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January 19, 2013 8:02:28 PM

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
January 19, 2013 11:14:15 PM

So you have your operating system installed in C drive and you cannot access it.
January 20, 2013 12:54:25 PM

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

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January 21, 2013 12:03:00 AM

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.
January 21, 2013 9:01:30 AM

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.
April 19, 2013 3:42:22 AM

I'm also getting a similar problem.....any ideas?

May 8, 2013 2:47:32 AM

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
May 8, 2013 9:00:40 AM

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.
May 8, 2013 9:27:52 AM

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.
July 23, 2013 5:17:22 AM

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.


July 23, 2013 5:19:48 AM

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.

December 11, 2013 8:00:15 AM

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


December 11, 2013 8:03:50 AM

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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