I have recently spent a considerable amount of time setting up my XP system and
my applications to perfection with the intent of making a master image with Acronis
True Image so that I don't have to go through this whole reinstall thing the next
time I mess up my system.(which I inevitibly do!)
Somewhere along the line my permissions got messed up.I first discovered this when
I was attempting to install a certain app and I was denied access before installation
With a bit of research I ended up fixing the permissions for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE
which alllowed me full control over application intalls again.
Now I've just discovered that I am completely unable to install or update any device
This is the message I receive when the driver appears to have mostly installed: An error occured during installation of the device - access is denied
I have looked everywhere for a solution to this and cannot come up with anything.I
have gone through my registry and messed with all kinds of permissions,created new
user accounts,tweaked this and tweaked that and restored my C drive from backup image
after every sloppy experiment at least half a dozen times and I am still coming up
with no solution.
This is so frustrating.I have a perfectly tuned system that I have spent hours and
hours getting just right and now I cannot upgrade or install any device drivers!
Any suggestions apart from reinstalling windows would be greatly appreciated.
System specs as follows:
and all latest updates
Abit IT7 Max2 v2(onboard Raid, LAN
P4 2.53Ghz oc'ed 2.8Ghz
512 MB Samsung PC3200 DDR RAM
2 x 80Gb WD/Raid 0/NTSF
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro/
Some other Stuff/