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Error Access Denied

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#1 cubsws5


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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:17 PM

When I first log on, and the desktop comes up a message saying at the top "Error" and below that "Access Denied" comes up in a little box. If you click ok it will keep coming back about 10 to 15 times and will then cease. This will only happen on a limited account, not my admin rights account. I've checked if any abnormal processes are going but see none. Norton 2005 says that there are no viruses.... what going on?!?!

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:31 PM

You may have an account that cannot be accessed by a limited account in the "all users" startup menu.
Limited users cannot access any programs that write to the registry.

Download Startup Inspector which is much easier to use than msconfig as it identifies startups by the programs they are related to.

Startup Inspector

Disable all unnecessary programs from starting. (click on the all startup items at the top of the list on the left)
Be careful not to disable your firewall or av ap.

You might like Startup Monitor as well (on the same page).
It notifies you and requires your permission when any ap tries to add itself to your start menu.

Edited by Enthusiast, 01 April 2006 - 10:35 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:47 AM

It seems that you have something in your startups that is trying to perform a process that needs administrative permissions to work (hence the Access Denied error).

This could be an attempt to access a directory that the limited user doesn't have permission to use - or it could be a permissions issue (such as writing to the registry).

Check to see (using Startup Inspector as recommended by Enthusiast) if all of the programs in the startup are in the notification area (system tray) on your system. That will give you a list of possibilities to start with. Some of the missing entries will be for hardware devices - and as such won't be a problem. But other programs may reveal themselves by being missing from the system tray.
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