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Access to specified device - Aka IE Refuses to open

Posted on 2003-12-09
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Basically, IE refuses to open up at all, via the shortcut, or using start run.

I have tried tweaking the Security Permissions, but i must be missing something.

I also tried to check my spybot settings, in case something in IE was immunized.

I am stumped, can anyone help me?
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Question by:crosenblum
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sunray_2003 earned 250 total points
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Dear crosenblum,

Try repairing IE .. If that doesnot work reinstall it

Repair IE :
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Start > Run rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g

or

Start > Run rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\windows\inf\ie.inf

Reinstall IE:
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Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q194/1/77.asp&NoWebContent=1

How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378

or

Repair Internet Explorer 6
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293907

Thanks,
Sunray
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by:crosenblum
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Unfortunately, none of that has worked for me.

I uninstalled, re-installed, removed service packs.

Any other ideas?
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by:crosenblum
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Now everytime i uninstall or re-install ie, Easy CD Creator 5 keeps asking for it's cd, and it refuses to let it be uninstalled.

I can't get IE to work, so i am using mozilla.

I keep getting Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied.

Please help me.
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by:crosenblum
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BTW i found out, that ie was setup correctly, but my firewall kept denying me access to it.
I finally fixed it, by changing the permissions.

Kerio 4 really bites, it is too easy to screw up.
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by:jjsole
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I've been trying to fix this problem as well, read and tried your solution, and Kerio 4 was the culprit here too!

I guess its a love hate relationship with the firewall because it is so capable and protective, the user needs to pay attention and know what they are doing with the settings. I can't even remember denying IE but at some point I must have.
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by:crosenblum
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Yep, and it sucks.
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by:Luagsch
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same problem here and same cause: kerio personal firewall.
the catch is the field "launching others". if internet explorer is not allowed thing like "view source" open downloads directly etc will not work.
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by:pigfucker1
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Holy hell it's kerio. This solved the exact same issue for me as well.
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