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Unable To Run Any Executable Or Bat File On My Desktop

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#1 chetty


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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:51 PM

Hello Guys,

I am new to this forum. My computer suddenly started giving me problems. Any executable I try to start such as Windows Explorer or Word or Excel, I get this same error "Windows cannot access specified drive, path or file. YOu may not have the appropriate permissions to access the items". This is wierd. I am the admin on my machine. I cannot also access the Control Panel User Accounts. I can execute commands such as regedit, msconfig or even start up my command window. I wanted to use the System Recovery disk provided along with my computer, but it wont start up and I am assuming it is because of the problem starting up exe's and bat files.

So please give me suggestions on what to do and if I have to reformat my hard drive and reinstall the OS, I would appreciate your help in giving step by step instructions on how to do it.


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Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:31 PM

Have you tried doing a last known good configuration? If you aren't familiar with this process this article at the Microsoft web site will explain what it is and how to use it.

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