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Windows 7: A required privilege is not held by the client.

11 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
A required privilege is not held by the client.

Hi Guys,

I have had this laptop for about 12 months and have had no problems. I have been reading and writing to drive C, D, E and F into user created folders as well as to the root of each drive. I am the owner/administrator of the machine with all permissions.

Yesterday I went to create another batch file and save it to drive C, and suddenly I no longer have the privilege.

I have done a complete restore from my weekly full system backup but this did not resolve the problem.

Any Ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Cornwall, Welcome to Sevenforums.

First thing that needs to be done by you is to run antivirus (whichever you are using), Malwarebytes. You can download Malware bytes from here Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

Run both of them and then do a reboot. If this solves your issue then good. Else, we have to check something else.

As you mentioned that you did system restore. Do restore boot options.

1. Go to Boot options (F8, F12).
2. Select Repair from the menu.
3. Select an admin account, then enter its password.
4. Select System Restore when prompted.
5. Set Windows back to a point before you locked yourself out.
6. Reboot and check if you are able to write now.

Cheers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Archer,

Thanks for your reply. I have downloaded and run the malware program as suggested, this made no difference.

I rebooted and pressed the F8 key then Repair etc, again this has made no difference.

As I mentioned before, I did do a restore from my weekly backup that is stored on an external drive. The strange thing is that EVERYTHING was working fine when I did the backup and for several days after, so, I would have thought restoring back to that copy, things would be ok again.

Unless you can think of anything else, my next option is to press the little "onekey" button on my laptop, this apparently restores the machine back to factory defaults.

Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It seems like the user profile is corrupted. Try this link before you do a factory reset.
Fix a corrupted user profile
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13 Sep 2013   #5

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

That backup you mentioned, was it an Image or just a file backup?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Guys,

First Archer, I followed the link you kindly sent and also followed the instructions in the link, but, same problem, still can not write to the root.

Gary, the backup that I restored from was created using the OneKey Recovery program that shipped with the Lenovo laptop I have.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Guys,

The latest is, I pressed the little button and therefore have restored back to factory settings.

I still have the same problem, I done all of the above mentioned ideas after the restore but the problem still remains.

I started to get doubts as to whether I had written to my drive C, so I looked at the copy I have and there are a number of files on the root that I have saved there.

The security settings on drive C under "Group or User Names" give FULL access to all on the list.

What have I missed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Found another link for you. Use the second method "Not so easy" one. You have already tried restoring, but that did not help.

What To Do About Missing Windows 7 Restore Points IT Expert Voice
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16 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for more advice Archer. I followed the link and then the instruction, but again no luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look and see if Systems has full permissions on your C drive.
Right tick Computer the select Properties/Security/Systems.

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