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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:28:06 PM

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Hi All....
This is a password issue, I believe.
I am trying to access a hard drive to recover/save some data (pictures
primarily) from a crashed computer. FYI: the computer will not start up..
the power supply is on, cd drives open and close, the hard drive is spinning
but the processor fan is not moving (although it spins freely when i blow on
it). I am assuming that there is a defect in the processor/mother board.
no problem. i removed the hard drive and attached it as a secondary hard
drive (through USB connection). when i try to access the documents and
settings folder, i see the profile i want to access but clicking on it gives
me an access denied message.
there was a logon password for the computer. does this have anything to do
with why i cannot access the folder?
if so, is there a way to remove the password so i can access it or a
place/way to enter the password?

All help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

thank you

Lorne

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 11:19:36 PM

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Hi Lorne,

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

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"lorne" <stoner_123@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:esQZ88lhFHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi All....
> This is a password issue, I believe.
> I am trying to access a hard drive to recover/save some data (pictures
> primarily) from a crashed computer. FYI: the computer will not start up..
> the power supply is on, cd drives open and close, the hard drive is spinning
> but the processor fan is not moving (although it spins freely when i blow on
> it). I am assuming that there is a defect in the processor/mother board.
> no problem. i removed the hard drive and attached it as a secondary hard
> drive (through USB connection). when i try to access the documents and
> settings folder, i see the profile i want to access but clicking on it gives
> me an access denied message.
> there was a logon password for the computer. does this have anything to do
> with why i cannot access the folder?
> if so, is there a way to remove the password so i can access it or a
> place/way to enter the password?
>
> All help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
>
> thank you
>
> Lorne
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 12:22:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421
HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrative
privileges. If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, in order to have access to
the Security tab, you must first start in Safe Mode and log on with an account that
has Administrative rights.

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881


"lorne" <stoner_123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:esQZ88lhFHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi All....
> This is a password issue, I believe.
> I am trying to access a hard drive to recover/save some data (pictures
> primarily) from a crashed computer. FYI: the computer will not start up..
> the power supply is on, cd drives open and close, the hard drive is spinning
> but the processor fan is not moving (although it spins freely when i blow on
> it). I am assuming that there is a defect in the processor/mother board.
> no problem. i removed the hard drive and attached it as a secondary hard
> drive (through USB connection). when i try to access the documents and
> settings folder, i see the profile i want to access but clicking on it gives
> me an access denied message.
> there was a logon password for the computer. does this have anything to do
> with why i cannot access the folder?
> if so, is there a way to remove the password so i can access it or a
> place/way to enter the password?
>
> All help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
>
> thank you
>
> Lorne
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 12:22:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

thanks guys... but... i cant log on as the computer is no longer living!
the hard drive is attached as a slave on another computer.

"TaurArian" <taurarianREMOVECAPS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o zpsOcmhFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421
> HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
>
> NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has
administrative
> privileges. If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, in order to have
access to
> the Security tab, you must first start in Safe Mode and log on with an
account that
> has Administrative rights.
>
> "Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881
>
>
> "lorne" <stoner_123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:esQZ88lhFHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Hi All....
> > This is a password issue, I believe.
> > I am trying to access a hard drive to recover/save some data (pictures
> > primarily) from a crashed computer. FYI: the computer will not start
up..
> > the power supply is on, cd drives open and close, the hard drive is
spinning
> > but the processor fan is not moving (although it spins freely when i
blow on
> > it). I am assuming that there is a defect in the processor/mother
board.
> > no problem. i removed the hard drive and attached it as a secondary
hard
> > drive (through USB connection). when i try to access the documents and
> > settings folder, i see the profile i want to access but clicking on it
gives
> > me an access denied message.
> > there was a logon password for the computer. does this have anything to
do
> > with why i cannot access the folder?
> > if so, is there a way to remove the password so i can access it or a
> > place/way to enter the password?
> >
> > All help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> >
> > thank you
> >
> > Lorne
> >
> >
>
!