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"Windows cannot access the specified device..." with removable storage

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I'm installing a replacement Windows 7 machine, 64-bit. I've read lots (feels like hundreds) of web pages on this topic, but haven't found any that help... including here, but I may be searching badly.

I cannot get any executable to run from removable media - CD/USB stick, etc. It always gives the "Windows cannot access the specified device..." message. If I copy the file from the removable media to the hard drive,m it runs with no problem.

I check the group policies: Group (on the Domain Controller) has all the "deny..." options as "Not Configured". I tried setting the "deny_execute" options to "disabled" in the local policy database: no affect.

I also looked for any "deny_execute" in the registry: nothing enabled.
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Check to see if your Antivirus settings are causing the problem.

To test to see if the Antivirus is causing problems. Most Antivirus products these days can be temporarily disabled long enough to test by using their software.
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