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Windows XP SP3 Access Denied

When I try to install SP3 on a Windows XP machine it get's about 3/4 of the way done then I get "Access Denied". I have turned off Norton Anti virus 2009, and stopped any crap from starting up with Windows. Not sure what else to try to get SP3 installed.


Also already tried this:
http://blog.malwareteks.com/correct-access-denied-error-while-installing-windows-xp-sp3-release-candidate-2/
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orangutangCommented:
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orangutangCommented:
Never mind. What is the exact error your get?
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
Are you running Webroot spysweeper or any Malware software with the norton?
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TheTechEaseAuthor Commented:
Well yes spy sweeper. But I have tried to shut it down prior to installing SP3.

"Access Denied"
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orangutangCommented:
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
Uninstall spysweeper... you can reinstall it after the upgrade.

http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php?showtopic=36262&st=20&p=265255&#entry265255
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jeebukarthikeyanCommented:
Run spybot search and destroy.

Reset Permissions
This step will reset the permission settings on this system

Step 1: Download SubInACL (SubInACL.exe)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...inityDownloads
2. Install it on the system that needs fixed.
3. Select the C:\Windows\System32 as the Destination Folder during the Installation. Later we will use this tool to reset the permission setting on the current Machine.
Step 2:
1. Create a bat file with the following text:
@echo off
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=systems=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f
@Echo =========================
@Echo Finished.
@Echo =========================

2. Execute the Bat file on the system with issues then run Windows Update again.
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jeebukarthikeyanCommented:
Please go through this link

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/en-us
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TheTechEaseAuthor Commented:
I uninstalled webroot and ran spybot, restarted and SP3 went in just fine.

Thanks!
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