usb storage device could not installed

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When I plug in any usb card reader/thumb drive, my windows 2k professional
could prompt me for drivers location. After I select c:\winnt\inf,
usbstor.inf could be selected but an error "An error occurred during the
installation of the deivce\nAccess is denied" would be displayed.

I have check the file permission for usb.inf/pnf and usbstor.inf/pnf and
FULL access is granted to
- Administrator
- Users
- System

and I am login with Administrative user accout already.

Any hints?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    Look in Event Viewer to see if any pertinent errors are shown. The other thing
    to try is to use the Security Configuration and Analysis snapin to analyze
    computer security settings against the setup security.inf template. Look for
    places that administrators do not have user rights compared to setup
    security.inf and also check security options for variances that could also cause
    a problem. The link below shows how to use the SCA tool. --- Steve

    http://www.lokbox.net/SecureXP/secAnalysis.asp

    "PrudyMania" <PrudyMania@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:76B5435B-5EF1-4CC0-9F95-5E69C2CCD845@microsoft.com...
    > When I plug in any usb card reader/thumb drive, my windows 2k professional
    > could prompt me for drivers location. After I select c:\winnt\inf,
    > usbstor.inf could be selected but an error "An error occurred during the
    > installation of the deivce\nAccess is denied" would be displayed.
    >
    > I have check the file permission for usb.inf/pnf and usbstor.inf/pnf and
    > FULL access is granted to
    > - Administrator
    > - Users
    > - System
    >
    > and I am login with Administrative user accout already.
    >
    > Any hints?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    Event log shows nothing. Suddenly, I recalled I have removed the file
    permission of c:\winnt\system32\drivers\usbstor.sys for SYSTEM account.
    After resetting it, everything becomes normal.

    Thanks.

    "Steven Umbach" wrote:

    > Look in Event Viewer to see if any pertinent errors are shown. The other thing
    > to try is to use the Security Configuration and Analysis snapin to analyze
    > computer security settings against the setup security.inf template. Look for
    > places that administrators do not have user rights compared to setup
    > security.inf and also check security options for variances that could also cause
    > a problem. The link below shows how to use the SCA tool. --- Steve
    >
    > http://www.lokbox.net/SecureXP/secAnalysis.asp
    >
    > "PrudyMania" <PrudyMania@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:76B5435B-5EF1-4CC0-9F95-5E69C2CCD845@microsoft.com...
    > > When I plug in any usb card reader/thumb drive, my windows 2k professional
    > > could prompt me for drivers location. After I select c:\winnt\inf,
    > > usbstor.inf could be selected but an error "An error occurred during the
    > > installation of the deivce\nAccess is denied" would be displayed.
    > >
    > > I have check the file permission for usb.inf/pnf and usbstor.inf/pnf and
    > > FULL access is granted to
    > > - Administrator
    > > - Users
    > > - System
    > >
    > > and I am login with Administrative user accout already.
    > >
    > > Any hints?
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    Glad to hear you got it working and thanks for reporting back what the fix
    was. --- Steve


    "PrudyMania" <PrudyMania@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E7C90195-679D-4EF7-9EBB-6A440A53EA9D@microsoft.com...
    > Event log shows nothing. Suddenly, I recalled I have removed the file
    > permission of c:\winnt\system32\drivers\usbstor.sys for SYSTEM account.
    > After resetting it, everything becomes normal.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Steven Umbach" wrote:
    >
    >> Look in Event Viewer to see if any pertinent errors are shown. The other
    >> thing
    >> to try is to use the Security Configuration and Analysis snapin to
    >> analyze
    >> computer security settings against the setup security.inf template. Look
    >> for
    >> places that administrators do not have user rights compared to setup
    >> security.inf and also check security options for variances that could
    >> also cause
    >> a problem. The link below shows how to use the SCA tool. --- Steve
    >>
    >> http://www.lokbox.net/SecureXP/secAnalysis.asp
    >>
    >> "PrudyMania" <PrudyMania@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:76B5435B-5EF1-4CC0-9F95-5E69C2CCD845@microsoft.com...
    >> > When I plug in any usb card reader/thumb drive, my windows 2k
    >> > professional
    >> > could prompt me for drivers location. After I select c:\winnt\inf,
    >> > usbstor.inf could be selected but an error "An error occurred during
    >> > the
    >> > installation of the deivce\nAccess is denied" would be displayed.
    >> >
    >> > I have check the file permission for usb.inf/pnf and usbstor.inf/pnf
    >> > and
    >> > FULL access is granted to
    >> > - Administrator
    >> > - Users
    >> > - System
    >> >
    >> > and I am login with Administrative user accout already.
    >> >
    >> > Any hints?
    >>
    >>
    >>
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