troubleshooting Question

cant install sql 2005

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005Windows Server 2008
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windows server 2008 r2 64 bit
when I run in the installer for sql express 2005 it fails.
I look through the error log for the install and it fails because it is denied permission to the registry key
here is an example of one

error 1402. Could not open key: UNKNOWN\Components\DEC74B4E79E7CB5469A8407B258B1502\EE3C5F35DE50038499B4052B0F5DF0EC.  System error 5.  Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

I go to the registry and give the user I am installing the sql express with full permissions and the install will then work up until it hits another registry key that it doesn't have permission to.  so then it fails again..
I have given myself permission to over 20 registry keys and then a new one will pop up everytime.   any ideas.....

on the other front, I have a corrupted install of sql 2005 express.... this is what I am trying to fix with the above process.  I have used the Microsoft fixit tool.  I have tried to uninstall it through ARP..     I can't get the program uninstalled or install on top of it...
no good backup of system state available.  I'm reading the next step is to reinstall the os and I really am trying to avoid that.
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Patrick Bogers
Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

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