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Regsvr32.exe Error Message

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#1 gct


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:45 AM

When starting my Dell Laptop, I get the following error:


Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.
You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."

After clicking OK repeatedly, the error goes away and the system works normally -- until the next time I start the computer and go through the above again.

I'm not sure when this happened but I believe it started right after I tried to restore the system to a previous state.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:00 AM

Do you have administrator's rights?

Please go though this article.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:04 AM

First, make absolutely sure that the system is not infected. If something has slipped by your protection, most fixes won't work until it's removed. Here's a link to a free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/

Next, search your hard drive for the file "regsvr32.exe" and see where copies of it are located. Compare them to see if they are the same version. On my XP (in a VM) it's located at:

C:\Windows\system32\regsvr32.exe and is version 5.1.2600.2180
There is also a copy in the dllcache folder - which indicates that it may be replaced by the SFC tool ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ ) - so SFC.EXE /SCANNOW may be a fix for you to try.
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