xp pro error: cannot access device,path or file, may not have permission

By joker41978 ยท 5 replies
Mar 5, 2005
  1. When I try to install software for my dvd/cd burner I get error:(windows cannot access specified device,path or file. you may not have permission to access them.) I am running windows xp professional and I am the system administrator.
  2. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Did you just recently install the dvd/cd drive? If not, was your dvd/cd drive accessable before you tried to install the software? More information would be helpful.
  3. joker41978

    joker41978 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I just installed this drive. I got the drive from a friend and the software disk was a copy he made. I got to looking around and some of the files have a question mark by them.

    type of file: compiled HTML help file.
    open,s with: microsoft HTML help.
    The files will open but their in a different language. Is their any way to convert these files to a diffent type?

    Thank,s for the help.
  4. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Is there any way you can use the original copy of the software? Maybe something is wrong with the copy. Also, make sure you plugged in the dvd drive correctly. Maybe you dont have permissions because its not the original copy. Try that if you can. :D
  5. terabyte47

    terabyte47 TS Rookie

    You need a DVD software to read up in your cd read-only in your computu
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    It is very possible your friend did not use iso 9660 standard to record that disk . You can try to change the read only status or take posession .
    Some authoring software have utilities eg. Nero Easywrite Reader
    Go to the Web site of the DVD Writer and try to download software there.
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