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Windows XP pro all files read only. Please Help!

Hello, when I came home last night I noticed that every file and folder in my XP pro laptop was read only. I attempted to uncheck the read only attribute, but the GREEN BOX just kept coming back. I went to microsoft's website and did the regedit and the command prompt commands, but it didn't work. I gave all user accounts (which is only one) full access in case it was a permission conflict. Failed sad.gif.
The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5100 running XP pro on an NTFS format.
It has 1.5 gb of ram
a 256mb ATI 1100 Radeon Xpress Graphics card
and a AMD x64 turion performance rated at 2.74 (supposed to be 2.19, but it's running better than stated).
Please Help.

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I did that, didn't work. thanks for suggestion though.

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So tell us what ....

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What message follows the use of the attrib command?

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nothing except a new command line. It doesn't change the attribute.

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One more thing.

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it worked. thanks!

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Good to read that.

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My thoughts about what to do next were pretty dark.

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