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permissions problems after xp repair

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  1. bbxrider

    bbxrider Thread Starter

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    I recently ran the xp repair option from my install disk, repaired system seemingly working ok after a few adjustments but a a major problem is I can't install any ms updates, including installing the 3.1 or 4.5 installer. I either get the 80070005 error, or a popup message 'access is denied'
    There are a number of posts recommending using secedit to restore defaults. I have a number of accts and file permissions that would be a real pain to have to redo, if I restore to original defaults.

    Is secedit to defaults the only solution after a repair?

    Is there no way to run secedit to only repair the registry permissions. this is where the problem seems to be. I checked that admins do have full control for registry permissions and I run as an admin user
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    I think I posted on another of your problems did I not.
    This is likely to be a Security programme ie an Anti-Virus or Firewall or a change you have made to permissions that have effected this. Disable all anti-virus and firewall by inserting Updates as an allowed website.
    TRY THIS FIRST
    Go to Control Panel, Administrative Functions Services and check Automatic Updates as per this screenshot - attached.
    Then if still no success try this

    http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal
    Run it on the appropriate FIXIT and see if it helps.

    If that does not work use the baseline scanner and try the updates direct.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320454
    This will list your updates and provide you with the direct download, rather than the updates listed together.
     

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    bbxrider Thread Starter

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    ok, working now, my updates, were failing with 80070005 and the 4.5 installer had a popup error message, 'access denied'. turns out the permissions for the registry hk_classes_root was full control for everybody! hows that for security. when I first saw that I thought it would include system and administrators, but evidently not. so I added both with full control and was then able to install the 3.1 installer. I would like to know /what/when/how the hk_classes_root permissions was changed to everybody/full control.
    thanks for the suggestion, but I doubt if I would ever use something like the ms Fixit unless totally out of other options and desperate. who knows what it may do that would wreak havoc on my system. I ran into things like that trying install sql server 2008 along side 2005 which was supposed to be ok but just created a mess. then unless you can pay 250/hr for ms support, nobody seems to really know what is going on.

     
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    Glad its working the Fixit is a Microsoft Fixit programme that has only just been released. It is not some off the peg fixit. I would never recommend such a programme. This Microsoft programme installs what is deemed necessary by the scan of your computer. IT is really ONLY a collection of the Microsoft fixes ALL put together in once place.
     
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