Upgraded to XP about tree months ago, and today, I decided in my infinite (or misplaced) wisdom, to stop the pop-ups that kept asking if I wished to allow various programmes to access the Internet.Even my CD drive and Floppy drive refuse to let me in, or I would have re-installed XP.
I used Fresh devices to add several progs. to the automatically allowed entry, and then found that I can only get onto the Internet, possibly because I am on Broadband.
All my files are blocked, and a Pop-up appears that reads " This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".
I have left my machine open to all, and am the sole administrator.
Has anyone come up against this problem, and if so how did you resolve it.
have you tried system restore,also xp can give problems with your soft ware installations if there is only 1 admin account ,iv'e found there is less trouble if all accounts are made admin. hope this is of some help.
I have now found that the problem is, the computer has decided to lock itself up, and tell me that I need a password. This is strange, because I have not set a password as I left it open to any user and have never had any problems so far. I now seem to have a somewhat difficult task, as I cannot get into the register to find out the password that has been dropped upon me.
You should be able to access your CD drive before Windows loads so, if you're happy to reinstall Windows, place the Windows XP CD in the drive and reboot your machine. You will be given several options.
If you are unable to access the drive, with the computer OFF, insert a straightened paper clip into the tiny hole at the front of the drive. This should release the tray which you should then be able to slide out.