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  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    windows 8.1 Pro

    Locked out


    I was trying to share my c drive to my network and took it too far. I ended up changing permissions and now I cant access the c drive or any program, I am locked out. What now

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Have you enabled the built in Admin account? If not see Option Two in this tutorial
    Enable Builtin Admin Account

    (It may be easier to run a restore point than fix it manually)

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 16 Sep 2014 at 10:10.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    windows 8.1 Pro

    Thanks


    Thanks for the reply but I really did a number on it , I tried doing both your suggestions but that did not work either. It said it was activated but would not activate. After twelve frustrating hours I backed up my files and did a clean install.
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Have you enabled the built in Admin account? If not see Option Two in this tutorial
    Enable Builtin Admin Account

    (It may be easier to run a restore point than fix it manually)

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Try not to feel too badly. I had a machine with Win2K Server. About every two weeks it would blow up on boot. Some unfixable stuff about an invalid opcode in the kernel. After the 3rd reinstall I gave up and put a different flavor of Windows on.
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