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All Of A Sudden I Have No Permissions?


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#1 moshiachnow

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:37 PM

I am using Windows XP Pro, SP2. Yesterday, after editing a video, I went to open another program and got the following message:

We cannot access the specified drive, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access them.

I got this message whenever I tried to open any application.

So I figured a reboot might help. I went to restart my PC and got an error message that says:

You do not have permission to shut down and restart this computer.

I had to do a hard restart. Same thing. I restarted it again, in safe mode. Everything works fine in safe mode.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:58 PM

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#3 moshiachnow

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I followed the instructions but still have the same results. Even the new username had no permissions. What is weird is that I CAN open the same applications what will not open in normal mode, in safe mode. Something must be running in normal Windows that is screwing up everything.....

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:17 PM

Malware has been known to affect user access and permissions.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:19 PM

Hello moshiachnow,

Are you using Trend Micro 2007?

"Windows cannot access the specified device when using Trend Micro 2007":

https://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPo...2015089#2015089

Even if you are not using Trend Micro 2007, you might want to read the entire thread.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:24 PM

Try running the RRT (Remove Restrictions Tool)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:14 PM

I tried the most recent suggestions. I do not use Trend Micro, but I do use Comodo for a firewall, but I did not see explorer.exe blocked there. I also tried the permission restoral tool, but it did not seem to help. I did a repair with my Windows disk. When the repair finished, things seemed back to normal. I could open applications, no permission error messages. However, after I installed SP2, the problem came back. I am getting another hard drive anyway, I may wind up just doing a clean install on the new drive and starting over......

Edited by moshiachnow, 06 June 2008 - 08:17 AM.





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