denied permissions hard disk ntfs

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July 16, 2010 at 06:40:13
Specs: Windows XP
i have recently tried to re-secure my system by removing all access to my hard drives and then adding my single user account as full permissions (NTFS file system). i then proceeded to restart my computer to which the computer refuses to boot. it starts loading windows and before it reaches the loading screen it reboots. i have used a few boot disks to start and all of them give me an access denied message when attempting to access the drives. however i can gain access to them using paragon hard disk manager. how would i go about resetting the permissions so i can regain access to them.

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July 16, 2010 at 08:13:02
This happens to every one once. You probably protected the hole drive including the Windows Directory. You can not do this because you block the SYSTEM user (which is what windows boots up with until you login) from accessing the Windows directory which contains all drivers and DLLs that are need to boot Windows.

Now I hope you did a backup because the only way to get your computer back is to reformat the drive and reinstall Windows. You could try putting the drive into another computer and see if you can access the files. It will ask you for your user name and password. put in your old computers name with a \ and your login name (i.e. MyComp\JohnDoe) and put in your password and see if it will decrypt the files for you.

Good luck and remember next time only encrypt your My Documents not the hole C: drive.

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July 16, 2010 at 18:47:03
so there is no way to overwrite some type of access file to allow permissions to everything again?

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