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Cannot Access Most Things, Permissions Gone Wrong.


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#1 Mechanimal

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:55 AM

Hi, earlier today my computer was running 100% perfect, and I restarted to install windows updates, and when it went back into Windows, I could not access any files, or the start menu.

eg. I click on the start menu, but can't highlight anything in it. Click on any applications and I get this error as everything else I do, properties of things and all:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'm running Windows XP Professional x64, and I tried a windows install repair, just to make sure no files were corrupted, and then afterwards went into safe mode, and could not uninstall any updates. It took me back to SP1 as well, after the repair. I'm not sure if I have everything in here, but if any more detail is needed, I'll be sure to put it down. Thanks a lot.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:28 AM

Did you use an XP SP2 CD to do this repair?

Using an earlier version than SP2 (assuming that the system was already running with SP2 installed) would create problems.

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Edited to put in "CD", a key word :thumbsup:.

Edited by hamluis, 13 February 2008 - 12:41 PM.


#3 Mechanimal

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:04 PM

Last time I checked, it was SP2 in the corner, and all of a sudden when I'm in safe mode, it's now back to SP1.

EDIT: Is it possible for it to revert to SP1 after doing a Windows repair? 'cause if so, I'm pretty sure that is what happened.
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Edited by Mechanimal, 13 February 2008 - 12:15 PM.





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