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  1. Cannot access device manager or settings due to "Windows cannot access the speccified...


    Hi, as the title says I am having this issue. I looked up some solutions and they involve files, however, device manager and my settings are not files so I'm not sure how to fix it. Any help is appreciated.

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    /u/TheEpicBox, Sep 24, 2020
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  2. "Device Access Manager has denied access to CD/DVDs"

    Hello Donald,

    This error seems to be caused by HP Client Security/Device Access Manager blocking access to USB/external devices.

    Upon further researching, "HP Device Access Manager allows an administrator to restrict and manage access to hardware. Device Access Manager can be used to block unauthorized access to USB flash drives where data could be copied. It can also restrict
    access to CD/DVD drives, control of USB devices, network connections, and so on."


    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?

    Meanwhile, I'd recommend performing the steps below to enable access to your external flash drive:

    1. Click or tap on Start, search for HP Client Security.

    2. Under Device, click or tap Device Permissions.

    3. In the Device Class, make sure to set the access to
    Allow-Full Access.

    You may also try checking the Drive Security and see if your external drives are restricted:


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    Note: "Standard user can view their current device access. Administrators can view and make changes to the device access that is currently configure for the computer by clicking or tapping Change, and then entering the Administrator
    password."


    I would also recommend checking this link
    to learn more about using the HP Client Security.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Sep 24, 2020
    #2
  3. Unable to access audio from speakers and headphones by setting the devices as a default on Windows 10

    Hi Mitch,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about accessing audio from headphones, speaker on your device. We will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know if you have installed all the pending updates for drivers on your device?

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted drivers/ settings to access Default device.

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the
      Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    Step 2: I suggest you to connect the headphones, set the device as a default device and check if it helps

    Follow the steps:

    • Right click on the sound icon at the bottom right corner of the
      Taskbar.
    • Click on Playback devices.
    • Check if you are able to find the icon headphone in the list of connected playback devices.
    • If yes, click on the icon and then click on Set default
      option.
    • Click on Apply and then on OK.

    Step 3: I suggest you to find the audio drivers from Device Manager, update them and check if it helps.

    Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, click on Device Manager, right click on the audio drivers and click on
    Update driver software.

    For better assistance refer: Fix sound problems

    Hope it helps. Try the above and reply to the post with an updated status of this issue, we will be happy to help you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Cannot access device manager or settings due to "Windows cannot access the speccified...

    Unable To Access Device Manager Due To Administrator Privileges.

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. What is the complete error message that you get when you launch Device Manager?
    2. What is the name of the update that was installed prior to this issue?
    3. Are you facing this issue only while launching Device Manager?
    4. Do you have any other Administrator User Accounts on your computer?

    You can refer the section
    How do I see installed updates? from Windows Update: FAQ to view recently installed
    Windows Updates.

    Meanwhile, try the below methods and check if this helps.

    Method 1: Start your PC in safe mode
    and check if you are able to access Device Manager in Safe Mode.

    Method 2: Changing The User Account Control Settings.

    I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned in
    Adjust User Account Control Settings
    and change the User Account Control Setting to Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer and check if this helps.

    Note: This article applies to Windows 10 as well.

    Method 3: Repairing Microsoft Management Console (MMC) if missing or corrupted.

    Step 1: Click on the
    Start Menu > Search for Command Prompt >
    Right-click on Command Prompt > Click on Run As Administrator.

    Step 2: Type the following commands one-by-one and hit
    Enter after each command.

    cd %windir%\system32

    Regsvr32 Msxml3.dll

    Step 3: Once the above commands are executed successfully,
    restart the computer once and check for the issue.

    Give it a shot and let us know of any changes.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Sep 24, 2020
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