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When a user denies the Everyone group from C: drive

If a user selects Deny for the Everyone group, it can cause a lock out for not only them, but the admin as well.

I had this happen a couple of times...

A user looks at the security settings for the "C:" folder and sees the Everyone group, then selects Deny. When the user restarts, all the user gets is a black screen. Not even the admin can log in.

To fix this, take the hard drive out of the computer and put it into another computer. Boot up and select the appropriate permissions back the the drive.

This was last published in October 2001

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