Access to specified device - Aka IE Refuses to open

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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Dear crosenblum,

Try repairing IE .. If that doesnot work reinstall it

Repair IE :

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


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

Reinstall IE:

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How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP


Repair Internet Explorer 6

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crosenblumAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, none of that has worked for me.

I uninstalled, re-installed, removed service packs.

Any other ideas?
crosenblumAuthor Commented:
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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crosenblumAuthor Commented:
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.
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.
crosenblumAuthor Commented:
Yep, and it sucks.
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.
Holy hell it's kerio. This solved the exact same issue for me as well.
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