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    Error message on startup: Access Denied: drive C (XP)

    When I boot up, I get an error message that says
    "Access Denied: drive C."
    If I click on the OK button, I can proceed normally, but this is really a pain. I'm running Norton Utilities and Norton Anti-Virus, and this no doubt has something to do with it, since the dialog box is entitled "Norton Protection: ATTENTION!" I can't find the place to fix it, though. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Error message on startup: Access Denied: drive C (XP)

    Sheryl--

    This error stems from a conflict between Norton Utilties and file sharing being checked. It's also caused by the Norton Recycle Bin being disabled and it's annoying but shouldn't impact anything. Here's the solution--it should be solved by clearing Simple File Sharing which you should clear anyway as a default unless you have a specific reason for it because clearing it makes you more secure. Clearing this box is a frequent Tech TV XP Security tip from Tech TV's shows--they must do it 25 times a year. Also using shift+delete to by pass the recycle bin will help prevent this annoying error box whether you use anything Norton or not.


    Error: "Attention: Access Denied, Drive C:" after installing Norton SystemWorks Document ID:2001122707472207 Last Modified:10/22/2003

    Error: "Norton Protection: Attention: Access denied, Drive C:" on startup

    307874: HOW TO: Disable Simplified Sharing and Password-Protect a Shared Folder in Windows XP

    319638: You Receive an "Access Denied" Error Message When You Delete Folders from a Mounted Drive

    243524: "Access Denied" When You Delete Folders from a Mounted Drive

    hth,

    SMBP

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    Re: Error message on startup: Access Denied: drive

    When during the boot process? As soon as you turn the computer on, before you log on, or after?
    -Mark

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