Solved: XP - can write to HD, but can't copy to media

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chiepler

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I have a friend's PC running XP Pro. The OS seems to be accepting files to be written to the HD, but when he tries to copy that data to a flash drive or CD, he's denied the ability. There doesn't appear to be an administrator account login available upon bootup to change any permissions. Any ideas to free this PC from it's restriction?
 
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Admin Boot:
For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
 
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How about booting to safe mode?

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RIGHT click "my computer"
Left click "manage"
maximize the screen
On the left, left click "+" to the left of local users & groups.
Left click "users".
What appears on the right?
Left click "groups".
Who / what are members of the "administrators" group?

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chiepler

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Sorry, I misinterpreted his problem. He just didn't have a CDRW or DVDRW. Flash works fine, I guess. I replaced the drive with a DVDRW & all is well.
 
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