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Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:45 AM
Posted 18 December 2015 - 11:01 AM
Do I read correctly that you have sometimes your harddrive and your friend's harddrive together in the computer? Exactly what folders are giving permission problems? Do you have restorable backups of your OS and data partitions just in case a rollback is needed?
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Posted 18 December 2015 - 11:06 AM
When booting into Safe Mode you should see a user called Administrator. If you login to that account, do you still get permission errors?
Posted 18 December 2015 - 03:41 PM
Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:00 PM
Type the following command at a command prompt.
It will ask if you want to stay in safe mode. Say yes and minimize the command prompt window. You should be at the desktop with the start button.
Can you access the files you need?
Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:04 PM
Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:08 PM
You should be able to access time and mouse settings in Administrator. It's possible the user profile became corrupted. You can add a new user in Administrator. See if the permissions issue is still there. If not you can delete the old user profile after backing up the user data.
Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:32 PM
Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:51 PM
I am not sure but you can do the following command the prompt. If this does not work there is a program that you can download to create a bootable disk. Using it you can enable the Administrator Account.
net user administrator /active:yes
Reboot. If this does not work then use the bootable iso. You can burn the iso on a Windows 7 computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image.
Is this XP home or Pro?
Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:56 PM
Edited by JoeContois, 05 January 2016 - 06:57 PM.
Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:22 PM
I would download the program I linked to and let it enable the Hidden Administrator Account. Reset the password if needed. You deleted all user accounts? How did you add an account then? The only owner I am familiar with it the one on the tab as shown here. You may want to try taking ownership of the drive. It may be a better option to do a full factory reset if you have a recovery partition on the drive. There is a Windows all in one repair utility that will reset your file and registry permissions.
You use the net user command to add a user, correct?
Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:51 PM
Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:26 PM
In Home the Administrator Account is normally hidden but you can edit the registry as you posted to unhide it.
Here is a PDF that should get you started on the permissions problem. Is it possible to do a factory reset on the computer? That would be the best option.
By the command line taking ownership of a drive where X is the drive letter.
takeown /F X:\ /r /d y icacls "X:\" /reset /t
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