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Thread: Windows 2000 Problems

  1. #1
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    Exclamation Windows 2000 Problems

    I have an older box which serves are a misc use box, and a few nights ago I re-installed windows 2000 pro. After I reinstalled it, I started editing my 'Local Security Policy' and then turned off several services that weren't needed. Internet was down so I didn't update the box via windows update yet, but the problems I'm having now are very annoying. When I try to create files in C:\, and in some subdirs. I get this message:

    "Unable to create the folder 'New Folder'
    Access is denied."

    Like I said, it doesn't do this with all folders such as 'Program Files'.
    I decided since it was a new install, and maybe I messed up one of the security policys that
    I would just re-install, but that didn't work. When I put in the Win2k cd(Install cd from inside windows, not bootable) I entered my cdkey, and when I clicked next, and said it couldn't write or locate c:\winnt.sif, and closed the installer. I then proceeded to import security policys from the templates folder, which again, didn't fix my problem. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be great. Thanks.

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    You have probably messed up a setting or maybe even a few settings, as this could be pretty much anything and it is impossible for you to go back a change everything it was you altered, you may be best to do a high level format first and then re-install.

    It would be the easiest option by far and as you have only just installed it there probably wont be much data you need to backup?
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