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Aug 2, 2005

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with Windows XP Professional SP2.In the past,I've installed device drivers for scanners, external DVD drives,modems, software, etc. I'm currently having trouble installing a device driver for an 802.11g PCI card.The hardware is found by the "Found New Hardware Wizard", but fails to install with "Error 5: Access is denied" the setupapi log shows that it couldn't properly write to the registry. My account has Administrator privileges. I've tried to completely uninstall and reinstall the driver, and the same fault occurs. Obviously, every time the machine boots, the same problem cycles through again.I've been trying to resolve this with the vendor, who is probably just as confused as me, because it looks to be an issue with the OS.

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