FIX: "ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED" error when you test a CD or DVD drive in Windows Embedded Compact 2013


This article describes an issue in which you receive an "ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED" error when you test a CD or DVD drive in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


Consider the following scenario:
  • You enable KITL (KITL=Yes) in your code on a device that's running Windows Embedded Compact 2013.
  • You insert a disc into the CD or DVD drive in the device.
  • You run the following command at a command line to test the functionality of the CD or DVD drivers and to verify the integrity of data that is read from the CD or DVD drive:

    tux -o -d udftest -c "-p \<CD_or_DVD_drive_letter>" 
    • In this command, <CD_or_DVD_drive_letter> represents the actual drive letter.
    • If your device uses a different name to mount the CD or DVD drive, you can point to the different path at the command line. (-p path: Specifies the path to test.)
In this scenario, you receive one of the following error messages:

For a directory file on the disc:


For a non-directory file on the disc:


Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (June 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Article ID: 3075027 - Last Review: Jul 21, 2015 - Revision: 1