NeonFx tried to help me in another forum but directed me here as i seem to have a really bad problem.
I have Windows XP with SP3.
I was running my usual clean up programs - ADsGone, Avast and Spybot.
I also ran, in error, a Canon provided exe driver update file that was used for SP2.
i don't know if this caused this problem.
My problem is, I keep getting the error message:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I'm getting this whenever i try any exe file OR anything in the control panel.
Even start > run won't work.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I looked at the Cleaning Guide but i couldn't even execute the first step.