OT: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. Youmay not have the appropriate perm

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Ali, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Ali

    Ali Guest

    My apologies for this OT as it is.
    I'm on MS build 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300 and things were just ok
    for quite of a time. But from last few weeks i'm experiencing a
    strange problem. After every shutdown i'm unable to lunch any
    executable, well yeah, i did some virus scan with my favourite AVG
    free version but there was nothing. boot.ini is ok where as registry
    seems fine to me.

    Its ok if i do hibernation after recovering and avoid 'shutdown'. And
    recovering means to wipe out Temp, Temporary Internet Files and

    Symptoms : The startup time is considerably quick as it would be for a
    guest account, although i login with my own account which is
    privileged to administrative rights.

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

    I saw lots of posting on web but can't find the right solution.

    Again, sorry for OT but this problem sucks..

    Ali, Sep 19, 2008
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  2. Maybe your system is pwned? Check startup items. Check also PATH. It could
    also be a symptom of some rogue DLL failing load with access violation.

    And don't work as Administrator!
    Alexander Grigoriev, Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Ali

    GP Guest


    Can you try starting an process by the the command-line (cmd.exe)? This
    would use CreateProcess, not ShellExecute, so you can check if it is a
    problem with the system, or just the shell (or a errorous shell-extension).

    GP, Sep 22, 2008
  4. Ali

    Ali Guest


    no, no way that you can even launch 'cmd' or 'command' . searching web
    archives have revealed me this issue happening with quite people,
    where as, i cann't find nay straight solution for given problem.

    Ali, Sep 24, 2008
  5. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Well! path is just ok atleast to me .

    it works ok after i remove temp from local settings and cookies
    directory. I guess next time i will do one be one to figure out the
    very problem.

    thanks for suggestions anyway.
    Ali, Sep 24, 2008
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