ShellExecuteEx failed; code 170 The requested resource is in use Tags: Security Error Message Windows 7 Last response: November 29, 2012 7:45 AM in Windows 7 Share neel4nil November 29, 2012 4:16:01 AM Hello, i cannot install any .exe file. every time shows an error message ''shellExecuteEx failed; code 170 The requested resource is in use''. Please help me anyone More about : shellexecuteex failed code 170 requested resource Scott_D_Bowen November 29, 2012 4:55:07 AM Reboot in safe mode and see if you can download and install VIPRE. http://www.vipreantivirus.com/VIPRE-antivirus/download/ m 0 l neel4nil November 29, 2012 7:45:17 AM Hello, I have already Kaspersky pure 2.0. And full scaned 3 times after happening this error message.but there were no virus. Actually i cant access any administrator option also. getting frustration. Regards m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow to fix shellexecuteex failed code 5 windows 7 Forum NVidia Holiday Bundle code redemption failed. Code already used Forum This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 1 Forum Windows 7 is coded to use less system resources than Vista? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !