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Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file

by twokidtwocat / October 17, 2006 1:48 PM PDT

I have windows xp,my pc is only about 5 months old,about a week ago,I starting getting these error messages about 2 or 3 hours apart,I reboot,everythings works find and then,after a few hours,I cant click on any favorites in IE or shortcuts on the desktop.The start memu disapears and I have to turn off the pc to reboot again.I have run virus scans,adware and nothing is working,Is there a download somewhere that will fix this?Thanks for all you help.The whole message is 'Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file.You may not have the sppropriate permissions to access the item.

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Are you the Administrator?
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 17, 2006 3:23 PM PDT
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Did you have a look
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 19, 2006 3:55 PM PDT
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Yes,Im the admin
by twokidtwocat / October 19, 2006 3:47 PM PDT

Yes I am,its really strange,after I reboot everything is find and then all of the sudden I can click on any links,and I get that message.All my passwords disappear,nothing works.I cant even use the start menu,it is gone also,but after I turn it off and reboot,it stays find for about 2 or 3 hours.
Thanks for any help.I dont really know how to change programs or the registry,I was hoping for something that I could just download to fix this.Any ideas?
Thanks again

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