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Windows 7: Error 5: Access Denied while using Admin account


17 Jan 2013   #41

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulletng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You mean startup repair failed to fix problems? Or found problme but can't fix it?
Run it again and click "view diagnostics details". Tell us what test has not status 0x0
Isn't that the same thing? SFC found some corrupted file which I posted a few posts up. Thought a Startup Repair would fix it, but it said that it cannot fix some files (with an error that I thought wouldn't help). I will grab that error tonight.

I did enable the built-in Administrator account and still had the same issue. I will try to create another account tonight as well. Should I make it an admin or just a Standard user?
Even built-in administrator account has same problems? It has elevated privileges always active. No reason anymore to create a new account.

What you did already.... run cmd.exe elevated... that works. So elevation to extra permissions works. You told me setup.exe is running under your username .... that's fine as well.

Even if setup.exe isn't running elevated it can write in temp folder. You can create folder using windows explorer yourself.

What the heck is going on??!!!

running cmd.exe elevated... and running setup.exe from there... works perfectly.

hmmmm.... very strange

When did these problems start?

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17 Jan 2013   #42

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulletng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You mean startup repair failed to fix problems? Or found problme but can't fix it?
Run it again and click "view diagnostics details". Tell us what test has not status 0x0
Isn't that the same thing? SFC found some corrupted file which I posted a few posts up. Thought a Startup Repair would fix it, but it said that it cannot fix some files (with an error that I thought wouldn't help). I will grab that error tonight.

I did enable the built-in Administrator account and still had the same issue. I will try to create another account tonight as well. Should I make it an admin or just a Standard user?
Even built-in administrator account has same problems? It has elevated privileges always active. No reason anymore to create a new account.

What you did already.... run cmd.exe elevated... that works. So elevation to extra permissions works. You told me setup.exe is running under your username .... that's fine as well.

Even if setup.exe isn't running elevated it can write in temp folder. You can create folder using windows explorer yourself.

What the heck is going on??!!!

running cmd.exe elevated... and running setup.exe from there... works perfectly.

hmmmm.... very strange

When did these problems start?
Yeah it is extremely strange and confusing. I've never seen an issue like this before. I've tried so much to solve this issue what are we missing?

Checked all permissions for administrator and me
-Removed inherited permissions and set as child
-Set my self as owner
Enabled/disabled UAC
Enabled/disabled Built-in Administrator
Checked for malware/viruses
-Ran Malwarebytes, AVG, Windows Offline, TDSSKiller, MSE
Performed an SFC and Startup Repair (failed)
Cleaned up Temp using TFC
Moved Temp folder location

The only thing that I've seen work is to move the executables into the Temp folder itself. That allowed me to install any application/executable I've been trying to do from any other location (E:\Downloads).

The only option I see left is to reinstall Windows, but after going through all this, it feels wrong.
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17 Jan 2013   #43

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you try running the Repair Install yet?

Repair Install
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17 Jan 2013   #44

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I noticed the issue about a day before I started this thread, but I've been experiencing some rather weird issues way before then (few weeks). Such as everytime I opened up any application on my desktop it would prompt me for a security warning (which is now fixed). There has always been these two updates that have failed and continue to do so. Then when I decided I wanted to install an application I noticed that something was seriously wrong. Everything else on my computer is working great besides these few things. I really don't have any way to trace this to when and what could have caused this because it's so miniscule!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Did you try running the Repair Install yet?

Repair Install
No I have not, but I've been thinking about that. Will that reset my personal themes and windows setup?
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17 Jan 2013   #45

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The only thing that I've seen work is to move the executables into the Temp folder itself. That allowed me to install any application/executable I've been trying to do from any other location (E:\Downloads).
Are you're sure that works? So double click on %temp%\somefolder\setup.exe works?
I thought it only worked when running it from elevated command prompt!?
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17 Jan 2013   #46

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have a look at the link, the page will give you all the information on what it will/will not reset

Quote:
Do a Repair installation if:
  • A System Restore did not help fix your Windows 7.
  • There is no other easier option left that can fix your Windows 7.
  • You DO NOT want to do a Clean reinstall of Windows 7.
  • You DO want to preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.
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17 Jan 2013   #47

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote:
The only thing that I've seen work is to move the executables into the Temp folder itself. That allowed me to install any application/executable I've been trying to do from any other location (E:\Downloads).
Are you're sure that works? So double click on %temp%\somefolder\setup.exe works?
I thought it only worked when running it from elevated command prompt!?
I thought it worked that way as well...I remember moving several applications that I've been waiting to install in their. I will check that as well when I get home.

EDIT:

It also works just by double-clicking the executable within the Temp\testfolder\

EDIT:

Doing a the Repair process now...

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18 Jan 2013   #48

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Repair is finished and I'm still having the same issue...

Weird I got some SAM (security account manager) during the repair process but I couldn't read it all before it restarted.. Any idea what that is?

EDIT:

Well my brother recommended me to use ComboFix. I was trying to stay away from that but I don't think I have much of a choice anymore! Format/reinstall is my last option!

EDIT:

ComboFix didn't work. Attempted a CHKDSK as well but that didn't do anything. System Restore has been reset due to the System Repair. Don't know what else to do. Might as well do a format/reinstall at this point. Don't think I have any other option...
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19 Jan 2013   #49

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry to hear nothing worked. At this point, a clean install is probably your best option.

Clean Install Windows 7

Once you get everything running well again, it might be a good idea to make a system image so if something like this happens down the road, you can restore to the state your PC was in when you made the system image.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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20 Jan 2013   #50

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[QUOTE=bulletng;2258331
It also works just by double-clicking the executable within the Temp\testfolder\
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So you say that same doule click action doesn't fail if in Temp\testfolder\.
Problem gets more crazy! What the heck is happening
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