Windows® is not accessing a specified device
Are you facing a problem in which Windows in your system is not able to access a specified device. Read more to know how to fix the issue.
When you try to open file in the Windows operating system, you might get an error showing inablity of the os in accessing a device. You might not have the appropriate permissions to access this specified item. This error in Windows operating system is normally due to a flag placed on the file as a result of being moved from another computer or network. When you insert a DVD media in the drive and choose 'Play' from the context menu, then there is a chance of getting this error. Then you will not be able to play DVD movies via the auto play dialog, or by starting Windows media player and using the play menu. This might be due to DVD or play association setting is missing or incorrect. There are so many methods to resolve this problem. Then you can access the specified device with the Windows.
Below mentioned detail explains about the issues when Windows cannot access the specified device and different ways to fix the issue:
- Terminal services
- Turn off antivirus firewall
- Unblock the device
There are so many methods to resolve the device access problem. If this issue is related with Windows server box running terminal services, then you can resolve this issue simply. One of the best solutions to resolve this issue is to simply uninstall Internet Explorer enhanced security configuration. If the issue is not resolved, you can add the server name to the list of Trusted Intranet Sites in Internet Explorer. Then log off and back the computer to take the effect.
Turn off antivirus firewall
If you are getting this error message, then actual problem is permission issue. Some of the antivirus will cause this problem. In order to resolve the issue, you need to disable this antivirus software. Then try to access the specified device on the computer. If this issue is related with any aggressive firewall, then you must disable it to resolve the issue. The uninstallation of the antivirus software will help to resolve the issue completely.
The device might be blocked by Windows. This is due to the increased security of the Windows. Some devices might be disabled in the system configuration. Then this blocks the Windows to access the device. It is necessary to enable the device for accessing. In order to do this, you need to go to system configuration and find the specified device and then enable it.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for fixing an issue in which Windows cannot access a specified device.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.