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exparisstevie

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Hi,

In trying to fix an issue today I needed to run sfc /scannow - this raised an issue in that windows is trying to read drive E for the CD rom drive and this is infact on F.

Simple you'd think - pop into the registry and change the default value from E to F - Nope, Even though all of the permissions in the reg are correct - upon restart the settings revert back. I've run the reg editor in tune up utilities and this shows that the registry is write protected. (I'm aware that this is probably caused by some security software somewhere on my pc - but can't think what may have done this. I'm up to date with all of my antispyware and am thorough enough to be confident that this isn't a spyware infection.

I had a little brainwave in that I realised that it would be possible to reassign drive letters to get around the issue - Nope! - locked out of this also with the message "windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume" - interestingly the drive in question is neither of the things suggested!

Any ideas anyone?



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Did you check in the Security polices on the computer to check if anything is wrong?
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Hi,

I'm not really sure what you mean. Security centre reports no issues. Regedit doesn't show any issue with permissions either. I only know that the registry is write protected because Tune-Up's Registry editor shows the whole thing as 'write protected' - I am the only admisistrator on the network so - i'm unsure what's happened to lock me out of the registry. I think i'm going to gibe this a go in safe mode and see how I go. I'l let you know either way as i'm wanting to get this sorted asap. I don't like being locked out of my own system and I use the regedit a lot! (I use mine to provide support on forums) - this one included!


Anyway, I hope you can help and that i've not just completely missed the point you were making




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I was more talking about Group policies by going into start> run > gpedit.msc. And makeing shure that you do not have a setting that locks an administrator out of the regestry.
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I see. That would only apply if I was using XP Pro - I'm using home Ed. I've done a repair install of XP and sorted the issue now. Thanks for your efforts though.

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