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Can't open programs, permission denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by smphawk, Aug 12, 2004.

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  1. smphawk

    smphawk Thread Starter

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    I need some help figuring out a problem. For about a week or so I have been having a problem with a relatively new laptop running XP. When I start up the computer I have no trouble, but after about 10 minutes or so, whenever I try to open a new programs, I recieve an error message that says "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." This makes no sense to me, as I am the administrator on the computer. I have run Spybot and it didn't fix it, so I'm assuming I accidentally changed some sort of setting, or maybe a virus of some sort changed it for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have searched online for possible solutions but have found nothing that has helped. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
     
  2. dai

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    in the run box type
    sfc /scannow
    if this does not sort it post a hijack log in the security forum
     
  3. smphawk

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    thanks for your reply. it didn't fix it, so I'll put the HT log in the forum as you said.
     
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