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    I am getting an access denied error….


    by obywoods ·

    couple of questions…… I?m pretty much a nimrod when it comes to computer “speak”… so if you reply to this post, speak in total layman terms please.
    First of all, I had to reformat my computer last week. With 2 teenagers, things were just going crazy and I eventually lost access to IE and my control panel. Nothing would fix either one of them. Any hoooo…. this error was actually taking place before I did the reformat. It started about 6 months before I reformatted. When I go to RUN and type in msconfig, when I access the start up tab and make changes there, once I click on apply, I get this error:
    An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make specified changes

    Problem is I have done just that. I’ve gone in through safe mode under the admin account and I still get that error. Any input would be appreciated.

    My next problem is in outlook express. Almost every email that I receive says it has an attachment. I know it’s just some stupid setting but I can’t figure out which one it is so that I can change it. It’s driving me nuts. All the settings are wacky and I can’t get them back to defaults. I even tried uninstalling it and then reinstalling it. It was reinstalled with my messed up settings. I am the one who fiddled with the settings and got them all crazy, and yes, I am not playing with a full deck because for the life of me I can’t remember what I messed with to change them. The attachment thing has been happening since right after the reformat, it’s nothing that I changed in the settings. At least I don’t think so. The icons and text on the taskbar etc … those settings are my fault.
    Anyway, I hope someone can help. Sorry if these are just lame questions. But it’s been through forums like this one that I have learned what I do know. Just look at it as you are helping to educate another computer illiterate!!!

    Thanks in advance.

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