Hi, I already posted half of this in the Windows section, but I'm thinking it's a virus/spyware problem now, so I thought I'd put it up here too: " "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them" I get this error for nearly every application after running a scan of AVG anti-virus. I recently bought a new hard drive, and had been running my computer for a few days before I realized that I had no virus/spy-ware protection. I installed AVG anti-virus and anti-spyware, scanned, and after I rebooted, I had the permissions error. Any ideas on what happened and what to do to fix this? " Now, however, I have problems even loading Windows. When the Windows loading screen comes up, it'll freeze up. I'll have to restart 2-5 times to get it to load properly. Then when I get in Windows, all of my .exe, .rar, .zip, and so on files don't work, telling me I don't have permission. I'm thinking this is some sort of virus/spyware as I forgot to put some on when formatting my new hard drive. I put AVG on and then it said I had a parite virus and was picking nearly every file I had installed, saying that they were infected. Is it possible to recover from this or am I going to have to reformat? Thanks for any help offered.