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XP Home update Service Pack 2 Fail install

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Anonymous
December 19, 2004 6:23:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

I am trying to install SP2 on a XP Home machine, I have switched off all AV
packages but error " Unable to read form or write to Database" . This is a
PC from PcWorld ( UK) and does not come with an installation disk, the s/w is
installed on the D drive. I have looked through the Event Viewer and it gave
an error about Esentutl.exe , I have tried to run the :

esentutl /g C:Windows\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb

I get an error back saying :

Error: Access to source database 'C:Windows\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb'
faile
d with Jet error -1811.

I cannot find any info on the web to cure this , anyone got any ideas ?
Anonymous
December 19, 2004 8:45:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Chat.
You can get no charge Windows XP SP2 support here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=Wxpsp2chat

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"weed" wrote:

| I am trying to install SP2 on a XP Home machine, I have switched off all AV
| packages but error " Unable to read form or write to Database" . This is a
| PC from PcWorld ( UK) and does not come with an installation disk, the s/w is
| installed on the D drive. I have looked through the Event Viewer and it gave
| an error about Esentutl.exe , I have tried to run the :
|
| esentutl /g C:Windows\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb
|
| I get an error back saying :
|
| Error: Access to source database 'C:Windows\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb'
| faile
| d with Jet error -1811.
|
| I cannot find any info on the web to cure this , anyone got any ideas ?
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 12:14:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

weed wrote:

> I am trying to install SP2 on a XP Home machine, I have switched off
> all AV packages but error " Unable to read form or write to Database" .
Hi

I would think you need to delete/rename the .log files in
the folder %windir%\Security\ (and maybe %windir%\System32\CatRoot2\).

I have created a batch file that does this for you.


http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Cannot_install_Servi...

Look for fixdb.bat under "Error 0x800710D9 Unable to read from
or write to the database"



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