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Cannot Install this Hardware | Access is denied

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by johnhouk, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    On a fresh xp pro installation, I adjusted the resolution, mouse speed, then went into device manager, clicked my unrecognized wireless card, updated the driver using cd (normal procedure for those who don't want the systray app). It seem to install like normal but upon reboot, after the loading splash screen for windows i got a few nanoseconds of blue screen before it would reboot. I let it reboot a few times before resorting to using "last known good configuration" as the boot option.

    After using this option, I no longer have "Access" to this driver. It will recognize and attempt to install, but after the first progress bar with the detected hardware name, I get the error window. (error reports within the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog window)

    I attempted to restore the driver.cab file per the below url, but it didn't work.
    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/318954-access-denied-after-installing-wireless.html
     
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  3. mich2212001

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    are u logged in as administrator?
    laptop, or desktop?
    is the wireless card build in or after market purchased?
     
  4. Elvandil

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    It sounds like the wrong or an unapproved driver. Is this a 64-bit system?

    In any case, it is almost never a good idea to use drivers and software that come with hardware. Usually, they make the CD's with the very first releases of all the files thereon. You'd be much better off going to their site and looking for the most recent updates which will have the bugs that were found since the CD was made cleared up.
     
  5. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    Fresh install, so yes Computer administrator by default
    Desktop with a linksys pci card
     
  6. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    I will try a downloaded driver, however this disc has worked in this configuration before.
     
  7. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    OK downloaded driver does the same thing.
     
  8. mich2212001

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    if it's a fresh install. it sounds like a registry error or issue.
    try to download any software & install & see how that goes
    some like malwarebytes from http://malwarebytes.org
     
  9. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    MBAM installs fine, as did this driver the first time around. It seems to me that my problem is related to using the "Last know good configuration" startup option.
     
  10. johnhouk

    johnhouk Thread Starter

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    OK times up. You guys fail. I'm reinstalling windows.
    Better luck next time.
     
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