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"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file."

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#1 Fredo11


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:27 PM

Okay, this happens for most .exe's and .bat's that I run but not all of them. 2 days ago I was able to run cmd and .bat or any other program easily. I ran a .bat to run my server, and I automatically get this: "Error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item" But, I am the administrator, my firewall and windows defender is turned off, I currently have no AV, and my permissions are set to where I have full control. There is no "Unblock" button in the general tab of the file properties. I tried installing MalwareBytes a few weeks ago and it gave me an error. I do not remember the error but it said access was denied, and it uninstalled it. I tried again today to install it and I got the same error. What is happening? I scanned my system with 3 different anti-viruses, and they said there was nothing, so I uninstalled all of them. Is this a virus that is causing the problem? It's really bothering me and I need help ASAP. I have TeamViewer and if anyone could help me I would really appreciate it, and I may even pay a small amount of money for their support. Thank you!

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#2 Netghost56


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:54 AM

Does it always say that you don't have permission?


Try installing MBAM in Safe Mode. Also try running .exes in Safe Mode as well.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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