Computer Help forum

Resolved Question

Windows cannot access file..you may not have e

by jazzrag / December 18, 2011 12:52 AM PST

<span class="st"><span class="f"> Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions this is the error message...I am locked out of my own pc... I tried opening shortcuts , click icons, open programs and get the error message. When I go to internet and put in search..I get any number of paid sponsor ads.. I cannot access my control panel or any other programs... I had AVG and foolishly let it expire but I tried to download a paid version from cnet..the error message came up again. I cannot acces my Windows XP Security system. Thanks in advance.

jazzrag has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows cannot access file..you may not have e
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows cannot access file..you may not have e
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by jazzrag

Collapse -
What is this "Windows XP Security system"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 12:56 AM PST
Collapse -
access to pc
by jazzrag / December 18, 2011 3:33 AM PST

EUREKA!!! I rebooted after I clicked ur links and am able to access my software and programs thanks a million. Rich.

Collapse -
"Fantastic!"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 7:20 AM PST
In reply to: access to pc
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?