Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:15 PM
I have seen a number of posts about this topic here and elsewhere, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I am running WinXP, SP2 on a Dell PC, IE 7. I have tried a number of times to install SP3, all of which fail. During the "Backing Up Registy" process I get 9 different access denied messages all starting with HKCR.wdp. I select Ignore after each of them and the install process continues until about 2/3 of the way through the installation process when I get another Access Denied and the only option is to undo the installation.
Even though I own the PC and had not problems downloading SP2 and other things in the past, I tried logging in Safe Mode as Administrator, which got the same results.
I have purchased and run RegCure, which apparetntly cleaned up a lot of stuff but did not help with this problem.
Based on recommendations from MS Support I tried to reset registry permissions for .wdp by going in the register editor (regedit), and right clicking on .wdp. I just got a message "Cannot Open .wdp: Error While Opening Key"
MS Support also recommended I reset my OS security settings back to default by opening a cmd and type secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose, and then press ENTER. The message back was "secedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Does anyone have any other ideas????