Permissions problem

#1
Hello,

I have a problem that I can't figure out. I was messing around on my girlfriends laptop and seem to have messed up the permissions on her account. She is an administrator but creating a new account doesn't seem to solve this. A warning message saying "Windows cannot access the specified file or path. You may not have permissions to access it", or something to that effect comes up everytime I try to access the CD drive or try to run certain programs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Colin
 


kemical

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#2
Hi Colin, have you considered trying 'system restore' and reverting the system back to a time before you changed things?
 


#3
Hello,

I have a problem that I can't figure out. I was messing around on my girlfriends laptop and seem to have messed up the permissions on her account. She is an administrator but creating a new account doesn't seem to solve this. A warning message saying "Windows cannot access the specified file or path. You may not have permissions to access it", or something to that effect comes up everytime I try to access the CD drive or try to run certain programs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Colin
She may have restricted the cd drive with a special software like Norton System Works or restricted it manually by modifying windows registry, so even her admin account will block you until she unlocks the drive.
 


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