When I try to add a task I get error: Error 0X80070005: Access Is Denied

Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3.
1 administrator account with no password!
I don't want to set password for the account because I want auto login when i start computer without entering any passwords.

1 Answer 1


Microsoft say this problem is caused by security update 841873

There is a hotfix available.

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/904423

  • Do I need to request microsoft for this fix? There is no direct download
    – urker
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 23:14
  • I've downloaded the fix, it told me that my service pack (3) is newer, and the fix is not needed so I couldn't install it anyway.
    – urker
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 23:25
  • Have you checked whether you have 841873 installed? If so, remove it and then continue troubleshooting.
    – user3463
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 0:22
  • it's not installed
    – urker
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 7:43

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