I put extra permissions on my external hard drive, but now i cant modify anything or add. i tried to change the settings to full control even though i am the admin and the security settings have a admin and my user name as two different users when my user name is the admin. i get it to change it keeps telling me it cant for every folder on the the damn hard drive. how do i fix it. i even removed everything and formatted it hopping it would fix it but it wont. HELP!!!!
I had a similar problem tonight with my profile not loading when I re-started the OS. Somehow my admin. account was changed to a guest account and I was essentially locked out from making any system changes. After re-starting in safe mode and removing the UAC feature I ran system restore. Thanks for the system restore option it works ok now, and I did not have to re-install Vista. If anyone has a problem with permissions that may have been changed by a virus or another problem application, use system restore to fix it.