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Windows 7: big problems - cant access c drive

05 Aug 2009   #1
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 
big problems - cant access c drive

hi all

i cant access drive c.
i cant run chkdsk
i cant reinstall
i cant copy and paste any files
i cant format
i cant do anything

please help


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05 Aug 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

we really need some more info to help you.

what were you doing when you broke it? partitioning?

is it the only drive in your machine?
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05 Aug 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benstevensuk View Post
hi all

i cant access drive c.
i cant run chkdsk
i cant reinstall
i cant copy and paste any files
i cant format
i cant do anything

please help
Can you do a safe boot?
Can you do a normal boot?
Can you tell us abt what happened?
Can you tell us abt your computer?

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #4
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

okay

eeepc 1000h
2gb ram
should be 120gb hdd

everything has been running fine for a couple of months
i've been trying to make network discovery work for my homegroup (without success)
today i downloaded office 2010 beta, and when i opened up the zip file for install it said it couldnt open path. while trying to figure out why i discovered it wont open drive c. keeps telling me im not authorised. i am an administrator user account.

ive tried everything i can think of. run - chkdsk doesnt open. or chkdsk r
will not format drive, will not defrag or open properties.

will not allow me to copy from drive (files, pics or software)
did allow me to upload files to skydrive

i am still using it so it is operating, it just wont give me access to the drive itself.

very strange
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05 Aug 2009   #5
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

it appears other people have had the same happen after deleting homegroup profiles, which is something i have done today.

any help on how to fix it?
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05 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benstevensuk View Post
it appears other people have had the same happen after deleting homegroup profiles, which is something i have done today.

any help on how to fix it?
Yep there is a great tutorial on profiles in the tutorial section. that is also the reason you cant access C:. When you delete stuff you dont know about you run the risk of making your computer into a bookend. Be careful


Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #7
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

deleting a homegroup is not something that should have this eefect, i do know a bit.

i've been having trouble making my computer (this one, as i have 5, and 3 are running win 7) discoverable
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05 Aug 2009   #8
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

that still doesnt offer a fix though, it tells me about profiles, which is not the problem
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05 Aug 2009   #9
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

i have read that turning on the systems administrator function might work, but i cant access system32 or drive c or admin tools to do any of this.

anyone fix this?
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05 Aug 2009   #10
blah380

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

Can you CD into your C:\ drive via CMD?
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