Hi I am encountering an error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate premissions to access them."
The error message appears when ever I click on Window Administration tools (including control panel, windows update, Windows explorer etc) but not affecting other programs I have.
I rebooted in Safe mode and discover that all is working fine (no error message pop up when clicking on window admin tools).
I proceed with doing a clean boot -> first disable all third parties services (message still coming up), then disable windows service components (message still coming up)
I tried typing "explorer.exe" in the start->search field then highlighted right click to execute with admin rights, then received another error message "Server execution failed".
I am the administrator account on this PC - and have full access right.
The error seem to have appeared on the 11th August after Windows Updated the following:
Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2536276, 2556532, 2559049, 2560656, 2563894, 2567680), and
Update for Microsoft Windows KB2563227
Security update for Microsoft.net framework 4 client profile (verson 1)
There were no installation of any other software or updates apart from the windows update.
I also tried to restore windows prior to the 10th August 2011 but that did nothing.
As the Error prevents me from from access any window admin object - I am unable to retrieve product ID and write to Microsoft Tech and ask for assistance.
I am hoping that some one here can offer suggestion of possible solutions (I really don't want to re-install window 7 and other software I got on).