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#1 Compu-tar

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 02:44 PM

First of all I'd like to say hi to everyone

Ok, now to the problem.....i go to a boarding school and i help out with the maitnence of the computers. Somone decided to be funny and deviously messed around with one of the computers. They screwed around with the permissions of the computer so that no-one, not even the administrator (which is me) can do anything. We can't do anything at all, not so much as opening my computer, or opening a notepad document. Please....any insight on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:16 PM

:thumbsup: back atcha'.

"can't do anything" is a little too vague -

what exactly happens when you boot it?

What OS is it using?

The more information you give us, the more we'll understand the exact nature of the problem.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the moderators doesn't move this to the proper forum once we better identify the problem.


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#3 Compu-tar

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:26 PM

Well, this computer is using Windows 2000, it is a pentium 3, (yea pretty old computer) but it runs well. I boots up normally and everything is fine until you try to open anything. When you try to open so much as a word document the error message, "This operation had been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". The problem is that i am the administrator. Any help would be great
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 05:22 PM

Re-image the system. You really have no way of knowing what else was done to the system, so there is no guarantee of being able to return it to a secure mode.




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