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Max Power

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I was sent here by Staff Member Rorschach112.

I was trying to fix some problems with malware until I couldn't log in anymore.

Here's the thread I came from.

http://www.geekstogo...rs-t191357.html

Any tips?
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Artellos

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I understood from the other post that you can't access any modes at all.
I suggest you take a look at this made by Admin on how to repair windows XP.
Most of the time nothing goes wrong here. But make sure you backup your data before you do. Just to be on the safe side.

You can do this by taking your hard drive and hanging it into another PC.
Do NOT -put- and data on the disk. Just take off of it what you need then put it back into your own PC and try the windows repair.
Goodluck

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Max Power

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I'll try that but first I'd like to be able to backup my files.

I took my harddrive out and brought it to a friends place and hooked it up to his machine.

When I tried to go into my user account folder in Documents and Settings it said Access Denied. :)

Is there a way around that? How can I backup my files if Access is Denied?

Anyone face a similar situation? And what was the solution?
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You'll need to give your friend access to your files.
To do that follow these steps:

  • Go to My Computer
  • Right click your hard drive and go to "properties"
  • Go to the tab "Security"
  • This gives you a list of who has rights to that drive.
  • Click on the "Add" button and type in the Username of your friends user account. (Example: "Olrik") And click "Check Names".
  • Press "Ok" which will return you to the list.
  • Click on your friends username and in the bottom there will appear a list of rights.
  • Add "Full Access" to your friends username.

Goodluck!

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Olrik
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Max Power

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Followed the steps right up to #3.

There is no security tab... anywhere!
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What do I do now?

Edited by Max Power, 05 April 2008 - 02:05 PM.

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Hi Max...

You must be running on XP Home Edition. You'll have to follow the procedure in Safe Mode if you are using Home Edition. The Security tabs will be available to you in the Safe Mode Administrator account. Good Information Here.

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Hold on... found this on Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

Implemented it and found the security tab.

Just gotta wait now to see if I'll be able to access files yet. I'll let you know.

His PC is taking ownership at the moment.
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Well... saved the files I wanted to a dvd and since I couldn't find my original WinXP discs I went to Future Shop and purchased Vista Basic. That might have been a mistake but too late now. Installed and running. Hard Drive formatted. No way to go back... well, without spending ludicrous amounts of money.

Thanks for the help.

I'm done with this thread.
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