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Write error when installing applications


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#1 Steven01025

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:10 PM

I'm running Windows XP SP3.

This is a very recent occurrence. Anytime I try to install (or update) an application, I get an error saying something along the lines of "Error writing to X. Please make sure that the directory is not read only". Sorry I don't have a specific error message, every program gives a different message, but they are all basically the same: I'm not allowed to write to whatever I need to write to when installing my application.

I also have a sufficient amount of memory, so that isn't an issue.

I don't think I have a virus on my machine. My firewall (Comodo) is pretty strict, and a virus scan (AVG) didn't turn up anything.

Has anyone come across this?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:49 AM

Hello and welcome,

Does your user account have administrative rights?
Regards,

Alan.




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