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Old 08-11-2004, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont know if this is the right forum place for it but when I open control panel, which I have no problem doing form the start, I cant open any of the programs. I get this error: Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? This also happens with the other programs on the desktop. I cant open those. When I double click, nothing happens. Is it a virus or something? Please help!

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Old 08-12-2004, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What OS are you running? Is this a home or work computer? Is this the first time its happened or has it always been like this? It could be a problem with the permissions associated with your logon or spyware or a virus.

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Old 08-12-2004, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there can be two reasons for this.
If u are workng in a network the access rights is not set for u to acccess these things.
Otherwise some virus may be causing this.
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, if you are using WinxP I recommend go back too early point; Just restore the unit back before this problem happened...

Start --> All Programs --> Accesories --> System Tools -->
System Restore

Anyway the most of case is a virus, so recommend use it first....
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How about id the System Restore didnt turn on?

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