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SQL Express 2005 Error - The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Updating Installed Files. The error is: Access is denied.

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While trying to install SQL Express 2005 on a Windows 2003 Server at the point where it the status reads "updating installed files" i get a "The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Updating Installed Files. The error is: Access is denied." errror message.  The log file reads:

MSI (s) (DC:40) [10:35:50:135]: Executing op: InstallProtectedFiles(AllowUI=0)
MSI (s) (DC:40) [10:35:50:135]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=Do_sqlFileSR.D20239D7_E87C_40C9_9837_E70B8D4882C2,Description=Updating Installed Files,)
MSI (s) (DC:40) [10:35:50:656]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=Do_sqlFileSR.D20239D7_E87C_40C9_9837_E70B8D4882C2,ActionType=1025,Source=BinaryData,Target=Do_sqlFileSR,CustomActionData=010Updating Installed Files0d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlwep-uni.mof// Create InstanceName subnamespaceinstance of __Namespace { Name = "SQLEXPRESS"; };)
MSI (s) (DC:F8) [10:35:50:686]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\WINNT\Installer\MSI9807.tmp, Entrypoint: Do_sqlFileSR
<Func Name='LaunchFunction'>
Function=Do_sqlFileSR
<Func Name='GetCAContext'>
<EndFunc Name='GetCAContext' Return='T' GetLastError='0'>
Doing Action: Do_sqlFileSR
PerfTime Start: Do_sqlFileSR : Wed Jun 14 10:35:53 2006
<Func Name='Do_sqlFileSR'>
Error copying temporary file to original file
Error Code: 1603
MSI (s) (DC!1C) [10:36:17:145]: Product: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition -- Error 29528. The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Updating Installed Files. The error is: Access is denied.


Error 29528. The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Updating Installed Files. The error is: Access is denied.


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I was trying to install SQL to the D drive and it was failing, I tired to install it to the C drive and it worked.  

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If you run the setup with administrator login then
Try running scan disk on your D drive may be it has some bad sectors.
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