Accounts :: Lost Access To Running Some Programs - C Is Not Accessible
Apr 26, 2013
I was annoyed by how Windows 8 keeps sharing folders on any network I connect to, so I did some digging on Google and found a post on how to disable network sharing. Someone also mentioned how changing Users Permissions / settings would things further, so I went ahead and changed those (I got a whole bunch of prompts to confirm changes and accepted all of them).
Now I can only access some areas of my computer but I can't run a lot of programs and I also can't access my C drive when I go to "My Computer" and try opening it from there.
When trying to access C: I get the following error "C: is not accesible. Access is denied"
Also, several programs aren't running anymore and I get a message saying something like "path not found" (see attachments)
When I check my User Account (control panel, user accounts) I see myself as "Administrator" but I cant change any settings there either (for example, when I click on the "change your account type" link, nothing happens (no new window opens and no error message).
I've tried everything, including installing "takeownership.reg" but I can't even instal that ! (see attachment)
I've also tried restoring the system to a previous restore point but can access any (including when I reboot using the "Shift" key).
I originally had a RAID 1 and windows 8 pro 64 bit installed. I had a boot error and could no longer boot into windows. I purchased two new HDDs and created a RAID 1. Loaded Windows 8 Pro with no problem. Then I added the original two HDD so as to retrieve data. I went into the RAID BIOS and took the old HDD off RAID configuration. I then disconnected one of the original RAID HDD and now have only one of the old HDD connected to the motherboard.
In Disk Management, the disk I am trying to access is listed as DISK 1 and divided into System Reserved (D, 350 MB NTFS, Healthy (Active , Primary Partition) and (E 931.17 GB NTFS, Healthy (Primary Partition). But when I try to access the E: drive, I receive the following "E: is not accessible. Access is denied."
Any way to getting access to E: I would like to retrieve data.
I just totally lost the sound of my laptop running on Windows 8. It was okay yesterday and the only thing I did today was checked my email and noticed I kept getting full page of junk ads like your software is outdated, need to update whatever... etc. etc. I ran malwarebytes and avg and found nothing. I ran these also yesterday. Checked my connections ok, and volume not muted.... Where did the sound go? My laptop is only 6 months old.....
I have never had a firm understanding of creating user accounts especially those added to a domain. I have to install windows 8.1 on my work laptop and I need to have someone from my work add a user to our domain. What would happen if I installed windows 8 and all the programs that I use before the user was added to the domain. Will this user have access to all the programs that were installed or would I potentially need to perform a hack or re-install the programs on that account?
A few weeks ago, after using the computer for some time, (The problem doesn't start until a few hours later) my programs won't start up unless running as administrator. All programs. Including notepad. (not sure about cmd) I have not done a full scan on my computer because it estimates more than one day and the estimated time still extends.
My Disk Usage and CPU columns of the task manager randomly jump up to 99% or even sometimes 100% which is unresponsive. This seems to happen more often when I run programs such as a malware scanner or League of Legends. My FPS in League stays around 1 when I do try to play and I'm assuming this is a related issue.
IE won't work, Windows Store won't access, Can't "Refresh" without OS Disk, Won't access extra hard drive or format. Using Windows 8 Pro, don't have original disk. Can I purchase another Windows 8 Upgrade disk and install it to resolve this problem?
I don't know what is causing this problem. Every time I start wordpad it gives me a BSOD "Bad_Pool_Header" and pc resets. If I am in movie maker or MS Paint everything works fine until I insert a text box and it crashes... so I guess it must be something related with fonts??.. However, I have no problems with Microsoft Office programs.
I attached some mini dump files I collected after the resets.
I tried to remove the "other user" screen, but while trying to do that I lost my admin credintals, so I tried to fix it by going on safe mode then I assigned a password to the administrator account... And now when I try to login it says "Your account has been disabled"
You've Been Signed In With A Temporary Profile error In Windows 8 and boy was that a mistake, i went to where it said to go to Regedt32.exe, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList i found 2 accounts the temporary account and my account, the fourm said to reroute them to the right account so i made the temporary account go to my account and then i restarted the computer it did the exact same thing exept that when i went to user it had replaced my account with another temporary account. Any way to get all of the things i had on my user or is it gone. (BTW i have no restore checkpoint to where i can go back)
I have a Lenovo Z580 running Windows 8 on a 256 GB SSD, which was cloned from the original drive using Paragon cloning software. I got the computer up and running about a month ago, and I started personalizing it by installing programs and such. At the beginning of today, I probably had around 25 GBs left of storage, which may not seem like much but it will last me until I need to be done with this computer.
Today I went to download a 5 GB zipped folder used to install MATLAB via a licensed, legit website (student license). I check after it downloads and I have roughly 20 GB left on my disk. Note that every other program I have installed has had no trouble with Windows 8 (including Mathematica), so I assumed MATLAB wouldn't either. I hit the setup button, and nothing seems to come up. I hit it again and this time it says something like "not allowed to create destination." So then I tried cutting and pasting it to the desktop, but there was some error with that too. I tried to use the setup application in other ways, and it still didn't work.
I then checked my free disk space and I had 100 MB of free space left. Uhm WHAT?! What the hell just happened?! I search through pretty much ALL my file folders to see what was newly written and see if I could find a TWENTY GIGABYTE folder that was created today. I couldn't find anything. What I think happened was that the setup application unpacked a bunch of files from the compressed folder SOMEWHERE on my disk, EACH TIME I hit setup. THEN it would hit a snag, for some reason, and stop the setup, and NOT delete the temporary files.
SO my next step was to use the "Disk Cleanup" option, to see if the theoretical temporary files could be deleted that way. It gets to the list and I discover that the "Temporary files" option is an INCREDIBLE 98.6 GB size. UHM WHAT?! How is it possible that my OS thinks it can safely delete nearly 100 GBs of data off my 256 GB hard drive?! What is it deleting exactly? Let's assume that 20 GB was in there; that still means it's deleting almost 80 GBs. I couldn't believe that. So obviously I haven't deleted that yet, because I fear that it thinks some of my programs, or maybe even the OS itself, is a bunch of temporary files. I don't even know. I do have a 30 GB recovery partition, so maybe that 30 is included in that, but EVEN THEN 50 GBs is a TON to be in temporary files.
My question: is there any way to check what will be deleted in the option "Temporary files" and why is my temporary files 38% of my entire drive? Also, what happened with the 20 GBs?
I labelled it urgent because I need to install MATLAB to use it for HW, but I can't. Well I think I can find another way to use it, however I still need this problem fixed ASAP because I need space on my computer to do stuff in general.
I am the only user on my computer and I am registered as a Microsoft user, yet I still have to grant admin access to run certain programs and edit certain files. How can I grant myself access to everything?
I have a retail version of Windows 8 pro. All updates have been applied. I have a 128g SSD and several SATA3 hard drives in my system. Often I'll be working on my PC and a program like photoshop or thunderbird or even explorer become unresponsive and greys out and sometimes if I wait long enough it comes back but only for a short while before it happens again.
Many times it will happen when I am accessing the file structure, i.e. file > open and other times it will happen in an explorer window when trying to access a random folder, i.e. I can browse the c:windows folder but not the c:windowssystem32, but after waiting a bit it shows up.
Sometimes this happens with other (non system) drives.
Also, when I try to open task mgr or event viewer or many built in OS executables I immediately get an error stating:
c:windowssystem32 askmgr.exe (or mmc.exe, etc.) The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion
A reboot fixes this problem, but only for a short while. It may even be that this only happens after coming back from sleep but I haven't spent enough time in front of the machine post-boot but pre-sleep to know for sure.
I have had some intermittent issues with coming back from sleep where either the monitors (video card is HD7870 and mobo is ASRock Z77 Pro 3 - firmware up to date) never initialize or I get the splash login screen but my usb keyboard doesn't recognize input to allow for the password prompt and the mouse cursor moves but clicking does nothing.
Does it sound like a mobo hardware issue with hybrid sleep? I like the hybrid sleep with my SSD for fast boot and wakes but I'm at a loss. Also, I had RTM before the retail version with all the same hardware and never had any of these issues.
One thought is maybe disconnecting a drive to see if its a bus issue where one drive is causing the others to become really slow reads/writes???
Oddly, my chrome browser never seems effected by this.I have also tried disabling my Avast AV s/w just to be sure it isn't that.
I'm wanting to delete a user account on a PC running Windows 8.1. I was just wanting to know whether or not all of the files/photos under this user account will also be deleted along with it? I wish to keep all of the documents and files, I simply want the account deleted. If you could let me know how the process works
How do I disable the setting that prevents Windows Live Family Safety from running on Windows 8? The built-in Family Safety program isn't enough for me since I need to apply it to an administrator account.
I have a 2 TB eSATA drive that contains my backups. This drive has been working well for years and isn't accumulating errors. It was a basic disk until I deleted a partition that I wasn't using any more and expanded the size of the backup partition. That worked fine until yesterday when I was no longer able to access either of the partitions on the drive. Here's the output of the disk manager relating to this drive:
When I use Windows Explorer to access either of the volumes on the drive, I get a message "Z: is not accessible". When I click on Computer, I see both of the volumes on the disk, but there is no information regarding disk space used/available. If I right click on the drive and go Properties/Tools/Error Check, I get a message "The disk check cannot be performed because windows can not access the disk."
However, if I go into Disk Manage, right click on the partition and go to Properties/Tools/Error Check, I can scan the drive! It completes showing that it found the following errors:
Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot.
Checking file system on Z: Volume label is Backup_Files.
Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Found corrupt security descriptor entry at offset 0x80000 in $Secure <0,0x9>:$SDS ... queued for offline repair.[repeated 50 times]
I then get a message that I need to reboot the computer to repair these errors, which I do. According to the event log, it repairs all of the errors, but I'm back at the same place that I was before and a scandisk of the volume shows the same errors.
I just got Windows 8 and tried disabling the log-in screen. I went into "netplwiz" now I seem to have lost my administrative powers.
I can't download programs or access the "user accounts" tab in the control panel. Every time I try to do something that would require admin powers, I get a "user account control" prompt that tells me that if I, "want to allow the following programs to make changes to this computer," that I need to enter an administrator password and then click yes.
But there is no text box to enter a password and the "yes" button is grayed out. My only option is to hit "no" or "show details."
When I go into "PC Settings" and the "users" tab, it says that "there are no other users on this PC" and "Sign in as an administrator to add users to this PC." But how do I do that?
I've tried going into the "run" operation and entered "net user administrator /active:yes" command, but nothing happens. I also tried entering "msconfig" but I ran into the same problem of not having admin powers to do that. I tried starting in safe mode by jamming shift and F8 but that didn't work either.
I have installed Outlook 2007 on a friend's laptop (running Windows 8). I set up his main email account (gmail). All fine. I then set up another account (btinternet). Again all fine.
The problem is that, in the folder pane, the btinternet inbox & folders do not appear. And, when emails come in, whether they're aimed at the gmail or the btinternet account, they all appear in one mixed up inbox. How do I separate the two account inboxes, emails in & folders?
I have set up Outlook of various flavours successfully several times, including on my own Windows 8 machine.
I have an external harddrive on a USB2 port that I have been using for ages without problems. Yesterday it just stopped being accessible for no apparent reason. The machine "sees" it (as the F drive) but can't access it. If I try to double click on the F drive the machine takes aaaaaages (green "busy bar" slowly tracking) and then I eventually get an error that says "F: is not accessible" - as per this image:
So I assumed the drive had died. But to test that, I plugged it into my g/f's old XP machine and it accessed the drive with no problems whatsoever!
The only other thing I could think to try was to look in disc management. But even though the is an F drive showing in explorer (as per the above image)... it doesn't even show up in disc management!
So, in exasperation, I did a "refresh" of my system. A bit of a drastic step, but I thought maybe it was time for a cleanup anyway. But, after the refresh was done... STILL the same problem! Exactly as per the above images, the machine "sees" the F drive but nothing is accessible.
My son decided to give my mother his new (then) PC...She has a slow dial up and in the transition of adding her as admin and deleting him the network failed long enough to not allow her admin status to take effect but oddly enough allowing him to be deleted as admin....no big deal I thought (clueless as to the throttling grip MS has added to 8)...to date,I have tried everything to resolve this issue but foiled at every turn.
Problem is the YES button is never highlighted in every event to add an admin password.I have followed pretty much most "solutions" only to be be mocked at the finish line with no YES button.
By the by...I have since bought the Princess Bride and myself laptops each with Windows 8 and was quite happy until I upgraded to 8.1 and lost my desktop pic...???? Bizarre...goneski...and after searching forever found the pix in some obscure folder not of my making...What is this dark majic you dabble in Mister Gates?
Accidently deleted my administrator access and i really dont know what to do , I did try almost everything but i just cant use it anymore , I cant restore because i need the permision but i deleted it.
I have a admin account and a normal user account say XXX.
I have a drive (say Z), to which I want to restrict access to the user XXX. The user should be able to read the documents and view the videos in the drive. However, he should not be able to delete/modify the files in the drive or write new files to the drive.
I have gone through: Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8. I'm not comfortable with command prompts or registry keys, so I tried option three (Change Access Permissions in Advanced Security Properties).
By default, the user had permission for "Read, Read & execute, List folder contents" only. However, even with these I found that the user could delete and modify the files/folders in drive Z. So, I denied the following: "Create file/folders, write attributes/extended attributes, delete subfolders/files". This seems to serve my purpose.
Now I wish to know two things:
1) Am I doing the right thing or messing up something? 2) There was a radio button "Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container". This I had left unchecked. Should I check this? The window (see attachment) clearly states that these permissions apply to "this folder, subfolder and files". Is this just a redundant option?
Sometimes when I boot Windows 8.1, I get a generic screen that tells me that my profile couldn't be accessed and I now have a temporary profile. I went to the event viewer and it also said that it couldn't find my profile. I am the only user and administrator. Is there a way to make a new user profile AND not loose my files and settings.