• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 326
  • Last Modified:

Access Denied Drive C:

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
0
pjm21b
Asked:
pjm21b
3 Solutions
 
nobusCommented:
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
0
 
rindiCommented:
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/
0
 
pjm21bAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your good answers and help on this issue.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now