Ok, so after hours and days i was finally able to install another install of win. xp on my computer after it crashing down. i kept getting the hal.dll missing/corrupt. nothing worked. finally was able to install another win. xp and i was supposedly not going to lose any of my old data because i wasnt writing over it. now when i go to my old folder it says i'm unable to access the folder. the access to my folder is denied. why? and how can i get into it?
Log in as administrator (built in account), go to the folder, right click, properties, security, see what the user permissions are and change them if your user account doesn't have full access. Then log back in as yourself and see if they work.
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Re: cant access folder...help me please!
Well it could be a permission issue. Did you do all your updates once you reinstalled your xp copy? Try right clicking on the folder, and select run as administrator. Set your permissions to allow all. The click apply and ok then close the window and navigate away from your folder so it resets. Then try accessing the folder again. Let me know if this works for you.
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But you will loose all of your files and folders when you format the hard dive to install win xp
you cannot run 2 operating systems on the one hard drive unless the hard drive is partitioned ( in effect having 2 hard drives on the one disc) as it causes massive conflicts in operation
Why any one would install an out dated , unsupported operating system like win xp in place of win 7 beats me
of course if you insist in doing it you could always install and extra hard drive in the computer and run it as an extra hard drive and install the win xp on it and still retain all of your files and folders
what is the security program you have installed
it should have a scan section that you can order up a deep scan ( can take up to 6 hours ) that will isolate all malicious programs and allow you to delete or fix problems
if you have a good back up of all of your files and folders , reformat the hard drive as everything is on the hard drive
time to up grade to win 7 anyway as there are security fixes that are no longer suitable for the win xp os
microsoft stopped supporting win xp around 2 years ago so if you have been relying on win security it is well out of date
Boot up into safe mode, logging in as the Administrator, not your account.
Go into the security settings for the folder and change the permissions. The easiest thing would be to give Everyone full access. Don't forget to promulgate the permissions to the directory tree as well.
I found that to be the problem, To many pictures in your folder. My photo explosion deluxe 3 opens up to C/pictures. the program fails, times out, because it takes to long to load all those pictures, I moved my pictures from C/pictures to C/photos folder. You may be able to use any other folder. It worked like magic. Opened fast with no delay. I had installed and uninstalled 25 times or more with no luck. also deleted and folder( u lead ) from the c/ windows/ ulead, while I was uninstalling things.
I had help here. was asking Jesus to help me figure this out 2 months or more , Finally the answer just popped in my head , I,m not smart about pc. So i know he helped me. So I share with you Jesus and the answer to this problem that drove me crazzzzy!!!
If this helps you, thank the Lord Jesus.
win xp home ed sp2
sorry buddy the win server 2003 locks the content in its installed drive when trying to use it from another OS usually this problem occurs when you try to change some settings in that OS
however you can revert this by editing the gpedit.msc profile in server 2003 run menu