I have a Windows XP Professional machine, SP 3. It was working fine. A couple days ago I noticed there were some Windows Updates, and I installed them. They included Internet Explorer 8.
Now the software for my digital camera won't open, even after reinstalling. The camera people told me to uninstall using Device Manager, and reinstall. So I navigated to My Computer>Properties>Hardware and clicked on Device Manager. I got this error message:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I ran a Malwarebytes virus scan. No viruses.
I opened the Control Panel>Internet Options and tinkered with the security, setting each item as liberally as I could. This fixed a couple other problems I was having too. But not the one with the Device Manager.
I would be very grateful for your help.