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Drive is not accessible. access denied.

Hello guys,

For some unknown reason i have suddenly started getting the message " location is not available c:\ is not accessible - access is denied "

i have made sure i am the Administrator and in that account.


Any help would be greatly apreciated as i am stuck. :fou:

thanks
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More about drive accessible access denied
  1. So you have your operating system installed in C drive and you cannot access it.
  2. Hi, yes windows 7 is installed along with many other programs all in C:\ drive but as soon as i click (highlight) the drive in "my computer" , or try delete a file in pictures, dowloads, on my desktop or anywhere a file is located i just get the message C:\ is not accessible access is denied Location is not available.

    I thought this might have something to do with user accounts however I am the only user and administrator of the laptop and have all wrights, box's ticked.

    Any help would be great. (what should i look at?) :(

    Thanks
  3. Actually you do not have full access even though you are the administrator.
    Right click c drive
    Properties
    Open security tab
    Click on authenticated users, and click on edit
    Check full control under allow.
  4. Yeah i thought it is user permissions somewhere.

    My user account is admin and all boxes are ticked under security but NOT the bottom box "special permissions" which i cannot tick/highlight. Ive tried this under safe mode aswell.
  5. I'm also getting a similar problem.....any ideas?
  6. hev the similar problem. i followed what has been explained above but i can not find where is written authenticated users. i use windows 7
  7. Right click my computer > manage > local users and groups > right click on administrator > permissions > uncheck disable this account.
    Log off and then log in to administrator account
    This account has full control over the system.
  8. Its not about permissions . its a virus

    Press winkey+ R

    type cmd press Enter
    go to C:/
    Type: attrib autorun.inf -s -h Enter
    Type: del autorun.inf ENTER
    Type: Exit
    I hope that works .
    if not Update your antivirus And boot in to safe mode and scan your computer.
  9. Zarir said:
    Its not about permissions . its a virus

    Press winkey+ R

    type cmd press Enter
    go to C:/
    Type: attrib autorun.inf -s -h Enter
    Type: del autorun.inf ENTER
    Type: Exit
    I hope that works .
    if not Update your antivirus And boot in to safe mode and scan your computer.
  10. Its not about permissions . its a virus

    Press winkey+ R

    type cmd press Enter
    go to C:/
    Type: attrib autorun.inf
    press enter
    Type: del autorun.inf
    press enter
    Type: Exit
    press enter
    I hope that works .
    if not Update your antivirus And boot in to safe mode and scan your computer.
  11. justinbowness15 said:
    Hello guys,

    For some unknown reason i have suddenly started getting the message " location is not available c:\ is not accessible - access is denied "

    i have made sure i am the Administrator and in that account.


    Any help would be greatly apreciated as i am stuck. :fou:

    thanks
  12. nothing will work - no safemode with networking no command prompts, nothing but F10 will work, boot and press f10 very quickly when loading, type y, and then enter and allow recovery agent to work
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