"Access is Denied" Message when opening .msc or .msi

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nphp20

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Hi,

I have no idea what may have caused this problem, but recently, whenever I try to open a .msi installer file, I get an access is denied message. This happened a couple of weeks ago, and I left it alone. Now, I just discovered that when I open a .msc file (like services.msc), I get the same result. I went back to that same installer and the same thing still happened.

And right now, I just recalled that the same thing happened with .log files. I just tried to open one and it wouldn't let me.

Anyone have any idea what caused this or why it is happening? I couldn't find any help on Google or on previous posts.

Thanks a lot.
 
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You may have to do a reinstall to correct this; resolutions for this type of problem are few and far between.

Start by confirming the same behavior exists in the Safe Mode Administrator account (not your normal User Profile administrator account).

Also open a command prompt (start > run cmd and at the prompt enter:

sc queryex rpcss

Is the service running?

sc queryex

will produce a full list of services and their status

If the Remote Procedure Call service is stopped and you cannot start it, try downloading, unzipping and running the attached registry file. Then reboot.

http://attachments.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=69370&d=1134058763

Also run regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs

make sure the START mode is set to a value of 2
 
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