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Windows Service Pack 3 - Access Denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blom09, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. blom09

    blom09 Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2008
    Hey people

    I just bought the new GTA 4 and it apperently needs service pack 3, so i downloaded it from microsoft download center but in the middle of the install it stops and says access denied. It then continues to remove the service pack again and when it is almost done it said that it ways not removed corretly and that XP might not work optimatly.
    So i tried all 3 solutions given to me on the support site that windows has on the problem,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377, and none of them give any result. So i try i pasting in :
    cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

    in the notepad and save as reset.cmd but when I click on it opens and then closes again in less then a second. :/
    So i tried finding out if the registry update thing failed as microsoft shows you how at,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377, and mine has apperently failed and it says 'DoRegistryUpdates failed' in the svcpack.

    Please help me here. I contacted microsoft support by email, but i am still waiting for their answer.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    Are you using an administrator account to do the update?
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