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Windows 7: Error 5: Access is denied when try to install programs

31 Jan 2010   #31
losermind

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

Hello Losermind, Welcome to SF,

Error 5 is referring to permission which Windows 7 and Windows Vista is known for. First thing which you could try would be to Right Click on Setup and Run as administrator. If that fails then try install the application in Build-in Administrator account (Method 2 is more easy)

Hope this helps,
Captain
try it already... same error... my acount has all the privileges like an administrator. however, i'd try as an adminastartor, from right click menu, and in the administtartor acount.. same error all over again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emily7 View Post

Unfortunately, neither of these suggestions worked for me. It also was not a virus or other malware, and system file check revealed no issues. I rolled back to a point three days ago, and all was well again. Between that time and when I noticed the issue yesterday, two major things had happened on my system: a Windows critical update had been installed, and I'd downloaded and installed a beta version of my Anti-virus (Vipre) with Firewall.

After performing System Restore, seeing that I could now install programs again, and shutting down last night, the Windows updates were once again automatically installed. With fear and trepidation, I booted up this morning, and all was still well. So, in my case, it appears that the Vipre Beta may have caused the problem. It could have been something else, but that seems the most likely cause. I reinstalled the non-beta version (without firewall), and all is well now.

You aren't by any chance a Vipre user, are you?

Emily
Vipre? antivirus, right? i have the nod32... i just run it... nothing found.

same problem appear a while ago... i formated the computer and start all over again from scrath... computer worked just fine, no problem... til last week, when this problem happened.

thanx for the response


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31 Jan 2010   #32
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let's see if this works:
edit .... wrong link
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31 Jan 2010   #33
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This may explain the circumstances causing error 5 PChucks Network: The Mysterious "Error = 5" aka "Access Denied"
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31 Jan 2010   #34
Emily7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This may explain the circumstances causing error 5 PChucks Network: The Mysterious "Error = 5" aka "Access Denied"
Ah, Jacee...this link helped. I suspect in my case the error occurred because the beta Vipre version I installed had a firewall (the normal version I use does not). I probably just didn't have it configured correctly. D'oh!

Thanks!
Emily
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31 Jan 2010   #35
losermind

Windows 7
 
 

now i get other messege



any idea?
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31 Jan 2010   #36
fcs25

Windows 7
 
 

Open cmd and type in ....net user administrator /active:yes...........Then hit enter and reboot.You will be able to log into windows as the hidden administrator account.See if this helps.Type it exactly as I have posted.
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31 Jan 2010   #37
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@ losermind see this about nsis error:
Why do I get NSIS Error - NSIS
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31 Jan 2010   #38
losermind

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fcs25 View Post
Open cmd and type in ....net user administrator /active:yes...........Then hit enter and reboot.You will be able to log into windows as the hidden administrator account.See if this helps.Type it exactly as I have posted.
im not sure what i have to type... could you plz specify a lil more... thanx!
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31 Jan 2010   #39
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

In the command prompt, copy and paste this on the blinking dot
net user administrator /active:yes
Press 'enter'
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31 Jan 2010   #40
losermind

Windows 7
 
 

is this right?



or am i doing an other thing?
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