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Cannot access C:/ after messing with privileges!

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    Cannot access C:/ after messing with privileges!

    I have a problem at the moment with windows 8.1 installed on a virtual machine. My C:/ is giving me access denied and whenever i try to access properties i get 3 options but whenever i press on any the window just freezes. prior to this problem my sister downloaded and installed rosetta stone software(torrrented) on my C:/ but she faced some issues and couldn't use the software. So when i decided to deleted it off the C:/ i couldn't and it said i needed administrator permission ( my account is the only account on the pc) and i had to play around with the privileges to try and delete the file but that didn't work. however,after sometime the local drive suddenly shut and i was locked out of the C:/ but i could use my pc.

    Do you have any idea how to fix it ?

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    Vista and Win7

    I would try this: Reset Windows 8
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Cannot access C:/ after messing with privileges!

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