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error code 0x80070035 cannot access desktop

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    error code 0x80070035 cannot access desktop


    Okay, I have a mac, but at my school one needs to run Windows, and so I gave my laptop to Technical Support and they configured Windows 7 onto it. However, something wasn't right, as when I connected to my home network, this error in the title came up when I tried to access the desktop, and other locations. I upgraded to Windows 8, believing this would fix the problem, but, alas, it has not. I am now trying to install some graphics drivers, and installation repeatedly fails, saying it could not access various locations. How may I resolve this issue?

    Here is a photo of said error message, I believe that possibly Windows 7 was installed on my computer, yet used our school network server as the desktop's (and other locations') install directory?

    Click image for larger version

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Hey, welcome.

    Run Ccleaner with CCEnhancer add-on installed to clean the machine of MountPoints in Windows section on Applications Tab of its file cleaner function.

    Use safe mode + networking to download, install and run, if necessary.

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    Windows may be configured for a Domain. Please tell us how it goes and we will likely have further suggestions if needed, as there are some great knowledgeable members around.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit


    no, this did nothing to help - my idea is to re-route the 'desktop' to 'C:\Users\gibbdj\Desktop' instead of the network drive - how could I achieve this?
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Give this a try: Windows key + Pause/Break key

    Click Advanced System Settings then go to Computer Name tab. Click on Change. Put a new name and then click on Workgroup radio button. Give the Workgroup a name too, then click OK 2x to save. Reboot.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit


    This appears to have resolved the situation - I am no longer receiving the error message, and have been able to install my graphics drivers. Thank you!
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