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Windows 7: Access denied-contact system administrator

22 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 10

Thanks for trying to help me.
Looks like I will have to start from scratch & format the drive????

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22 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I would wait to see if anyone else replies to this thread first.
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23 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you know where all the data you really need is I would recommend making a Linux Live CD and through that moving all files that you require (even ones you ge the Admin problem with on Windows) onto an external drive/DVD.

Instructions on how to do so can be found here your LiveCD (if you can't do it on your PC try and borrow someone elses to do it.

After all your data is backed up, format your drive and re install Windows.

It's not an ideal solution but something is really really wrong with your PC.

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23 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 10

Thanks for your interest.
I have installed Windows 7 over the previous version & its all working OK now.Still finding my programs to reinstall. But there is a new problem-- the slave IDE drive does not show up . Its not in Devices or the Bios.
Any suggestions here please
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23 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Max,

Check the cable connections to the drive - unplug them and then reconnect them. Check the jumper setting, it should be on SL. See if it appears in your BIOS now. Until it appears there, it will not appear elsewhere.
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25 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 10
IDE Drive not accessable

Unfortunately, the slave IDE drive still does not show.
It happened to me before when I had to reinstall Windows 7 & somewhere I came across a page which allowed me to enable it !!!!
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