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Permission Problems on 32bit Win7 !

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  • Windows 7
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July 14, 2012 2:32:45 PM

My dad has a laptop which runs Win 7 32 bit Starter and today a problem occurred which neither of us have experienced before.
We can't access anything that modifies the OS or Hard Drive. Therefore we can't even change user permissions (We can't run anything with the little blue and yellow shield next to it either).
The message we get is:
" Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. "
There is only one account on the OS and that's the administrator account that my dad has always used.

Can anyone help with this ? How do we solve this problem ?

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July 14, 2012 3:00:17 PM

try taking ownership of everything in c drive

http://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=post&p=557

double click drive c then select all files and folders and use the above to take ownership

will take a while

you must expand c drive and select everything you cant just right click c to do it

this also works for individual files/folders
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July 14, 2012 3:08:31 PM

Thanks but any ideas why this could be happening though ?

EDIT: We can't open the file.
Same as before:
" Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. "

Anyone?
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