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    Question Unusual launch error: "Access to ...PRoCon.xml is denied"

    Hi everyone, I know procon and BF4 servers are getting old, but hopefully some of you guys are still around...

    When I launch Procon, after accepting the terms I get this error message
    Unhandled exception has occured in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    Access to the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRoCon.xml' is denied.

    I can post the "details" button text later if anyone needs it.

    When I try to close Procon, I get another error message:
    (same paragraph about unhandled exception)
    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACitySurvivro View Post
    Hi everyone, I know procon and BF4 servers are getting old, but hopefully some of you guys are still around...

    When I launch Procon, after accepting the terms I get this error message
    Unhandled exception has occured in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    Access to the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRoCon.xml' is denied.

    I can post the "details" button text later if anyone needs it.

    When I try to close Procon, I get another error message:
    (same paragraph about unhandled exception)
    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    I would suggest re-downloading procon. Nothing in the application should be looking at system32.
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    Unless one extracted the zip file into the windows system32...

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    I extracted it onto my desktop, it worked for a while but then stopped working on both the PCs I installed it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColColonCleaner View Post
    I would suggest re-downloading procon. Nothing in the application should be looking at system32.
    This error happened twice on two different PCs, I'll try reinstalling but I think it will break after a short time

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    Your desktop is part of your Windows user account. This might be causing access restriction problems. Could you try extracting it to a new folder on your C drive which doesn't have user account restrictions?

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    The procon code uses the location of the running program to create and save the xml file.

    Apart from running it under a system account as a service or some other strange thing, I cant think of a circumstance where the xml file would be created any where except where you unzipped and ran procon from.

 

 

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