to BC lardi!
what application are you trying to install? is it from a CD, floppy,
downloaded installer or a usb flash memory key?
sometimes copying the installer from the original medium
to a folder on your harddrive can fix this problem...
on your machine are you logged in as an administrative level user?
you should be able to go to start->settings->control panel->users and passwords
and i dont have a XP machine here in front of me so im going from memory now...
you should be able to see if your user account is "restricted" or "administrator"
you need to be administrator level to do lots of installs...
hope this helps...
Edited by rexifelis, 21 December 2004 - 01:05 PM.