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HJT Error #75 - Path/File access error

Q: HJT Error #75 - Path/File access error

Got the following error when running HJT. E-mailed it to merijn's correct e-mail..still no reply.Perhaps someone would be able to have a go at it ! thanks in advance.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item()

Error #75 - Path/File access error

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:

* What you were trying to fix when the error occurred, if applicable

* How you can reproduce the error

* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1904

MSIE version: 7.0.6000.16473

HijackThis version: 1.99.1

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Click OK to continue the rest of the scan.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 12:11:04 PM, on 21/05/2007

Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:

C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe

C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Windows\sttray.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\dragdiag.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE

C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe

C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe

C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\CPSHelpRunner.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe

C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe

C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9b.exe

C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bigpond.com/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] sttray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxWatchTray] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDVDDXSrv] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ECenter] c:\dell\E-Center\EULALauncher.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [signup] E:\hb5.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WPCUMI] C:\Windows\system32\WpcUmi.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe

O4 - Global Startup: DriveSelect.lnk = C:\Program Files\321Studios\Xpress\DriveSelect.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nlaapi.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\napinsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll

O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au

O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL

O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL

O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgwlntf - C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\avgwlntf.dll

O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Resident Shield Service (AvgCoreSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe

O23 - Service: dlcf_device - - C:\Windows\system32\dlcfcoms.exe

O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe

O23 - Service: GoogleDesktopManager - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\qwave.dll,-1 (QWAVE) - Unknown owner - %windir%\system32\svchost.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe

O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\seclogon.dll,-7001 (seclogon) - Unknown owner - %windir%\system32\svchost.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. - C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\STacSV.exe

O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe

O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe

O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

A: HJT Error #75 - Path/File access error

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A:Solved: Error 75 in RS Home, Path/File access error

I had a query up on another forum where this has been answered.

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A:Run time error '75' path/file access error

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 127 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RAGE Mobility (IBM), 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 19077 MB, Free - 16176 MB;
Motherboard: IBM, 266265G
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A:run-time error '75' path/file access error

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A:Windows cannot access the specified path or file Error.

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On the Title Bar" C:\Windows\System32\Rundll32.exe
Body: Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

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A:Rundll32 Error: Cannot Access Specified Device, Path, or File

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:49:45, on 09/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\BearShare Applications\BearShare\BearShare.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\libaan\Desktop\family account\Desktop\my stuff\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {15182D9E-3BC7-486B-8FC4-3C303009D166} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmkhf.dll
O2 - BHO: {30a44900-cfcc-05b9-6dc4-95e9cf27b444} - {444b72fc-9e59-4cd6-9b50-ccfc00944a03} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oowdycpw.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0... Read more

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I am running Vista Home Premuim on a 32 bit computer

I am not able to run a virus scan. After I install the program and attempt to scan, the program acts like it's working but after just a few seconds it stops. When I try to open the program again I get this error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item I've uninstalled that program and downloaded a new one and the result is the same. Today I downloaded a malware program hoping that might find the problem but that program also starts to scan and then stops and I'm unable to open it again. I've tried running both programs in safe mode with networking and again I'm unable to open the program and get the same error message. As there is only one user on this computer I'm certain I am the administrator.

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When I try to open up iTunes on my laptop, I come up with the following error message:

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

Apple support advise me to uninstall the Apple components following this guideline:

Usethe Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in thefollowing order. Then, restart your computer.

1. iTunes

2. QuickTime

3. Apple Software Update

4. Apple Mobile Device Support

5. Bonjour

6. Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)

Allcomponents were uninstalled except for iTunes. When I try to uninstall it, Iget the following error message:

"The Installer hasinsufficient privileges to modify this file:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf."
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.



 

A:iTunes error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file etc.

By any chance do you know if you have an Administrator account on your computer? Or at least if the account you log on with has Administrator privileges?
What version of XP do you have, Home or Pro?
 

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My friends
Every few moments I have several pop ups occur which all started at the same time and seem to be interconnected. I have the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe, MSI, a path/file error 75, and a vcs_web file constantly prompt me to RE-install Microsoft Visual Studio which i have done several times and the problem still persists. Since all these pop-ups have occurred my Firefox always say the Program needs to close, and my internet explorer doesnt seem to work either.
I spoke to Dell, but the guy didnt seem knowledgable, he said I NEED microsoft visual studio, but i dont see how that will help my situation since the vcs_web file always asks me to install the Microsoft Visual Studio Express and after I install it the notes say it was a successful installation, but a few moments later it asks me to install it again.
I have done a registry, MCAFEE, and dell PC scan and nothing has solved the issue. I even tried a system restore and i noticed my restore points are only 2 days old which is after the problem started, so it wont help. Any intelligent suggestions?
 

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Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

I have pasted the RSIT Log.exe file below AND have attached the GMER and INFO files as well


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R
Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Michael Farese at 2008-11-10 14:12:03
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 58 GB (76%) free of 76 GB
Total RAM: 510 MB (29% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:12:16 PM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 200... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Error: "Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file"

Quote:




Please note that all instructions given are customised for this computer only, the tools used may cause damage if used on a computer with different infections.

If you think you have similar problems, please post a log in the HJT forum and wait for help.





Hello and welcome to the forums

My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

Please observe these rules while we work: Please Read All Instructions Carefully
If you don't understand something, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
Please do not run any other tools or scans whilst I am helping you
Please continue to respond until I give you the "All Clear"
(Just because you can't see a problem doesn't mean it isn't there)
If you can do those few things, everything should go smoothly

Please Note, your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use.
Be assured, any links I give are safe
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Step 1
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select ... Read more

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The answer I found on MS's technet doesn't match my problem - It claims that this error happens when installing Project before Outlook. There is no Project installed on this computer. It runs OO for everything except Outlook, which allows users to get to our Exchange server.

Here's the really insane thing: 3 users have this error happen. 3 users are able to access outlook just fine. (I've personally tested and observed this behavior.)

Since my google-fu failed me and MS has been less than helpful, I turn to the vast knowledge of BC's users in the hopes that someone else has seen an error like this.

A:Error 1309. Error reading from file <path>\<file>.cab

When does this error come up?

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HELP!!!

Every time I download a winamp skin from their site it comes up with the error message stated in the subject after it has downloaded 99% of the file!

When downloading, the file is temporarily placed in here:

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\6j8XMZO1\filename"

Is it just because I am not logged in as an administrator, or is it something else???

How can I overcome this problem???

Cheers )

GeoffTek
 

A:Error message "Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied" when download

It is indeed probably because you are not logged in as the Admin. When you download skins for Winamp, they self extract and install to the proper directory. Sounds like the skin is coming down OK but when it goes to extract and install, it stops as you don't have access.
 

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.

C:\common_ORIGINAL NEW FAGS
 

A:File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.
https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php
 

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Please help!!! I am trying to play a Nancy Drew game on my pc and everytime I install it and when i click to play it after installation I get an error that says "Incorrect path file to INI.File C:Nancydrewsecretofthescarlethand/game.INI

I had the problem once before but it allowed me to run as administrator but this game wont allow me to do anything. I am burnt out of constantly installing and uninstalling. Please help. Step by step would be awesome. Thank you so much

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Okay guys, I've searched for a few months now, and can't figure out this problem, so I "Googled" this site and hoping to get an answer and proper solution to my question.

So, I receive this error whenever I run batch (.bat) files:

Quote:




Windows cannot find 'C:\Documents and Settings\Singh\Desktop\EHF-Gaming Source+Client\EHF-Gaming client\EHF-Gaming Client v1\RunEHF-Gaming Client.bat'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.







I posted this on Yahoo as well:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2223851AAnp01Q


Solutions I've Tried:
~Registry Cleaning With "RegistryEasy"
~I know I didn't type in anything wrong, because I've tried this with other batch files as well, but still not working.


I've asked just too many people and too many times, but still no solution.


Any help?

A:Windows Cannot Find (File Path) Error?

Where are you typing it?
As the path contains spaces, are you enclosing the entire line in Double Quotes?
Why not just double click the batch file to run it?

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This morning I was having laptop issues, so I had to open up my Outlook on my desktop. After my laptop came back to life, I exported my inbox only from my desktop to my laptop via travel drive, so I could see all my new messages.

Tonight when trying to do my normal export to my ext hard drive for back up, I'm getting the error "The path specified for the file F:\laptopbackup.pst is not valid."

I opened my hard drive and reinstalled the s/w, thinking maybe that was the problem, but it wasn't.

Can someone please help me? I really need to do my backup!

Thanks!
Susan
 

A:Solved: Getting error msg: The path specified for the file F:\laptopbackup.pst is not

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Hi,
I am trying to install pre-built libraries, namely OpenCV 2.3. while setting the environment variabl, I am getting the error:
"Access to the registry path is denied".
I am using the following command: 
setx -m OPENCV_DIR D:\OpenCV\Build\Install.
 
I have administrative rights. I am using Windows 7 professional 32 bit.  I have tried to install the library on other drives, but of no use.
 
waiting for a solution,
 
Thanking in anticipation,
 
Best,
Rahman M

A:SETX command: error: Access tot he registry path is denied

Hi,
 
According the issue, I suspect that you could boot Windows 7 in Clean Boot, and try to run CMD.exe as administrator then check the issue again.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 
If the issue persists, you could contact the provider to get more information about this behavior and whether it would change any registry key. Also make sure whether
this behavior is allowed.
 
On the other hand, you could use Process Monitor to check which registry key cause this issue:
1.      
 Download

Process Monitor. Run Cmd.exe as administrator.
2.      
Run Process Monitor, enter the command in prompt window
3.      
Stop Process Monitor after this error appears, save the log as a PML file.
4.      
Upload the file via SkyDrive and post a link here.
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive?wa=wsignin1.0
 
After you uploading the log file, I would assist you to check the last registry keys which this process accessed. Then please check the owner of this registry.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi
My system is running Win 7 Professional 32 bit with 4gig RAM
I am experiencing a problem installing a piece of software - Laplink PC Mover - I need to migrate to my new machine.
The installer starts and the grinds to a halt with the error message:
"Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Laplink PCMover Professional\Visit Laplink.com.url. Verify that you have access to that directory"
I understand from Laplink Tech Support that this is a generic Windows Installer problem, and searching the web it seems to crop up a lot.
I have done a lot of searching, including this site.
I have tried the solutions I have found so far:

Run as Administrator [my user profile has administrator rights but I tried that anyway]Run from the Administrator user accountInstall in Safe Mode - Windows tells me the installer is not available in safe mode!!!Un-registering and re-registering the installer via msiexecUsing the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions
After all of this, I get the same result - the installer halts with the same message.
Can anybody help? I am desperate to avoid two days solid re-installing all my expensive software, finding product keys etc.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file....Verify that you have access to that directory

Thanks
I had tried a clean boot [disabling all non-MS services] but had the same problem.
In the end, I contacted Microsoft support who took remote control of the PC and reset permissions etc with "Repair Windows" from tweaking.com. Whole process took a few hours.
Cost me 65, but worth it to save my remaining hair!
Software then installed okay.

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Every time I start my computer I get this general box. Once I press ok then I can proceed. I think I may be infected with something. I've searched my reg and can't find the ///' file in the hpspool.exe file ? here's my hijack file. What should I do? I'm running "Avast" as my virus program and using "malwarebytes" as my malware remover...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:35:44 AM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexe... Read more

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Service cannot start.
Invalid path error for service but path is correct.

Any thoughts as to what I should look at?

A:Invalid path error for service but path is correct

copy the path to explorer and hit enter. Do you end up where the service file is located?

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Whenever I try to open a PDF file, I get the message that there is a problem with my Adobe Acrobat Reader. After clicking OK, I keep getting this message:

Windows cannot access the specific device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

which is under the heading of:

C:\Documents and Settings\Alfio\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5JII7HDM?

The letters & numbers at the end (after "Content.IE5\" are not always the same.

I've installed and uninstalled the newest version of Acrobat, but still get the same result.

Someone suggested using a different program instead of Adobe's, which I will probably do, but I'm more concerned with the idea that the problem is related to my registry.

I also cannot download the Adobe Flash Player, so maybe it is just an issue with Adobe programs on my computer, but this only started happening after I had to get rid of some viruses on my computer. Everything else seems to be fine, with no more virus problems, but I don't know how to go about dealing with this permission issue.

Thank you.

Alfio

A:Windows Cannot Access The Specific Device, Path, Or File. You May Not Have The Appropriate Permissions To Access The Item.

Hi there phegmmaster! Welcome to BC! Try this, go to Kelly's Corner ( http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm ) and download #12 on the left side ("EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP"). It's a .reg file. Save it to your desktop then double click on it to merge it into your registry. Then reboot.Let us know the outcome!

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Hello,

I have a Acer M1610 running windows vista 32 Bit and I downloaded the trial version of AVG Internet Security 2013. I have bought a license number and when I tried to enter it on the administrator account I received the following message.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcfgex.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
Access is denied.

Can anyone please help me fix this so I can enter the new license code.Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A:AVG 2013-Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'd try downloading/installing it again...your package may be damaged.

Louis

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Hi,

I get the error message when I try to run IE.

I tried to gather the info but the malware is blocking me from saving the log file.

Please see the Win32kDiag.txt file I created.

I am running Vista Home
Thanks for you help
Rob

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I have worked on this desktop for a while now. When i boot up, it makes it to the wallpaper and no desktop. I have to run explorer.exe manually to make the desktop icons and start menu appear. I have attached rootrepeal logs and hijack this report. I can only open certain programs and I have 2 expensive programs on this computer and would like to save my pc if possible. Any help would be appreciated. If any more info is required just let me know.

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissonsto access the item.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,Ok, for the past few days my system has been giving me grief. I made the mistake of clicking on a file uploaded to RapidShare and after downloading it, the file disappeared in the blink of an eye (I kid you not). So I downloaded it again and clicked on the file through the download manager and it disappeared again. Weird. I also noticed when the computer is just idle (when I'm not using it) the IE browser would pop up on it's own with two windows of ads. Now, IE is on my system but I don't use it - I am a faithful Firefox user at the moment. Anyway, I strongly believe that RapidShare file is the problem. But it could be something else I guess. Come to think about it, it might be something else because I also clicked on a four JPG images from an email a client of mine sent me (I think by mistake though) and the image wouldn't open either for some strange reason. I've never had a problem opening up JPG files before.I have also downloaded and installed Spybot, Spywareblaster, and TrendMicro software. SpywareBlaster is actually working. But the other two I get the message when attempting to open them: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Search & destroy\spybotsd. What they heck does that mean? Furthermore, I turned on my Windows Firewall some minutes ago. I use Windows XP SVPack 3.Moreover, I have done everything outlined on the "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your poten... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Sea...

Your topic has been moved to the Am I Infected forum so we can assist you in producing a log for the HiJack This forum. ~ OB

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I turned on my computer the other day and "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." on anything I try to open. I cannot open any Windows Explorer window or file. I am able to open something if I right click, click run as and login with my user. If I try to go to Control Panel, explorer.exe closes and re-opens for no apparent reason.

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. For last few days I have not been able to install windows updates. I get the error with code 80070641.

After wandering through different forums and suggested solutions, I followed this path - control panel > system and maintenance > administrative tools > services > windows installer (double clicked and saw that the start-up type is 'Automatic'). When I clicked on the 'Start the service' button in the left panel here, I got the following message:

Windows could not start the windows installer service on local computer.
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

Can anybody help me resolve this problem and bring the Windows Installer back on track?


By the way, later, I did this -

Click Start, Run and type: cmd /k sc qc msiserver
Press ENTER.

Following is the ouyput I received -

[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
SERVICE_NAME: msiserver
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe/V
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Installer
DEPENDENCIES : rpcss
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
C:\Users\Shirish>


Does anyone have any idea of what's going wrong here?
Please help me resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Shirish

A:Windows installer - Error: 80070641 and Error 3: System cannot find path specified

Try reinstall Windows Installer Windows Installer 4.5 is available

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. For last few days I have not been able to install windows updates. I get the error with code 80070641.

After wandering through different forums and suggested solutions, I followed this path - control panel > system and maintenance > administrative tools > services > windows installer (double clicked and saw that the start-up type is 'Automatic'). When I clicked on the 'Start the service' button in the left panel here, I got the following message:

Windows could not start the windows installer service on local computer.
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

Can anybody help me resolve this problem and bring my Windows Installer back on the track?


By the way, later, I did this -

Click Start, Run and type: cmd /k sc qc msiserver
Press ENTER.

Following is the ouyput I received -

[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
SERVICE_NAME: msiserver
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Windows\system32\Msiexec.exe/V
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Installer
DEPENDENCIES : rpcss
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
C:\Users\Shirish>


Does anyone have any idea of what's going wrong here?
Can you help me resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Shirish

A:Windows installer - Error: 80070641 and Error 3: System cannot find path specified

Reinstall Windows installer:Windows Installer 4.5 is available

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Unit keeps going into critial pathway error loop. Blue screen followed by black screen. Restarts are not working. Had unit scrub by my IT. was working and now issue is back. Is this a processor issue?HP use to be good. This this is a piece! I bought this as a replacement for our older HP. it was great no problem just slower. Totally regreat that move. This is the loaded unit. Bought this from Best Buy. They use to be good? What the hell????Inferior service selling an inferior product is not a winning formula.If someone out there has a fix I am all ears!Here is a list of what does not work:Control escape to repair mode.Restart.Getting unit diagnosis and having scrubbed. ( All this did was remove my 365...)Repair mode.Repairmode advanced.HP customer care..... (All they want to do is sell you additional stuff. Not great at all HP).If I can't get this fixed I am planning on letting everyone know what has happened and how bad HP has dropped the ball.

A:HP Envy desktop Error message Critical Path error. Repair li...

Hi @Bigpapa5150,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with blue screen. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me so I can help you better.

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HiThis is with regards to the closed topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1535293.Very sorry for not replying earlier. Its just getting worse. I cannot access the internet at all. I have borrowed a friend's laptop for the duration.To run RSIT I have copied the program onto my flash drive and run from there...I cannot move the program to the desktop. But it hangs. It says Running HijackThis and the progress bar is stuck at the same level for the past hour! Is this normal? Please could you help?Many thanks!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them

Hello I_hate_trojans!,This infection is preventing almost every tool to be run. Please try to follow the steps below carefully and in the order given! If you encounter problems, just let me know, thats what I am here for First of all, download the following files and put them on a flash drive:Win32kdiagCombofixJunction.zipWith malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994Scroll down to Step 1, and select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System. Download the file & save it as it's originally named. Note: If you have SP3, use the SP2 package.---------------------------------------------------------------------You should now have a flash drive with win32kdiag.exe, junction.zip, combofix.exe and the MS Recovery Console installer package--------------------------------------------------------------------Now plug the flash drive in your infected computer and proceed with the steps below.COMBOFIX---------------Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right clic... Read more

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Hi Experts

I cannot access the internet using the menu. The above message appears when I try. I am able to get online by putting iexplore.exe on my desktop.

I have tried to follow the instructions on the preparation guide. Unfortunately, no logs appear with either the DDS or RootRepeal. I cannot deleted the RootRepeal file: "Access is Denied"

The only information I have is from the following 2 log files:

Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\addins\addins

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\temp\temp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\tmp\tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Config\Config

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Connection Wizard\Connection Wizard

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\ime\chsime\applets\applets

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A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

Hello, I_hate_trojans!.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.I see that you're having trouble running executables. Let's try RSIT:We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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Hello experts! I get the following message when I click on my internet explorer:

windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

I am the adminstrator on my machine, which runs on XP. I have tried the following:

1. installing IE8 - did not work.
2. uninstalling my AV software (McAfee) - made no difference, now I can't re-install it.

I am fairly certain there is a virus(trojan) lurking about, especially because I am re-directed to websites other than the ones I click on; my System Information is empty; and random sites pop-up when I am on the internet.

Right now, I have accessed the internet by using iexplore.exe on my flash drive.

Thanks!

A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

It sounds like you have a rootkit infectionPlease download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report for me to review.Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.

--------------------------------------Go to > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmdClick OK.At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtA file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

From past experiences, this sounds like this is caused by malware.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Hey,
I dont know if my prob is with XP,IE7 or a virus,so i didnt no were to put it but any way.I cant download files from the internet,I try to download a file and it gets as far as letting me pick run or save as but when i pick either run or save as it says "Windows cannot accesss the specified drive,path or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" and the message bar (top bit) says "C:\Documents and settings\owner\local setting\temporary internet files\content.IE5\ZBTELH.....".This happens with every file with its .exe,.torrent,.jpg etc.....I scanned with adaware and found 9 objects that were tracking cookies i dunno if that may have something to do with it and then ran avg free and it didnt find anything,i was hoping to run hijack this but i uninstalled it (stupidly) and i cant download files.Also IE7 wont let me delete history when you click delete browsing history and click on delete all it just closes and the pop up telling you progress just appear and the history stays.Ive tried searching the internet but i cant find a problum like this.Is it my settings or a virus or what?

heres some more infor in case it might help:
Running IE7
Windows XP with all sp's
Zone Alarm Security suite
Avg Free Edition
Adaware

Hope someone can help me
Thanks
Cian

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

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Hello. I am after some help regarding installing some software called Pensions Profiler on a clients computer.

Firstly the computer - Windows XP Pro, all windows updates installed.

Pensions Profiler - Installed on their server but installed on each pc. Everyone's pc is fine except one. They have a mapped network drive linking them to the pensions profiler section of the server.

When installing, it does not get very far before displaying the following error.

Pensions Profiler Installer Information
Error 1606. Could not access network location CMNet\Network Path\.

I have checked the Microsoft site but nothing comes back into relation with "CMNet\Network Path\." part of the error.

Look forward to reading some replies.
All registry has been checked in relation to similar problems on the Microsoft support website and all registry entries appear to be fine. Error message attached as a pdf.

Thanks
Jason
 

A:Error 1606. Could not access network location CMNet\Network Path\.

If the installation file is an 'MSI' file (ie it uses the Microsoft Installer), this may help: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msi1606.htm
 

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Subject
Cannot access NAS Drives
Cannot access network attached storage
Error accessing NAS
\\Share\Folder is not accessible
Error code: 0X80070035 The network path was not found

Hi all,
I fixed a stubborn networking issue and hopefully someone else can benefit from all the frustration I have experienced over the last few days.

Some background. This was a workgroup network not a domain client/server. 
Also, Windows HomeGroup wizards were not used - just accounts and passwords. 
I have five NAS boxes for storage and backup. These NAS boxes use CIFS or SMB file systems. IP address are assigned through DHCP. It is a very simple yet secure workgroup net. Everything was OK then it hit the fan.
I installed a new router after the old one failed. I powered down the entire network, cabled up and configured the new router. On my old Vista notebook PC all five NAS devices were OK. In Vista, Windows Explorer, I could access all the folders and files
on all the NAS boxes.
However on all the other systems, Windows 7 or Windows 8, I would get errors. In Windows Explorer I could see "\\MyNAS\Share\" but cannot navigate to it. 

I would get an error:
"\\MyNAS\Share\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. The specified network name is no longer available."
Or
"Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found"
Another symptom of the error: I could not access the NAS adm... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently changed my laptop OS from Linux RHEL 6.4 to Windows 7. Before changing the OS, I have copied all my data (abt 40+ GB) into an external USB drive. When I tried to restore the backup files into the Win7 laptop, it gives an error viz : Filename
too long,  file path too long, exceeded 256 characters, etc.   I have many folders and files to move and will not be able to manually shorten every file name.  


Is there any way/tool from Microsoft, thru which I can seamlessly transfer from my USB HDD to Local drive  ????
~I am the administrator user on the laptop.

==============

Note: After going thru a couple of blogs, I have used the Robocopy which is inbuilt in Win7 and was able to succeed to a greater extent...but not 100%.  There are few files which has been skipped by the command ( as per the copy summary, see attached)
and I am unable identify those exact files which are missed, so that I can manually located them on my USB HDD and copy to the local system.   Is there an way to locate those missing files ???


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               Total          Copied       Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
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A:Error: Filename too long, file path too long, exceeded 256 characters, etc: when renaming or copying to/from local HDD to External USB HDD

If you capture the detailed robocopy log then you can see which files were skipped.

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i hope someone can help me on this... very frustrating.

Problem Description: Recently my laptop stopped opening all files. pdf, exe
I use Firefox most of the time but also Google Chrome and sometimes IE.

Browsers will go thru the process of downloading the files but when I try to save or run it ... I get "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Then when I clic OK .. I get a Launch application window open for PPCNVCOM.EXE to choose an application to open it. I don't know what to do with that?

I just dont know what to do. I think I have tried everything but obviously not. Also have tried forums online looking for a solution, but every option requires a file to be downloaded and I cannot open any files successfully.

Word documents open ok. But any exe files just will not open, so even if I download something I can't open it anyway. Now pdf files will open Adobe but with the same pop up window... "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I have checked, actually I have reset all the system defaults but without improvement.

Please make some suggestion
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

Mike T

A:Windows cannot access the specified file path to ...

Open Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Security

Are each of the 4 zones set to Default level, and not Custom level?

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Just downloaded Sequoia View. When I click on the exe file to install I receive an error message: "Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied"As far as I know , there is only one account, the Administrator.AVG Virus Check, and Spybot Search & Destroy come out clean.This problem only appeared after a massive "Windows Update" of about 40 files (the computer had not been connected to the Internet for over a year). No other downloads took place, the only action was Windows Update, AND I backed up a part of the registry with these instructions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322755 for the part included in this fix (which I also did): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886219Now it sems most exe files cannot open. Searched these forums, and Microsoft support site, couldn't find a solution. I highly uspect it to have been something from Windows Update. (I manually went to the website to do the update)

A:Access to specified device, path, or file is

Just realized that I could run the Sequoia exe installer in Windows Safe Mode.Also noticed in Regular mode, JPG files give me the same error. Hmm.

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Hi guys,

Am having trouble with my pc, when ever i try to use an .exe file or access my user accounts 'windows cannot access the specified path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item' pops up.

I am the administrator - ive scanned for viruses in both normal and safe mode. Nothing has come up - i've also tried system restore and thats had no effect either.

I've still got folder options so i dont think anything has been changed in the registry. Can anyone help?

A:windows cannot access the specified path or file. you may not have the appropriate pe

Hi,

Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:Double-click .exe that you downloaded
Click rootkit-tab, check IAT/EAT,Devices,Processes, Threads boxes and then click scan.
Don't check
Show All
box while scanning in progress!
When scanning is ready, click Copy.
This copies log to clipboard
Post log (if the log is long, archive it into a zip file and attach instead of posting) in your reply.

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This notice has been appearing often the past few days. I am the administrator and have checked this out. I have run all the well-known solutions for anti-malware, -virus, and -rootkit programs but to no avail. I am unable to play DVDs, install new programs and open some existing ones. Other than re-uninstalling XP, I'm at a loss as to what to do. Can anyone please help?
 
 
Cannot install your DDS Tool, so here's my Hijack:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 17:08:34, on 23-Mar-14
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Armor\OAcat.exe
D:\Program Files\Online Armor\oasrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Garmin\Core Update Serv... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have......

Solved this problem by re-installing Online Armor. Duh. :-)

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Whenever I try to open an .exe file, this error shows up:
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access them.
I am the only user on this computer so i am sure that i am the administrator.
What should I do to be able to get rid of this error message and run the file.
 

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

Check this: Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Change an Account, (your account); are you an Administrator or Limited?


edit: I should mention that IF you are Limited and want to do something you can change your account to Admin priviledges but not all things will necessarily be given unto you. There is AN Administrator Account and administratot sccounts.

In any event, IF you change yours to do something you should change it BACK to Limited afterwards to prevent hijacks.

Unless you have a bulletproof Firewall and AV.



 

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Help me.. I'm using Windows XP SP2.
Last June 10, 2009 I installed Internet Explorer 8 on my PC then I removed Safari. Then when I try to open exe. or msc. files, an error will appear "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
Then I tried solutions from the forums I red:
1. Choose the folder you want to open, right click, then choose the General tab. In the Attributes, click Unblock
(but there's no "Unblock" in my pc, so its not helpful)
2. You should be logged in as Administrator
(but I'm logged in as Administrator, so its useless too.)
3. Scan your PC
(but my anti-virus is an exe. file, so I can't open it and can't scan my pc)

How will I fix it?
Please help me!!

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i downloaded rkill and tdss killer but when i try running the programs i get this message "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

also search engines such as yahoo! and google keep redirecting me to other sites.

also i am not able to access system repair in the boot menu, the screen just goes blank and says "other user" when i try to log in.

damn, i know too much but i want to get these issues resolved...

A:windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Hello,
I have an encrypted USB by 'Safend data protection agent'. I have been using this software for some time however yesterday windows gave me the error 'windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you may not have appropriate permissions to access the item'. I tried a system restore as i installed a windows update, but no luck with accessing the drive.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file.

Either your protection agent has gone crazy or there's some autorun app on the USB drive. Format it if you don't care for the contents much.

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Can't install downloads after virus alert.XP sp3 with Firefox. Used HitmanPro and Spyhunter scans which removed and improved things but obviously still something hiding somewhere. Can't continue cleaning without downloads! Im not tech savvy but this infection is a real rite of passage!Any help most welcome.

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

Hello see if one of he resolutions HERE gets you back.

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Whenever i try and open a folder i am given this message :
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item

I have tried entering safe mode and run various virus and malware scans hoping to solve the problem but to no avail, all my folders open in safe mode without any issue.

The issue has also made my wifi and bluetooth icon dissappear from the bottom right of the screen , i also cannot access my computer or my control panel without the same error message appearing.

I'm running windows 7 on a sony Vaio.

Any help would be gratefully accepted before i launch the laptop through my window
Thank you in advance
Biggsy69
 

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Hi,
I have been having this problem lately. One day I logged into my account on this shared computer. Background was blank. When I click on start there is nothing pinned to the quick start menu anymore, instead it showed a flashlight. Nothing is loading up on the bottom right of the task bar. Only the sound options, and that doesnt load.
When I try to run ANY program, whether it be by double clicking, on the program directly from its install location, to using shortcuts, does not work. Instead it gives me an error.

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

After trying alot of things I found that I can start programs by right clicking on file from the program such as a .dll file for a game and "opening with" the .exe file that usually starts it. But this works on only a handful of programs.

I'm basically not able to do anything cept go on the internet microsoft word and a few games. Now, My sister has an account on this computer as well, and when I signed into it, its running almost perfctly fine, except for a few things, I tried to run system restore on her account, it gives me this error:
"A Runtime Error has occured. Do you wish to Debug?"
"Line: 148 Error: Oject expected"

I've tried clicking no, nothing happens, I tried cliking yes, all it gives me is an option to choose a "New instance of Microsoft Script Editor", which is then f... Read more

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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!

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

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.

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I am logged on as administrator with full permissions. When I
try to open administrative services I get the "access denied"
note. I cannot enter command prompt, I cannot access
user profiles, I cannot start my computer in safe mode with
command prompt. My computer seems to be working fine, and
I can download and install programs. I just cannot get into
administrative services. I have tried to run xcasls.exe, but since
I cannot get a command prompt I can't run this. When I go into
Run and type "cmd" I get the message "access to specified device, path, or file is denied".
 

A:Access to specified device, path, or file is denide

1) Run a online virus scan
2) See if you can access the command prompt from safe mode
3) Edit the group policy (gpedit.msc from the run line) and make sure that "Remove run menu from startup" is not enabled.
4) Use the mmc snap in (if you can) and add "Local Users and groups" then create a new user account.
5) You can reset the local policy using secedit from the command line (this is not a valid solution for you) or by reloading I beleve the security templates from mmc (don't quote me on the 2nd option).
 

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I received this error when trying to install application from USB, External Disk, and CD/DVD. "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item." I am part of Administrator group and even local Administrator can't install and received the same error. I tried disabling my anti-virus Symantec and still receiving the error. However, if i copy the application installer to my desktop or local disk, it would run perfectly. Does anyone know what is blocking the installation from USB, External Disk, and CD/DVD?

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.

up...help

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Help!

I've just done a fresh install of windows 7 on one of my computers to pass over to my sister as a gift. I set it all up at mine, updated all drivers and created an image thinking it was all ready to go...i was wrong.

I unplugged the pc, took it over to hers, plugged it in and it configured some recent updates. Once it finally loaded i try and access anything and it gives me the message in the subject title - no additional programs will run or load including firewall, anti virus, steam.

I cant even access the system restore as it gives the same message.

I thought that maybe a drive had come loose during the move but they show up and are browseable so i guess not.

I've read it could be malware but i ran malwarebytes full scan before disconnecting from the network and it showed all clear.

Any ideas? Could it be that i've not connected it to the network at her house or is that too simple?

A:Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file

Sorted, it was online armour after a windows update!

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...Have the prope permision to access them.
So I have tried accessing a majority of files and thi is the messgae i have come up with.
When i go to control panel to remove Norton it also comes up with this message.

I have right clicked to Run as administrator and it comes up with this message...

I have put the command control userpassword2 into Run ad it says this messgae.

I have put systempropertiesprotection into the search bar comes up with the message.

I have checked in properties that i am an administrator and i have full control and still i am unable to access files.

I downloaded Avast anti virus and then a box with WARNING insufficient priveleges comes up...Says to enter username and password which I Have and then it comes up with The directory name is invalid but everything is Correct....

Please can someone Help!!!

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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!

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

FWIW: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669244 .Louis

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It literally took me around 30hrs to fix this problem so I hope my trial, anguish, and error will help others. It truly is a PERMISSIONS PROBLEM. Go to the PROGRAMS FILES folder in C:, and find the folder for the program you're having this error for. Right click the folder, select properties, choose security tab, click advanced button toward bottom. View what the permissions are for each Name. SYSTEM (FULL CONTROL), ADMINISTRATORS (FULL CONTROL), USERS (READ & EXECUTE), and you may have more, but these are the important ones. If you're missing one of these names (mainly admin or users) you need to add them by choosing CHANGE PERMISSIONS. Click ADD button to add a missing name. If the permissions are wrong choose EDIT. After you have the NAMES in proper and the PERMISSIONS as listed above THIS IS VERY IMPORTAT: check the box that says "REPLACE ALL CHILD OBJECT PERMISSIONS WITH INHERITABLE PERMISSIONS FROM THIS OBJECT." After doing so it will give you a prompt, click yes or ok. When it's done click ok until all the boxes are closed. Now go to program .exe in the folder and try to run the program as ADMIN by right clicking and choosing "RUN AS ADMIN." It should work, if not you may have done something wrong. Go back and check the permissions again, restart the computer and check it again. If the program now works you may have to go to the start menu (press start button, all programs) right click on the program folder in the start menu and repeat all the... Read more

A:Windows Cannot Access The Specified Device, Path, or File. You May N..

I have had this for a while now also. I follow the recommended remedy, but always get an Error Applying Security message: File is something like 1979ae2a-...... "Access is denied"
Any suggestions?

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2 of my programs cannot be started they give this error, they were working fine till last 2 days ago when suddenly this error started appearing.

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

I tried reinstalling them but the same problem, I am the admin of this machine & the UAC remains turned off since 1st install.
I even have tried right click> run as admin it still does not work.

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file

Take ownership of the files.. See Brinks tutorial on this -=> here

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Have an XP computer that I no longer use online but has a few programs I like to keep.
Recently started getting "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file. You may not have the correct permissions" when I try to open ANY program (Even the calculator) or even control panel.
 
Can anyone help me please?

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.....

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,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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So, i decided to install Medieval 2 Total War yesterday after months of not playing it, it installed fine and everything but when i went to click on the shortcut on the desktop it came up with the following message:




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



So, i'm on the admin account and i've tried re installing but its the same message.
I tried to install CoD4 just now but when i put the disk in and clicked install nothing happened, just like when i try and launch medieval 2 from the disk (i only get the message when i use the shortcut)

I also get the same message when i try and install the software for my webcam, i go to my computer and click the disk drive but the same message comes up!

I can launch games i've already installed, just not games i actually want to play! Maybe something i've done is blocking it?

Thanks any help would be great!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.

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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!

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

Please follow this Preparation Guide, do steps 6,7 and 8 and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Ever since upgrading to Windows 8 I get the "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" message when trying to open a file. Most of the time if I try again it opens right up. However once in a while I will have to try it 3 times before it will open. I've tried a lot of files so I can believe it is file related. I've even got the message when clicking trying to open a program on the Windows 8 start screen. I disabled my virus software (AVG) but I still get the same message. When I was on Windows 7 I would get the message every once in a while but it was so seldom that I didn't pay any attention to it. Any ideas?
 

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

I'd be concerned that the hard drive is having problems. Run Disk Check, even if you have run it recently.
 

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Hi. I run both IE and Mozilla Firefox on an older Gateway laptop. IE still works fine but all the sudden Firefox won't open or load. The complete message I get is: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropiate permission to access the item."

To my knowledge, neither my wife or I have installed any new programs to cause this to happen.

I'm sure this is a common problem. Would somebody be so kind as to send me a link to troubleshoot and fix this?

Thanks Much,
Educated Guess

A:"Windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file."

Hi -The common response is to Uninstall and then Reinstall the program or service causing this message (Firefox) -Then make sure you have the latest updated version of the program -Regards -

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Greets All,
 
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 th... Read more

A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file....

Ok, no change after ComboFix
 
Was able to run Windows AIO Repair, also there is a new version available, which was
downloaded and installed, and it did run, no change.
 
I've used a couple/few malware/anti-virus scanners, nothing found.
 
Checked System Restore, no restore points available.
 
Looking for more options

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I know there was a thread a long time ago about this, but my situation is a little different.

I downloaded Abode Masters Collection CS6 and it worked great until I restarted my computer. When I went to access the folder it showed "empty". The files are still in my Programs, but i can't access the shortcut and the icon looks corrupted(which is the only way I can describe it since I don't know exactly what it's called). Then it gives me the "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file. Lack of permission" error. I tried disabling my anti-virus/firewall, didn't work. I've googled it and nothing then i ran by this forum, hopefully you can help me!

Thank you all in advance!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file.

This is the icon.

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Hi,
I have started getting this error message Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file, when I try to access .exe files on my computer in normal mode. Everything works just fine in Safe Mode. I am using windows vista 64-bit. Certain things work, Control panel, I can access my C drive, I can open pictures, notepad, and I can connect only with Internet Explorer. I cannot install downloaded programs, when I try it says a piece of the program I just downloaded is missing or didn't download correctly. In normal mode most of my icons are gone, just the generic windows icon for almost everything. Very few items in my windows toolbar seems to be missing as well.
 

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Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-RootkitPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sur... Read more

A:windows cannot access specified device path or file

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Hi, my computer is acting weird. When I run .exe files, it shows "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." When I click on any link in Google it will return an invalid url. In the processes tab in windows task manager, I see a process named 174926236:1675006709.exe. Kaspersky shows that file is infected by backdoor.zaccess.ob.

I cannot run gmer.exe because of the virus. Please advice. Thanks.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Jimmy at 6:11:41 on 2011-09-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.950.886.1033.18.2047.1279 [GMT 8:00]
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AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\174926236:1675006709.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
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mc51,The information provided does show the characteristics of the ZeroAccess Rootkit.First, let's take care of this file:C:\WINDOWS\1407388332:1408572588.exeIt throws a wrench in the works, and programs will not run successfully...Please download DummyCreator.zipUnzip the folder:?Right-click and select: Extract all??Follow the prompts to extractOpen the new folder that appears on the Desktop:?Double-click DummyCreator/DummyMaker to run the tool.?Now, copy/paste the following into the blank area:C:\WINDOWS\174926236?Press the Create button. Save the content of the Result.txt to your Desktop, and post it in your reply.Next, restart the computer!Please do not run any malware removal programs while we are in the process of making repairs. Doing so may just make matters worse, and that, you do not want!Thanks!

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Hello
I have just installed a fresh copy of windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After configuration is done, i am not able to access any folder or any programs not even control panel at all, its giving me the message "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions".
Please help me out.

Thank you

A:Windows cannot access the specified device path or file

Hi,

Please provide some details about your system, installation drive, and the source of your Windows 7 installation DVD.

Regards,
Golden

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When I request a download, it appears on my XP Download screen. I download an exe file. I then double click, getting the usual Open Executable File? box.
When I press OK, I get a box headed -
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\filename.exe
The box contains the message -
Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
If I press OK again, I get a box titled Launch Application
This contains the text -
This link needs to be opened with an application. Choose an application.

Any idea what's happening here? Thanks in anticipation. Dropbear1
 

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When I was trying to install a game today, I got the following message
"Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item."
I googled the problem but still don't have an answer so that I hope somebody could help me here. Thx.

BTW, the game is DVD disks.

A:Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have

RIGHT-click on the game DVD setup.exe file, select "Run as Administrator"

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im running 7 rc1 and this is the first time ive come across this. this is on a local drive and i have ownership of the files but i cannot open them. any idea how to unblock this?

A:windows cannot access specified device, path or file.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ralphdsm


im running 7 rc1 and this is the first time ive come across this. this is on a local drive and i have ownership of the files but i cannot open them. any idea how to unblock this?


Which files are you trying to access? And can you perhaps take a screenshot of the explorer window that shows which files they are?

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I am currently running Windows XP SP3 and have a problem opening any of my antivirus software such as malwarebytes and windows defender. Every time i try to open one of these programs and a few other i get the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"

I tried to uninstall windows defender and install it again but then i received this error in the middle of the installation "The installer has insufficient privileges to modify this file: C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe."

Does anyone have any ideas of what i should do to fix this?

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.?

You should ask a site admin to move your topic here.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

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I am usually pretty good at getting rid of issues, but this one has me stumped. Everytime your are on the computer, safe mode or not, when you try to run any .ext (anything from IE to malwarebyes) you get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file." If i go into safe mode and install malwarebytes from there I can get on the program for a few seconds before it dissapears. Even rkill will not run. flashes up then dissapears. I am pretty sure it is rootkit activity and way above my head. help would be very helpful. I have included the dds and attach logs but Gmer would do the same thing as other programs. run for a few seconds then dissapear. Thanks in advance for all your help!!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 11:47:48 on 2011-10-14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2494.2228 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\2900770241:1052907859.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us&ibd=4070116
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com/hws/sb/dell-usuk/en/side.html?channel=us
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A:PLEASE HELP!! "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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ok? i had asked a ? about my WMP9. about playing cd's, and the sound seems out of phase, garbled, slow, or whatever ya like to call it. noone had a reply. no sweats! i got an idea? i redirected it to play on the TDK CRW241040B thats on my computer. it plays fine. one problem . upon inserting a CD, the player comes up, and when i i hit play. a massage box comes up that reads "access to specified device, path, or file denied" whaen i click "OK" the box goes away, and the player plays! what can i do to make the box go away? i do not know the puter terms, but can get into the files, computer, the regedit, and such. also very carefull about deleating anything i'm not shure of. ... could it be from a old i-tunes install, or the new Roxio cd burner? my old one couldnt be updated. driver issues. the new one blows out of the box! way to much unneeded stuff. i also uninstalled that, and about to reinstall, with just the burner, and copier. any idea's out there??? the Box is mak'n me nuts, or nutier i should say thanks, assy ps, running w2000pro with IE6
 

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Hi, i have had this problem for the last two weeks and cant find out how to get rid of it. Windows pops up with this message whenever i try to open MBAM, adaware, advanced systemcare, hijackthis, etc....anything that invovles antispyware/antivirus. I have seen many ways to get rid of this, but they all seem system-specific. I am running on windows XP Home. Yes, i am administrator, and i believe the problem is spyware. Help appreciated!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. HELP!

Please do the following:


Please download DDS from either of these links

LINK 1
LINK 2

and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds.pif to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
---------------------------------------------------
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:

DDS.txt
Attach.txt.


NEXT

Note: you may need to rename GMER to REMG,com and run it in safe mode.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here or here. Extract the contents of the zipped file to desktop.
Double click GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent .
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.


Click the image to enlarge it
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ... Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and post it in your next reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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Hey guys,

I've been searching for a solution for this problem for a while and none of the fixes I found ever worked for me. Lately whenever I try to install software some of them keep giving me the same error.

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

I've ran scans and nothing has been found, I am an administrator and I do have full permission and I tried disabling my anti-virus and firewall (AVG and Comodo). However, I can install programs in the safe mode but again when I switch to the normal system I keep getting the error despite programs being installed. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file...

Welcome
If you truly have a permsission problem, this administrator account will solve it.
It is the same for Vista and Seven
Use it to perform the problem activity thenonce the account, once the problem is resolved disable the account. This account is for limited use and not on a daily basis
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums[2]=User Accounts
If this solution does not solve the problem, we will look into changing your permissions, but you said that you already have full permission
Another method to resolve the problem is to try to download while in clean boot, if it works, follow the clean boot instructions to find the specific cause.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello,

I'm trying to move a file to another folder on local hard drive but I keep getting this error "windows cannot access the device, path or file. You need correct permissions...."

I have tried everything:

- disabled the antivirus and firewall
- disconnected from the internet
- downloaded "Unlocker Assistant"
- Downloaded "Take Ownership"
- Edited the permissions correctly

and I'm still getting that error. I cannot even double click the file.

I'm running Windows 7 - 32-Bit operating system

Please help.

A:Windows cannot access the device, path or file...

right click the folder > property's >security> find your username and press edit > and check "allow full control"

hope i helped (:

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I've got an HP Pavilion 540n that is riddled with viruses. HP doesn't ship with recovery discs. I was able to use the recovery tool but now when the machine boots I get the Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file error when trying to run anything. I can't boot to safe mode and have tried running fixmbr but it did not help.

I tried running malwarebytes and combofix but I get the error above. I would wipe it and reload the OS but since HP doesn't ship with any CD's I don't have a disc to load.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do with this?

Thanks for reading,

Matt
 

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

I would suggest contacting HP for replacement discs.
 

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Basically I have this file when I open says I don't have permission. I remember this happening before when I transferred some stuff awhile back. I found a pretty simple solution back then but I can't remember what it was now. It was something along the lines of putting the file/folder as accessible to any one using the computer or administrator or something like that. I can't remember exactly but it was very simple and basic.

The solutions I've read online involve anti-virus and other tedious stuff, please don't recommend that. If you have any idea of what my previous solution was please tell me.

One solution suggested that I right click on the file>properties>security tab and adjust something there. But there is not security tab when I right click the file. Another suggestion was adding it to the exceptions in AVG, that too did not work.

My old problem was that one of my drives say e: had about 10 folders and some couldn't be accessed, so I went through I think control panel did something that involved opening as administrator or something along those lines. It's all a blur as this was years ago. But I was using XP and AVG then as well.

A:Windows cannot access the specified device path or file you may not have...

See if this helps:

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

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Tried malwarebytes tried combofix nothing stays running please help

A:windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

You have posted a log for assistance here: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=132590 and you are already receiving assistance. Further, this is the second time that I know of that you have posted for assistance for the same issue at more than one site. The previous occurrence was here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic412993.html Please refrain from doing so in future.Please refrain from asking for help from others while you are being instructed by someone helping you with a log elsewhere. Any modifications you make can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the Helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer. If you had posted your log here, similar rules would apply. We would ask that you refrain from asking for help elsewhere. If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform your Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please start a new topic. If you have any questions, please PM me or another moderator.Thanks for your cooperation.Orange Blossom ~ forum moderator

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Hello, I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3.
 
My computer has become infected. Possibly with a rootkit? I cannot run Malwarebytes, Combofix or any diagnostic tools. When I attempt to run any of them, I am prompted with : Windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file. I have tried this with executables and .scr files. I cannot even get into a command prompt.
 
Also, when I try to get into the Control Panel, I cannot get to the Add/Remove Programs option or the Add / Remove Users. I get that same message: Windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file.
 
I attempted to run the DDS Tool, but am being prompted with that same message: Windows cannot access the specified drive, path or file.
 
I can get into safe mode. I ran a malwarebytes scan in safe mode. It found some infections and removed them. I tried rebooting after the infections were removed and nothing has changed.
 
You guys are the best, please help!

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RE: windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Please help anyone,

I have downloaded software from imesh, and in the past it has been fine. But now when I download software, I use winzip to unzip the files and when I try and install I get this error message everytime "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Please can someone help.....

best regards
 

A:windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.

Isn't this the same subject type and the thread =
cannot install downloaded programs
 

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I keep getting the error 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.' whenever I try to run as adminstratorr or run something that requires adminstrator access. It only started happening a few weeks ago, I'm not sure what the cause is. I'm on an adminstrator's account?

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

What Windows version is it?
Did you try system restore to before it happened?

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Yeah..thats what happened when I tried to open my friend's memory card for her digital camera. I have no idea how to get it to open. Necesito ayuda, por favor.

I did that thing where you go to properties> general tab> look for security tab and click 'take ownership' ..
there is NO security tab so that..is kinda out of the question.
 

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I get the error stating that windwos cannot access the specifed device path or file at random intervals for many different programs such as chrome, task manager, explorer.exe, steam etc etc. They stop working for a period of time and either a restart or letting it sit it then allows me to open the file with no rhyme or reason. Also it will be very slow loading programs and occassionally drops the internet. I have ran malwarebytes anti malware, anti rootkit, and have anti exploit running. I have comodo and microsoft security essentials also installed. None of these programs have found anything. I have ran several different programs i have found on this site and will post logs. Any help is very appriciated.
 
HijackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:24:23 AM, on 2/18/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola Mobility\Motorola Device Manager\MotoHelperAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\puush\puush.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Users\JulioIII\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\T-Mobile\T-Mobile @Work\t-mobile-atwork.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn-gui-1.0.3.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
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Hello,

Working on an old Gateway laptop if you can believe that. I've been working on Windows machines for 20 years but I'm so stumped I don't even know where to start.

In a nutshell when I login with an Admin account I can't do anything. For example, I have a thumb drive with CCleaner on it and I'm blocked from installing it. I tried moving it to the desktop and it says C:\ is not accessible.

This is not the case, however, in Safe Mode. I have turned off the antivirus. I have used a Kaspersky Boot disk to remove a couple of malware problems. I have checked the Startup items for problems but don't see any.

This is an old computer someone gave to me to check out so I know little of it's history.

I cannot do anything with Users or Uninstalling programs.

Can you give me a place to start troubleshooting? I'm baffled.

All the best,

Luciano991

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.......

Hi and welcome to the Forum. A bit more info would be helpful like what version of Windows is installed?

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Hi all,
I searched through all threads relating to my problem already but havent found a solution so i would really appreciate it if someone helped me?! Im actually posting on behalf of my friend as the problem is with her laptop.
I cannot open anything, all im getting is the "windows cannot access the specified device path or file you may not have appropriate permissions" error. I dont know how this happened or what she did prior to this but all she could tell me was she "deleted stuff" as she thought it was running slow. Great. Im logged in as administrator but i am able to open everything in safe mode. Is there an easy solution to this can anyone tell me?
Thanks in advance for your help! :)

A:Windows cannot access the specified device path or file...

Try changing the permissions on her main account to administrator?
Oh, if you don't know how to do that, click start-->control panel--> user accounts and click her main account then click "change account type" then choose administrator. if you've already done this, disregard this entire post.

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First: Basically, I ran a program, and now all my .exe's give me the error of "cannot access the specified device...etc". ctrl + alt + del gives me a "Login process has failed to create security dialog." text files have invalid parameters. ctrl + shift + esc wont give me the task manager. normal run commands like "cmd" can't be found. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with kernel, and my drivers or whatever makes windows executing a task screw up.

In Depth: I'm a gamer. If you're not familiar with Cheat Engine, or basically any program that can edit values and hex, then perhaps stick to my first explanation. The game i was using Cheat Engine on was secured, therefore i needed an undetected cheat engine, called Kiki Engine 1.41. It said it's meant for vista 64 only, and i think i may have 32 but i can't check because properties doesn't work either. well when i ran it, it opened, but afterwords everything else i tried to open gave me the errors above. it told me something about my kernel, but i wasn't paying attention. and now i'm afraid to shut off my computer because these paths are messed up. if there is a fix thats a program, i can't download it because that doesn't work either, so i'm kind of stuck on what to do here :)

A:windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file + more

also, i am able to view the properties of my C drive, and it says its completely blank.

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I was using a 32-bit version of Windows 7. Recently I have installed a new fresh 64-bit Win7 on different partition on the same hard drive. Since the very beginning I was getting the 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file' on random files (for example I cannot access any file in one folder, while folder right next to it is fine) on partitions other than the one where the new Windows is installed. Error only occurs on new Win, old one is absolutely fine. I've tried scanning it with Avast (quick scan) and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (same) - nothing found. Hijackthis log below.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:21:23 AM, on 5/3/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe
C:\Users\Jacek\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Jacek\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Jacek\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
G:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

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