Access denied to drives

  Mike Mills 18:28 22 Jun 2003

We are running Windows XP Home edition and recently have had "Access Denied" to various drives, under different accounts. I can't get to the CD drive, my wife cannot get to the Floppy Disk drive. Has antbody got any ideas why this might be, and more importantly how I might be able resolve this issue? Thanks in advance for any ideas/suggestions/resolutions.

  Mike Mills 19:36 22 Jun 2003


  BBez 19:45 22 Jun 2003

logon with Administrator rights, goto the file that is giving you errors, right click the file, select "properties" tab then the "security" tab and check who has "rights" to access the file. If the box is blank, you may been hit with a trojan etc, like i've been (see earlier post on take ownership). Click on the "advanced" tab while in the "security menu" and select the "owner" tab. Up'll come a box with the "Administrator" and "aAdministrators" groups. Seklect the Admin group then click "apply", then close all windows. Try to access the file while still logged on as Administrator and see if you can get access to the file. If you can, go back into the "propertioes", "security" tabs and click on the "add" box, browse to the "everyone" group and give them "full control" which will let everybody's account access the folders...

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