I have a HP Pavilion laptop with the Windows Vista installed in it. When I bought the laptop about 2 years back, it came with a pre-installed Norton Antivirus software with updates for 1 year.
Since its more than 1 year, Norton Antivirus stopped downloading the updates, but I had still kept the antivirus on my laptop. A few days back I thought of uninstalling the Antivirus, since I had no intentions of renewing it and instead was planning to install one of the free antivirus softwares like Avast or AVG.
But while I was uninstalling the Norton Antivirus, my laptop kinda hung and hence I switched it off directly. When I started it again, it rebooted properly, but suddenly it stopped recognizing a few applications. Like Google Updater, Windows Media Player Classic, etc.
When I try to open up Window Media Player Classic, for eg., I get the error message "C:Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe - Windows cannot access the specified device path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".
And I am logged in as an administrator, so ideally I should have full access to all sections of my drive.
I think I made a mistake by switching off the laptop midway, while Norton was uninstalling. Can someone please help me with this error message.
I believe, some of my settings might have changed due to which I am not able to open up a few of my applications
Thanks for your quick response. Its jus that I dont think the reinstalling of the codecs would work. Or maybe it might work, but then only Windows Media Player will start working fine. Vista is basically not letting me open almost 85-90% of the applications from C\Program Files.
Let me give you a list of all the applications that Vista as of now is not recognising
AVG Free 8.5
Conexant HD Audio
DivX Plus DirectShow Filters
Download Accelerator Plus
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Graboid Video 1.2
Hauppauge Win TV
Hauppauge Win TV Remote
Hauppauge Win TV Scheduler
Hauppauge Win TV SoftPVR
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem With SmartCP
HP PhotoSmart Essential 2.0
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.20 B1
Nokia PC Suite
Video Edit Magic 4.4
These are a few applications which does not work, after the goof up I did.
No, I haven't run the registry clean as yet. How do I do that ?
Just to keep you guys updated though
I am not able to download any files from the internet. I mean when I do try to, I get the option of saving the file and when I click ok, I can see that the file is getting downloaded (as in I can see the progress bar). But once it is downloaded, when I go to the location (and I generally save all my downloads on my desktop and either run or transfer it to the respective folders from there) the download is not there. Dunno.... wats happening.
Also last night, I booted my lappy in the Safe Mode and Vista recognised all the applications. Though I didn't get a chance to try and see if these applications run, but atleast their ICON was recognised by Vista. I am gonna try the safe mode option today again and let you guys know the result.
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