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C:\ is not accessable...


My problem is this:
I recently got this laptop from work, who has been used by many before me, so it had 6 users on it. So I deleted everybody exept one, who I changed into mine. What came out of that, was that now I cant delete anything, save anything nor install anything. Its extremly anoying!!

Can anybody please help me?


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You probably have chosen a wrong User account to keep...

In reply to: C:\ is not accessable... which do not have administrative privileges. Since you just got the computer, create your own account.

Go into safe mode and boot up with the account named ''Administrator'', create an account with admin privileges, and build up that account for your use.

Alternatively, at the welcome screen, hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice for the Administrator. (In both cases hope that the Admin account is not password protected.)

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In reply to: You probably have chosen a wrong User account to keep...

shall I delete "my" previous account then? and will all those programs saved/installed on this account be deleted?
thanx for your reply Happy

I hope this will work


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In reply to: You probably have chosen a wrong User account to keep...

the administrator profile had a password....what can i do now?

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It's not...

In reply to: crap...

nice to have two threads covering the same topic in the same forum..those who want to help have to make assumptions when you don't provide enough information. Go to where you got the laptop from and ask there for the administrator password. If you can't get it there you may just have to reload windows...if you have the CD. There may be hacker programs to get around this problem as well.
Maybe someone else here knows of one. I don't

and life goes on...


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You can...

In reply to: crap...

...ask what the password is. Also get the Recovery disks and/or the WinXP disk if available.

Installed programs will be left intact if you delete your account - only the "profile" of the account is lost, if that account is deleted (e.g. desktop appearance, themes,configurations, etc.). However, note that if you do not have the licence to the installed programs, you should delete the programs, unless they are free.

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