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Thread: msconfig - Access Denied Error

  1. #1
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    Jul 2006

    msconfig - access denied error

    If I want to make some changes in msconfig, then I am getting an access denied error. I am the only user and admin of my laptop which is running on Windows XP. I dont use any HP printer driver or zonealarm. I just use the McAfee antivirus program. Even in Safe Mode, it will not work if I try to make any changes. After contacting the tech support I was told to recover my laptop. So, does anyone know what is wrong with my laptop? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2006

    Re: msconfig - access denied error

    I have seen this problem many times that is happening due to spyware or some other malware in the system. So can you check your system with some good antivirus software and see if it detects any viruses. You can try to go for the registry fix and see if that works.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2006

    Re: msconfig - access denied error

    You need to go to the below registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pml Driver HPZ12

    incase you have the pml driver HPZ12 service, Pml Driver HPZ12 might also be lited in Services.msc.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2006
    Thanks for the replies, I do not have any of the mentioned HP drivers installedo n my laptop. The only fix as told by the tech support of the laptop was to do a destructive recovery of my laptop. I am going to do the same and hope that it works out for me. Thanks.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2006
    The error that you are getting can happen while trying to use msconfig to disable the True Vector Internet Monitor service (vsmon.exe). Also, if you have zonealarm then dont load it, you will need to turn off the "OS firewall" in zonealarm and see if that works for you or not.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    I had a similar problem. the issues were
    a) restarting the system when msconfig was changed and not deleting the registry entry
    b) ALso trojanware that inserted entries back in msconfig-> startup

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