adminstrator has prohibited access

By brian.toth027 ·
I own a xp computer and am the only user. I ran AVG Antivirus and removed all threats. I just want to access my usb/1394 mass storage and cd/dvd devices. The error messages are "adminstrator has prohibited access to usb/1394 mass storage devices" and "adminstrator has prohibited access to cd/dvd devices". How do I rectify the problem? The devices appear greyed out beside a red circle with a diagonal line thru it.

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Go into the Control Panel

by OH Smeg In reply to adminstrator has prohibit ...

Open the User Accounts and look at your Account.

Here I think you'll find that you do not have administrator Privileges and that someone else has configured you to be a restricted user.

If this is the case try booting into Safe Mode and see what User Accounts are Present.

That is the starting point here.


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OH and also what was it that you cleaned out of this unit? <NT>

by OH Smeg In reply to Go into the Control Panel
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Try these

by IC-IT In reply to adminstrator has prohibit ...

Log into Safe Mode with a cmd prompt (Tap the F8 key as the computer is booting).
Use the Administartors account and when the DOS window is open type - explorer (this will bring up the desktop).
Check to see if you now have access to your drives.

If you do there is still a program running in normal mode that prevents access. Use Autoruns or the Advanced Mode - Tools - Startup in Spybot to hunt down the offender.

If you don't check this registry key (use Start - Run - type - regedit).


Locate the following value (DWORD): Start
and give it a value of 3.

Also check the two keys in this link.

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