Admin Account Corrupted

mooreted

Member
I have Vista Home Premium 32bit with SP2 and all the latest updates.

I have two accounts set up; 1 admin account and 1 standard user for daily use. Recently, the Admin account would not let me change file or folder names and many of my own folders were marked as read-only. Even taking ownership of the folders did not solve the problem. Also, programs like FireFox would not run from that account at all.

Many have suggested online that a registry cleaner removed a registry entry. I never use registry cleaners, they are a really bad idea.

I created a new admin account and everything is working fine on that account.

For future reference so that I can avoid this problem: What causes might there be for losing read/write ability and the ability to change file/folder names?
 

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    Gateway GT5662
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    AMD Phenom 9500+
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    ECS
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    3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    8800GT 512
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD Audio
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    22" Apple Cinema Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
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    Dual 160GB HD's in RAID-0
    PSU
    600W
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    10Mbps

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    Self Built
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    I5 3570K
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    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
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    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
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    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
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    creative x-fi
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    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
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    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
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mooreted

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Yeah, the standard things you would think of don't seem to apply. No external drive, no network share, no new installs, no new updates, no ungraceful shutdowns.

Thanks for the link. I will go read up on it and try to prevent further problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway GT5662
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9500+
    Motherboard
    ECS
    Memory
    3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    8800GT 512
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Apple Cinema Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Dual 160GB HD's in RAID-0
    PSU
    600W
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
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