Can't acces C: (weird message)

February 22, 2009 at 14:13:26
Specs: Win XP Pro SP3, AMD XP 3500+/2GB
Hi, I have a message saying:

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

This only happens if I try to open my C or D drive (partitioned on the same drive) from My Computer. I can right click on C and Explore it no problem. I may have deleted a file during an uninstall or something. I use Revo Unintall cause of it's thouroughness. I've gone on lots of places on the internet with no luck.


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#1
February 23, 2009 at 05:41:20
Will not hurt to try this ---

Click Start, then RUN, then type

regsvr32 /i shell32

Note the space between 2 and /, & i and s


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#2
February 23, 2009 at 07:37:58
"I may have deleted a file during an uninstall or something" That may be the problem. Did you try a System Restore?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 23, 2009 at 19:54:21
regsvr32 /i shell32 didn't work and for some reason system restore wouldn't restore my PC to a later point.

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#4
February 24, 2009 at 05:21:04
Try some of these with regards to Permissions --

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
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http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
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for Files and Folders in Windows XP (XP Pro only)

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
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#5
February 24, 2009 at 07:24:56
Thanks, but couldn't get any of that to work. I'm due for a reformat anyways.

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