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Windows 7: Locked Drive


31 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Locked Drive

Hi, i have been trying to fix locked files and read only problems in windows 7 and have somehow locked myself out of the C drive. When i click on the drive i get the message "location is not available , C\is not accessible, access is denied". When i right click on properties, security,continue , i get -"cant open access control editor. access is denied". When i right click properties, sharing, adv. settings i get 'your administrator has blocked you from running this program". I am still able to run programs which have icons on the desk top. I am unable to restore in normal or safe mode. hope someone can help .

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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you tried a system restore?
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31 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Hi , thanks . Yes but an unable to that either
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Are you still an administrator on your machine?
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31 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

Yes i am
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28 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Did you manage to solve this problem?
If you did please tell me how you have, as i have done the exact same fault.
Thanks in anticipation, Andy.
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28 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As it's been two months since they posted, I think may have done. You can try this - Take Ownership of file
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28 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do not do that again. See what happens, @enjoyablenewt? Better off reinstalling and never messing with permissions without supervision from an expert. An expert is not one who tells you to use one of those "Take Ownership" scripts.
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28 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do not do that again.
I have to to ask, but don't do what?
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28 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do not do that again.
I have to to ask, but don't do what?
Altering the system drive's permissions, or any permission on anything unless you know absolutely what you are doing. The consequences can be severe as shown in this thread.
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