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For the last couple of weeks whenever I start up my Dell 8250 PC with Windows
XP Pro and when the Norton SystemWorks tries to start up I get a Windows
Protection Box that says:  Access Denied, Drive C:  -- OK -- After I click on the ok button Norton continues on to startup, but I don't know if it is protecting my c: drive ?
Yesterday when I was updating my system with the Win XP SP2 Wizard partly
into the run I got this same message and this Wizard would not proceed and it
backed out all what it had done.
Does anyone know what this box is trying to tell me ?
Do I have a bad hard drive ?
What can I do ?
Thanks,
PJM
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access denied means you have no access rights to the drive C: (strange, since normally you boot from it)
I would run a disk scan for errors on it (and defragment it later) to be sure about its status.
You can also use any of these to test it  :  http://www.disk-utility.com/hard-disk-low-level-format.html
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I'd uninstall systemworks, it very often causes more problems than it solves. What you should install is a good Antivirus software (not necessarily norton), enable the windows firewall and also regularly run antimalware software to protect your system.

http://avast.com
http://lavasoft.com
http://www.safer-networking.org/
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Thank you all for your good answers and help on this issue.
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