You read it had something to do with HP printers?
You say you are getting this message:
You may need to logon as administrator?
That does not look like an XP message so maybe it is coming from
The next questions are:
What exactly does that message say.
Do you now or have you ever had an HP printer or any HP software
Here is my standard copy/paste to a message sort of like the one you
mention so if you come up with another condition or solution that is
repeatable and verifiable, I would like to add it to my information.
I doubt anyone in this audience knows how it is coded so saying the
issue is a coding problem is pure speculation.
If you can tell me how to recreate the problem on a system where there
has never been any HP software installed, I would like to know that
Trying to change something in msconfig you get access denied error
(but the change works):
An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a
service. You may need
to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified
If you have an HP printer installed, the problem is most likely the
The msconfig changes seem to work, but the error message is annoying.
There is a possibility you will lose communications with your HP
printer if you want
to prevent the benign error message. This may not be a problem if you
do not care about the
communications or never use those HP features.
You can also live with the message, knowing the changes really worked
or ask HP and
count on them to suggest reinstalling Windows for this or any problem
they cannot figure
out how to solve.
Depending on your comfort level with making system changes, here are
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