Error while creating a new web application

Failed to apply a web.config modification to file 'configuration/system.web/pages[@pageParserFilterType="Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPPageParserFilter, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"]/controls'.  The specified node "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\18000\web.config" was not found in the web.config file.   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigFileChanges.ApplyModificationsWebConfigXmlDocument(XmlDocument xdWebConfig, String filepath)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.ApplyWebConfigModifications()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.Provision()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages.ExtendVirtualServerPage.BtnSubmit_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)
   at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument)
   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)
LathaLiquidHubAsked:
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Justin SmithConnect With a Mentor Sr. System EngineerCommented:
Run the config wizard again.  
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G-BrainCommented:
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bradgcozaCommented:
the web application pool requires write access to the C:\inetpub\wwwroot folder
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LathaLiquidHubAuthor Commented:
it worked for me Thanks
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