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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
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)
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.
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.