Solved

Be my own boss again

Posted on 2004-10-01
11
364 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Ola,

Although I am the administratort of my win2k system something is preventing me from being the boss.
This virus is in some dir c:\temp and I want to delete that .exe.
Also in that dir there is this txt file log.bak.txt that is hidden and i cant access it. when i try to open it it says access is denied.

Now why in gods name cant I set the security on this log.bak.txt? I am Admin!!
And I need to be able to eradicate any file with any extetion on my system without getting the message "file in use, unable to delete"
GRRRRRRR

I am Admin and I want to be boss in my own system again..

please someone help me

0
Comment
Question by:DaFou
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
11 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:jthow
jthow earned 50 total points
ID: 12198706
DaFou,

A similar situation was discussed at:-

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20798974.html

Is that any help?

JohnT
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12198735
I am sorry,

How do I take ownership of a file / folder or gd anything on the system I am admin off.

I do have win xp examples but I am running win2k
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:MikaelEriksson
MikaelEriksson earned 150 total points
ID: 12199124
Something like: Right click the file -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced.... take ownership.

I have not access to a Win2K box right now but I'm sure that you choose to be the owner of a file/directory somwhere around where you set the permissions.
I think It's on a "advanced" page. Let me know if you don't find it, I'll have a look at a Win2K box then.
0
Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

 
LVL 67

Assisted Solution

by:sirbounty
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 12199175
Try this:
>>
Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open. Close all open programs. Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe. Leave Task Manager open. Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the undeletable file is located in. At the command prompt type DEL where is the file you wish to delete. Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell. Close Task Manager.

Can't delete file or folder:
  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320081
  http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm 
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12199196
WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to try this..

be back on this later
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12200213
MikaelEriksson,

Thx, you helped me solve the log.bak.txt problem. You will be rewarded points. But I need some additional time to test the other suggestions for my other problem
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12200218
I meant to say that MikaelEriksson will receive a fair share of points.
not all points
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12200535
sirbounty,

How do I close all open programs? I tried to do so and followed your method. But still i get a msg:

C:\temp>del msbb.exx
C:\temp\msbb.exe
Access is denied.

Please tell me a bit more.

0
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 12201021
Try using pskill from http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pskill.shtml
Great tool (you may need pslist to get the exact process name as well, unless you have the resource kit, which I think contains a tlist or tslist...)
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:demingj1
demingj1 earned 50 total points
ID: 12201065
pskill = great tool !
you can use task manager to get PIDs
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:DaFou
ID: 12419777
sorry i was away for so long. ill be sharing points this week
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In this blog post, we’ll look at how ClickHouse performs in a general analytical workload using the star schema benchmark test.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question