I'm working on A Windows 7 home premium 32Bit desktop....
In trying to run anything execuatable, however not limited to EXE files, windows states "windows cannot access the specified device path or file...." (WCA)
Performed a complete backup of the drive, and scanned the drive externally, and found no malware, viruses, root kits, etc..
Using the computer in safe mode:
I've gotten the FixNCR in order to fix the Windows Can't Run EXE files issue, no functional change, however instead always getting the
WCA message, sometimes "nothing happens" or the request file attempts to run,but does not run as expected.
I've used RKILL and TDSKILL to attempt to stop anything malicious in memory and continue to use other tools, however that does not change anything in general.
I've made a few passes of the above, same conditoin in normal mode,in going back to sage mode,
I was able to fet FRST to run and make logs, so I will be able to provide information from there if needed.
Tried to run ADW Cleaner, does not run
Tried to run the All In One Repair Tool, does not run.
Unable to use msconfig, regedit, command prompt.
Currently running ComboFix, hoping that will improve the situation to allow me to work with the system further.
I've never come across the problem without getting something else to budge and let me work on it further.
Wanted to get this post going to see if anyone has been in this situation before, and not been able to get
something to give.
Perhaps ComboFix will get my foot in the door and I can come back and close this post.
Thanks to anyone/everyone for any and all help!
Edited by helping hands, 08 April 2015 - 11:53 PM.