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Xp Problems Missing System32 Folder Under My Computer


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#1 timmysr

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:22 AM

if i use my computer and browse to my computer i can not see the system32 folder under c:\windows\system32, if i go to start run and try to run cmd it tells me i do not have premisson to this item. i can not access service under the administrator tools tab. all these items seem to be located in the system32 folder. if i go to start run c:\windows\system32 i can see all the files something must be hijacked i dont know what

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#2 Gyro

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:01 AM

This is possibly a virus, OR, are you under an account with administrator access? If you are restricted you wouldn't be able to do any of those things... If you are the admin, we may be in a tiny pickle, one that we will find out... but a pickle none the less. Oh, just to be extra safe, post a log in the HijackThis forum (be sure to read the how to posts)

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:32 AM

That file is a system file and purposely hidden so inadvertant mistakes that will hose your op system aren't as easy to make.

Why do you want to access it?

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:44 AM

this is not a virus, or any other problem. As Enthusiast said, it is hidden. There is a way of restoring it (I've done it myself in the past), although at the moment I can't remember what it is.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:29 PM

I would disagree that if an administrator doesn't have administrator access, then it is in fact a problem at large, if it's a guest complaining about this, then there is no problem whatsoever. I think he just wants to learn more about his system.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:46 PM

An administrator would have access but show hidden files and display contents of system files would have to be checked and Hide Protected Operating System Files would have to be unchecked in advanced settings in Folder Options.




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