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"access denied" message when attempting to upgrade to sp3

Q: "access denied" message when attempting to upgrade to sp3

when i attempted to upgrade via automatic upgrade, sp3 would not complete.
the internet connection is NOW not available, yet it does hook up to the lan via an ethernet cable to the linksys router.
there are no yellow marks in device manager.
i have tried:

i also tried:
TCP/IP stack repair
netsh int ip reset reset.log

netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

i attempted to upgrade to sp3 via a download of the it version for multiple computers. i get a "access denied" error. then a warning the sp3 installation did not complete and xp has been partially updated and may not work properly. i am the admin, so i am thinking the access is not the same issue. perhaps a corrupt download? i copied this file from another computer where i used it to slipstream into an installation cd. i have not used this cd or sp3 file to verify it is working.

i tried a dell utility, "driver reset" and it showed no errors

i tried directly hooking the machine to the nic card of a computer connected to the internet, still no connect.

the problem is on a dell 9150 running xp home sp2

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I have a new Dell computer with windows xp operating system. My old computer was a gateway with windows xp also. The mother board on the gateway crashed and I could not find a replacement thus I purchased the new dell. I extracted the hard drive from the gateway and installed in an external drive case. All works well and I am able to retreve data from the gate way hard drive with one exception. While the hard drive was installed in the gateway I elected to make some of the folders private, ie right click on folder, click on sharing and security and clicking on private. This worked fine in the gateway but when I installed in external hard drive I am getting an "access denied" error message when trying to open with the Dell. How can this be fixed? Thanks

A:Solved: Error message "access denied" when attempting to open private folder

follow the instructions there


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I realize this has been posted before but my problem is slightly different and also the original thread was closed (I'm not sure I understand the logic behind closing a thread like that; perhaps someone could explain that to me).

Whenever I try to change my startup programs with MSCONFIG I get the following error:

"An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes."

Many people have said that it allows them to make the changes regardless. But does it really? It appears to allow the changes but how many people actually checked their running processes after restarting? The processes that I removed from startup are still there and the programs still start at Windows startup. Essentially, the check marks are gone but nothing has changed.

I DO NOT have the PML driver installed and thus do not have the entry in my registry. I do, however, have an HP printer driver installed.

If there is any other information that you need in order to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. This is causing me to get in trouble at school because I forget that, for instance, uTorrent is running when I attempt to log on to the network. Not to mention it's just annoying to have almost all of the programs listed in MSCONFIG to start at startup (especially on a netbook with a 1.6 GHz processor).

I have Norton Internet Security and FileZilla FTP Server. Also a few oth... Read more

A:"Access Denied" Error When Attempting To Use MSCONFIG

You should really be looking in the individual programs settings and configuration preferences to stop things starting when the system boots and only use msconfig as a final option if the prgram doesn`t have a tick-box option relative to startup.

The msconfig is generally located in C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries with a size of 166kb and can be copied from another XP installation if you have access to one running the same system as yours.

If you have the XP installation CD, open the run command and assuming D is your optical drive, type


When you have the time, it`d be worth running full scans of your installed anti- virus, spyware and malware and see if they come up with any nasties.


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So I'm running XP Pro, finally updating to SP2...

About halfway through I get the "Access is denied" error message...

I followed Microsoft's instructions to locate the registry subkey causing the problem, however (as shown in the attached picture) the problem isn't in the usual (infact, that file isn't mentioned at all in the setupapi file), but in the DependOnService...
Problem is, it doesn't exist under the directories listed...

As shown in the second uploaded picture, it's not in the SSDPSRV directory itself, and the only subdirectories are a pyramid of jibberish (none of which contain anything except a "(Default)" value)...

And so I've hit a wall and my brain hurts...
Any idears, fellers?

A:The infamous "Access is denied" error message when installing SP2... With a twist!

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I am trying to setup a shared network drive over my work's network and two of the machines are giving me "Access is Denied" when I try to open them either through the explorer or as a mapped network drive.

I have looked through permissions for the folder and the users but I can't find what sets these two machines apart.

The server that is running is Windows 2003 and the machines are XP Pro.

I would really appreciate any help.

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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 )


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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After new installs of both XP Home & XP Pro (I upgraded to Pro hoping it would fix the problem, and reinstalled) I continue to get an access denied error upon trying to access and create most folders on each of my networked PC's hard disks, however I can access and perform file mgmt in all folders on two volumes set up on an external hard disk on one of the PCs just fine. This is a cabled Linksys network. I have spent 2 hours with MSFT level 1 & level 2 support and they are stumped. Now I'm waiting for a 'level 3 consultant' to call me back in about a week since he called the wrong number and missed my 3 hour window yesterday. The 1st PC is a Dell Latitude CPx and the 2nd PC is a Compaq Presario 7478.

Anyway, if I try to create a folder, I get 'Invalid folder name or path, or folder already exists' or 'Unable to create new folder: Access Denied'. Oddly enough, I can browse a couple directory trees, but none others, and even create a folder and do file mgmt off of the root of both PCs, just not most subdirectories. This all worked fine under Windows 2000 Pro.

MSFT walked me through all of the standard solutions, to no avail. Any thoughts? Thanks! Rick.

A:"Access Denied" error message in XP Pro & Home

Here's the Solution to the Problem

MSFT came through. To fix this problem, run secpol.msc from START. Drill down to Local Policies | Security Options. The 'Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts' should be set to Classic. Mine was somehow set to Guest. It can be changed by double clicking on it and all will be well.


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in the last two weeks I have had two instances of Norton discovering viruses being sent to my comp. Both times it told me the name of the file and Access to the file was denied. After seeing this both times I immediately did a entire sys scan but Norton didn't find anything. This worries me. The first time after two system scans I went looking for the infected file and it was not anywhere on my comp. The second time I went looking and found the TEmp internet file that was infected and immediately deleted it. Either way I am still worried about why it would call something a virus one minute and the next not be able to find it as a virus. anyone got any tips or ideas? think I am still infected?

A:Norton message "access to the file was denied"

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When I insert any of my flash drives, and then try to "open folder to view files," or in any way try to open the drives- I get the message "Access is denied." I can right click- explore, and get into the drive that way.

Can someone tell me why this is happening? It's been going on for about a month now...happens on ANY flash drive I use.


A:"Access is denied" message when I use flash drive

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EDIT: My internet works fine with Tor =/ could I be banned from my ISP?

So i keep getting this message:

The requested URL could not be retrieved

The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://anythingitype.htm
Access Denied.
Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if you feel this is incorrect.

Your cache adminjstrator is webmaster."

With the underlined bits being links. I tried to follow the webmaster link with no luck (its an email address). So i did some searchjng on the net. It seems it is typically a proxy problem, but i never use one. I tried the browser settings with no luck (its system wide, not just firefox). As it turns out, any device that taps my wifi gets the same message (gfs laptop, phone, my phone). I turned off AVG, reset my router (powercycle and reset button) all with no luck. Interestingly enough, youtube seems to work (and my gf said fb as well). Even more interesting, is the search page for my home (AVG search) works, but when i search something it doesnt. Also, youtube is initially blocked, but if i reset my router, it unblocks it for a fewminutes. I can stream after it becomes blocked, and i can follow other youtube links within youtube, but if i try to open a tab and goto youtube manually, no luck. Netflix "works" in that i can sign on (PS3) and look at my list, but i cant stream. After all this i tried a butto... Read more

A:"Access Denied" message from modem

It seems to have corrected itself, at least for now, and at least for netflix. =D i wont mark the thread as solved though, until im sure my browsers work, especially since i know people have had this problem before.

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Long story short here. Running Windows XP Home Edition. Previously had Microsoft Plus! Superpack for Windows XP installed (Movie Maker2 etc.) AND SP2. Everything worked fine. Then victimized by tons of spyware/adware that required I do a complete system restore. Totally fine now.

In trying recently to reinstall the Plus! software, I was prompted to download Movie Maker2 from the MS site. Then discovered that to do that I had to update to SP2. Not a problem, I'd done it before without a hitch. Only this time I receive an error message "Access is denied," and it uninstalls itself. What gives?

Has anyone else encountered this and successfully had this problem resolved? Thanks in advance for your assistance!

A:Rec'd "Access Denied" Message During SP2 Update.Help!

Follow the same advice I gave here and report back:

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I have been using my computer for three years and all was well until recently I ran into a problem with it. All of a sudden, Windows did not want to boot and I could not get into my account or anything. Even safe mode and recovery console would not help. I tried my very best to not try and fresh install, but I had to. So, I created another partition and installed a fresh edition of Windows XP and all was working. But the problem is that I have no access to my old partition. Then, I went ahead and I think reinstalled Windows for it as well. Then, I had access again.
Yet, the problem is that I want my old files in "My Documents" folder. Thus, ever since, I have been trying to get into it. But every time I try, it says, "Access is denied" I understood the problem to being that I did not have the correct permissions with my new accounts. This my documents folder was part of my old administrator account and that account had a password. Thus, whenever someone tried to access while not being logged into my account couldn't. Now with my new partition and new accounts, I cannot access that folder yet I can access the account's system folder. Only the "My Documents" keeps showing access denied and it is not accesible.
Yet, when I used File Scavenger or something like that I can see all my old files and programs in that folder. So, I know for SURE that my stuff is in there. Please someone tell me a solution to this problem. I need to get m... Read more

A:Unique "Access is denied" message

Welcome to TSG.....

Try this on the computer.

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

If this does not work then you will have to remove this drive from this computer and set it up as a slave drive on another computer and when that computer and Windows recognizes the drive you can then manually using a file manager backup the files and data you want to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive and then return this drive to the original computer and use your data there.

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I have Windows 7. All of a sudden, from two different unrelated programs, I get the "Access denied: you do not have rights to do this" when I try to save files to my data drive (second hard drive.) Never had this before; I save constantly to that drive.

What do I do? Something to do with admin rights?

A:Solved: "Access Denied" message

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I have no idea what may have caused this problem, but recently, whenever I try to open a .msi installer file, I get an access is denied message. This happened a couple of weeks ago, and I left it alone. Now, I just discovered that when I open a .msc file (like services.msc), I get the same result. I went back to that same installer and the same thing still happened.

And right now, I just recalled that the same thing happened with .log files. I just tried to open one and it wouldn't let me.

Anyone have any idea what caused this or why it is happening? I couldn't find any help on Google or on previous posts.

Thanks a lot.

A:"Access is Denied" Message when opening .msc or .msi

You may have to do a reinstall to correct this; resolutions for this type of problem are few and far between.

Start by confirming the same behavior exists in the Safe Mode Administrator account (not your normal User Profile administrator account).

Also open a command prompt (start > run cmd and at the prompt enter:

sc queryex rpcss

Is the service running?

sc queryex

will produce a full list of services and their status

If the Remote Procedure Call service is stopped and you cannot start it, try downloading, unzipping and running the attached registry file. Then reboot.

Also run regedit and navigate to:


make sure the START mode is set to a value of 2

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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Hi all

Newbie so please be gentle.

I have absolutely no networking experience at all, but have managed to set up a simple network connection between my pc and daughters laptop, so we can share files/internet.

Internet sharing working fine, but if I try to access one computer from another, I get the "ACCESS DENIED" message. This happens both ways (ie PC to laptop AND laptop to PC)

Very frustrated, please help!! :giddy:

Thanks in advance


first.. how are you trying to access the other computer... via My Network places.. or are you trying to do something like this...

Start>run> \\ipaddressOfcomputer\

how is your internet shared, is it via a broadband router?
have you went through the MS network setup wizard?
have you ever been able to access the other computer?

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ok so about 2 weeks ago ive been noticing that any cd i burn, half of the cd would be un readable . so for example: if i were to try burning a 21 sond cd i would only be able to listen to songs up to song 7 or so and the rest of the songs were showing up on my cd player screen but no sounds would follow...

so ive tried the usuall stuff here...first did a scan with adaware se and spybot and then i un installed then re installed my cd burners drivers and tested the burnign out on nero once success at all......

so heres my nero log maybe u guys can find something. thanks.

Drive Information
Drive : LITE-ON LTR-52327S
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : QS0C
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : F:\
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 12, 8, 4 X
Write Speed : 52, 48, 40, 32, 24, 16, 12, 8, 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Disc Information (F:\)
Type : - no disc inserted -
Capacity : 00:00.01 (0 MB)
Tracks : 0
Sessions : ... Read more

A:"D:\ access denied" and "no additional sense information (000000)" Burner Probs

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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

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Anyone tried deleting a registry key in Windows 7?  Got "access denied" or "Error while deleting key"?
The usual response is, "You need to run regedit as an administrator".  but I *AM* logged in as Administrator, and running regedit as administrator, trying to assign administrator full permissions on that registry key in order to delete it!!  
Am I mistaken, or isn't Administrator supposed to be able to administer and control all the settings on the computer, in order to set it up for the "Average Joe" user?
So, under the permissions menu of that key, go to advanced, change the owner from System to Administrator, and try again.  It's no longer saying "access denied", but "Cannot delete xxxxxx. Error while deleting key".

The scenario: Basically, the wireless has stopped working on a laptop. The device does not show up in Device Manager, but is in the registry, so the normal procedure is to delete the registry entry for the device in HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet (and /ControlSet001) /Enum/PCI    ,then attach the device or restart the computer, it finds the "new" hardware and reinstalls it. Easy!...

Not with permission restrictions on the administrator account it's not!  So I need to give myself permission, to give myself permission, to do a simple task like delete a single registry key!  Why, Microsoft, why???!!!  Please just make the Administrator accoun... Read more

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I just tried to install the latest iTunes update, but keep getting an error when it tries to access the C:\Program Files\iPod folder.

When I try to access the iPod folder directly through Windows Explorer, I get "Access is denied".

The same happens when logged in with the system administrator account.

When I right-click the folder and choose Properties > Security, the Current owner field shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow either of the listed administrator accounts to take ownership.

When I choose Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner, the Current owner field also shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow me to Edit it either.

I've tried opening the Command Prompt as the administrator, and deleting the folder, but it won't allow me to do that either.

Any ideas on how to forcefully take ownership and/or delete this folder?

A:"Access is denied" - "Unable to display current owner"

Check in the file security tab that there isn't a deny entry for the user group "everybody"

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.

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I am getting an "Access is Denied" error message on a hard drive that I am trying to recover files from that is from my HP Pavilion with Windows XP that fried. My hard drive is still good, and I am trying to rescue the files in the "Documents and Settings/Owner" folder. I have connected the hard drive to my laptop, which also has XP; but when I try to open the "Owner" folder in "My Documents", it tells me that "Access is Denied." And when I hover over the folder, it says "Folder is Empty." But it is not empty. I can also access everything else on the drive fine -- just not this folder. I suspect that this is a networking type of issue, but I am not sure how to resolve it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you,

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?

A:"Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

welcome..try to use the elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

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I keep getting a popup message from my SpySweeper that reads
“Svchost.exe is attempting to delete tcpip.” After so many seconds, it will attempt to do it automatically.

Then, a second one will pop up that reads “Svchost.exe is attempting to delete netbt.” After so many seconds, it will also attempt to do it automatically.

This happens over and! I downloaded HJT and printed my log, hoping someone can tell me what to do. Tech is DEFINITELY not my specialty...I'm a musician!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:15 PM, on 7/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavui.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Boingo\GoBoingo\GoBoingo.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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A:"Svchost.exe is attempting" error message. HJT log included!!!! I have researched this everywhere and can't find the fix.

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I've been trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to 7 32 bit. After a few hours it does its final reboot and shows the message above when I log into Vista. Computer is Acer Aspire 6920.

I ran the upgrade tool and the only thing that stands out to me is that is seems to have an issue with the Intel Pro Wireless thing. I updated the driver and software but still get the same warning. I uninstalled lots of software that I thought might be causing issues but still nothing, although the computer is running much faster now. I've been at it for weeks...

I located the setuperr log and see quite a few lines similar to:

2012-05-28 17:14:25, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found for move target \\?\C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat; attempting to create it[gle=0x00000003]
2012-05-28 17:14:25, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed to restore file \\?\C:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\i ndex.dat to \\?\C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat[gle=0x00000003]

The complete setuperr file is attached.

I really don't want to do a clean install, I have a ton of programs and games I've gotten from that I cannot reinstall. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Attempting upgrade: "This version of windows cannot be installed"

If you really have IE5 then obviously that needs to be upgraded to IE9. Run your Windows Updates in Vista to make sure everything is fully up to date including SP's.

If there are issues flagged during the Upgrade Advisor phase before install begins, be sure to resolve all of them. If in doubt uninstall the program or device in Control Panel or Device Manager.

Type msconfig in Start Search box, rightclick result to Run as Admin, uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup and >Services tabs (after Hiding All MS Services), reboot then try Upgrade again.

Remember that you are struggling here to get an inferior in-place Upgrade. Nothing compares to a fresh Clean Install which will teach you a lot about your computer. With Win7 backup imaging you can save a backup image once set up so you never have to reinstall again - just reimage the HD or replacement in 20 minutes.

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For some reason I can no longer access my XP shares from Windows 7 Home Premium. This was working for about 2 months (since I got this machine) but now everytime I attempt to access my XP files it asks for the network password (of course there is no such thing). Any ideas?

A:"Enter network password" when attempting to access XP share.

Quote: Originally Posted by drobinow

For some reason I can no longer access my XP shares from Windows 7 Home Premium. This was working for about 2 months (since I got this machine) but now everytime I attempt to access my XP files it asks for the network password (of course there is no such thing). Any ideas?

Please allow the Guest account access to all of the files on both the share security and the file system security settings.

You can start this process by right clicking the share and root directory and hitting the Security tab, then adding 'Guest' and allow entries, respectively until completed.

While you're there you may as well be sure that there are no deny permissions active.

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Whenever I try to install the popular live-communication program Ventrilo, I receive the ever-present "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

I am the owner of this computer, and, as far as I know, I have all of the required permissions.

Edit: I am running a Windows Vista, I am not sure what service pack level I have, as far as the updates go, I may not have downloaded them all, I am about to, and when I am done, I will report back with the results.

A:"Windows cannot access the specified..." when attempting to install a program

not sure that i know the answer to your question... but still pls indicate which version of Windows you're running and which service pack level? are all windows updates installed?

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My firewall displays the security alert as shown in the title of this thread. It refers to the process C:\Windows\explorer.exe . Why would Windows Explorer need to access the internet? Is it safe to set the firewall to allow explorer.exe access the internet? Thanks

A:"Windows Explorer is attempting to access the internet"

What is your Firewall/AV ? Windows Defender or another ?

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I have been and keep getting these error messages when I try to delete some things (particularly if they have been opened)..

"Cannot Delete filename: Access is denied"

or a similar error message telling me that I can't delete the file because it is in use by another user or process. However if I restart my machine then I can delete the files no worries.

I am running XP home with SP2.. any suggestions?

A:"Access Denied" or "File In Use"

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I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take Ownership" say not to use it on the C drive, but it's not clear if that applies to the whole drive, or individual files/folders on it. Thanks.

A:"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

That is the incorrect path. No need to mess with permissions, I'd advise leaving them alone.

The path you are looking for is C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Hi, All.

I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping can be resolved. I built a server using FreeNAS 8.2 to store family pictures, videos, music, and Windows backups. In my home we have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The server is setup with 3 Windows (CIFS) Shares. One share for each of the two computers and then a common share for multimedia. The user accounts on the NAS belong to the common group "family." The Multimedia share has ownership (user:group) of root:family. The permissions on the directories in the Multimedia share are read/write/execute for owner, read/write/execute for group, and read/execute for everyone else (or 0775 in the *nix world). Sorry for the long setup explanation.

Anyway, on my computer (Professional) and my wife's computer (Home Premium), I see the shares in Windows Explorer | Network. I am able to access the shares, and the first time I accessed, I was prompted to enter user credentials, which I did along with checking the box to have the credentials remembered. So, now, when I access the shares in Windows Explorer, I have immediate access. I can read, write, delete, whatever through Windows Explorer.

On my computer, I was able to easily transfer my iTunes library to the Multimedia share through the iTunes application, and iTunes now sees all of my iTunes media from the NAS, rather than local. On my wife's computer, I am having a problem with pictures. I was able to easily move all of the 4.8 GB... Read more

A:Import Pictures to NAS "Access Denied" Error Though User Has Access

So have you tried setting the permissions using the Security tab rather than the Sharing tab? Often times you need to set the permissions on both of those tabs in order to have complete access. The link below shows you how.

HDD sharing

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This has happened with Windows 10 PRO and Windows 7 PRO now.

New PC, Fresh install of windows.  All updates, patches, fixes, etc.. installed.
I transfer the customers info from their OLD pc (windows 7 in one instance... windows vista in another)
After transfer the data IS accessible.  After reboot the data IS accessible...  after a few days "access denied" error. (permissions error)

I can move the same file to another location (folder) other than "documents" and the file will open fine.
I can transfer ALL The files to that location and the files will open fine.
IF I "move" the documents folder to the new location... after a day.... access denied (permissions error)
I am not doing anything that I haven't done over the last 10 years,... VERY FRUSTRATING.  I believe it is a windows update of some sort that is causing the problem but cannot pin it down.
Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated!


John Huber

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So I have been having trouble with my Bluetooth USB adapter BTD-400 all day by Kinivo, and It would not install drivers at all, it would say access is denied. I uninstalled bcm20702 and then located it again, the drivers sort of installed after that. Now the option to add a bluetooth device is there after I installed the proper software, but I cannot add the driver for the bluetooth peripheral device part. I just get Drivers were found for bluetooth remote controller but had an issue installing "access denied". (I select the right part of the cd where the drivers are). On device manager there is bluetooth radios. under it is Broadcom bcm20702 bluetooth USB 4.0 device. As well as Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator. those two have drivers. My cellphone can find and attempt to pair with my pc, it gives the passcode, but nothing shows up on my pc. as well as my pc cannot find any bluetooth devises such as my bluetooth headphones, and the cellphone that locates the pc. And I am on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. any help would be greatly appreciated. Also the bluetooth device worked perfectly on my bros computer.

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Hi there,
Storage pool with two storage spaces created using Windows 8 Release Preview and then ported into Windows 8 RTM. I'm now trying to delete one of the storages spaces and getting this access is denied error message.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Unable to delete Storage Space "Access is Denied" 0x00000005

I solved the problem for me.
Again... No file lock on the storage pool and no application is doing anything with this virtual disk. But it's not possible to remove it from storage spaces. This has nothing to do with ownership of the drive, access rights or an access of a process. I
had a clean windows setup with no programs installed. I'd say that this is a bug of windows!

Anyway here is my solution:
* Opened an explorer with "Computer" open.
* Opened "computer managment" and selected the storage list.
* I selected the storage pool which I wanted to delete but wasn't able to.
* Right click -> format... I think I have chosen NTFS but it's not so important...
* Warning that the drive is in use (what a nonsense) -> yes yes ok
* waited a few seconds until the bar with the free space disappeared at the "Computer" folder for this drive (on the explorer).
* stopped the format process. some error msgs that this couldn't be canceled and then he said he couldn't finish... (wtf ;))
* then back to the storage spaces overview... manage storage spaces... delete storage pool... pool disappeared... finish

hope this helps someone

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Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied" Hi,

I've a question about assigning ownership.
I'm logged in as user "Steph".
As Steph, I made a new folder "Documents_Steph".
Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind regards,

A:Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"

Well, you have to run as administrator in order to do that. Make sure the account you're using is an administrator account. Even if it is, run the explorer "as administrator". It will as you for permission, but not for the password - since you're already an administrator. After that it should work. Let us know if it does not.

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My HDD recently crashed and I'm trying to recover my Outlook.pst file using the Windows Recovery Console - logged in as the Administrator. I can see the files just fine with a "dir" command. However, when I try to "copy" the file I get "access denied". There has to be a way around this? Is there some way to change the attributes such that I can copy it?


A:how to override "access denied" when copying files in Windows Recovery

I don't think you can do this with the recovery console. By default, for security reasons, the recovery console will only allow access to the root of all drives plus the Windows folder. There is a registry setting that will change this, but you can't change that with recovery console.

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I have a computer running windows 7 64bit ult. I changed settings on the Network-PC\users\BOB to deny all access to BOB. Immediately after doing this my desktop disappeared and things stopped working. I thought it was a simple fix.

I went into the Admin account and changed it so that user BOB had access to the directory BOB. As far as I can tell, I've given BOB every possible ability to access anything. However, logging into BOB results in the inability to use windows search, unable to open video files in %appdata%, almost every program is broken either saying corruption (which isn't true) or out of memory or access denied.

I attempted to create a new username but certain programs will not open under this username. Is there ANY way to simply UNDO that one step. According to admin and everything BOB should have unrestricted access to everything but everything is broken. Could not even get simple things to run like Handbrake.

All permissions on every drive is set to allow BOB full control. Attempting to set permissions within the account called BOB results in the false error message that the file doesn't exist or BOB doesn't have access. Right click shows full access.

I need to figure out how to undo ONE mistake, you'd think it would be as easy as undoing what you did but apparently windows error messages are generating errors that are themselves: errors. I've tried adjusting "owners" but that is practically a field of quantum physics. Ran SFC /scannow as suggest... Read more

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We are having an issue with Internet Explorer 10 affecting users on a number of our Windows 8 workstations. When a user visits a web site that uses the Local Storage feature of HTML5, the page is not displayed correctly. For example, if you visit this page:
You should see text in the grey boxes in the lower-right hand corner if everything is working. For the affected users, nothing is displayed. In addition, if you open the F12 Developer Tools and reload the page, the following error message is displayed: "SCRIPT5:
Access is denied.". It appears the LocalStorage feature is broken for these users.
From the troubleshooting I've done so far, I've determined that this issue does not affect the Local Administrator account on these computers, but it does affect any domain user and any new local user I create, whether the local user is in the Administrators
group or not. This leads me to believe the issue may be related to the default user profile in the image that was applied to these computers.
Other observations:

Performing a complete reset of Internet Explorer settings (from Tools > Internet Options... > Advanced) does not resolve the issueThese sites do work correctly after turning off Protected Mode for the Internet Zone (from Tools > Internet Options... > Security) These sites also work correctly when InPrivate Browsing is turned on
I've tried using Process Monitor to determine whether access is being blocked t... Read more

A:"SCRIPT5: Access is denied" error when accessing web sites using LocalStorage

With some excellent detective work by Microsoft Product Support (thanks Siddarth!), the solution has been found.
It turns out that in addition to the security settings on a folder, there is an integrity setting. More information about it is
The integrity setting on the AppData\LocalLow folder in each user's profile is supposed to be set to "Low" (hence the name, presumably). In our case, the integrity level was not set correctly on this folder. To rectify the problem, we will need
to run the following command under each user's profile (with a login script, for example):
icacls %userprofile%\Appdata\LocalLow /t /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)L
As for how this incorrect setting was propagated in the first place, it is because the LocalLow folder in the C:\Users\Default\Appdata folder in our customized OS image had the wrong setting. The C:\Users\Default folder is the template for a new user profile,
so each new user on these computers was affected. I examined the C:\Users\Default\AppData folder on another machine without a customized user template and found the LocalLow folder is not present at all, so in our environment we will be deleting the C:\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow
from each machine to prevent the issue from affecting future new users.
EDIT: If the command above does not resolve the issue, the registry key that points to the low integrity DOMStore folder may have been changed. Check the
CachePath registry value at HKCU\Software\Microso... Read more

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"Access Denied" when logging off users through the Task Manager.




When logging off users from Task Manager, an "Access Denied" error occurs




It is possible that Task Manager is not running under administrative privileges. To resolve the issue, follow these steps:
Method 1: Switch from Task manager

Ctrl +Shift +Esc combine key to open Task Manager, and click the
Processes tab.
Show processes from all users
When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. (Task Manager now runs with
administrative privileges.)
Switch to the
Users tab and log off the user account.
Method 2: Switch from Command Prompt

Click the
Start button, click All Programs , click
Accessories , right-click Command Prompt , and then click
Run as
administrator .

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click
Continue .
At the command prompt, type
taskmgr.exe , and then press ENTER.
(Task Manager starts with administrative privileges.)
Switch to the
Users tab and log off the user account.

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I get error "can't create directory C:\Program Files\GNS3\PROJECTS\test123" : access denied. this is when i click on "new blank project" so GNS3 tries to create new folder "test123" in the path mentioned in 1st line here. how to get it resolved so that GNS3 can create directory when I click on new project and than save it?

could you advise?

A:windows 7, GNS3 0.8.2; Error "can't create directory; access denied"

Hi Iray007, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The Windows system folders Program Files, Program Files (x86), Windows and ProgramData are protected and by default the user cannot create / save anything inside them without taking the ownership of these folders or using the built-in administrator rights.

It is not recommend to use these protected system folders for saving program output or personal files. You should create and save your projects on some other location, for instance create a folder in your personal user folder for this purpose (C:\Users\Your_Username\MyProjects).


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On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

A:Folder Shared, Permission Granted File "Access denied"

Quote: Originally Posted by ASKJesse

On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

Try taking ownership of the folder. Here's how: Take Ownership Shortcut

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I'm trying to update the Broadcom NetXtreme card driver, but it says access is denied...

Using windows xp pro with service pack 3

A:Solved: updating broadcom netxtreme driver "access is denied"

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I installed WP11 on 3 workstations. One of the workstations is where all the doc's ar kept.

If a doc is saved by the WP11 application on the PC where all the doc's are kept....whenever another user tries to access it we get Wordperfect error while accessing file "Access denied" and says it's in use

Any ideas? it's a peer to peer network and maybe it's the way I have my drives mapped on each PC...........Confused though.

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I've a question about assigning ownership.
I'm logged in as user "Steph".
As Steph, I made a new folder "Documents_Steph".
Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind regards,

A:Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"

Quote: Originally Posted by cvdh


I've a question about assigning ownership.
I'm logged in as user "Steph".
As Steph, I made a new folder "Documents_Steph".
Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!!
Kind regards,

Taking ownership of a file is a multi step process unless you use the "take ownership" shortcut which does all the work for you.

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I'm not sure what's the cause for this, but I believe it has to do with a recent SweetIM malware attack. I tried to fix it. And also did a system restore. Malware is gone, but this thing came up.

The error message comes up upon closing an app (NoteTab Light). It's trying to save some info, but can't. My browser, Opera, now also is unable to recall from the cache when it previously can. Apparently, something has changed that prevents writing to files within that folder. Maybe not just the Roaming folder, but the whole Appdata as well. I can't be sure.

In anyway, I found that I can manually add and edit files in the folder, but apps can't do that anymore. What could be the cause?

A:Cannot create file "c:\User\...\Appdata\Roaming...". Access is denied.

"Access is denied" could mean you're not administrator, or you haven't set the privileges of the action to allow yourself to do so..

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1st noticed when I plugged in my iPhone & instead of the ususal little popup box asking what to do with pictures (can't recall what it's actually called) it now comes up with New Hardward Found.

The iPhone syncs ok with iTunes as the "Apple Mobile Device USB Driver" is ok in Device Manager & I can transfer music & videos etc

However the "iPhone" shows an exclamation mark in Device Manager - which is the camera drivers, meaning it doesn't show as a drive in My Computer.

Whenever I plug my iPhone into the USB it always comes up with new hardware found & tries to locate the drivers, it does this ok but when installing them it always come back with the message "access is Denied" I have tried reinstalling them from within Device Manager as well but get the same message.

I have also plugged in a USB card reader previously unused on the laptop to check if it was just my iPhone & again it finds it as new hardware & tries to install the drivers but again comes back with "Access is Denied" So it's not related to just my iPhone, it looks like is related to USB devices.

I have tried using a different USB port (There are 3) one of which has the mouse plugged into & the mouse works ok, the other has a bluetooth dongle in it & that works ok as well.

I have turned off User Account Control & this has made no difference.

I have got Avira & Comodo Firewall installed & have also... Read more

A:Windows Vista is saying "Access Denied" when trying to install drivers for USB device

Download the driver EXE file & save to desktop. RIGHT-click on desktop EXE icon, select "Run as Administrator"

That might do it, but COMODO either is or will be a problem. It's firewall does not play nice with Vista and causes system services to crash. All 3rd party firewalls have this problem if not completely configured properly for NETBIOS ports in particular. If 1st suggestion does not work - remove comodo.

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I've got a customer who's XP Pro box crashed. He Re-Installed XP Pro using the "Delete existing Windows folder" option. Now he can't gain acces to his previous user "Documents and Settings" folder even after recreating the same user and password in the new install. I'm thinking this is because the Windows "Computer Name" has changed. Anyone know of a way to get into and change the old computer name to the new computer name?

A:Access Denied to User folder. "Computer Name" change

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I recently reformatted my computer, but before doing so moved all my documents to my "D" partition so I could easily bring them back after the reformat.

I am using Windows XP Professional Sp3.

One of the files I saved was encrypted in windows xp (the file's title has a green font color indicates it is encrypted). When I try to open it it just says 'access denied'. I tried opening it on Administrator account and that also didn't work.
I am using the same windows account name and my computer name is identical to the way it was before the reformat. When I right click the file, go to properties, advanced, details.. it shows:

"Users who can transparently access this file:
[email protected] (some certificate thumbprint in hex here)

That user name "me" and the computer name "my-desktop" are identical to the user name and computer name I have on the computer now.
I really need this file as it contains important personal information.

A:"access denied" to an encrypted text file after a reformat

As I understand NTFS file encryption, when one elects to encrypt a file or folder, an encryption certificate is generated.

Unless you have saved that encryption certificate to a floppy disk, you won't be able to recover the encrypted file or folder because the associated encryption certificate went south with the reformat.

For more information, go to Start > Help and Support and enter "encryption" in the search box.

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when i try to drag web page  address to my desk top I get a box that says "access denied". I have done this in the past by holding down the left mouse button on the address and dragging it to the desk top with no problem...I tried several
with same result..I am "administrator"


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Hi everyone. I was updating my drivers in vista home premium 32bit and after using driver cleaner 3 to remove the nvidia drivers when i tried to install new drivers, i was unable to. thinking that this was just a Nvidia prob, i went into device manager and saw that other drivers weren't installing either. i am unable to install any new drivers because vista says that access is denied. i am the only account on my computer and i am the administrator. Please help (i am forced to use linux to access internet for help as the ethernet drivers aren't installing). I will post a screenshot of the error soon.

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I can copy files from Drive E on one machine to drive E on another when using Windows Explorer; but, XCopy fails on every file.

I'm not sure this thread doesn't belong in the Vista Forum because it happens only when the Vista machine is either the source or the destination. When copying from a Windows 2000 to another Windows 2000 or XP, it works fine. Also, this same machine I'm having trouble with now was running this same batch file just fine when it had Windows 2000 on it just a few weeks ago; but, it hasn't run since I switched to Vista.

And, yes, the drives are shared.

A:Solved: XCopy gives "Access Denied" on every file across network

Sounds like a permissions error. Can you do a plain COPY of a file to the Vista machine?

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Hi.I am using Windows 8.1 Pro.I turned on bitlocker on one of my drives to secure it.i used fast method.after the encryption process the drive became inaccessible and giving access is denied messages.I tried to turned of the bitlocker but i cant because it just vanished.i cant find it anywhere on my system(control panel etc).someone told me reinstall the windows and the drive will become accessible again, but is there anyway that not including reinstalling windows.Thanks in advance.

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Hey. I currently have a problem with not beeing able to access my D drive. Here is some info, and the story from working to not working.

MSI Wind u100 Notebook.
OS: Windows XP Home edition, SP3
Using a 2 partition drive.

Story / problem.

Recently, i got the hall.dll error on my comp. My first problem was fixing this. While trying to boot my comp in safe mode, to apply fixes, i discovered that my MSI wind had this "repair" mode, which basicly is formatting my C drive partition. I didnt mind formatting that drive, as all my important stuff is on D, so i went ahead.

Finally i could start my Computer. I was relieved. Went straight to the D drive to start backuping. Hurray... "D:\ Access is denied".

There is just no way i can acces my drive. i know my files are still in there, because the space is still in use, and when trying to get owners right, it "scrolls" my files.

The thing i tried to do. After searching around, i learned i could try getting ownership. I went through all the steps in the guide for ownership (safe mode, my comp, security, advanced, owners, chose admin group, click yes after the "scan"), but no luck.

I really need my files from the D drive. i Dont mind pulling them out with another comp, or a USB stick etc. I can format the drive, when my files are safe.

Any help on this matter would be extremely welcome !
Thanks in advance

A:Got a "D:\ Access is denied" Issue. Tried searching, tried sollutions, still stuck.

Check to make sure the "repair" mode didn't change your SP level, some repair disks will put you at SP1 or SP2, there are times this error will appear if the drive was setup in a higher SP. SP's are downward compatible, but not upward.

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Hey folks,

Got a problem here that I believe I have experienced in Vista before but I forgot how I eventually solved the problem but I did solve it before.

It's been so long since it's happened though that I would probably have trouble digging up the old thread that I posted about it.

Anyway, let me explain.

I cannot right-click on some pictures on the internet and then save them as I am normally able to do.

For example, I go to:

When I get to this page, I will attempt to right-click on the picture of the Sephiroth character at the top right of the page and save the image to one of my folders.

Normally when I do this it works perfectly, no problems whatsoever. However, as it is right now, when I right-click the picture and try to save it to a folder a window pops up that says "Access Denied".

And to show you that the problem is not solely isolated to this single wikipedia page, I have tried other pages, for example:

I tried to right-click and save the picture in the top right of this page as well, once again. And once again, same problem. "Access Denied" window pops up and I can't save the pics to my folder.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for this problem or has experienced this same problem before I would love your input and your time and help.

By the way, I am using Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition.

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A:Solved: Vista: "Access Denied" msg when trying to save pics

There is nothing special about those images.

Where are you trying to save them to?

The only time I might get such a message is if I am trying to save something to a networked drive or directory hat has not been properly configured for sharing.

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Anyone out there know how to install Win SP2 avoiding the "Access Denied" error? So far I have tried to install it about 10 times and have tried the following troubleshooting techniques:

1) Tried to install under new administrator account
2) Tried to install as administrator under safe mode
3) Changed the logging to verbose to determine which portions of the registry that were not allowing access and then modifying the registry to allow full access to the installing user

Everytime I attempt to install, it runs for about 50 minutes and then returns the "Access Denied" error and then uninstalls the SP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello, I'm trying to help fix my friends computer. There's only one user name available, thus I'm logged in as the owner. After boot-up, it has a Windows 98 style taskbar, a black background, only the Recycling Bin icon and this message:

Location is not available
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible
Access Denied

I cannot open the Control Panel. It just flashes the egg timer and then does nothing. The Documents, Music, Computer, etc. folders are also inaccessible, does the same thing as the control panel.

Personalize is also inaccessible.

There are no system restores available. It must've been turned off.

I also ran all the Vista recovery/system checks from the Windows Anytime Upgrade CD it came with and it found nothing/did nothing.

In safe mode, the normal desktop icons re-appear, but still no access to the Control Panel, Personalize and the documents folders.

The computer is a HP Pavilion a1748x running on Vista Home Premium.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

Thank You for any help.

A:"Location is not Available, Desktop is not accessible, Access Denied" After Boot-up


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posting for a friend..
Read a similar post, but resetting system preferences and "taking control" didn't work...

Windows XP laptop

1. His board is fried
2. took hard drive out, put in enclosure
3. transferring data to another external Hard Drive
4. when attempting to transfer "documents" he gets an access denied read out
5. Says he has no option to change system preferences
6. "taking control" hasn't worked
7. right clicking etc. hasn't worked
8. says when he tries to view documents he gets a "documents empty" read out and there is nothing there

He needs this for his business and he isn't exactly computer savvy, any help??

A:"documents" access denied Hard Drive transfer

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From somewhere, somehow, a folder named "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" has been created in my W7x86pro root dir. Trying to look inside, I had to "permanently get access". But then inside it, there are a whole lot of folders named things like 1025, 1028, 1029, etc, ending with 3076, and 3082.

What's in those folders, I have no idea, since every time I try to open one, I first get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" dialog, and then when I click Continue, I get "You have been denied permission to access this folder".

Also inside the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, there are files, like "Setup.exe" and "NDP40-KB2473228.msp" and "SetupEngine.dll" and some *.bmp and some other files. I guess that NDP40-KB2473228.msp gives away that this folder has something to do with some .NET framework update, but AFAIK, there's no .NET-anything installed on this computer.

I want to remove the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, but there seems to be no way I can get permission to do that. trying to get ownership or set access rights, all I get is "Access denied" or similar.

Does anyone know:
1. What those folders and files are doing there?
2. How do I remove them?

A:Denied permission when trying to get access to folder named "1055"

Just to make sure we're not dealing with any malicious activity, run a full scan with Malwarebytes and after updating it and post the result here.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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When I click the "ok" button on the msconfig window, I am getting the following message.

"An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service access. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes."

Also, I am looking for suggestions (programs to run etc.) to help optimize the performance of my system.


A:msconfig "Access Denied error" and system optimization

Are you logged on with Administrator rights? If you're just a 'user' it won't let you access any system components, like the one you're trying to use.

One quick thing you can do to speed up the computer is to turn off the indexing that's on by default in XP. Open 'my computer' and right click on your partitions. Scroll down and select 'properties'. At the bottom, there will be an option to let windows index the drive for fast file searching. un-check this, apply to folders and subfolders, ignore all. Now go get a sandwich. When it's done, you should have a slightly faster computer. Don't forget to run cleanup to get rid of temp files and also to run your defrag app.

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I have encountered this problem not to long ago with it saying. "Access is denied" But the thing is, I am running as admin. I have attempted at looking up solutions but nothing seems to fix it. UAC won't do anything either, right clicking and doing. "run as admin" Won't work either! What do I do? Free back rub for anyone who solves it!

A:Star Wars Galaxies will not install "Access is denied"

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First off, I wasn't sure where the best place to post this would be, since UAC is supposed to be a security feature of windows 7 I figured the security section would be best. My apologies if I posted this in the wrong section.

OK to the problem...

Trying to simply copy/paste a game dll file from a folder on a virtual(.iso) drive to a folder on my main drive. I get the error window titled, "File Access Denied" with the following:

"You need permission to perform this action

You require permission from Everyone to make changes to this file"

Strange thing is this, I also have this same dll file in another folder on my main drive, but I get the same message with the permission requirement coming from my own user name.

Like in the title of my post I have taken ownership of all folders/files in question, am using the only admin account on this machine, and have given my username "full control" permissions over said files/folders. Also for troubleshooting purposes I have disabled UAC completely and still get the error message.

One thing I will add that just came to mind which may of some help. When I had installed win7 on this machine I was married and had 1 user account that my wife and i used. We split up and she had the computer for a while. She changed the computers name and changed the username/s. When I got it back from her I re-changed the computer name and also the... Read more

A:!!UAC!! "File Access Denied" Even with admin, as owner, and permission

Best thing to do is a "clean" re-installation.... if the computer is your's now.

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I have a newly purchased HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One Printer series - J611 which should be working with Windows 7, but when I try to install the device drivers I get a "Access is denied" error.

How can this be bypassed or fixed?

A:Cannot install HP printer drivers - "Access is denied" in Windows 7

Exactly how are you installing the driver?

Make sure the printer is switched off and is not connected by a USB cable.

When you attempt to install the driver, right-click it first and choose Run as Administrator. During the install, you'll be prompted when to switch the printer on and connect it.

You also need to make sure you are installing the 32-bit version of the driver as you have Windows 7 32-bit.

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hi everybody, i have an old pionex elite, which my son had about 3 years ago, and i figured id network the two i have, but evidently, my son put on a program called "access denied" wich after the first win98 splash screen, prompts you for username and password, but it does it before you can press f8 to get into DOS, and it is impossible for me to get the password from my son, because my son is no longer on gods green earth. i can still get into the bios, so is it possible to format from bios? or if anyone has any experience in getting past these types of programs, please post. id very much appreciate it.

A:problem with a windows lock down utility "access denied"

hi sodken, and welcome to the boards!

are you talking about a Windows password box, or something on a black screen from the BIOS?

Is there a "cancel" button?

Notice the name of BIOS at the black screen during startup? (hint -press the "pause" key to read it)

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I've read tutorials on how things like My Documents in Vista are really junctions to new file paths, but I still haven't been able to figure out how to apply it to my situation.

The power kicked out on my old computer, and I had another PC lying around, so I stuck it in as a back up drive to access the files I still wanted. So, the old drive that used to run XP is no longer the operating drive, just used for storage, it's the D drive and now there's a new C drive. I'm able to access just about everything I want except for what's in "my documents". I keep getting "access is denied".

I've looked for the new file paths listed here:
Access Denied to Documents and Settings*-*Vista

on this back up drive and on the new operating system drive. but I could only find the old "my documents" folder on the old drive (D), and the "documents" folder on the new drive with the operating system installed (C) only has new files I've created or d/led since I've installed the operating system.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I get a little triangle with an exclamation mark instead of the red circle with an x when I get the "access is denied" message.

Any help would be much appreciated. I've taken ownership of the whole drive, but I read that doesn't apply in this situation.

A:"access is denied" on an old xp drive now used as backup on a vista system

The "My Documents" folder in your C:\Users\username folder in your Vista drive is a junction but that doesn't affect the My Documents folder on the old XP drive which is still a real folder, not a junction.

You should be able to get access to that folder in Vista, if you can fight your way through the ownership and permissions maze.

If you have various user accounts, log in as the Admin user. Right-click a link to Windows Explorer in the Start Menu and click "Run as administrator". That way everything you do in that Explorer window will have elevated priviledges and you won't keep getting UAC prompts. In Explorer, right click the My Documents folder on the XP drive, click the Security tab and give lots of rights to the account you are currently using. Then you might be able to copy files out of it into an ordinary folder which you should make outside of any user folders.

If all else fails, you could try running Linux from a live CD, such as the Ubuntu installer CD (no need to actually install Ubuntu onto the hard disk). Recent versions of Ubuntu include a file manager which can access NTFS partitions. It is less obedient of NTFS security restrictions so it might allow you to copy the files from My Documents on the XP drive to an ordinary folder on the Vista drive.

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We have a number of users that have lost access to the network share My Documents where everything they create is redirected and stored on a Sunfire server with the data on NFS volume. We are a Xen virtual shop running Server 2003. We've just built a Server 2008 that we are going to promote to PDC.
What's more baffling is that it is happening on newly built Dell 390 Windows 7 Pro and some existing Dell W7 Pro machines but not on the old XP PCs. When it first appeared the user went from XP to 7. He still has access to the share on the XP machine but on his W7 pro he gets an "Access Denied. See your Administrator" message when trying to open MS office docs or PDFs or photos. If I log into the new W7 PC as domain admin and try and copy the documents from the share to his W7 desktop I get a "you must have permission from user to do this". When I go back to my W7 PC I have no problem moving users documents around.

User has full control of folder and all subfolders, user is the owner of folder and is an administrator on the PC. I've set up the trust center in MS Office to specifically trust the path & share that we redirect to. I've used the Take Ownership utility I found on this forum on the parent folder to no avail. I set the Local Security Policy on the W7 PC for "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level to "Send LM & NTLM - >useNTLMv2 session security if negotiated" and rebooted.

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A:"Access Denied" to network share once moved to 7..but works on XP


A few questions:

1) Where is the share that you are trying to access? On the Windows 2003 Server?
2) Are the new windows 7 PC's on the Domain?
3) Have you checked the Advanced sharing to se if file and print sharing is enabled on the PCs?
4) Why have you touched the Local Security Policy? By default you shouldnt need to.
5) Have you already added the Windows 2008 Server to the Domain? If so, did you make sure that the Domain and Forest was at the correct functionality?
6) Have you checked AD for errors? (dcdiag/event lofgs)
7) Check the security event logs on the Server where the Share is.
8) Disable the Anti-Virus and Firewall to test.
9) Recheck the permissions of the share. Paste a screen shot if you can.

10) Are the servers local to the users or hosted on the Web? If on another site, how are they accessed? VPN?
11) If you're redirecting paths did you change the logon scrips acordingly for Windows 7?
Just a note:
Your post was very hard to read and had a lack of structure. Its easier to diagnose if the post is easy to read.

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I started a thread here: "Unknown device" -can't find Nvidia

Apparently I'm not the only one with this issue, but we can't seem to figure out how to fix it.

The long and short is that my NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS is no longer recognized. I have tried installing the drivers from NVIDIA and from HP with no luck. When I reinstall, I get a message that an error was encountered during install and access is denied.
Looking for help. The laptop is under Best Buy warranty, so perhaps I should take it in as a warranty issue?

A:NVIDIA drivers fail to install: "access denied"

have you tried installing the drivers 'as admin' or from the hidden admin account ?

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Not sure if this an XP or Win 2000 question.

My laptop died a couple years ago and I finally got around to having a friend put it in an external USB hard drive enclosure. The laptop ran Windows 2000 and my desktop is running XP SP2.

I cannot open one of the folders. I get an "Access is denied" dialog. I assume this has something to do with my original 2000 log in and the permissions that were set?

Any methods to coax with HD to let me have access?

If I can answer any further question let me know


A:Folder is "Access Denied" on laptop hard drive

try taking ownership. see the following from microsoft

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Our server crashed and while our IT dept is working to restore it, I have two Western Digital USB MyBook Backup Drives that have backups created with Win 2003 Backup/Restore Utility.  I connected the WD HDs to a PC running Win7 and although the OS sees
the USB WD drive, when I click on it, it returns an ACCESS DENIED and will not let me see any data.  How do I get at the backups on these drives?   
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[email protected]

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Please Help.

I un-checked boxes (haphazardly) in the Security Field under Printers. I think I must have changed the User Settings for ADMINISTRATOR. Now, The computer won't allow me to add a printer under "Devices and Printers". And, I am signed on as the ADMINISTRATOR.

When I hit the "Add Printer" link, a box pops up with an "X" in a red circle and states the following, "WINDOWS CAN'T OPEN ADD PRINTER. ACCESS IS DENIED".

Please tell me how I can reverse this mistake I've made. Thank you.

A:Solved: "windows can't open add printer. Access is denied"

Have you tried doing a System Restore to a date/time prior to doing this?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 530 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33293 MB, Free - 7277 MB; D: Total - 33029 MB, Free - 23964 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 252201 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Acadia
Antivirus: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, Disabled
To start with I have tried all of the programs offered here and no results. Couldn't change Administrator as it says that," Unable to display current owner".

I tried to download the different programs and the error message states, " parameter is incorrect " and it's with other programs that is already on my computer.

Can't run any antivirus to check out the system and the virus program that I do have can't be turned on or run.

Tried to make a clean start but, won't allow that.

I do have everything backed up on the extended F drive.

What do you suggest that I can do ? I'm at my electrons end.
Thank you for any help that you can offer.

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Greetings gurus,

I took a look through many of the threads posted here before about this problem and have tried the solutions but I'm still having problems. What a frustrating issue this is - having to wait until SP2 is almost fully installed before knowing if it's successful or not is a ridiculous waste of time, IMO. But I digress. I hope someone here can point me in the right direction.

Here's an excerpt from my setupapi.log file with the pertinent errors:

#-007 Deleting registry key HKCR\
#E033 Error 5: Access is denied.
#E065 Parsing DelReg section [Product.Del.Reg] in "c:\5619c735c86b70b5a4859f9e0651e7\i386\update\update.inf" failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E064 Parsing install section [ProductInstall.GlobalRegistryChanges.Install] in "c:\5619c735c86b70b5a4859f9e0651e7\i386\update\update.inf" failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#-007 Deleting registry key HKCR\
#E033 Error 5: Access is denied.
#E065 Parsing DelReg section [Product.Del.Reg] in "c:\5619c735c86b70b5a4859f9e0651e7\i386\update\update.inf" failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
#E064 Parsing install section [ProductInstall.GlobalRegistryChanges.Install] in "c:\5619c735c86b70b5a4859f9e0651e7\i386\update\update.inf" failed. Error 5: Access is denied.
[2007/03/15 17:05:38 2992.4]

I did go into the registry and change permissions (from an Admin account) on HKCR\ to Allow All for Admins. I'm wondering if when the SP2 ... Read more

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I am trying to use the fsutil setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1, but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response. The following is what I have typed:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd ..
C:\Windows>cd ..
C:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0

C:\>fsutil file setshortname "C:\Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error: Access is denied.

C:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error: Access is denied.

As you can tell, I first tried to do a reference to the path of Program Files, and failed. Then, I tried without the path file and got the same result.

What could be the reason that the system is denying the access? Thanks.

(P.S. This Command Prompt is ran as Administrator, so that shouldn't be the issue)

A:Receiving "Error: Access is denied" when using fsutil setshortname

Well, the shortname is already set as you want.

C:\>dir /x pro*
Volume in drive C is Win_8
Volume Serial Number is 3400-1036

Directory of C:\

07/06/2013 08:56 PM <DIR> PROGRA~1 Program Files
07/01/2013 08:23 PM <DIR> PROGRA~2 Program Files (x86)
0 File(s) 0 bytes
2 Dir(s) 72,667,992,064 bytes free
Edit: I get the same Access denied when I try it.

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I just tried installing Service Pack 2 on my XP, and I downloaded it and during installation it stops and simply says "Access Denied" in a little prompt, then says that installation has failed. Why is it doing this?

A:Failed installation of Service Pack 2: "Access Denied"?

Have a read of M$KB 873148 You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 to see if that is any help to you

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Brand new PC. Only one user (which is Admin). Running Syncback trying to backup "user-folders" like images and videos etc I get Access denied problems.

I'm able to browse the folders just fine. I have checked the check-box on the program to run as admin.

I do NOT want to use Libraries!

Log from Syncback (partially translated from norwegian)

C:\Users\MyName\AndrMask\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Logg\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Programdata\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programmer\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Cookies\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Intern video\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Min musikk\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Mine bilder\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Lokale innstillinger\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Maler\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Mine dokumenter\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Programdata\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Recent\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\SendTo\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Skrivere\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
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A:Access denied (5) when trying to backup "User-folders" using Syncback

It is just the junction points that it should not access! Do not change a thing.

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My problem in short: With Remote Desktop Connection I Get the error: ?the requested session access is denied? with enhanced mode trying to login into my non-admin account on a VM. I can connect fine using non-enhanced mode.

So I am running win 10 pro, and within it a win 10 pro VM via hyper-v. Since I want to hear audio in the VM I am trying to connect with enhanced session mode. The remote desktop connection and audio works fine if I log into the VM with it?s adminaccount. However when trying to login to my non-admin account on the VM I get the error: ?the requested session access is denied?.

I think the answer is already here:

The answer in the link in short says:

A user trying to connect to a RDS host 2008 R2 (workgroup environment) got the error message "requested session access is denied". The user is member of the local remotedesktop user group and
the permission "Allow logon via Remotedesktop servies" is granted.
When granting administrative rights the issue will not appear.

Solution: Remove the /admin parameter in the remote desktop connection. The user was trying to connect to the RDS host console session. This of course will not work with user rights.
mstsc /admin
mstsc /console

My admin skills are still developing and I don't really know what I am supposed to do here. Do I run this on this mstsc command on the host? Do I need to make sure some users are in the list bef... Read more

A:Help with mstsc to prevent "requested session access is denied" w/ RDC

It turns out my Pro version of windows was not whole because I upgraded it from Home to Pro and it was missing some features. Some Remote Desktop Policies were missing, which is why I was having issues. I hope to repair my install or may have to do a clean install.

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I still can't update windows xp home to sp2. I've gotten good suggestions here but so far they haven't solved my problem. I've done what the MS "Access is denied" KB873148 message said to do. I followed ALL its instructions to the letter. I verified that the update was failing when it tried to delete registry key HKCR\ My setupapi.log file showed that it tried and failed to do that twice in succession before it launched into its uninstall routine.

Following KB873148, I then edited the registry (I backed it up to documents... first). I changed the permissions for the registry key that the update routine was trying to delete. I am quite certain that when I clicked File/Exit and saved the modified registry all the permissions for administrators had the "allow" check box selected for "read" and "full control".

That did NOT solve the problem. After I did all that, and reran the *.exe full file version of sp2 which I had previously downloaded, I still got the same "access is denied" error message and I still had the same message in the setupapi.log file afterward.

I'm getting WAY WAY over my head here to suggest this but it's all I can think of:

If the update routine is failing when it tries to delete that single registry key, for whatever reason, is there a way I could edit the registry manually and just delete it that way and see if that works? Assuming I've... Read more

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My daughter's laptop was hit by a virus (I think) which seems to have overwritten the boot sector and / or the partition table. I can't even re-install XP pro because the XP cd doesn't detect a hard drive. If I connect this "faulty" drive to another notebook all the data seems intact BUT:

Scanning it with Bitdefender does not detect any malware and all the folders are accessible except the C:\documents and settings\"her personal folder".

This folder returns "access denied" whatever password I use.

Can anyone give me an idea as to how to access this folder before I reformat and reinstall XP?

thanks and regards

A:External USB drive folder "access denied" after virus??

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory <folder name>. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes

Note <folder name> is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

Now see if the folder is accessible.


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Today I was trying to view some astronomy mpegs (supernova explosion animations) with my Windows Media Player (version 6). When I'd click on the link to play the mpeg, a d/l window popped up (first time thats happened) and once the d/l was complete, another window would pop up saying, "Access to specified device, path or file is denied". In all the years I've had this computer, that has never happened before when I wanted to view mpegs. This has just started happening out of the blue and I don't know why. I did check properties for WMP and made sure that under the secruity tab full access was being given to me as the administrator. My computer is a home PC and not on a network. Some help would be greatly apprecaited.

A:Windows Media Player gets "Access to specified device, path or file is denied"

It may be something to do with the link/site rather than your player. Version 6 is also a bit more limited than later ones.
Can you post the link to see if someone else can view these animations?

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Here is my situation. I have 2 hard drives. C:, which is where I have Windows XP installed and D:, where I have various music, movies and games installed. Basically D: is my storage drive.

I decided to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows XP and Vista Ultimate. As I said Windows XP was already installed on C:. I used partition magic to reduce C:'s size so I would have enough space to create a new partition on the XP drive for Vista. I created it and installed Vista fine and now I can choose whether I load XP or Vista on startup.

Vista seems to be running fine however when I open explorer I encounter a problem. C:, which in Vista is the main partition displays and can be accessed fine. D:, which is the main partition for XP (and is displayed as C: when booting in XP) displays and can be accessed fine. E:, which is the storage drive I mentioned (displayed as D: when booting in XP) earlier is named Access Denied in Vista. When I click on it in explorer it says Access Denied. When in XP all drives and partitions display and can be accessed fine. When in Vista, all drives and partitions except E: (D: when in XP) display and can be accessed fine.

I have read in some forums that I should "take ownership" of E: (in Vista) and that will allow me access. As I understand it this would then deny me access to it while in XP and that is obviously not good because the reason I chose to dual boot is so I can access everything from both operating systems.

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A:Hard drive "Access Denied" in Vista with dual boot configuration

Wow...just wow. Disabled User Account Control and everything works fine. What an awesome "feature."

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For a couple weeks now the text on my laptop appears very, very slowly when I type (it took nearly 10 minutes to type this thread)--regardless of what program or browser I am using at the time. I went in to try and change the Startup settings in msconfig, thinking this might help the situation, and I got an error message that read "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes." Since I AM logged on as the administrator, I thought it possible that I have some type of malware. I ran a scan on Panda per this forum's suggestion and saved a copy on my desktop (not sure if I'm supposed to copy it in the thread now or wait to be asked for it). I also ran hijackthis and have copied the results at the bottom of my thread below...

Does anyone a) know what might be causing the slow text when I type, b) how I can fix the administrator issue, and c) whether or not either one is caused by a malware? The only thing I can think of that I've done differently in the last couple of weeks that might possibly be affecting my system is I've been running on the Beta version of Google Chrome and I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions reader (for eBooks).

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I greatly appreciate it!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:59:18 PM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Int... Read more

A:Text Appears very slowly when typing AND getting "Access Denied" error in msconfig

Hello, jems1304
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your... Read more

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Hi Forumers,
   I have an Inspiron 2330 and since the hard disk broke and was replaced, and after upgrading to Wondows 8.1, I have not been able to re-install Dell Backup and Recovery!
It always stop at the first step of the installation process (after rebooting), saying that access is denied.
Looking at the various logflies in the installation directory, I can find the following errors:
- "Error: failed to close CSTDisk handle GPT" in the DSLCheck.exe.20150104170319_1.log file
- various errors like these in the CreateHardLinks.exe.20150104170356_1.log file:
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\Restore\libxml2.dll. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\DBRUpdate\DsProtectionIndex.dll. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
[2015-01-04 17:03:56]   Error: File Not Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\DBRUpdate\DsProtectionIndex.dll.config. - ErrCode: 2 - ErrMsg: The system cannot find the file specified.
- In the SftService.exe.20150104170720_0.log file:
[2015-01-04 17:07:26]   Error: BOOL CSftServiceModule::CreateDBRTile(void) Temp Link file not found (C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\DBR.lnk). - ErrCode: 2
[2015-01-04 17:07:26] &n... Read more

A:Can't install Dell Backup and Recovery ("Access is denied") on my Inspiron 2330

no replies in 7 months.  I have the same problem.

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Hello SevenForums!

A friend of mine brought a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop saying that he can't log in with his account.
When he tries to log in it shows this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
Now I've searched the internet and found a few articles how to fix this problem.
I receive error message: The user profile service failed the - Microsoft Community
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

None of these worked. (I would like to restore the profile, not creating a new one.) I can create a second profile without any problem, but if I can I would like to save the current one.
I've looked into the event viewer and this is what I see for the problem:

Error, User Profile Service, 1500 eventID: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Details: Access is denied.

I've also checked how it all started:
This happened during a shutdown:
Warning, User Profile Service, 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. Detail: 1 user registry handles leaked from <SID>.

After this during the first start:
Error, User Profile Service, 1508: Windows was unable to load the registry. Detail: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. <Path-to-user-profile>\ntuser.dat

After this I get an 1502 error, from User Profile Service, basically with the same text. (... Read more

A:"User profile service failed the logon" special case access denied

Hello Marty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top can help give you a few options to log on with to be able to do the tutorial.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps for now,

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