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Windows 7: cant access root drive - lost admin rights

18 Aug 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You could try this (assuming it is C drive) from an elevated cmd prompt:

icacls "C:\" /grant Administrator:F /T

As the only alternative is a reinstall, you might also give this a go - I haven't tried it on 7 , but it seems to me it may well work:

restore security settings to the default :

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18 Aug 2009   #12

windows 7

This didnt work as well. Seems like I did something really stupid to it
Finally, reinstalled windows and all back to normal other than the time wasted.

Thaks everyone for your kind suggestions!
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