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Weird Prompt When I Open Just About Anything

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#1 ichigozu


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:49 AM

hi people, well heres the deal when i open or should i say attempt to open anyinthing on my desktop or menu i grt a box telling me"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not the appropriate permissions to access the items." and that bull im the administrator how can this be? BUT there r sometimes that it will open. but never on a consistant basis. ANYONE PLZ HELP. THNX

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 November 2007 - 08:16 AM

If you are the Admin...and this is your system...and there is no malware involved...I would guess that a repair install would fix whatever is wrong.

You might look for clues in Event Viewer but an expeditious attempt at resolution would be a repair install. Sounds like the system is gorked.

What version of XP? Is it currently updated?


#3 Budapest


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:56 AM

Try taking ownership of all the files and folders on you drive.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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