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access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

Question: access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

Hello,
I have an external drive which I'm trying to reuse as a storage only medium. It's a usb drive on which at one point I managed to install a limited version of windows xp,to run on my first netbook (which I no longer use). I have put other stuff on the drive so I don't want to format it, but there are two files I can't get rid of.They are macromedia flash files. (ocx and exe). I tried taking ownership, running cmd adminstrator, going into safe mode with command prompt, and running admin powershell. I can see the attributes - A and R but I can't change them. I've also tried deleting them via filemenutools delete locked files, but that does not help me either. I want them gone, can anyone help me? I've read one other post where the OP had the same problem, but his problem was solved because his antivirus program eventually decided his file was a virus and got rid of it. So it is possible, but I can't find what to do. I guess it's not a big thing but it bothers me that I'm not able to remove these files no matter what I do. Help would be appreciated...

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Answer: access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

I would just reformat it personally. Start from a clean slate.

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I am running on windows 10 and recently upgraded from windows 7. After having alot of problems with my files being read-only after the upgrade I decided to look at the security permissions and somehow accidentally removed myself as an owner to C:\ (I am the admin user) Clicking on C:\ results in access denied, going into advanced properties of the drive and trying to change any security setting results in the window freezing up for a while then saying access denied, no editor control.
I have tried going through command prompt in safe mode and entering NET USER Administrator /active:yes, NET STOP ProfSvc, access is still denied even in the command prompt on the new administrator user.
I have no idea what to do anymore, I've searched the internet for solutions and found nothing.

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I am trying to uncheck one item in config in an attempt to avoid a conflict with Roxio Media Centre 9. I can uncheck the apprpriate box but when I click apply I get the message 'access denied - you may need to log on as administrator to make changes'. The snag is , I am logged on as administrator.

I have tried to boot in safe mode but can not! Despite trying f8, f12, :sfc / scannow. Any other ideas?
 

Answer:access denied as administrator/safe mode

yeah follow this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

boot to safemode if you are running xp home edition

joan
 

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I can get to safe mode ok but when I click on the admin. It doesn't do anything. I did notice the lights did blink a few times but it won't allow me to access it. I could get in before.
I've ran tons of scans and nothing comes up. It also seems to take forever the first time I connect to the internet. After that it seems ok.

Any help please
I've had this problem for a wile and couldn't find anything on google that would help

Gopher
 

Answer:Solved: can't access admin in safe mode

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I am working for someone and using their computer. I have accidentally infected this computer and do not have access to the Administrator account to change/revert things. I am in safe mode now and can access the internet. I have tried calling places like Symantec to get help over the phone and there is not much they can do without admin access. I will post the DDS log at the end. The GMER was not able to scan my computer, most likely because of the infection.

I apologize, I do not remember the exact names of the infection or the "antispyware program" that was running after. The virus started with an S and sounded like syndavi. The "antispyware program" was called AntiSpyware _______. I have Symantec Endpoint protection on this computer. I can restart out of safe mode to find these but I would rather not make anything worse as it is not my computer. Is this possible to fix without admin access? Will pay well if it is able to be resolved. Thank you so much for your help!
DDS (Ver_10-11-27.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by vevans at 13:00:33.75 on Fri 12/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2013.1367 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Pr... Read more

Answer:Infected with no admin access, running in safe mode now

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resu... Read more

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Hi There,

I'm running WinXP SP3. For the last few days, I've only been able to access the internet when I'm in safe mode and logged on as the administrator. I've tried multiple browsers. I've run a virus scan (ESET smart security), and I'm clean.

I followed the instructions to "ping" and then tried the Stack repair instructions. The results are posted below.

Any suggestions?

Thank you so much for your help!!!!!

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Rachel von Hindman>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : RACHEL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-70-BE-A0-54

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLA
N Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-26-AC-E0-AA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can only access internet as admin in safe mode

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I was working on a computer running Windows XP SP3 remotely last night and I needed to boot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking and then access it again. I opened up msconfig and configured it to boot in Safe Mode and I checked the networking box. I read a few articles and thought that this wouldn't be a problem, but it should have occurred to me that when in Safe Mode, Remote Desktop wouldn't work.

Anyways, this morning the employee came in and sat at her computer (which was still in Safe Mode with Networking). She logged in and read my email and we tried to think of a few ways to get the computer out of safe mode (She did not have admin credentials and there is no admin at her location). She was able to use TeamViewer on her computer because it was installed previously, LogMeIn did not work. I was able to log in the computer with TeamViewer, but her user account is logged in, and when I try to run things as an administrator it says I do not have valid permissions. I have tried with my domain admin account and the local admin account, but I think the OS never had the Admin account set up properly, because it keeps rejecting my credentials.

Anyways, I'm kind of dead in the water. I can run cmd as a basic user, and I can't figure out how to get into msconfig to tell it to boot normally.

Oh, and I did have her reboot the computer and press F8 and set it to boot normally. It still went into Safe Mode.
 

Answer:Stuck in safe mode with networking - can't access anything as an admin

Hi! See if the following may provide a clue as to your problem.

Xp activated in Normal and safe mode, but not in safe mode with networking: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/267926-45-activated-normal-safe-mode-safe-mode-networking
 

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I am experiencing the infamous Blue Screen irregularly and I suspect from reading posts it is linked to AVG Internet Security product. I bought this but later canceled it and thought I had uninstalled it. However later I found that the uninstallation left a lot, if not all, the files behind. Windows, Ccleaner etc. showed the program as being deleted. I subsequently searched AVG and then tried deleting all files found. I am the only user and the administrator; I do not enter my MS password at start-up. I have managed to delete a large no. of files but I am left with several where each time I try to delete I get a message "File access denied - you need to provide administrator permission to delete this file" I click on Continue but I am still denied access.

How do I get access to delete these files?

Answer:Denied Access to delete files

Polterry said:

...AVG Internet Security product. I bought this but later canceled it and thought I had uninstalled it. However later I found that the uninstallation left a lot, if not all, the files behind.... I have managed to delete a large no. of files but I am left with several where each time I try to delete I get a message "File access denied - you need to provide administrator permission to delete this file" I click on Continue but I am still denied access.

How do I get access to delete these files?



Boot to Safe Mode or even to a Command prompt. But before that, I'd try AVG's own remover tool.






If the uninstallation was unsuccessful, use the AVG Remover tool.



https://support.avg.com/SupportArtic...-uninstall-AVG

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I'm using Windows XP Professional.

I am not able to log back into my Administrator account. I'm stuck in a limited user account and though my Administrator account is set w/o a password, I still can't login, even through my computer's Safe Mode (which is was the Dell service person suggested).

This problem occurred yesterday while I was trying to eliminate the login screen from my computer's startup. Initially, I used a tip from Annoyances.org by entering "control userpasswords2" in the Run menu and turning off the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option.

It didn't work, so I tried the second solution that Annoyances.org listed. I installed TweakUI, opened it, expanded the "Logon" branch, clicked "Autologon," and then turned on the "Log on automatically at the system startup" option.

At some point in this process, I also created a new user account but realized later that it was only a limited account. This may or may not have to do with the problem. I also may have deleted another account from the computer that had Admin capabilities. But as of now, I am stuck in this limited, non-Admin account because it's the only account that has a password. When I try to log into my Administrator account (w/o a password, as I've always done), I get this error:

"The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your... Read more

Answer:Can't access Admin account even in Safe Mode (TweakUI the problem?)

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My PC originally came with a normal SATA HD with Windows 7 installed.
Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on the SSD.
The SSD is labeled C: while SATA HD is D:\
Now I am trying to delete the SATA's folders:
Program Files\
Program Files (x86)\
ProgramData\
Windows\
but it won't let me. I've tried Unlocker program, and even force delete command-prompt in Adminstrator-mode.
I even booted up in SAFE-MODE and it still says "Access Denied".
I've compared the C:\ with the corresponding D:\ folders and noted that the files already exist in C:...
BUT Program Files\ is newer on C:\
WHILST the other 3 folders, D:\ seems newer.
If Windows 7 still uses folders/files from SATA D:\ (even though I did a fresh installation in C:..... how can I transfer them to C:\ and get them deleted from D:?
PS: I could just take the SATA D:\ out and see what happens

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Hi all,
I have a re-writable DVD which i had Sabayon Linux running on, then just now i am putting some other data on there, but i go to erase this CD and i get:

"The process cannot finish erasing the disk and has stopped the process. Please try erasing this disc again..."
And when i try to manually delete the data and i get:
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Error Deleting File or Folder
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Cannot delete AutoRun: Files on this CD are read-only. You can still copy new files to this writable CD, which will replace files already on the disc.
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OK
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So i right click the files, uncheck read only and get...
"An error occured when changing the attributes to the dile D:\Readme.txt
Access is denied.
Ignore/Ignore All/Retry/Cancel"

Retry brings the same message

How do i erase the files?
 

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My PC originally came with a normal SATA HD with Windows 7 installed.Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on the SSD.The SSD is labeled C: while SATA HD is D:\Now I am trying to delete the SATA's folders:Program Files\Program Files (x86)\ProgramData\Windows\but it won't let me. I've tried Unlocker program, and even force delete command-prompt in Adminstrator-mode.I even booted up in SAFE-MODE and it still says "Access Denied".I've compared the C:\ with the corresponding D:\ folders and noted that the files already exist in C:\...BUT Program Files\ is newer on C:\WHILST the other 3 folders, D:\ seems newer.If Windows 7 still uses folders/files from SATA D:\ (even though I did a fresh installation in C:\..... how can I transfer them to C:\ and get them deleted from D:?PS: I could just take the SATA D:\ out and see what happens

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My PC originally came with a normal SATA HD with Windows 7 installed.

Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on the SSD.

The SSD is labeled C: while SATA HD is D:\

Now I am trying to delete the SATA's folders:

Program Files\

Program Files (x86)\

ProgramData\

Windows\

but it won't let me. I've tried Unlocker program, and even force delete command-prompt in Adminstrator-mode.

I even booted up in SAFE-MODE and it still says "Access Denied".

I've compared the C:\ with the corresponding D:\ folders and noted that the files already exist in C:\...

BUT Program Files\ is newer on C:\

WHILST the other 3 folders, D:\ seems newer.

If Windows 7 still uses folders/files from SATA D:\ (even though I did a fresh installation in C:\..... how can I transfer them to C:\ and get them deleted from D:?



PS: I could just take the SATA D:\ out and see what happens

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My PC originally came with a normal SATA HD with Windows 7 installed.

Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on the SSD.

The SSD is labeled C: while SATA HD is D:\

Now I am trying to delete the SATA's folders:

Program Files\

Program Files (x86)\

ProgramData\

Windows\

but it won't let me. I've tried Unlocker program, and even force delete command-prompt in Adminstrator-mode.

I even booted up in SAFE-MODE and it still says "Access Denied".

I've compared the C:\ with the corresponding D:\ folders and noted that the files already exist in C:\...

BUT Program Files\ is newer on C:\

WHILST the other 3 folders, D:\ seems newer.

If Windows 7 still uses folders/files from SATA D:\ (even though I did a fresh installation in C:\..... how can I transfer them to C:\ and get them deleted from D:?



PS: I could just take the SATA D:\ out and see what happens

Answer:Delete folder/files - access denied

The files listed are all Windows system files and cannot be deleted on either drive. The files you listed are all newer on the C: drive.
You basically have two versions of Windows 7, one on each drive. You can unplug the SATA HDD Drive D: and you should be able to boot into Windows 7 on the SSD. If you don't want Windows on your D: drive them move all of your personal files from D:\User\[YourUserName] files to another drive and then Format (erase) the D: drive. Then you can move the User files back to the D: drive and use it for storage.

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I've been having problems with my dsound.dll file lately, but nothing has accessed it to modify it from what I've seen.

When i go to my dsound.dll file, it's completely empty, registering as 0 bytes.

When I try to delete the file or rename the file so that I can copy a good version into the C:\Windows\System32 directory, I get an "Access Denied" message, saying I don't have the required permissions to modify a read-only file.

The problem besides stated above is that my user account is the ONLY account on the computer, and has full administration controls to the computer, so I'm at a loss as to how to delete or rename the file so I can get a good copy into my System32 directory to get my programs working correctly.

Any help anyone can give would be appreciated.

TY in advance

Answer:Access Denied When Trying to Modify / Delete files

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This entire morning thus far I've been attempting to delete files from Norton Internet Security, which has been inactive for a long time (we are not going to renew our account) and has been bugging us constantly. I assumed it would be an easy task, and I couldn't have been farther from the truth.

I went into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\ where the data for the program is found, and I couldn't delete the files. A dialogue saying
"You need permission to perform this action
You require permission from administrators to make changes to this folder"
I thought it weird, since I am one of the computer's administrators. Next, I logged on to my dad's profile (at his insistence, though there shouldn't be any difference in the administrator powers of our profiles). The same result followed.

Next, I looked online in a Google search and found this site, which told me to use the command prompt to first give me the ownership of the files, then give me complete permissions to the files, and then delete them. All three of these actions failed. The command prompt said "Access denied".

I tried a couple other command prompt actions, and all failed. I'm at a loss for what I'm supposed to do, or what I'm doing wrong. Does anyone know what the problem is?

Answer:Trying to Delete Program Files, Access Denied

Hi snowguy13, welcome to the forums , try our tutorial for a better way to take ownership of said file Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I'm on Windows XP Professional, Dual-Booting RedHat Linux 9 (Just upgraded from 8)
This is very odd. I recently found a folder in my recycling bin called Jgl_Rt ( I think it was after I installed the new Freelancer demo from PCGAMER. . . or perhaps when I transfered a zip file with a bunch of jpg's I had scanned from my grandma's house) so I was curious, and dragged it onto my desktop to take a look inside. I couldn't open the folder, because it said access denied, and I couldn't delete it. I tried to change the read-only attribute under properties and it said access denied. I tried to scan the file with 3 different anti-virus software. Avast! Home edition, Norton 2003, and PC-Cillin 2002. None of them were able to access the file, therefore, they couldn't scan it. Now, almost all the jpg's and zips on my computer, as well as many random files around my computer are locked in place. They now have the same symptoms of that folder. A few of them I was able to fix when scanning and choosing repair, which I could then delete. . . but that only applied to a few files, and not all of them. No virus was detected yet on my computer. What the hell is going on!? I tried checkdisk, and defragmenting my drive (Why did I think defragmenting would help, I have no idea.).
Someone please help!
This is just another reason why I want to make the full switch to Linux. . . I just need a few more months with it though before I can abandon Windows.
 

Answer:Cannot Delete Files, Access Denied, Can't Open

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I have two users on my laptop but only one with admin rights.  It now won't logon (user profile service service failed)Tried to boot in safe mode - won't work (missing files?)Tried HP recovery manager - won't work as it needs the admin account to access itNo windows disks as its a HP productCan't download windows to reinstall as it's a HP productLaptop was bought in US 7 years ago so no chance of supplier support (Live in UK).  I realise I need a new one but I'd still like to access the photos etc.  I will have backed up most of them.  Is there anything I can do? Am I forced to buy discs from HP? and will that even work? I'd be very grateful if anyone can see a way to resolve this.  

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A couple months ago my friend fell for a Microsoft call scam.  She let them in remotely.  I have been trying to help her get rid of whatever malware or ransomware there is.  When I boot normal it gives an error that the Desktop is unavailable and locked.  When I boot to safe mode it says it could not log into the user accounts profile. I added the admin login but I still can not change anything in user accounts.  I have tried the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, Malwarebytes, Super antispyware, and CCleaner, nothing has changed.  I can still recover her personal items in an old data folder the scammers saved, but I would really like to recover the computer.  Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Safe mode doesn't allow access to admin and user profiles after scam.

Hello, can you repost here for a deeper look. Start at step 6.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Hello everyone!

I seem to have gotten some sort of a virus that is preventing me from deleting, renaming, or moving any files and folders. Whenever I attempt to, for example delete, after a few seconds an error message appears that says "Cannot delete: Access is denied. Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." The disk is nowhere near being full (in fact, I can't delete/rename/move when I put in my USB Drive either). It is also not write-protected and the files aren't currently.

I'm running on Windows XP. I've downloaded "Unlocker" but it says no locking device is found, although it does allow me to delete, and rename and move after restarting the computer. Avast antivirus does not find any infection. I had malware bytes but was unable to update it. I tried to reinstall it and that ended up deleting my old version and not letting me install the new one. This is because it says that files couldn't be renamed. I have tried to download MalwareBytes onto a flash drive and I get the error message "runtime error 13 mismatch". This happens even if I run Malware Bytes in safe mode.

Not too great with computers, so any help would be great. Here are my logs.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Richard at 20:29:08 on 2012-03-12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.799 [GMT ... Read more

Answer:Access Is Denied: Cannot Delete, Rename, or Move Files and Folders

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Cannot delete:accessPlease follow the instructions on post No 2 of this topic.http://forums.techarena.in/windows-xp-support/879648.htmKeep in mind that you have Windows XP Pro.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.===Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your deskto... Read more

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Hello everyone!

I seem to have gotten some sort of a virus that is preventing me from deleting, renaming, or moving any files and folders. Whenever I attempt to, for example delete, after a few seconds an error message appears that says "Cannot delete: Access is denied. Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." The disk is nowhere near being full (in fact, I can't delete/rename/move when I put in my USB Drive either). It is also not write-protected and the files aren't currently.

I'm running on Windows XP. I've downloaded "Unlocker" but it says no locking device is found, although it does allow me to delete, and rename and move after restarting the computer. Avast antivirus does not find any infection. I had malware bytes but was unable to update it. I tried to reinstall it and that ended up deleting my old version and not letting me install the new one. This is because it says that files couldn't be renamed.

Not too great with computers, so any help would be great. Is it safe to try downloading Malware Bytes in Safe Mode with Networking?

Answer:Access Is Denied: Cannot Delete, Rename, or Move Files and Folders

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I can get in but I need to delete 3 files and 1 folder. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How Do I Delete Files When I'm In Safe Mode?

Hello Throttled

Please give more details, to help those that wish to help you.

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Trying to clean my soon-to-be father-in-law's laptop, and it is an absolute mess. He had worked with it for months w/o firewall/antivirus-program etc.... It has become unbearable for him (too slow, hardly any interent access, pop-ups, security warnings too many to mention...)

It's a Dell laptop with XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 1.

I tried to clean it in Safe Mode: there I ran CCleaner, Ad-Aware, and Avira, each a couple of times. Avira told me after scanning that some files were locked, and they would be deleted on reboot, but after restarting, it found the same files again.

I located those dll files myself and tried to delete them manually (still in Safe Mode), but they couldn't be deleted or moved...
Some of them are:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qopml.dll (TR/Dldr.ConHook.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vuowpofk.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qxmkabqt.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hdowabki.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\DOCUME~1\RONPROS~1\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)

I am at a loss. Usually I was always able to manually delete those kind of files in Safe Mode.
Here is my Hijack log (scanned in Safe Mode, after multiple cleanings):
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:38 PM, on 5/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot delete dll files even in Safe Mode

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

Answer:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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I need to access an .exe file when in safe mode. The instructions say to put it on the deskstop, then reboot into safe mode, but that doesn't work. Apparently only installed programs show. I've put the file into folders that show files in safe mode, but the file doesn't show when I boot into safe mode. I put it on a CD, but while the CD drive is recognized, the file doesn't come up.

Running Windows XP Home, SP1 (not my computer)

Any ideas?

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Dell 2400, Windows xp sp3. An odd file showed up in my documents called My Sharing Folders, when I clicked on it the screen came up blank indicating to me they were hidden, deleted file but it keeps coming back. It's appeared now in My Computer along with others that are also blank. I removed Windows Media Player, Live Messenger, MSN Messenger in add and remove programs. Now I can't access anything in Sysinternals programs. I decided to use the Symantec Dell pc restore and start over, now I can't access anything in safemode, the keyboard locks out and I can't type in dialog box, I run AVG 8.0, Spybot S and D, Malwarebytes finds nothing. Avg picks up malware.generic, malware.Isearch,malware.antispywareshield and malware.newdot, it removes them but thier back the next day, when I could still access hijack this it found a string in Avg called WormRadar.com, couldn't do anything about it started losing control, my control now is limited, this thing must be sleeping to let me type this much. Any input would be helpfull provided I can get back here and read it

Answer:Cannot Access Safe Mode, Mystery Files Come And Go

See if you can run this scanPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click ... Read more

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I can't run any .exe files even in safe mode - I'm not really computer literate but I know I'm completely hosed on my Toshiba laptop - its about 4 years old.  It seems I can't run any virus scans at all. All files are block.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
I can access the internet through safe mode but that's about it.

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As of a couple days ago, I have not been able to connect to most websites. If I do, it's after repeatedly attempting, and even then it may only load half way. Google will load most of the time, as will other low information websites. After doing a little experimenting with streaming media, I found that it will allow a small amount of information in every minute or so. While in safe mode with networking, everything internet based works perfectly fine.
I have run many different scanners (tdsskiller, avast, malwarebytes, ccleaner, adwcleaner, etc), which do find things, but nothing that ends up fixing the issue. I am using windows 7. I am not sure if this is malware or maybe even something that is occurring due to user ignorance. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Cannot access most websites or download files except in safe mode

Welcome tmorg First Clear cache and cookies Next run MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.   Now run RKILL and before any rebooting run your MBAM and ADWCleaner again. Post all the logs. Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.

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I have been setting up my new PC for a few days, but I am running into all sorts of folders that I do not have access to (I am the dmin, only on other user). I can't get into My Pictures, I can't get into the User Accounts folders to find my Outlook folder, etc. Can I turn that off?

Answer:I am the Admin and my access is denied

Hello NootDoot,

I to ran into the same problem with Win7/64-Bit system I bought two months ago.
I turned off the UAC (security section in Control Panel) then you have to reboot. However, it is for your safety. Please investigate what clearances you have set, i.e., who can access what? I turned mine back on after making sure I had all rights. This too is confusing, took me a while. Use the Help section for Security and get your answers there.

I am sure very experienced members of this forum will be posting advice shortly as well.

Regards

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All my files in "My Documents" are locked, and whenever I try to get into them it says "Access is Denied," plus I can't even delete it. I had to do the Windows Complete System Restore a few months ago and ever since then I can't open my personal "My Documents" files anymore. It has been like this for awhile, but I have lived with it, but I have had enough of this folder.

Any Appz I can use to fix this or any hackers that want to help me?

Answer:Access is Denied? I'm the admin! HELP!

http://support.microsoft.com/default...308421&sd=tech

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Ok it is day 3 of me trying to fix this problem and I can't seem to find a fix anywhere. Here is the problem I have windows 7 64 bit and after I had a virus crash my hard drive and having to reinstall windows completly last week now I have another problem. Everytime I try to run any defrag it say access denied. I try to open my C:\ drive and it says there is nothing there or unable to read file. It wont let me restore anything, run a scan on anything. Basiclly any admin things I can't do even though I am the admin have checked and recheck, changed peramiters checked all users and nothin. When I try and open command promt by right clicking to run as admin I get windows can not access C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and says there might be and error in the network I click on the diagnose it say there is an error and can't run it. I have tried everything I can think of and am ready to throw my computer away. I also can't stream movies from netflix anymore something wroong with silverlight. I can't scan my recovery D drive either. HELP PLEASE I need my computer for school and our lectures are in video's and I can't watch them. This all happened after downloading windows live back into my computer so I uninstalled it. Now though it wont let me change anything else. BOOOO I have had more problems with windows 7 and wish that I never up graded it.

Answer:Access Denied and I run it as admin

Rkill
Note: If your security software warns about Rkill, ignore & allow the download to continue.
Download RKill by Grinler from Here & save it to your Desktop.
Alternate download links:
Two
Three
FourDouble click Rkill to run it
A command window will open then disappear upon completion, this is normalIf this does not happen... delete the file, then download & use the next link provided
If it does not work, repeat the process & attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs

Do not reboot your machine until asked to do so. If no version of Rkill would run, please let me know
When finished, Notepad will open with a log file, automatically saved at C:\rkill.log
Copy/paste the contents of the rkill.log file in your next reply
Leave Rkill on the Desktop unless instructed otherwise





Quote:
Note: If you get an alert that Rkill is infected, ignore it. The alert is a fake warning given by rogue software, trying to "protect" itself from being terminated or removed. If you see such a warning, leave the warning on the screen, then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this sometimes allows you to bypass the malware's attempt to protect itself, so that Rkill can perform its routine.


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Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and save it to a convenient location.Right click on mbam-setup.exe and select Run as administrator
Before cl... Read more

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Hello everyone....

please can anyone help me urgently....

i have win 7 home premium 64bit.....n while trying to change the security options for other users, (deny access to them), i also did it for another user who is also an admin like me..... and now i cant access my folder in my d drive....

every time i open it i get a dialog box saying
you have been denied access to the folder - to gain access use security tab....

so i go to the security tab, press edit, and the administrators got a tick next to allow but it is all greyed out so i cant untick/tick anything.
i do the same thing as another admin user but this time i can go to adding a user to have permission by pressing the advance tab and selecting the user but when i press ok and go into the same problem arises.

anyone please please please help me.....im desperate as this d drive has all my work in it.....:"(
 

Answer:Desperate..Plz Help..Admin Access Denied

Can you add yourself as admin with full control for that folder in question?
 

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Hello,

I posted this on Answers.microsoft but was told that this issue is a bit more complex than usual so.. here it goes.

I'm having an issue where I can't access my regular account which has full admin rights. At first I was having an issue where I could access this account but I didn't have access to C drive. I went to the forums and followed the Net User Administrator/Active:yes instructions... the Admin emerged but then it asked for a password, I tried my regular account password and nothing. Then I tried to log back into my regular account with my password and it's not working anymore. I can't log into safe mode or anything. I get some message that says "Windows cannot connect to SENS network."? I only have access to guest account which has little control. What do I do? I really need help, if there is anyone who can help I'd appreciate it.

Q.

P.S. I'm really trying to avoid a complete system restore/repair because all my school work is in that account and I'll be screwed.

Answer:Admin access denied: Complex

Flush your DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file.

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Next, download DDS from one of these links:
Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Mirror 3
Disable any script blocking protection Double click the dds icon to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txt <--this will be minimized in the task traySave both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next reply.

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Hello everyone....

please can anyone help me urgently....

i have win 7 home premium 64bit.....n while trying to change the security options for other users, (deny access to them), i also did it for another user who is also an admin like me..... and now i cant access my folder in my d drive....

every time i open it i get a dialog box saying
you have been denied access to the folder - to gain access use security tab....

so i go to the security tab, press edit, and the administrators got a tick next to allow but it is all greyed out so i cant untick/tick anything.


i do the same thing as another admin user but this time i can go to adding a user to have permission by pressing the advance tab and selecting the user but when i press ok and go into the same problem arises.



anyone please please please help me.....im desperate as this d drive has all my work in it.....
.

Answer:Desperate..Plz Help..Admin Access Denied

I'd give either cacls or Icacls a try. Just make sure you open the command prompt as an administrator.

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Omg my comp is so screwy.
First thing I noticed was that my help and support didn't work, but i managed to reinstall some dll's and fixed it. My system restore doesn't work. It just says windows can not find <link tree> please type in name correctly and try again.

I could not fix that one.
Then I changed my SID with a SID generator to use a program. Then after that, my sister can not access her files in her account ne more. It just said access denied as soon as she logs in. Only recycle bin is on the desktop. Wallpaper reverted to original. All her icons on desktop is gone. I tried accessing her account through my own, whcih has full admin priviledges, but i got denied. (btw, i also get denied looking at d and e drives sometimes)
I tried making a new admin account but that one couldnt access my sisters account also. Then I read somewhere I should go into safe mode and make a new admin account. But when I tried, I couldnt even load into safe mode!!!

My comp loaded a bunch of what I assumed to be files or processes or sumthing, and then restarted, saying it failed to load. So now I had to load in normal mode and create an account here and type all this...

HELP ME I AM CRYING!!!!

Answer:Access Denied on Admin Account!

win xp sp2 btw

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ADMIN access denied ACL not cooperative

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Running XP Media Center W/ SP2 ver:2002

Unable to copy a specific file to another computer or to another folder within the same computer.

File attrbutes do not indicate read-only or hidden.

Encryption details show one of my old usernames for transparant access.
When I try to add the ADMINISTRATOR for transparant access the FIND USER button is greyed out.
System has been locking up on me and have determined malware is not a player. Decided to go ahead and reformat. Currently backing up files to keep prior to format but a few are giving me a problem.

So I can copy a few files.

Logged in as ADMINISTRATOR and get ACCESS IS DENIED. I can DELETE but not COPY. I can move it to another folder on my computer but still cannot copy or move to another computer afterwards.

Tried cacls xxxxx /F and did nothing

Tried modifying ACL.

ADMINISTRATOR has:
---full control permissions
---effective permissions are all checked
---changed owner to ADMINISTRATOR

Still no go.

What are my options here?

Thanks

Answer:Admin Access Denied Acl Not Cooperative

Are these encrypted files? If so, I don't think they can be treated like other files.ACL = Access Control List.http://searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.co...i213757,00.htmlIf the files are not encrypted, taking ownership should give you the ability to maneuver them, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 Louis

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Hey guys, here's the deal.
I upgraded my OS a few months ago to 64 bit with new components etc.
I kept all of the old system files and folders JUST for if it went wrong, now ive sorted them all out, the old system files, and adobe is locked for some reason? I keep trying to change all of the administration but it just jumps straight back to before, but hey, im in no hurry to change it, its only 15gb of useless copies! Its just niggling at me and i would like to get it sorted if theres any other way?
ie changing the admin account so i can change - everything-, as I'm not exactly new with computers, been studying them for years.

Thanks a lot for the assistance in advance guys Looking forward to some suggestions!

- Also, a little off topic if anyones got enough time to add some wisdom to the thread, ive just bought a super duper cooler for my CPU as when i run on normal settings on a game I play, LotrO, the manufacturers fan goes mad, and it really gets my goat making a loud whirring sound, would I be able to run on High-Ultra with a duel core amd athlon 2? with that fan I have "Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 CPU Cooler" it wouldnt make any sound as its made for being quiet and cool very well. i suppose the only sign of the strain is artifacts in-game? Thanks again

Answer:Access Denied on Admin Login?

You should right-click the folder, go to properties, click the Security tab, click the Advanced button, click the Owner tab, and then click the edit button. Select your account from the list, click to check the box labeled "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", and then click the OK button to apply permissions. Exit out of the properties dialog, and (unless you also need to add yourself full control to the permissions on the properties / security tab) you should now be able to delete the folder.

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Running windows 7 and attempted to change startup through msconfig and received an access denied you are not a security admin message , but I am a security admin
 

Answer:access denied - not a security admin

Try going into Cotnrol Panel > User Account > Change User Account Control settings and set the slider to the top. This should reset UAC so that everything requiring UAC to act normally.
 

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I've got an XP Home machine with 4 user accounts on it, plus the built-in Administrator account under Safe Mode. Accounts "1A" and "2A" are Admin accounts.Accounts "3L" and "4L" are Limited Users.When logged in as "1A", I can access folders on accounts "2A", "3L" and "4L", as expected.When logged in as "2A", I can access folders on accounts "3L" and "4L", but I get an Access Denied message if I try to access folders owned by the "1A" account.When logged in as the Safe Mode Admin, I can access accounts "2A", "3L" and "4L", but I'm Denied Access to account "1A".What could be wrong(?) with the "1A" account such that no other Admin account can access it?TIA

Answer:Admin Account are Denied Access

From what I can guess, 1A's account has had it's folders protected so that only 1A can access them, whereas all of the other accounts do not have this protection and can be accessed by both of the admin accounts.To allow other accounts access to A1's documents, log in as A1, go to the documents that you want others to access (such as my documents in C:\Documents and settings.Right click on the folder, select sharing and security.From the options, untick the box "Make this folder private".This should make the folder avalible to all of the other users.Hope that this is what you are looking for!

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Running XP Media Center W/ SP2 ver:2002

Unable to copy a specific file to another computer or to another folder within the same computer.

File attrbutes do not indicate read-only or hidden.

Encryption details show one of my old usernames for transparant access.
When I try to add the ADMINISTRATOR for transparant access the FIND USER button is greyed out.

Logged in as ADMINISTRATOR and get ACCESS IS DENIED. I can DELETE but not COPY. I can move it to another folder on my computer but still cannot copy or move to another computer afterwards.

Tried cacls xxxxx /F and did nothing

Tried modifying ACL.

ADMINISTRATOR has:
---full control permissions
---effective permissions are all checked
---changed owner to ADMINISTRATOR

Still no go.

I may have an encryption issue?

What are my options here?

Thanks
 

Answer:ADMIN access denied ACL not cooperative

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

I am assuming you run xp

This article describes how to take ownership of a file or a folder where you have been denied access.

Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
joan
 

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Omg my comp is so screwy.
First thing I noticed was that my help and support didn't work, but i managed to reinstall some dll's and fixed it. My system restore doesn't work. It just says windows can not find <link tree> please type in name correctly and try again.

I could not fix that one.
Then I changed my SID with a SID generator to use a program. Then after that, my sister can not access her files in her account ne more. It just said access denied as soon as she logs in. Only recycle bin is on the desktop. Wallpaper reverted to original. All her icons on desktop is gone. I tried accessing her account through my own, whcih has full admin priviledges, but i got denied. (btw, i also get denied looking at d and e drives sometimes)
I tried making a new admin account but that one couldnt access my sisters account also. Then I read somewhere I should go into safe mode and make a new admin account. But when I tried, I couldnt even load into safe mode!!!

My comp loaded a bunch of what I assumed to be files or processes or sumthing, and then restarted, saying it failed to load. So now I had to load in normal mode and create an account here and type all this...

HELP ME I AM CRYING!!!!
 

Answer:Access Denied on ADMIN ACOUNT?!

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i'm running vista home premium w/ svc pack 1 on a dell dxp061 1.8 ghz processor, 1g ram, 220g hard drive approx 20% full. I've activated the administrator account through the "c:\" prompt, logged in as the administrator, disabled macafee, downloaded combofix to the administrator desktop, ran it as an administrator and continue to receive the "must have administrator priviledge to run tool" message. Any suggestions?

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Hi There

I am trying to troubleshoot a windows 8 Sony Vaio laptop.
I am not sure exactly what has happened but I cannot run anything on it.

For example when I open My Computer and the C:\ I get "C:\ is not Accessible access denied"
I can open cmd prompt but if I try to run as administrator I get and error saying cannot access.
The same for any admin program, compmgmt, MMC, msconfig. but it says windows cannot access this file. I cant event run Task manager. and cant check event viewer or anything.

I have tired a automatic repair, but it Diagnosis the PC but returns that it cant be repaired.
I also tried Repair and the same occurs.
I also tried give administrators ownership of the C:\ as it says "Unable to display current owner" but this will not allow ownership to change on pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys and swapfile.sys. along with a mcafee install.

I think it is the ownership error that is causing this but cant seem to solve

Can anyone assist? I am pulling my hair out.

Thanks

Answer:Cannot run any Admin programs, Access Denied on C:\

I don't have a solution but I found a page with similar issues that may shed some light:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d14731ec-4f0e-4ef8-9aac-028dd7104e0e/file-permissions-in-windows-7-take-ownership-reports-success-but-i-cant-access-my-files?forum=w7itprosecurity


Edit: By the way, it is noted on the utility that takes ownership via a Context Menu command, not to take ownership of C: in its entirety. You can do things like take ownership of C:\Program Files folder, if you are the only user on the system. But taking ownership of the entire C:\ partition causes problems.

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Win 10 Problems
I?m having Constant Access is denied (and related problems?.
I have googled/searched a Lot for this problem, and find most solutions suggest use ?Run as Administrator? or change(manhandle ACL/premissions). Yes this sometimes provides a work around, but leads to an ultimately UnManagable nightmare ( and an Unreliable machine)!

Quickly, I am an active (and certified) Ms .Net platform developer, currently developing/supporting production, mission critical application systems with/from Win 7 pro stations.
I?m trying to set up a Win 10 pro workstation that can pick up and reliably carry the Load.
I have all the hardware and software necessary to get the job done
I need (and have tried) to set up a workstation with following:
Win10 Pro x64, Office 2016 pro+, IIS, Sql Server 2016 and multiple versions or Visual Studio.
My Win 7 machines carry this basic Ms developer machine load Perfectly!!!
But I can?t get Win 10 Pro to even get started to run these products successfully?
( I have all these products, legally, and can/do clean load and install them repetitively until I either get it right or positively prove Win 10 is a Bust! So far it aint goin well?

So far I can get good clean installs of Win 10 pro & seen/active the LAN .
IIS will install as a feature and starts iisstart.htm ? OK ? but when I try to add a simple index.htm above it the problems start, access denied! (and im logged in as a user being a member of admins group). I can work around this... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Pro - Constant Admin access denied and problems!

Bob

I can't address your problems directly, but more information is needed. Can you describe your hardware configuration and tell us the Windows 10 Version and OS Build your running. This will certainly help. There are a lot of talented people here and I'm sure we will get it resolved.

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I just have a (I hope) simple question.

I upgraded to Windows 10, and now any time I create a new doc, new excel sheet, try to scan something in to folders I have spent moths setting up and organizing - all tell me "access denied", contact system Admin?

WTF... I am the sys admin, it's my freaking laptop...

Sorry, I have NO idea where to post this?

Answer:Access denied, contact system admin

dabauz said:

I just have a (I hope) simple question.

I upgraded to Windows 10, and now any time I create a new doc, new excel sheet, try to scan something in to folders I have spent moths setting up and organizing - all tell me "access denied", contact system Admin?

WTF... I am the sys admin, it's my freaking laptop...

Sorry, I have NO idea where to post this?



I have the same problem. I save to desktop for documents I need to eSign and now I am not allowed to save to desktop, nor can I change any of the docs already there. I too am administrator. I hope someone can provide hints to solve this very irritating issue. Thanks.

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So I've been trying to modify my hosts file for a while now. On and off because I was fed up with searching and trying different things then always ending up failing.
So that is why I am posting on this forum, asking for help from you guys.

So far I have tried:
Unchecking Read-Only for the file and the 'etc' folder
Opening Notepad as administrator
Taking ownership
Activating the 'Hidden Admin Account'
Made sure I had all the right permissions for the file (right click 'hosts', properties, security, etc.)

I might or might not have forgotten something. Also, there is only one account on my laptop and it is me. And I am the admin.

Thank your for reading.

Answer:Hosts: always Access Denied or asking for Admin permissions

I was able to do it through notepad running as an administrator... What happened when you tried? Can you upload a screenshot?

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I recently bought The Sims Deluxe Edition, it installed fine, but when I try to run it I get the message "Access Denied: Please Login with Administrator privileges and try again"
I run Windows XP .. I Am logged in with admin privileges..I tried creating a new user with admin privileges also, but it still gives the same message.
Any ideas??
 

Answer:Access Denied: Please Login with Admin. Privileges

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Hello, when I go to install any device driver, I receive an "Access Denied" failure message. I checked the permissions on the source files and the existing files being replaced, and I have full control (logged in as local admin). I then removed it from its
OU(<ou#1>) and restarted to see if it was the group policy, and I was able to install the same source driver files. I did a gpresult on <ou#1> and looked through the group policy being applied, but could not find anything related to driver installation.
I'll gladly upload/share the group policy to be looked at, but I can't seem to post it with this message. 
After putting it back in <ou#1>, I found that the driver store files at C:\windows\system32\driverstore\*.dat only had permissions for SYSTEM(but the admin group owned the files). Using SubInAcl, I added full control to these files for the admin group,
which then allowed me to install/update drivers. But when I restart the computer, the permissions for those 5 driver store files are reset back to SYSTEM=full control, owner=admin group. 
How can I stop the permissions from being reset on these 5 files when the system is restarted? *Note that this is in an Enterprise environment

Answer:Access denied installing drivers as Admin

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for the very relevant help, but I've figured out the problem. After sifting through my group policy, I found that it was the point and print restrictions in the group policy that was preventing me from installing
drivers.

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Just ran sfc \scannow & received Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix files are in the CBS Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
When I attempted to access this log notepad opened & an Access Denied notation displayed I repeated this action 4 times & recd. the same response. I was able to delete the logs but unable to access the file or logs. I am the Admin and this is my personal pc.
Here is my sys info:
Property Value
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Product Name Dell DM061
Serial Number 1CK4RC1
Chassis Mini tower
PC System Type Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Server
Infrared (IR) Supported No
Machine Type AT/AT COMPATIBLE
UUID 4C4C4544-0043-4B10-8034-B1C04F524331

Windows System Assessment
CPU Score 4.90 (Calculations per second)
Memory Score 5.60 (Memory operations per second)
Graphics Score 3.70 (Desktop performance for Windows Aero)
D3D Score 3.20 (3D business and gaming graphics performance)
Disk Score 5.30 (Disk data transfer rate)
Windows Experience Index 3.20 (Base score)

Disk Space Disk C: 177 GB Available, 222 GB Total, 177 GB Free
Disk D: 5342 MB Available, 10239 MB Total, 5342 MB Free

Physical Memory 2046 MB Total, 892 MB Free
Memory Load 56%

Virtual Memory 4311 MB Total, 3058 MB Free

PageFile Name \??\C:\pagefile.sys
PageFile Size 2345 MB
In use 441 MB
Max used 480 MB
Registry Size 18 MB (current), 682 MB (maximum)

Profile GUID {3a539840-6a70-11db-887c-806e6f6e6963}

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So I've been recently having issues with permissions or something related to it. I first noticed it when I would always get this security prompt when attempting to open a shortcut to Teamspeak 3. Now I'm just trying to install a program and it's saying that I don't have rights to the /Local/Temp/ folder!



Obviously the first thing I checked what whether or not my account was still an administrator:


Check!

Then I made sure UAC was turned off:


Check!

Then I went ahead and attempted to give myself Full Access permissions to the entire C:\ drive:



Then I get these Access Denied errors using this process and I have no idea why!


Which also says the same thing about Program Files.

(It did allow me to take ownership of the drive(s) though).

Of course I attempted to Google the issue and tried many methods including several from these forums:
Error applying security!!!!!!!!
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

I don't know what else to try thus why I'm here!
Thanks

Answer:Error 5: Access Denied while using Admin account

I was able to resolve the File Security prompt for opening shortcuts (i.e. Teamspeak 3) by enabling 'Launching applications and unsafe files' in Internet Options. BUT I'm still getting the permissions error and cannot give myself full access!

I've also noticed that there are about three updates that I cannot install. I'm sure this has to do with my permissions issue as well. If any of you are wondering my OS is installed on my primary SSD (C:\) which is one of the drives I'm trying to alter. The other drives seemed to work fairly OK with a few minor issues.

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Hi.

I am running windows 7 ultimate and I have only one account (admin).
I have no trouble installing programs, running programs or copying files from different locations on my hard drive, but if I try to save a file in a program, I get the message, that I do not have permission to save in that location and that I have to contact the administrator to get permisson - but am I not the administrator?

E.g. I tried to save a document from word, but couldn't - I could only save it in my Documents folder... In some locations I got the message, that the client didn't have the neccesary rights to save the file in that location (I'm using danish language pack, so one of the pictures might not make much sense, but I've attached both messages anyway - the danish message says: C:\test.docx
The client is missing a neccesary right.)

I haven't had this problem all the time since I installed windows 7 ultimate, as far as I recall, so might be an update or something that is causing the problem, I don't know.

I have read some threads concerning admin rights, but haven't found anything that got rid of the problem, so hope someone can help me.. It is very frustrating not being able to save documents etc...

Answer:Limited admin rights? - access denied

Hi jmj

This is windows Default location, Doc's to My doc's, Pic's to My Pictures, Video's to My Video's

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My brother lives in Australia and he has a work computer. They must have him as a regular user with out admin permission. He is trying to download skype, msn IM without any luck. It says he must be part of the admin group, access denied. Is there anyway to change the permissions to download these programs and then change back once done. I don't want to get him in trouble, but It sucks that we can't talk on skype. Any ideas.
 

Answer:Access Denied - not part of the admin group!

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Hello, I have encountered a rather odd problem that didn't turn up in forum search.

System: Win7 Home Premium 32-bit, fresh install+updates (with AVG 2012 Free and Google Chrome as only other installs)

I have (had) 2 users both with admin rights. One was my 'main' user that I was using just to learn Win7 and surf a l'il. The other was completely new: Created, logged into, back off, then not touched again. For the first few days, had no problems and was really liking Win7. However, today after logging off main user (I had just run a full clean scan with AVG, btw) and switching to the fresh one, IMMEDIATELY after entering my log-in password, I received a UAC prompt telling me that this user does not have access to this folder. The background was replaced with a black screen, the taskbar icons were replaced with the standard "new file" icon and did not function (no surprise there.) I opened Windows Explorer using "Start > Computer" and again was immediately told I had no access. Gave myself permission and attempted to investigate. I could not view/open any folder without giving myself permission first.

Having no success determining the problem, I decided to simply log off and delete this account. Performed a full delete (folders and all.) Then, I created a new account with admin rights. Logged into it without incident. Logged back onto main user and opened Windows Explorer. The user folder from the original 2nd account remained and ... Read more

Answer:Account(admin rights) denied all access IMMEDIATELY upon log-in

Does Safe Mode function normally?
That is to say if you boot in safe mode are you able to perform basic functions and use the system to some extent?

If this is not a registry or av/security related problem the easiest fix would likely be SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Some more specific detail of the nature of the problem and less of what you have done may be of assistance too.
If this is a problem with admin priveldges you are honestly probably better off doing a repair install
Repair Install
Than digging around trying to find the one setting responsible for the problem.
Component services and other various admin tools can get down right annoying to work with and can cause further problems if the least bit thing is set wrong.

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Hello!
I've a card printer with a usb card programmer.
When I'm logged in as an Administrator everything works well, but when I'm logged in as a regular user the printer prints but holds the card when it comes to the programmer.

We have a GP saying that write/read access to removable disks is disabled but do you think this will also interupt with the programmer?

//BR
Patrik


(Computer running Windows 7 Enterprise)

Answer:USB Device (Card programmer) - Access Denied when not Admin

Does the software in question that controls the card programmer pop up a UAC prompt on the admin account?
Do you have uac enabled or disabled?
Does the program require admin rights?
Does creating another standard user account experience the same issue?

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After attempting to start my Laptop in Safe Mode, it loaded drivers normally only to crash a few seconds later. A prompt message appears but is impossible to read because Windows immediately reboots upon showing the prompt.

Safe Mode with Networking loads normally.

Any ideas or advice?

The computer is an Acer 4743G running Windows 7 Home Basic x64.

Answer:Cannot access Safe Mode but can boot in Safe Mode with Networking

Hello Zarmaki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it will startup in "Safe Mode with Networking", you might see if using the tutorial below to troubleshoot may help to find a cause.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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ThinkVantage System Update application will find the appropriate updates, download them and install them. This is convenient. But when it finishes the updates, it will not clean the installation files it has downloaded, which I think are not useful any more since the update installation is completed, right? I think the update appliction stores the downloaded files in the folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\ ,   this folder of mine is over 1.32GB big now. But I just don't know which files and subfolders in it are safe to delete. Or rather, the preload system occupies a large space on the disk. Which files are no longer used and safe to delete? Would any experts help with this? Thank you very much! Norm

Answer:How can I delete the update installation files? Or which files are useless and safe to delete?

I've been experimenting. Now I figure it out. Automatic System Update downloads and stores files in C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\ Sessions\, and in Sessions' subfolders, all files are not used once update is completed except those ending with .xml. Thus those unnacessary files are safe to delete. This is what I find out so far.   Continuing to experiment.  Message Edited by normyy on 05-31-2009 11:12 PM

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When I try to install a new printer driver, or change an existing driver, I'm getting "Cannot install Printer.  Access is denied".  There is no GPO applied to this machine, it's a member of a workgroup.  The Package Point and Print
GPO setting was set to disabled just in case.
The user in question is part of the Administrators group, but just to be safe, I logged on as administrator and got the same message. 

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Please help! A little info to get this issue resolved: using an administrator account, Windows 7, 64Bit. Approx. 6 laptops connected together with a RAID and printer that needs sharing capabilites, no internet connectivity allowed. When I select the printer
properties or any part of this printer I get an "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access denied". I have tried to become the owner and again I get an error message. I am not able to remove device ether. Please let me know if there is any
other information that I need to add to get some help with this issue. i cant find much help online.

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A program I am trying to install needs access to the system32 folder and comcat.dll file, but I get an access denied error. When I initially installed Win 7 Pro 64bit, the first thing I did (before updates or any other installs) was give ownership at the root of C:\ to the administrators group (I made sure to check the option to apply the setting to subfolder and all files as well). I also made sure to give the administrators group full rights at the root level, making sure that it was applied to sub folders as well.

When the install failed due to access denied to the comcat.dll in the system32 folder, I set the permissions on that file, and on the system32 folder directly. Still, I get access denied error for this file.

I am at a loss here, all the permissions are set correctly, they look identical from the root of C:\ all the way down to the actual file. I tried installing the program as an administrator and as a user part of the administrators group. I also turned off the UAC completely, I also ran the .exe as an administrator and still I get access denied error.

One would think that since the admin group has ownership and full rights at the root level and even on the specific file, that I should have full access, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions, please?!
 

Answer:Win 7 - Access denied errors, even after setting ownership and admin rights.

My Win 7 Ult C:\ is owned by TrustedInstaller. Seems changing the default ownership may not be a great idea. I would try changing the ownership back to TrustedInstaller and cascading that down if the name checks out when you try it.
 

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I just got a Gateway laptop with Vista Home Prem. After using the Folders options to enable seeing all the system folders, I was attempting to copy my Firefox Profiles folder in Documents and Settings from my desktop to the laptop, when I first recognized that M'soft (in their infamous propensity not to leave well-enough alone) changed the convention they used in W2k and XP.  Fine, I found out which folders to go to thanks to a thread I left at another forum.  However, to my disgust and frustration, I found that even with Admin rights, I was still being denied access to these Program Data, and User folders where those profile folders are. So, I call Gateway Support in India (don't get me started) only to find out that they want me to run a complete Restoration procedure because it was their opinion that the permissions may have become corrupted.  This, despite the fact that I just bought this machine on 4/2, and the only major change that I've made (which was within warranty) was to use Vista's partitioning utility to divy up the HDD into several other partitions to protect my data.Call me stubborn or stupid, but I refuse to take such draconian measures based on such a flimsy, and frankly illogical basis.  So, I'm posting here, and to other geeky places to get informed opinions, rather than pat, sledgehammer answers.PLEASE HEP ME,GPL

Answer:Access Denied on Docs & Settings fldrs w/Admin Rights?

Have you tried taking ownership of the folders/files to which you are denied access?Take your pick here..Good luck

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Here's some background on why I'm asking this question:

I'm renaming the administrator account and changing it's password on over 4000 pc's via a "package" I'm making and will "push" out to all the PC's. That's not a problem, I got that right here and it works.

I'm torn though because when I do that their profiles under c:\documents and settings will still be listed under the old ID name.

So I played with renaming the folder but the next time the the local admin logs into the account it creates a userID.Computername folder instead of using the clean foldername I want it to.

One way around it as mentioned here (if you want the scoop on how I'm doing this) is to just delete the local admin profiles after I rename the account and it's password.

Finally my question:
What do you think about doing that in an enterprise environment?

As far as data loss goes I'm nervous just typing this thread because it might end up causing a HUGE problem onlike 5 out of 4000 pc's... I hate deleting anything...

I might just suck it up and go the sloppy route... Any of you IT folks have an idea?
 

Answer:Is it safe to delete the local admin profile?

Hi,

I'm assuming you are not using Active Directory? The only reason i'm mentioning this is that i'm sure there are settings in Group Policy to rename the Local Admin accounts on any machine in the domain
 

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Gentlemen [and Ladies ?]

I have three questions.

My Operating System is Windows XP Professional SP2.

1. I read the reply to PURE TRAGEDY's post of the 7th April 2005 and immediately uninstalled my AVG7 anti-virus scanner. Norton System Works antivirus and AVG7 antivirus had been running side by side for six or seven months and nothing untoward had happened, but when I read the dire warning in the advice to PURE TRAGEDY, AVG7 got the chop.

I would like to scan with Norton in SAFE MODE but do not know how to do it. When I had Windows 98SE, my computer used to jump into SAFE MODE without me doing anything positive to cause it to do that. I had no idea how to get out of SAFE MODE so a neighbour helped. I cannot remember what he did. My computer was in SAFE MODE for two days on one occasion because I did not dare mess about with it.

So, an explanation, in 'dummy' language, exactly how I can get into SAFE MODE, and scan my computer for viruses with Norton, and how I can get out of it, will be appreciated.

2. I have Norton System Works, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster. Spyware Guard, and 2-Squared in my computer. The programmes are updated and used every day. Norton detected a virus which AVG7 did not, so I feel happy with the Norton security.

I have considered installing Microsoft's Beta Anti-Spy and malware application but my friends throw up their hands in horror when anything with Beta is mentioned. "Don't do i... Read more

Answer:XP queries - SAFE MODE; BETA, and delete or not delete

I too am a tidy person, to the degree I can be, oldsoldierThe reason you had no untoward results having both Norton & AVG running was probably due to how they were configured to run.If both were set to to scan continously and be auto-updated constantly, then some problems may have surfaced.You may simply delete the Grisoft folder.You need not open any of the files before you do.That folder was essentially for backups to what the AV software did for you.Without it's presence, or in light of your decision not to re-install it, those files in that folder are useless.I should mention I uninstalled Norton in favor of AVG because:1. Norton updates less frequently than AVG, and isn't effective against as many new variants as the Grisoft has been in the last couple of years.2. Norton costs more.3. Norton, when uninstalled, is also messy. It seems to me to require more system resources to do less for me. An opinion based on a couple years of observation, and reading countless HJT logs where it is installed and serious malware problems also co-exist. 4. Norton offers several products. I've had most installed at one time or another.I bought the System Works Suite in 2002. It deeply embeds into winXP when you use all the features of it, and slows the PC down considerably doing so. If you do not use a similar product, then you will not have similar experiences. The anti-virus aspect of it alone did prove IMHO to be marginally adequate.Microsoft Beta 1 is not anti-vir... Read more

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 I have encountered a couple of Edge E530 laptops on our company's domain recently that are suddenly unable to access removable media.  There is no domain-wide group policy governing storage access and the storage related policies on each computer have been disabled.  No setting in the antivirus is set to deny access (I even uninstalled the antivirus to be sure).  I cannot access usb drives or the CD-ROM drive in Windows explorer or any 3rd party exlporer replacements I've tried, but can burn discs and create disc images using Iso-burn.  I can access all devices perfectly in safe mode, but even the diagnostic startup option from MSConfig will not let me access them outside of safe mode.  The only services that seem to run in diagnostic mode are Group Policy Client, RPC Endpoint Mapper, and Task Scheduler.  I have also tried leaving the domain and booting locally into the system with the Administrator account, but to no avail.  These systems were wiped and reloaded before their initial deployment, so they don't have Lenovo Security or port locker, which was the only related item I could find in the forums so far.  Any ideas of what can be done?  I would rather avoid re-imaging the systems, if possible, as this problem seems to be occurring more frequently lately.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

Answer:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

Thanks
Buck

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I downloaded some malware which has hijacked the screen in my admin account (other accounts are working). CTRL+ALT+DEL works but I cant open task manager.

Safe mode won't allow log in to admin either.

I cant run Mbam because it requires administrator rights.

What I have on the screen is a spoof police demand for money

Please help.
 

Answer:Cannot log as admin or boot in safe mode

What operating system is this?
 

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After the use of a cleaning program I can only log into Windows 7 in safe mode, normal log in ends with an error message. I tried system restore, new installation of Windows and creation of new user profiles, which all failed. The 'cleaner' also deleted many save game data and game configurations. This happened about a month ago, yet since a few days the guest account is also affected: now both work only in safe mode.
 

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I got this laptop from a friend but the admin login in the safe mode has a password. is there any way to go past that password or to reset it. i would like to use that account to clean out some stubborn spyware. is there any way that i can get the password for that account? i know that normally there is no password for it but on this computer it is password protected.
 

Answer:Safe Mode Admin login

Ask the friend. We can't help with passwords.
 

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I've started the process of removing a particularly pernicious piece of malware, which means I need to enter Safe mode.

I can enter Safe Mode just fine, but two users pop up, which don't exist in normal mode. My default user is an administrative mode called Bill, no password. A second administrative mode also comes up when loading Safe Mode, Administrator. If I click on this one it asks for a password.

Back when I was installing Windows XP Pro I did not enter any password for administrator, but now it appears it will not accept enter. How do I find out, or set, the password for Administrator so I can access both user modes.

Again, this only applies in Safe Mode.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Safe Mode Administrator Vs. Other Admin.

If you can log in as the "Bill" admin account, you can do the following to reset the "administrator" password:

1. Log in
2. Hit windows key + r (or click Start --> Run)
3. In the 'Run' dialog, type 'control userpasswords2' (without the quotes)
4. Press enter, or click the 'OK' button

You should see a dialog listing all user accounts on this computer. All that's needed now is to highlight the desired account, and press the 'Reset Password' button.

For computers that use the welcome screen, (or Home editions of XP), safe mode is the only time you should see the admin account listed. Recommend the password is NOT left blank, as this is the most common backdoor into XP systems. (Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the Welcome screen to access the classic login, where you can manually enter the admin account credentials)
 

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Ran into an odd issue last night that I cannot fully understand. I will keep it short, but the basic jist is: I was trying to rename a local profile to [username].old so when they logged back into the domain, it rebuilt from scratch. However, even logged in as local admin to the PC, I kept getting access denied. At one point, I was getting a NTUSER error when trying to rename.

Was trying to rename through backdoor [\\[pcname]\c$, then going to doc&settings] as well as simply going to the C drive locally, no dice.

Tried rebooting twice, still no dice. This PC is in, what my job considers, a high security sec group, so maybe the GPOs being applied to the PC as it connects to the domain is tying up the local profiles?

Answer:[SOLVED] access denied to rename local profile, logged as admin

nm, just asked a coworker. says a reboot will usually kill anything tying up the profiles, if not, he uses a tool called LockHunter to find out what is accessing the profile and kills it from there.

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I was recently at my friend's business and they have a really scary scenario. First they are setup in a workgroup, not domain on XP. They share files not only through explorer but through programs like Quicken, Word, etc.

Normally there are 3 users on their businesses wireless network sharing files, such as financial data, personal information, and other extremely confidential stuff. Recently as an effect of the hurricane, they had many 'students' move into the location since they were all displaced. There are now 25 different users connected wirelessly, and they are all capable of viewing, modifying, deleting this confidential information.

I suggested encrypting the wireless network, blocking off access to the students, but they have had threats from students saying they will leave if they can't get online to do their studies. The company can't really afford that, and have already had some people reset the router physically. Still, that wouldn't solve the serious security issue here...

I thought about creating password protected folders, but for some reason I can't set that up in their XP.

I am capable of making a hidden share (after turning off simple file sharing), but whenever I mapped it on the other computers and tried to access it, I got the "Access Denied". However, regular shares such as the information we're trying to secure from everyone else opens up fine.

There must be some way to totally secure this financi... Read more

Answer:Hidden Shares mapped, Access Denied? In desperate need for admin help on security.

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I have XP. Have gone through all of the fore-mentioned steps: Completed search of ?My Computer? until reads ?Search complete, no results?/ Cleaned all ?remnants? of LimeWire through ?regedit? until it read ?Finished searching through registry?, and tried to delete all findings from Recycle Bin?except this dreaded ?Cannot delete Dc7: Access is denied. Make sure that disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.?Now I can only assume that it is related to LimeWire in some way. I have tried sending other files to the Bin, and they would delete, except the ?Dc7?, but then the ?Dc7? would take on the name of that file when you see ?Are you sure you want to delete?(name of old file, now assumed by Dc7)?, and still gives the same ?Cannot delete Dc7: Access?? every time.This is the most irritating thing I have ever experienced. I have spent the last 6hrs trying to figure this out, read blogs, try different solutions?just want it straight, do you know how to fix this or not, or at last find the answer somewhere?

Answer:Cannot delete Dc7: Access denied...

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownlo...Download and install this program. Should work for you.

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Hello to everyone.
I cannot delete subfolders or files in my partition E:/program files.I always get the message
( cannot delete access is denied make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use )
I know the the file is not in use.I have tried unlocker and it doesn't show the file as being locked,so there must be protection that has been installed by a virus of some kind.I ran a virus scan and removed a few.the system is clean now.and I still can't delete the files or subfolders in that folder.I also cannot install other programs.I tried to install crossweaver and I get an installation error.I installed it in another folder in the same partition and it works.
The partition is NTFS.I looked on microsoft about permissions and what they tell me to do cannot be done because the places where I am suppose to click do not apppear.They also say click on themes and appearances in control panel.I don't have that in the control panel.
If you have any ideas please let me know
Thank you
Jean-Guy Roberge
 

Answer:cannot delete access is denied---------

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How to delete Cannot delete Bpk.dll: Access is denied
 

Answer:Cannot delete Bpk.dll: Access is denied

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Hi,

I have Gator Client application installed in my XP machine. it wont let me delete the files. Keeps showing error "Cannot delete GMT:Access denied". I rebooted the PC to release any locks buts its the same

Is their anyway i can delete this useing a program or any other way?

Please help

Answer:Cannot Delete:Access denied

Rename the files first. Then reboot, then you should be able to delete.

Or if you look in control panel--> add remove programs. Gator should be listed. You could try uninstalling first.

Then download ad aware and check for spyware programs.

(Gator is not a spyware, and they are suing over slander if you refer to it as spyware)

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On my second HDD that I use only for date a folder, named with a bunch of letters and numbers,has three empty sub-folders, named update, sp1qfe and sp2qfe, that I cannot delete. Access is denied, I have tried a reboot to no avail.
I have no idea how they got there but I want them gone.
Any ideas?
Bill
 

Answer:Access denied on delete

Unlocker
Emco Move On Boot
 

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Trying to delete a user's Documents and Settings from an old, since deleted install, but when I try to it gives me the access is denied message. It lets me take 'read only' off in properties, only to throw it directly back on when I close the window. How can I get this taken care of?
 

Answer:Access is denied when trying to Delete

Google a program called Killbox.
 

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I did a search for this and didn't find anything, so pardon me if this has been answered before.
I get the cannot delete...access is denied, make sure disk not full or write protected and file not in use message mostly when trying to delete wav or mp3 files from my hard disk. I know I can go to safe mode and delete them, but this is getting tiresome.
Is there a free, little proggy out there that can help me?
 

Answer:Cannot delete...access denied

Try this

http://www.skrubbeltrang.com/Tools.aspx?Tool=FreeFile



It was posted here

http://majorgeeks.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24964
 

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I inadvertenly dragged a couple program folders to my desktop. I have removed the programs from my computer.. I still have the empty folders remaining on my desk top... I try to remove them and I get ACCESS DENIED.
I have restarted in Safe Mode with system restore On and OFF, and I get the same results.. I've tried *MoveOnBoot* & *KillBox* with the same results also. I can't move them, hide them or even rename them.. I've went through search to try to remove and the same thing... They are just locked to the desktop... Always getting ACCESS DENIED... These are EMPTY FOLDERS!! HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM!?!?

Answer:Access Denied, Can Not Delete... How do I get around this?

FOUND IT! Right Click on item--> Sharing Tab--> check... make folder privite--> Apply--> OK

Will prompt for creation of password, Click NO

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I inadvertenly dragged a couple program folders to my desktop. I have removed the programs from my computer.. I still have the empty folders remaining on my desk top... I try to remove them and I get ACCESS DENIED.
I have restarted in Safe Mode with system restore On and OFF, and I get the same results.. I've tried *MoveOnBoot* & *KillBox* with the same results also. I can't move them, hide them, cut and paste them or even rename them.. I've went through search to try to remove and the same thing... They are just locked to the desktop... Always getting ACCESS DENIED... These are EMPTY FOLDERS!! HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM!?!?

Answer:ACCESS DENIED, CAN NOT DELETE... How do I get around this!

Michael,Try right-clicking on one of 'em, select "properties"-->"security"-->your logon username-->allow full permissions. Then delete. I had a similar error code when trying to manipulate files I had reinstalled off a CD I burned before a OS reload. Beat the heck outta me until thatman here explained the permissions & ownership of files to me. If that doesn't work, then start-->My Computer-->Help-->type: ownership of files in search field. (assuming winXP)

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I have run Ad Aware and Spybot and there are a few files that neither one can get rid of.  I have tried to remove them myself and it tells me "cannot delete:access denied". What can I do?

Answer:cannot delete:access denied

First you can give us some idea as to what the files are.  Does Adaware or spybot recommend any actions?

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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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Hi folks. Last night switched off laptop while downloading codecs for media player as it was trying to download search bars. After switching back on windows couldnt start. Entering safe mode it will only login as user not admin (admin shows blue screen and message about uninstalling recent drivers then crashes back to restart). Tried running safe mode as user, run cmd as admn, type net user administrator /active = yes but get error 5. Blue screen on admin says error 50 (page file error). Help please!

Ps tried f8 + prevent restart (hangs), return to previous config , system restore (need admin status),
Will try and get dump files, bc

Answer:Only boots in safe mode and cant login as admin to fix

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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hello techs
In the safe mode is my administrator with all my pics data ect however when I switch to guest this now becomes the new admin without all my data pics ect.[xp pro] ran avast. avg showed win32 ctx [deleted now I hope} any ideas???

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem that has been going on for 3 days already. I can't Log in to my account or the Administrator(Safe Mode) in windows XP-SP2. There are no error messages but when I load the account, It just gives Load personal settings then it stops with no error. I was trying to change the region local to japanese because I want to play a game. I failed to load the specific files from the CD since it was full of scratches then the computer told me to restart so I clicked on restart. I already checked some of the info but it pertained to some virus which is not the reason why I am having this concern right now. Would anyone please help me? -Thanks

Answer:Can't sign in to computer even in safe mode as admin

I think your only option will be to carry out a repair reinstallation with the original CD (not the Japanese one, unless you really want the whole system to be in Japanese & you have a key for it.)"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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When I try to boot my PC is Safe Mode, it asks for a password. Well there is no password. When I log in normally, no password is required.

Dealing with some spyware and I want to run my scans in Safe Mode. I tried selecting Administrator with no password and it still doesn't work.

So when I boot normally and go to Users in Windows, my account is the Administrator and there is no password.

So what is the Safe Mode password???

Thanks!
 

Answer:Safe Mode asks for Admin password?

Still can't boot into safe mode without a password. I tried everything!
 

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I cannot seem to delete a folder structure that suddenly appeared on my HDD that is about 30 folders all with the same name all within each other. All empty (in fact the entire array of folders shows zero bytes in properties), but yet there are some folders in the bottom few folders. I cannot delete it as it gives an error of path too long. I cannot rename it or move it as when I right-click it doesn't give me the normal options you see on a right-click. I've discovered a utility called "Path Too Long Utility" found here: LongPathToolIt wants money to repair it, but that's just silly to have to pay for something that just shouldn't happen. Isn't there an easier way? Some registry hack or something!!!!

Answer:Cannot delete file: Access is denied

Use a live Linux disk - many Linux versions (Ubuntu, for example) come as an iso file which you can burn to disk and then boot from and run live (without installing) which will give you access to the folders/files from outside of Windows - you can see what they contain, rename, delete or whatever. It's a useful tool to keep around for the future as well."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hello!

I have a small issue concerning deleting folder. Here's situation:

I had a folder that I wanted to delete. I used shift+del combo for instant deletion, but than issue occured. Basicly, folder stayed, yet files deleted themselves. And when I try to delete the folder, it says I need administrator privilegies, which after clicking yes it says I don't have, eventhough I'm the only user on computer and my account is set up under administrator.
I can't even open folder, since I get error message as followed:

E:\Directory (name of directory I want to delete) is not accessible.

Access is denied.

I checked forums around, some people are saying just to make another identical folder and Windows will interpret them as 2 diff folders, but it didn't work for me.

Any suggestions?:P

Answer:Can't delete folder - access denied

Hello there. You should try to delete it with Unlocker. But first follow this tutorial to Take Ownership to that folder.

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I am wanting to delete a folder that is is empty and no longer used as the rest of the program has been uninstalled, but when I try to delete it, I get a window appearing showing "CANNOT DELETE ACCESS IS DENIED MAKE SURE THE DISC IS NOT FULL OR WRITE PROTECTED AND THAT THE FILE IS NOT CURRENTLY IN USE" I have right clicked on the folder and then selected properties, the attributes for the folder show read only, but when I un check this and click on apply then on ok, I can still not delete, could anyone be of help. I have XP Professional service pack 2. Thanks

Answer:How do i delete a folder that has access denied

Unlocker, it is a good programclick here

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Have been getting AVG errors or AVGUI.exe errors so I'm trying to delete everything AVG , and then install avg 2011. I found 108 avg related files and folders .

When I try deleting I get Access Denied; Cannot Delete, or will damage system if I delete? Help please?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: RE: AVG -Why do I get Access Denied & Cannot Delete?

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i used partition magic to merge 2 partitions and a folder has been created. i cannot delete the folder but i can access it. i have read this thread and followed the instruction but still can't make it. might be something wrong at somewhere.

the error that i got is

Cannot delete System Volume Information: Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is nor currently in use.

FYI, i am logging as an administrator since i am the only user of this computer. the folder name is 'merge'.

Properties of this folder:

Administrator : full control
Everyone : read

at the Advance Secutiry Setting for merge
Administrator has full control while Everyone only has several Read options that has been ticked.
 

Answer:Cannot delete folder : Access is denied

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ok, i've done it. just follow instruction from miscrosoft website.
 

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