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Unread 28-10-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
Jim
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msconfig - Access Denied Error

I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
fix this problem?
 
Unread 29-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
Mark L. Ferguson
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

Aaron Stebner's WebLog Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
repair file and registry permissions:
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx
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Mark L. Ferguson



"Jim" wrote:

> I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> fix this problem?

 
Unread 06-11-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
Peter
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

Hi Mark,
Although I found Mr. Stebner's WebLog very interesting, it did not work for
me. I just today made the following post to his WebLog:
"There is but a single account on my Win XP Pro SP2 notebook, an
Administrator account, so of course I am the Administrator. Prior to
installing any new software on this notebook I like to temporarily disable
all Startup programs by running MSCONFIG, un-checking "Load Startup Items"
and clicking OK. I then re-boot and continue with the installation of my new
software. Very recently, while this procedure seems to continue to work, it
also displays an ominous message, "An Access Denied error was returned while
attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator
account to make the specified changes." A Google search revealed Aaron
Stebner’s Weblog for “Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
repair file and registry permissions” as a possible solution to this vexing
problem.

The good news is that Mr. Stebner’s cmd file runs correctly, and breaks
nothing. The bad news is that I continue to get that ominous message even
though the change I make inside MSCONFIG seems to “take” just fine. That is,
I can successfully disable and later re-enable all “Load Startup Items”."

--
Peter Sale
Santa Monica CA USA


"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Aaron Stebner's WebLog Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
> repair file and registry permissions:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx
> --
> helpful? click "Yes" button. Voting helps the web interface.
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...lp_and_support
> Mark L. Ferguson
>
>
>
> "Jim" wrote:
>
> > I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> > some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> > following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> > to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> > make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> > Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> > fix this problem?

 
Unread 06-11-2007, 11:58 PM   #4
Peter
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

Stop the presses! I managed to fix this problem by starting the problem
notebook in "Safe Mode" (on my pc this involves pressing F8 multiple times
during the re-boot process). In "Safe Mode" I was able to sign-on to the
"Administrator" account. While on this account I "ran"
Start>Run>MsConfig>un-checked "Load Startup Items" (it was sort-of un-checked
already>pressed OK and I did not get the error message. I then re-booted
into Normal mode, and was able to check (or un-check "Load Startu Items") and
exit the System Configuration Utility without suffering that ominous error
message
--
Peter Sale
Santa Monica CA USA


"Peter" wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> Although I found Mr. Stebner's WebLog very interesting, it did not work for
> me. I just today made the following post to his WebLog:
> "There is but a single account on my Win XP Pro SP2 notebook, an
> Administrator account, so of course I am the Administrator. Prior to
> installing any new software on this notebook I like to temporarily disable
> all Startup programs by running MSCONFIG, un-checking "Load Startup Items"
> and clicking OK. I then re-boot and continue with the installation of my new
> software. Very recently, while this procedure seems to continue to work, it
> also displays an ominous message, "An Access Denied error was returned while
> attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator
> account to make the specified changes." A Google search revealed Aaron
> Stebner’s Weblog for “Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
> repair file and registry permissions” as a possible solution to this vexing
> problem.
>
> The good news is that Mr. Stebner’s cmd file runs correctly, and breaks
> nothing. The bad news is that I continue to get that ominous message even
> though the change I make inside MSCONFIG seems to “take” just fine. That is,
> I can successfully disable and later re-enable all “Load Startup Items”."
>
> --
> Peter Sale
> Santa Monica CA USA
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
> > Aaron Stebner's WebLog Solving setup errors by using the SubInACL tool to
> > repair file and registry permissions:
> > http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx
> > --
> > helpful? click "Yes" button. Voting helps the web interface.
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...lp_and_support
> > Mark L. Ferguson
> >
> >
> >
> > "Jim" wrote:
> >
> > > I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> > > some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> > > following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> > > to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> > > make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> > > Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> > > fix this problem?

 
Unread 28-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
larry petrilla
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

jim, have you been able to resolve this problem yet?


"Jim" wrote:

> I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> fix this problem?

 
Unread 28-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
Jim
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

No not really...I tried some of the suggestions but none of them solved my
problem. I kind of gave up. If there are some other ideas out there I am
still interested in finding a sloution.

"larry petrilla" wrote:

> jim, have you been able to resolve this problem yet?
>
>
> "Jim" wrote:
>
> > I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> > some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> > following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> > to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> > make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> > Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> > fix this problem?

 
Unread 28-01-2008, 11:01 AM   #7
larry petrilla
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RE: msconfig - Access Denied Error

drop me an email fph01 at hotmail com
i will keep you updated.. i have a sfew threads working on here, and 2
other places.. im tired of this.. lol..


"Jim" wrote:

> No not really...I tried some of the suggestions but none of them solved my
> problem. I kind of gave up. If there are some other ideas out there I am
> still interested in finding a sloution.
>
> "larry petrilla" wrote:
>
> > jim, have you been able to resolve this problem yet?
> >
> >
> > "Jim" wrote:
> >
> > > I am running XP Professional and trying to use the msconfig utility to do
> > > some diagnostics. When I press OK after making changes in msconfig I get the
> > > following error message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting
> > > to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to
> > > make the specified changes." This happens even when I'm logged in as
> > > Administrator or a user in the Administrator group. Does anyone know how to
> > > fix this problem?

 
 

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