S-1-5-11 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\This Organization Well-known group S-1-5-15 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
LOCAL Well-known group S-1-2-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\NTLM Authentication Well-known group S-1-5-64-10 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
Mandatory Label\Medium Mandatory Level Unknown SID type S-1-16-8192 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
I'm not tech savvy so I don't know how to take my hard drive out to repair as suggested. I do have 2 drives. C:\ drive and D:\ drive. My back ups are on D drive. I thought maybe because of this you could help me. I tried to restore using it but it asks for files and folders and I don't know what to... Read more

A:Help, can't access C:\ drive (access denied)

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My internet connection works just fine, but the network connections icon on the taskbar (the two computers) is faded gray and has a red x on it, and when i put the cursor over it it reads "Connection status: unknown, Access denied"

i know this has been posted before but i couldnt find any solution that worked...

ive already done the cmd prompt solution, the "net localgroup administrators /add", but it does nothing...

i have Vista Home Basic 32bit, and im a standard user, though i have administrative rights.. and there are 3 users for the computer but i'm the only one with the problem..

if anyone knows of any other solution(s), please post them here!!

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Hello Guys,
I have been really impressed with Windows 8 until today.
I have Minecraft installed and it was running fine until I opened it with unpacker which gave me an error and then I used WinRar but it told me that I don't have permissions to delete the "META-INF" folder (which I needed to delete from the archive). So I tried to reopen it but I got an error that it cannot be opened.
When looking at the file's permission it seems that I don't have the READ permission so I can't change other permissions.
This only happens with one file. I have tried running CMD as Administrator but I still got an "Access Denied" error.

Do you guys know how to solve this?


A:Access Denied - No Read Access

Maybe you need to log in as administrator?

Usually you get a popup that asks for administrator approval before continuing...

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Hello all, I am having problems trying to accesse my partition. I have had to install a new operating system on a new partition as the old one had trouble starting up. I am currently running TestDisk to see if anything happens. The problem started when I was reverting back to Windows7 from Windows8 by using the partition manager in Windows8 to mark the Windows7 partition as active in order to boot it. One rebooted the 'Starting Windows' would do its business then suddendly a blank screen would follow with me only able to move the mouse.

Please see my screenshots to see what is up. I really do not want to have to resort to having to format this partition as it has uni work on it.

Note: I have changed the Windows7 old system to Windows789

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Hi, All.

I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping can be resolved. I built a server using FreeNAS 8.2 to store family pictures, videos, music, and Windows backups. In my home we have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The server is setup with 3 Windows (CIFS) Shares. One share for each of the two computers and then a common share for multimedia. The user accounts on the NAS belong to the common group "family." The Multimedia share has ownership (user:group) of root:family. The permissions on the directories in the Multimedia share are read/write/execute for owner, read/write/execute for group, and read/execute for everyone else (or 0775 in the *nix world). Sorry for the long setup explanation.

Anyway, on my computer (Professional) and my wife's computer (Home Premium), I see the shares in Windows Explorer | Network. I am able to access the shares, and the first time I accessed, I was prompted to enter user credentials, which I did along with checking the box to have the credentials remembered. So, now, when I access the shares in Windows Explorer, I have immediate access. I can read, write, delete, whatever through Windows Explorer.

On my computer, I was able to easily transfer my iTunes library to the Multimedia share through the iTunes application, and iTunes now sees all of my iTunes media from the NAS, rather than local. On my wife's computer, I am having a problem with pictures. I was able to easily move all of the 4.8 GB... Read more

A:Import Pictures to NAS "Access Denied" Error Though User Has Access

So have you tried setting the permissions using the Security tab rather than the Sharing tab? Often times you need to set the permissions on both of those tabs in order to have complete access. The link below shows you how.

HDD sharing

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