Posted on 2009-04-13
Hello Experts, I have a XP Pro Box with SP2 installed. I am currently trying to install SP3 on this particular machine and when it gets to the Backing up the Registry the install crashes with the following error message.
Service Pack 3 could not backup the following registry key
to file: c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\reg00242
I am logged into this machine as the local Administrator. From what I understand about the file $NtServicePackUninstall$ this is the uninstall folder that gets created when you install service pack 2. The only problem is this machine was load with an XP Pro SP2 disc. Any ideas on how to resolve this one?
Also, if you click on Abort another message will pop up and say the following SP3 could not be installed Access denied.