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Windows 7: Permissions are completely messed up; access is constantly denied

05 Apr 2013   #1
CraiGT70

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Permissions are completely messed up; access is constantly denied

I'd hate to inconvenience the tireless helpers of these forums but after a month of searching, I cannot advance on my own. About a month ago, I started encountering problems with my temp folder access; I was unable to install a variety of software. I did ALL the usuals: run as admin, malware scan under safe mode, taking folder ownership, permission checks. But each time, I was faced with a permission error. This lead me to believe that my permission files (if those exist) have been corrupted. I ran several sfc scans to no avail (each telling me that repairs were not made) and analyzing the log is completely mind-boggling. On top of that, based on what I read from the log, the problem might not even be connected to my missing system files. Of course, that's where you come in. I would greatly appreciate a more expert analysis of my log file and maybe a solution to my permissions problem. Restoring to a previous state is impossible as I managed to delete all recent backups. Somehow, I can't even do an update repair without running into trouble! Please help!

Edit: Also, the default administrator account doesn't work either! Is there any way to access the local system account, the one with absolute control?

Edit2: I've attached the sfc log file.

Edit3: For reasons unbeknownst to me, I can install some things normally via USB or other external memory platforms. And wow! 140+ views and no replies! This must be quite the problem!




Attached Files
File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (57.4 KB, 9 views)
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07 Apr 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

Is this the corrupt factory preinstall which no tech enthusiast would run?

If so I would get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which if you follow the steps will result in a perfect install better than getting a new PC.
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07 Apr 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Reset Security Permissions

A while back I came across this thread:
Restore security permissions to default settings??

I've never used it, so try it at your own risk.

Create a backup HDD image first.
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07 Apr 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
A while back I came across this thread:
Restore security permissions to default settings??

I've never used it, so try it at your own risk.

Create a backup HDD image first.
From here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222

Quote:
Limitations of importing default security templates:

The previous version of this article states a method to use the “secedit /configure” command with the caveat that the procedure does not restore all security settings that are applied when you install Windows and may result in unforeseen consequences.



The use of “secedit /configure” to import the default security template, dfltbase.inf, is unsupported nor is it a viable method to restore default security permissions on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 computers.

Beginning with Windows Vista, the method to apply the security during operating system setup changed. Specifically, security settings consisted of settings defined in deftbase.inf augmented by settings applied by the operating installation process and server role installation. Because there is no supported process to replay the permissions made by the operating system setup, the use of the “secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose” command line is no longer capable of resetting all security defaults and may even result in the operating system becoming unstable.
:-(
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07 Apr 2013   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that info UsernameIssues.

It seems to be yet another oversight on Microsoft's part, that they don't provide a tool to do this.

It looks like the OP has no choice but to reinstall his OS.
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08 Apr 2013   #6
CraiGT70

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Thanks for that info UsernameIssues.

It seems to be yet another oversight on Microsoft's part, that they don't provide a tool to do this.

It looks like the OP has no choice but to reinstall his OS.
Actually, I did it before I had a chance to read UsernameIssues's post. Though it might be too early to tell right now, it actually looks like THE PERMISSION FILES HAVE BEEN FIXED! So kudos to you my friend!

Edit: 15 hours and no permission errors! If I could hug you I totally would!!!
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08 Apr 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I do not think that I've ever run that on a W7 system, but I've used it as a desperate measure on an XP box that I was prepared to rebuild anyway.

You might still have issues with your SFC - but I'll leave that for those who know more about such things.
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