Disk access error installing SW/drivers for PSC 750

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I have the latest drivers for my PSC 750. When I try to install
it, I get the message:

The system cannot open the device or file specified
Internal Error 2755. 110,
c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver...
...\hp psc 700 series \Setup\setup.msi

The directory c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver above is where I
specified the files to be copied in the setup procedure. The files are indeed
copied there, but the error message occurs during the actual install. I
searched the web for similar errors. The site
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324906&sd=tech says to
ensure that account SYSTEM had Full Control to the root directory of the hard
drive. Directories "c:\Program Files", "c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard" and
subfolders under the latter inheritted these widened permissions. This does
not solve the problem. I saw other places on the web that suggest giving
Full Control to the EVERYONE account. This sounds kind of drastic. Is this
a good idea? I usually do not operate using the administrator account
specifically because I rely on restricted permissions for safety.

Thanks for any comments.

Fred
 
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Disk access error installing SW/drivers for PSC 750
Date: 24 Mar 2005 01:28:41 GMT
From: Fred Ma <fma@REMOVE_NOSPAM.doe.carleton.ca>
Organization: Carleton University
Newsgroups: alt.os.windows2000,comp.sys.hp.hardware,comp.sys.hp.misc

I have the latest drivers for my PSC 750. When I try to install
it, I get the message:

The system cannot open the device or file specified
Internal Error 2755. 110,
c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver...
...\hp psc 700 series \Setup\setup.msi

The directory c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver above is where I
specified the files to be copied in the setup procedure. The files are indeed
copied there, but the error message occurs during the actual install. I
searched the web for similar errors. The site
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324906&sd=tech says to
ensure that account SYSTEM had Full Control to the root directory of the hard
drive. Directories "c:\Program Files", "c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard" and
subfolders under the latter inheritted these widened permissions. This does
not solve the problem. I saw other places on the web that suggest giving
Full Control to the EVERYONE account. This sounds kind of drastic. Is this
a good idea? I usually do not operate using the administrator account
specifically because I rely on restricted permissions for safety.

Thanks for any comments.

Fred
 
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Why not take HP's default path for driver installation? Why on earth install
the drivers along a path with cygwin on it? I rarely do NOT take the default
path when installing any software. The software writers seem to have enough
difficulty getting the software to work. Why tempt fate with a different path,
which may well not have been tested by what is claimed to be a quality assurance
department? ... Ben Myers

On 24 Mar 2005 01:28:41 GMT, Fred Ma <fma@REMOVE_NOSPAM.doe.carleton.ca> wrote:

>I have the latest drivers for my PSC 750. When I try to install
>it, I get the message:
>
> The system cannot open the device or file specified
> Internal Error 2755. 110,
> c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver...
> ...\hp psc 700 series \Setup\setup.msi
>
>The directory c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver above is where I
>specified the files to be copied in the setup procedure. The files are indeed
>copied there, but the error message occurs during the actual install. I
>searched the web for similar errors. The site
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324906&sd=tech says to
>ensure that account SYSTEM had Full Control to the root directory of the hard
>drive. Directories "c:\Program Files", "c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard" and
>subfolders under the latter inheritted these widened permissions. This does
>not solve the problem. I saw other places on the web that suggest giving
>Full Control to the EVERYONE account. This sounds kind of drastic. Is this
>a good idea? I usually do not operate using the administrator account
>specifically because I rely on restricted permissions for safety.
>
>Thanks for any comments.
>
>Fred
>
 
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Ben Myers wrote:
> Why not take HP's default path for driver installation? Why on earth install
> the drivers along a path with cygwin on it? I rarely do NOT take the default
> path when installing any software. The software writers seem to have enough
> difficulty getting the software to work. Why tempt fate with a different path,
> which may well not have been tested by what is claimed to be a quality assurance
> department? ... Ben Myers


I believe that /is/ the default path. It results from downloading the install
program into c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver. The install
program has no problem unpacking and writing the files into subdirectory "hp
psc 700 series". Where it seems to have trouble is copying those files into
"c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard".

Fred


> On 24 Mar 2005 01:28:41 GMT, Fred Ma <fma@REMOVE_NOSPAM.doe.carleton.ca> wrote:
>
>
>>I have the latest drivers for my PSC 750. When I try to install
>>it, I get the message:
>>
>> The system cannot open the device or file specified
>> Internal Error 2755. 110,
>> c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver...
>> ...\hp psc 700 series \Setup\setup.msi
>>
>>The directory c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver above is where I
>>specified the files to be copied in the setup procedure. The files are indeed
>>copied there, but the error message occurs during the actual install. I
>>searched the web for similar errors. The site
>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324906&sd=tech says to
>>ensure that account SYSTEM had Full Control to the root directory of the hard
>>drive. Directories "c:\Program Files", and
>>subfolders under the latter inheritted these widened permissions. This does
>>not solve the problem. I saw other places on the web that suggest giving
>>Full Control to the EVERYONE account. This sounds kind of drastic. Is this
>>a good idea? I usually do not operate using the administrator account
>>specifically because I rely on restricted permissions for safety.
 
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Fred Ma wrote:
> Ben Myers wrote:
> > Why not take HP's default path for driver installation? Why on earth install
> > the drivers along a path with cygwin on it? I rarely do NOT take the default
> > path when installing any software. The software writers seem to have enough
> > difficulty getting the software to work. Why tempt fate with a different path,
> > which may well not have been tested by what is claimed to be a quality assurance
> > department? ... Ben Myers
>
>
> I believe that /is/ the default path. It results from downloading the install
> program into c:\cygwin\home\Administrator\psc750\FullDriver. The install
> program has no problem unpacking and writing the files into subdirectory "hp
> psc 700 series". Where it seems to have trouble is copying those files into
> "c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard".

Well, Ben, you were right. Thanks for pointing out that snafu factor.
It looks like the permissions for NTFS is not as simple as the permissions
shown under cygwin's "ls -l". Now that it installs, I'm onto the next
problems in getting them to work (but that's another story).

Fred