User acct has admin priviledges in a Win XP system.When trying to run regedit in a Run window I get the following error message:"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."I get the same message when trying to run msconfig.
I cannot open msconfig on my computer! Whenever I type in "msconfig" in the Run box, it says it cannot find it.And whenever I open System Information, it says that I need to start the service "Help and Support", but in the Services, there is no "Help and Support". I use SIW now, but I still wanna know why it won't work.
Hi, I am having a weird problem. I cannot change what programs I use by defualt to open windows files. It does not matter whether I right click on a certain file and choose open with or if I use the tools option in the folder menu. This is what happens. I want to open a .jpg file with picassa photo viewer. I right click the .jpg file and choose open with. I then click browse to locate the .exe file that will open it. Well once I click it I get sent back to the open with window and nothing has changed. The .jpg file will not open with any program that can open it and it will not add the .exe file into the window. This is a bit frustrating as I cannot change what opens certain windows files by default. This goes for any type of file I try to open with any program.
So I had, or have some sort of virus on my computer and I cannot open msconfig. When I try to open Regedit, it says the administrator disabled it?I'm trying to figure out which programs on startup that are viruses.
Ok so I have this computer.. and I wanted to just kill a few processes running ... but I can't get the task manager up.. so I was going to just take them off the start up list.... but I can't get the MSconfig to say open either.
I used to be able to run MSCONFIG and now I can't. I've tried the Start/Run thing several times. I've downloaded an XP version, and copied it to the WindowsSystem folder and tried it from there too, but I can't even get that to run.
I have a Windows XP Home installation and the main account is set as an administrator account.when we log into this account the command prompt window is displayed, but not with a c prompt and there is nothing we can do to exit it (i.e unable to type exit)
On looking at the startup options in msconfig, which is what's causing the command prompt window to open:
I'm able to run MSCONFIG just fine as administrator,but I can't run it as limited user.The message is "An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account".But I'm pretty sure I've previously run MSCONFIG as limited user. Is my memory wrong, or is something wrong?
Heres what happened I wanted to change system wide folders Icons so I went into Folder Options>File Types>File Folders >>Advanced and attempted to changes the icons in doing so somthing went wrong and now when I double click on any folder (except hard-drives and My Documents) it will open up in the command prompt. I must right click and select OPEN for it to work.
I have a server at my home network, running windows XP Pro SP2, and it is configured with 2 users. One Administrator and one user. When I connect using remote desktop, I usually connect as the user (Not Administrator), but lately the command prompt has stopped working on this account. When I type cmd in the run-window, command prompt opens, and about 1/2 sec later, it's closed. If I connect as the Administrator, this problems doesn't exist.I have scanned for viruses, using both my installed Norton Internet Security package, and also using Symantec's online virus-scan. No virus found.
I must have screwed something up.some but not all of my folders open a command prompt window. I managed to change them to an explorer window instead, but in file type, I can figure out how to get "open" back as the default when I click on these folders. The right click menu either has expand greyed out, or doesn't have it at all. Open is the third item, and find first (now) with command window second. How do I reset these? And, any idea what would have messed them up? I did start sharing with my son's computer and I downloaded firefox 1.0.3.
Every time I need to compile a program I have to open command line, change directory, and set the path. Is there a way to automate this, so that every time I open the command line, some commands are automatically executed?
when ever i start any video application it shows that something has gone wrong and prog is to be closed,and pror closes everything on desktop closes and disappear only to reappear again after some time.
I have a problem with run command in start menu. I have struck some worm last week. Due to this the name of recycle bin is changed to W.Bush and run command button from my start menu is missing. I am able remove the worm. these to things remained. Please give me solution to restore my run command button in start menu so can use it. At the same time suggest me to change the recycle bin name from W.Bush to recycle bin
I am one of the many who had succumbed to this problem: C:WINDOWSsystem32configSYSTEM missing or corrupt. I am running windows XP home edition on an HP Dv2000 notebook, and have tried almost everything. Repair console wont work as is says it cannot find hard drive, and yet when I go into Bios it says it is there (Notebook HDD) (a SATA btw) . Running a check on the hard drive yeilds nothing but a fit bill of health. I cannot access command prompt, or any safe mode. Running a HP recovery install is also fixing nothing. I am stuck with a laptop that just keeps cycling around in circles, constantly rebooting itself.
I would like to know if this can be done in win xp environment. say I have a folder, A, of pictures only and they all have file extensions jpg eg abc.jpg, xyz.jpg. say I have a second folder, B, which contains all the files of A(if you ignore extensions) and more(but all are pictures.) But all the files in B has extensions NEF instead of jpg eg abc.NEF, efg.NEF, xyz.NEF. My idea is to extract all the files from B that has the same the name as A(ignoring extensions) and either move or copy to a separate folder ie if A contains abc.jpg, xyz.jpg then abc.NEF and xyz.NEF will be extracted and moved/copied to a new folder. I'm not sure where to start. is there a program out there that can do this? or there's a special command to type at the command prompt?
Previously I have been doing work that requires me to unplug my network connection and I need to check my IP address each time I plug it in again. I guess it's not set for static IP.Anyways to do this I usually go into Command Prompt and type 'ipconfig'Now however I just get "'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".The directory is the same as its always been, I can change it but it doesn't seem to matter what it is.I've checked many other posts and is there something possibly wrong with my PATH variable? I used the command 'echo %PATH%' and it works, the list it gives is very garbled however.
I can't access the "Run" command from the start menu. When I click on it windows bring up a message box saying "Windows can not create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?" Even if I click yes, the shortcut doesn't do anything. I can still access the run command by hitting the windows button + r. But it is annoying not having that function when needed... No virii or spyware involved. I believe it's a registry issue, but I've no idea were to correct the issue and I can't find any info on the net[which is a first].
i cannot access my "regedit" on run,it will alert me "this program has been disable by administrator" and restart automatically..i cannot access"msconfig" on run,it also restart automatically..my folder option also gone.i have hidden file n now i cannot open it anymore because my folder option gone..i already try to find it but still cannot find..what should i do..??i think it was a virus attack because there's one ie file in "My Picture" name "brontok.a" and even i delete it,it will back again to the folder..i already try to remove it using Microsoft & McAfee antispyware,McAfee antivirus,Norton antivirus but still no change.
I noticed a lot of services running under one of my svchost.exe processes when I ran the "tasklist /svc" command in the Command Prompt.Here's what I got: AudioSrv, BITS, Browser, CryptSvc, DHCP, dmserver, ERSvc, EventSystem, FastUserSwitchingCompatibilty, helpsvc, HidServ, lanmanserver, lanmanworkstation, Netman, Nla, RasMan, Schedule, seclogon, SENS, SharedAccess, ShellHWDetection, srservice, TapiSrv, Themes, TrkWks, W32Time, winmgmt, wscsvc, wuaserv, WZCSVC I'm not at all sure if any of those are real threats
I have an external HDD on which I have backed up 15G of Data. I wish to retrieve some Pictures from this Backup but when I try to open it in order to restore these pictures I cannot find a programme to open it with. I do have Windows NT but can't seem to get it to open with .bkf.
Running a Windows 2000 machine. Machine came with W2k installed 2 years ago. Have all other windows updates installed. Getting this error when trying to install Service Pack 4 - The file c:windowssystem32ftp.exe is open or in use by another application. The taskmanager does not show any FTP specifically running. So I downloaded SP4 to my hard drive so I wouldn't have to get on the internet, and rebooted in safe mode. Then ran SP4 update from my hard drive but I still got the same FTP error. How do I find this FTP process and stop it?
My system was recently infected with a virus i think i have finally gotton rid of it but now im unable to open my c drive thought my computer when i double click it the open with window pops up and when i right click it i get strage symbols where open is suppose to be the virus that i was infected with is W32.Gexin.A its main exe is svsh0st.exe which i seem to have gotton rid of forever now as it hasn't recreated itself this boot up