How to get past "access denied"?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MaryL, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    I recently uninstalled Norton SystemWorks 2003 and installed Norton
    SystemWorks Premier 2005. (I know, that may be my first mistake, but I have
    used Norton for years without any problems, and I primarily wanted the
    upgrade to Ghost 9.0.) Well, this time I *have* run into problems -- and it
    is with Ghost, my primary motivation for buying the Premier edition. All
    attempts to run Ghost results in a "Catastrophic Failure" message. A search
    of the Symantec Knowledge Base says that the solution is to reinstall COM+.
    I have attempted to follow Symantec's instructions. However, the
    instructions say to go to the command prompt and type the following,
    pressing Enter after each line:
    However, the second line results in a message of "access is denied." Can
    anyone provide any help on how to get past that? I am the only user of this
    computer, and I am the administrator. Is there some other way to logon that
    would permit me to make this change?

    I am using a Compaq Presarion 8000 computer running Win XP-Home Edition.

    Thanks for any help.

    MaryL, Dec 11, 2004
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  2. MaryL

    Plato Guest

    Time to use quality utils instead of nortons stuff.
    Plato, Dec 11, 2004
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  3. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    Maybe so, but I already paid for this one...and I would at least like to be
    able to use Ghost. Moreover, I have noticed that other people have had
    problems with "access denied." Is there any way for me to get past that?

    Also: I'm open to suggestions for a good image program (in case of
    disaster) and even a good back-up program if it will backup to 750mb zip
    disks and can be set to run manually (not automatic).

    MaryL, Dec 11, 2004
  4. Try this:


    Pete Angelakos, Dec 11, 2004
  5. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    Thanks. A friend of mine also recommended Acronis for backup, and it looks
    interesting. (Do you have any ideas about the "access denied" problem?
    Even if I switch from Norton to Acronis -- which is a distinct
    possibility -- there is still the issue of whether COM+ really needs to be
    reinstalled, which is what the Symantec site claims. If so, I can't do that
    as long as access is denied. Or...does anyone know what COM+ is? All of my
    other programs run without any problems.)

    MaryL, Dec 12, 2004
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