Windows XP Media Center Edition: Accessing User Profile
Posted on 2007-10-19
what i need to do:
-i need to get access to the user's profile under the "Documents and Settings" directory to copy their data to another drive
here's the situation:
-one of the user in the office somehow got some .dll files in the Windows System32 folder corrupted and the system WILL NOT boot;
-it will POST, then flash the corrupt directory message, F8 won't work because the bootup process doesn't even get to that point;
here's what i have attempted:
i've removed the drive and slaved it to another working XP Pro system; i see what i need so i go in to drag and drop and also tried copying the directory to another harddrive; as soon as i does the computer squawks back and tells me that i've been Denied Access to that user's profile directory - WHY?! i can access the Administrator directory, and all the other user's directory but not that particular user's directory; KEEP IN MIND THAT I AM NOW ACCESSING THE CORRUPTED OS DRIVE THAT'S BEEN SLAVED. is it possible to access this directory to retrieve the that for my user? if yes, how?
IDEAS? SOLUTIONS? Thanks all.