msconfig access denied error

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by eastside, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. An error message is being displayed when I attempt to update the "startup" programs in the system configuration utility.

    I click start/run then enter "msconfig" & click the "startup" tab. Then if I make any changes & click "OK" I get an error message:
    "access denied you must have administrator privileges to make updates" or something to that effect. Then I click OK & it DOES make the change. So I can make the change I need but it's just annoying to get the error message.

    I am running XP Home & I DO have administrative privileges. Has anyone seen this error ?? Could it be spyware ?? I have no other problems with my machine & I only noticed this happening after I had some issues trying to uninstall/reinstall musicmatch.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  2. you'll get much more info if you post this in IT/Windows related forums/newsgroups. this community mostly consists of wannabe traders, rather than Windows experts.