Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption installation hangs on IBM / Lenovo machines

  • Article ID: 109192
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



When attempting to install Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption, the installation process hangs without any error or apparent reason. What can be done to solve this error?


Please check whether the Windows installer log file contains the following error:

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Wed Jul 26 15:32:00: SGEASY(SGEUTIL): Execution of program 'RRUTIL.EXE -bq'. Result: (0)
Wed Jul 26 15:32:00: SGEASY: Add SGE to Windows PE.
Wed Jul 26 15:32:00: SGEASY: Add SGE files to WinPE
Wed Jul 26 15:32:03: SGEASY: Remove SGE function components.
Wed Jul 26 15:32:03: SGEASY: Error occured = 4294967291
Wed Jul 26 15:32:03: SGEASY: IA_ProcessErrMsg(Display error)

For a successful installation, you need to include the parameter IBMRAR=0.

To do so, you can add this parameter to the command line installation of Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption with "msiexec" (e.g. msiexec c:\sde.msi ADDLOCAL=SDE, Encryption IBMRAR=0).

This solution is similar to the one described in 109228.

Keywords: IBMRAR 4294967291 SERVICEV00x IBM_SERVICE rrutil SDE

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