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Solved: Accessing slave drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dcbell, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. dcbell

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    I ran into problems about a month ago when (I believe) a corrupt winlogon.exe prevented me from entering windows. A repair install actually made the situation worse, and I was stuck in a cycle in which booting always resulted in a perpetual "Setup is being restarted..." message. Worrying that my drive was about to die, I quickly installed a second hard drive as a master and moved as many files as possible over to the new drive. I have had no further problems with the faulty drive, but there are some files I cannot access because they were protected by a user name that does not apply to the new master. Can I disable the password protection on the slave drive and uninstall windows without booting with that one?
     
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    Solution: In Safe Mode as an administrator, a fourth tab appears in folder properties. Once in the security tab, I clicked on advanced, then the owner tab. I made myself the owner and checked "replace owner on subcontainers and objects." The inaccessible files were then accessible.

    Note: This also allowed me to view more system files and program files.
     
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