PLEASE HELP ME

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Recently I decided to play arround with my computer. Much to my family's
disappointment.

I have had a problem with any user account which was not set to admin. it
would load up then exit. (Hard to explain problem)

I decided maybe the problem wouldn't exist with the Guest Account. I tried
and the message that appeared was ACCESS IS DENIED.

I with a mate when talking over the problem decided it could be something to
do with COMPUTERNAME\ADMINISTRATORS having their own security rights etc.

I then (from playing arround before) realised that I could set everyone to
have full access to the hard drive which should allow log in for normal
limited accounts.

So when clicking on the security tab of the properties box of the Hard Drive
(C:) I typed in all three accounts plus The guest account. When doing this I
found three or four different users that were not recognised by me.

I decided that they were not needed, so I deleted their permissions to have
fuill access to the hard drive.

now when I turn on it will not allow me to load up windows, I get the
following message. "NTLDR is missing".

I can only think it's because I removed some of the accounts that must have
been used for the initial startup.

Now I can't do anything, the system recovery disk will not allow me to
format hard drie because it's denied access.


Can anyone tell me how to get these suposidly un-needed users back?


Thank you for all your time and efforts in advance..


daniel
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    DanielWalters6 wrote:

    > Recently I decided to play arround with my computer. Much to my
    > family's disappointment.
    >
    > I have had a problem with any user account which was not set to admin.
    > it would load up then exit. (Hard to explain problem)
    >
    > I decided maybe the problem wouldn't exist with the Guest Account. I
    > tried and the message that appeared was ACCESS IS DENIED.
    >
    > I with a mate when talking over the problem decided it could be
    > something to do with COMPUTERNAME\ADMINISTRATORS having their own
    > security rights etc.
    >
    > I then (from playing arround before) realised that I could set
    > everyone to have full access to the hard drive which should allow log
    > in for normal limited accounts.
    >
    > So when clicking on the security tab of the properties box of the Hard
    > Drive (C:) I typed in all three accounts plus The guest account. When
    > doing this I found three or four different users that were not
    > recognised by me.
    >
    > I decided that they were not needed, so I deleted their permissions to
    > have fuill access to the hard drive.
    >
    > now when I turn on it will not allow me to load up windows, I get the
    > following message. "NTLDR is missing".
    >
    > I can only think it's because I removed some of the accounts that must
    > have been used for the initial startup.
    >
    > Now I can't do anything, the system recovery disk will not allow me to
    > format hard drie because it's denied access.
    >

    I thought you were going to get a Mac? ;-) Seriously, when you say you
    can't start the recovery disk (I assume this is an image-type Restore
    Disk from the computer mftr., like HP or eMachines), are you trying to
    run this from within Windows? That won't work. You need to put the cd
    in the drive and then restart your computer and boot from the cd. You
    may need to set your computer to boot from the cd-rom drive if it is
    not set that way. To do that, you would enter the BIOS setup and change
    the boot order. Refer to your computer manual for more help, or post
    back.

    Malke
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    Elephant Boy Computers
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