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C:\ is not accessible access is denied Location is not available (Pop Up)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by justinbowness15, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. justinbowness15

    justinbowness15 Thread Starter

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    Hello people,
    I hope somebody can put me in the right direction here.

    For some unknown reason i have come to my computer and whenever i click on the C: My computer or any icon on my desktop or try and edit any file (delete etc) i get the pop up message C:\ is not accessible access is denied Location is not available.

    I thought this might have something to do with user accounts however I am the only user and administrator of the laptop and have all wrights, box's ticked.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. captainron276

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    To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

    Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
     
  3. Lance1

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    Hello justinbowness15 and Welcome to TSG!

    Try this, click Start, in Search Programs and Files type diskmgmt.msc Right click the diskmgmt icon in the search results and select Run As Administrator. In Disk Management, right click the C:\ Partition and choose Properties \ Security \ Advanced \ Owner, now add your user account as the Owner of the drive.

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  4. justinbowness15

    justinbowness15 Thread Starter

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    Hello Lance,
    I followed your tips above but as soon as i click on diskmgmt.msc i get the pop up message
    Windows cannot access C:\windows\system32\diskmgmt.msc

    see details:error code:0x800704b3
    If i click diagnose i get the message An error occured while troubleshooting
     
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