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Windows 7: windows cannot access specified device, path or file.

13 Jun 2009   #1
ralphdsm

 
 
windows cannot access specified device, path or file.

im running 7 rc1 and this is the first time ive come across this. this is on a local drive and i have ownership of the files but i cannot open them. any idea how to unblock this?


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13 Jun 2009   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ralphdsm View Post
im running 7 rc1 and this is the first time ive come across this. this is on a local drive and i have ownership of the files but i cannot open them. any idea how to unblock this?
Which files are you trying to access? And can you perhaps take a screenshot of the explorer window that shows which files they are?
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14 Jun 2009   #3
ralphdsm

 
 

its just a little program i downloaded

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14 Jun 2009   #4
ralphdsm

 
 

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14 Jun 2009   #5
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Do you only have the problem with that one program, does everything else work fine?
Maybe the file could be corrupt.

If it is just that file, do you know for sure that it's safe, maybe your anti-virus or even Windows DEP (Data Execution Protection) is blocking it from executing.

It's probably not so much your anti-virus, unless thats broken too. it's more than likely your AV would tell you. but corruption or DEP could cause it.
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14 Jun 2009   #6
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

* Sorry for double posting, but it was more to grab the attention of ppl! *

Yep, It's DEP if you are trying to hack/cheat at Combat Arms. Stop trying to avoid Hacksheild and your problem will go away.
I found this after some Googling, the hacks inject the original executable. > http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6338/pt2dr9.jpg

(I cant post link to the actual page with the details on in public for the mods/admin because it contains a link to another hack.)
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14 Jun 2009   #7
ralphdsm

 
 

its wasnt DEP, i tried turning off dep for that program and it stll told me i dont have the permission
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14 Jun 2009   #8
buhaj83

Windows 7
 
 

first thing i thought after reading whole topic was that it can be an ntfs error.
second after looking at your very big screenshot i think Generator is right and it could be simply your avg antivirus.

if this is not antivirus,dep, or whatever assuming you have full permisions to that files because you created them i guess it is ntfs file system corrupted. chech system event logs
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20 Feb 2011   #9
jamesup

Windows 7
 
 
Windows cannot access the speicified device, etc. Re: DVD drive

In Windows 7 when I attempted to play a movie in my DVD drive by first double clicking it, I received the message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, etc". After a half hour of trying posted suggestions that didn't work, I right clicked on the DVD drive, then clicked on "open Autoplay" and then clicked on a program that popped up. The movie then began to play. However, I still couldn't play the movie by first double clicking the DVD drive; the error message still popped up. Perhaps this account will assist someone who experiences the same problem. James
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20 Feb 2011   #10
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesup View Post
In Windows 7 when I attempted to play a movie in my DVD drive by first double clicking it, I received the message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, etc". After a half hour of trying posted suggestions that didn't work, I right clicked on the DVD drive, then clicked on "open Autoplay" and then clicked on a program that popped up. The movie then began to play. However, I still couldn't play the movie by first double clicking the DVD drive; the error message still popped up. Perhaps this account will assist someone who experiences the same problem. James
When you use the Autoplay option, do you have the "Always do this for..." option checked?
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