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PLEASE HELP! I Can't Access my Files :(


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Jay Scott

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Hi,
I have recently upgraded my CPU and Motherboard, I attempted to use my existing Hard Drive and all was goin well...untill I started up :tazz:
I couldnt update the drivers as for some reason my Windows wasn't even SP1, it asked me to re-install Windows. I did so and due to my in-experience, I had no back ups of my documents.
Now when I start windows, my documents are there from the original Windows, but because I installed XP over my original Windows XP, I can't seem to get to my documents and files.
I can see the file which contains my documents, but when I click to open it, i get the message

"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.P.BELL is not accessible. Access is Denied."

If anybody could give me some advice as to how to get at these files would be greatly appriciated as I really need these files!

Please Help!

Thanks

Jay

Edited by Jay Scott, 12 February 2006 - 04:10 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi Jay Scott

You need to take ownership of the files. Follow this Microsoft Guide.

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Hi Wannabe1,

Thanks very much for the link you posted to me, it worked first time and I can now access my documents.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help!

Jay
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My Pleasure! :tazz:

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Wannabe1,

I don't suppose you know anything about installing BIOS do you? mM motherboard and processor is new and I am struggling to install the bios for the motherboard. (Yes as you can probably tell by now, I am a complete amature who has definately bitten off more than he can swallow :tazz: )

I have followed the very basic instructions supplied in the motherboard manual and I get a BIOS installation error message when I attempt to install the BIOS.

Once again I really appriciate all help. If I don't get back to you again untill tomorrow it is because I will be in bed.

Thanks again,

Jay
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What motherboard to you have? Make and model number....
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It's an Asus A8V-Deluxe (Socket 939)
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Try this Asus BIOS Update Utility. It's a fairly new service provided by Asus to update the BIOS from the internet.

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