Windows XP HE 2002 Sp 3
For the past week I have been getting the following error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropropriate permissions to access the file" when trying to run most .exe files (not certain if it's all .exe files or only the ones I have been trying). I can run these files in safe mode, so I have tried disabling my spyware programmes, and even today I have uninstalled my Antivirus (I'm using a different pc to use the internet right now) as the antivirus (Avira free) was the only program I had left running! In normal mode, I couldn't uninstall Avira as it wouldn't give me the uninstall option on the programs list and in Add/Remove it stated that Avira was not on my computer (and I had just updated it at the time) but it allowed me to uninstall in safe mode. I have tried System restore but guess what... it won't allow me to do that either. For each point I have created it says it didn't succeed and to choose another restore point, but it says this with each and every one!!!
Also there has been no sound on the computer since the same time (I think), or at least didn't notice the problem until I went to see what was up with the sound, so the sound problem could have happened slightly before or after.
In the device manager, C-Media AC97 has that yellow exclaimation mark beside it, I've tried reinstalling etc etc, nothing has worked. It says there is a problem with this device (code 10) but all the 'fixes' out there that I have tried haven't worked. Can anyone help me please???
PS.....forgot to mention...I think all this may have begun happening after Worm.Koobface was detected and removed by Malywarebytes...
Edited by Pandy, 14 November 2009 - 11:23 AM.
Moved from Win XP Home and Pro ~Pamdy