Cannot install printer driver: Access is denied!

By noob0
Jan 6, 2004
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Can anybody help me with this problem?
    I'm just trying to install a printer driver, but in the middle of the installation, it stops and says:

    Printer driver cannot be installed. Access is denied

    This is wierd because I'm the administrator of the computer and there is no one else who uses it.

    Any comment \ suggestions are welcome.

    I really want my printer =).
  2. noob0

    noob0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    o yea I forgot to mention, I'm working under the Windows Xp Home edition.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    have you checked to see if you have Admin privs under your account. Try doing some other things that require Admin access. I have seen profiles become corrupted and lose the ability to perform admin actions even though it is an admin account(hope that makes sense)
  4. noob0

    noob0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I think that mite be the problem. Nething that usually involves my admin access stuff always gets denied (i.e. installing Norton Personal Firewall)

    any way to solve it?
  5. limbo

    limbo Newcomer, in training

    Premissions Conflict!!

    Windows XP
    Go to Control Pannel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> Users -> Administrator: Click on -Member Of- TAB: The only thing that you want in there is Administrators REMOVE all others. This will fix the problem!
  6. wlknaack

    wlknaack Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    Are you talking about XP Pro? Noob0 said he has XP Home.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.