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Error 5 Access is denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sarah0439, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. sarah0439

    sarah0439 Thread Starter

    Dec 13, 2004
    I am still having problems with my Windows Installer!! I clicked on start then control panel>then clicked on Administrative tools>then component services>
    then i clicked on Services(Local) then i scrolled down the list to Windows Installer, where it says status, it is blank. It doesn't say stopped or started so i clicked on start the service and i got an error 5 message; Could not start the Windows Installer,access is denied. I seem to be getting the same error message for some of the other services too. Here is a list of all the services that stopped, maybe someone out there can look at these and maybe help me out here: Application Management, Indexing Service, COM +System Application, Logical Disk Manager Ad..., Logical Disk Manager, Dns Client, Human Interface Device, Http SSL, Distributed Transaction..., Net Logon, NT
    LM Security Support, Remote Desk top Help SE..., Remote Procedure Call(...yes), QoS RSVP, Smartcard, Windows Image Acquisition, MS Software Shadow Co..., Performance Logs and AL..., Uninteruptable Power Supply, Volume Shadow Copy, Portable Media Serial Nu...., WMI Performance Adapter,
    Network Provisioning Ser.... If anyone can help, i would greatly appreciate it.

  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004
    Try rebooting in Safe Mode and go in as the Administrator account. If you can get to start the Windows Installer service in there it will be a case of trawling through the Help & Support menu under a search heading of "Permissions" to get your own username account granted all the powers you may ever need.
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