To all most honorable members,
Thanks for the opportunity to join this community. Here is my problem message and a little background:
Windows cannot access the specified device. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
I run Windows XP Home Edition. I can't access User Accounts in Control Panel. I can't open downloaded programs. I can't remove programs in the Add/Remove section of Control Panel. I can't use a downloaded fix because I can't open it once it is downloaded.
I don't know what to do. I've recently installed the latest and greatest Windows Media Player, Malwarbytes, Online Armor, and RegCure. They all seem to work perfectly well but than what do I know? I'm lost and need a fix.
I don't recall choosing a password when setting up my XP but perhaps I just forgot#%*! duh. However I do remember making sure everyone in my household had the same right of use and never had to type any special passwords to access anything. Anyway my household is now only my wife and myself so no worry about anyone messing around and not fessing up.