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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

I have recently installed Windows XP Pro SP2. Whenevr I try to run any .exe file I get the following error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. I read some where that if we right click on the file and in Properties->Security click the unblock option, this problem is solved but this is not working for me as I dont get Security tab in Properties.Please help!! Due to this I am not able to install any software in my computer

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Guest [Entry]

None of the solutions worked for me. So I uninstall my antivirus(which was an exe file ofcourse, if I saved it on my harddisk and then try to run it I got the same error, so I run it directly without saving). And now I no more get the windows error and can atleast execute any exe file. The first thing I m gonna do now is install a proper antivirus!!! :)