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Windows 7: USB Problems: "Can't install driver, access denied"

08 Jun 2014   #1

windows 7 professional
USB Problems: "Can't install driver, access denied"

Okay so i recently bought myself a lovely new camera and i was eager to upload my pictures to the computer.

Upon installing (correctly) the software that came with the camera on CD, i plugged it in and ofcourse, my computer doesn't recognise it.

Its a Canon EOS 700D, and after googling things for a few hours i've came across the fact that canon doesn't communicate with windows 7 very well and there is NO specific drivers that i can download.

When i try to fix this problem by finding my camera in device manager and doing the automatic search for drvers, my computer appears to be downloading a driver and then i am met by that error message " Access denied"

So i accepted defeat and went to a local tech shop and reluctantly bought myself a SD card reader as i'd been told thats the easiest way to get my pictures across.

So i get home and plug it in and again, the same process takes place:

I plug it in, it tries to install the device and prompts me with that typical error saying that installation has failed. So i go to device manager, find my device and try the same thing again and it begins downloading a driver then gives me access denied.

I'm lost and frustrated and refuse to believe that BOTH my camera and SD card reader are at fault here, there MUST be a fix, but i am yet to find one on my own

Thanks in advance for any help.

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08 Jun 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

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15 Jun 2014   #3

windows 7 professional

hello thanks for your response. i did both of those and they came back clear with no problems at all. any other suggestions?
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15 Jun 2014   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Can you elaborate on the 'Access Denied' message, or better still post a screenshot.

Use the Snipping Tool How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista and upload the screenshot of the message. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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15 Jun 2014   #5

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..

FIX: Access is denied error while installing software on Windows 8 | 7
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15 Jun 2014   #6

windows 7 home 64bit

If the above Solution does not work try this one ...

"Access Denied" Message During USB Device Installation - National Instruments
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15 Jun 2014   #7

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

I'll add one more possible solution as i've seen malware also cause Access Denied in a few different recent threads. Try running the 3 malware tools listed in post #2
USB not installing, not possible to uninstall code 28
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15 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 10 Pro

You might also want to try this as well:

Try this:

USB drive or flash problems? How to cleanup and remove old USB storage drivers - TechSpot Forums

That should resolve any issues you have with usb devices unless it is hardware related.

EDIT: Make sure to run this bat file as an admin. Right click the bat file, run as administrator. Code used for the bat is on the website, and verified by me as being the same when editing the bat file.
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17 Jun 2014   #9


download avira from filehippo install it and than go to device manager right click on your driver than click on update driver software this helped me hope it helps you to
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04 Sep 2014   #10

is the problem SOLVED ?

To whomever noted this "problem" as solved, are you sure the problem posted by the original poster is solved?
it does not appear to be solved to me.
I have the same 'access denied' problem with W8x62 and a USB2 HP printer driver. I have used about 8 hours of my time, and have yet to find a solution.....
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