I have a folder which has no owner and allows no access. Attempting to do any security related operation causes a denial of access, of that folder (a problem in itself). So, I thought changing ownership of the c: drive would help. With the hope that some recursive operation would allow me to delete the unwanted folder, which was created off the c: drive. I changed the ownership of the c: drive from SYSTEM to my only ID, which that ID has Administrator authority. The ownership change of the c: drive did not allow me to delete the unwanted folder. Without knowing the peril I was in, I thought I might be able to delete the unwanted folder from Safe Mode. Now my account is disabled and I can't log in, no matter what I attempt to boot.
Searching the Internet for answers has made me realize the I mistake I've made. But, the search has not answered all my questions.
I can't use System Recovery Options because I don't have any Administrator ID other than the one disabled. And those options are password protected.
Barring a re-install of Windows 7 ... What options if any, do I have? Can I connect the hard drive to a different system and restore the ownership or recover my data? Are there any applications that would help? Is there any bootable solution of a thumb-drive or disc that would allow me to change ownership or access data?