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Unable to Delete a File: Access Denied

Windows 8

I've been unable to delete a file and I've looked everywhere and have been unable to find an answer. Earlier today, I installed the MiKTeX LaTeX IDE, but it didn't download completely due to a fatal error. It was downloaded into a file on my desktop. I began running it through the McAfee Security's Shredder feature, which deletes files in a manner that leaves no trace, making it cleaner for uninstalling programs than uninstallers or simply deleting files. In the meantime, I installed TeX Live which actually worked. After quite some time, I noticed McAfee got stuck on a certain file, so I went to investigate, and I was met with an error. I found this extremely odd because I'm the administrator for the computer. In fact, this is my personal laptop, and, as such, I'm the only user. "Well, no problem", I thought, "I can take ownership of the file." Unfortunately, as soon as I clicked the "change" button, I was lead immediately to this screen without any further pop-ups. And so I thought to turn to CMD to try to delete it via the rd command to delete files. I knew, however, that I ought to ensure all the attributes of the file are unticked. Right: And? Access Denied: I tried using CMD anyways, to no avail: At this point, I've tried: Running the MiKTeX Uninstaller, which deleted absolutely nothing. Trying to use the "delete" function, to which my access was denied. Use the McAfee Shredder, which I assume is unable to shred files I don't have access to. Take ownership of the file, to which my access was denied. Adjust the folder's attribute so that it is not Read-Only, to which my access was denied. Adjust the UAC settings in case that is the problem. Tried to delete the folder via CMD, to which the access was denied. What else is there to try? It seems like, no matter how I attempt to handle the issue, my access gets denied.

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Email and communications 18/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

"Restoring" to factory settings - Windows XP

Windows 8

I have a Dell Latitude D620 running Windows XP, the same OS as when it was new. I'd like to restore the computer to factory settings or get the OS as close to 'stock' as possible. However, I do not have a product key or an instillation CD, because the computer had the OS preinstalled. I have tried to boot computer from an earlier time, but it says there are no boot points. I'm not sure if there is a way to restore it given the conditions, but any help is appreciated. And if all else fails are there any downloadable 'programs' that would delete all unnecessary files not associated with the OS (like a contacts cleaner that deletes all the extra contacts but instead of deleting all the extra contacts, it deletes all unnecessary files to get a near 'stock' OS) , I'm not sure if this exists, or if they are even safe for the computer, but I am young and very new to Windows so thank you for all your help I very much appreciate it.

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Email and communications 17/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

"The system watchdog timer was triggered."

Windows 8

Exactly one week ago, my laptop froze hard. Everything on it stopped responding and I had to restart it. Now, it did not freeze, but shut itself down as if it had suddenly run out of power (it had not and was still plugged in). Both times, checking the event viewer revealed these messages: Event ID: 13 Source: HAL Task Category: None "The system watchdog timer was triggered." Quickly followed by: Event ID: 41 Source: Kernel-Power Task Category: (63) "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." And: Event ID: 142 Source: Kernel-Power Task Category: (173) "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error is caused because the system stopped responding and the hardware watchdog triggered a system reset." Based on what I read already, the watchdog timer is supposed to turn the computer off if it fails to respond for long enough (such as by getting stuck in an infinite loop). I want to know why it's doing this, though... I'm kind of hoping that it's just some sort of heating issue that will go away if I clean it, but the temperature monitors are saying the temperature is fine. It also doesn't seem to have any malware that I know of. I also checked the RAM and the hard drive and those were fine too. I'm feeling like it might be a hardware issue, but how can I diagnose that?

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Email and communications 17/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

LAPTOP SHUTS DOWN ON ITS OWN AFTER A FEW MINUTES WHEN IT IS ASLEEP

Windows 8

My laptop has been having this issue for awhile now and it's very annoying because I have a bunch of things open and they all disappear because it shuts down. I checked all my power settings and it is set so my laptop sleeps when I close the lid. There are times when it does actually sleep and I go back and everything is still up, but then there are other times when I do the same thing and when i go back and open it it has shut down and i have to press the power button. My laptop is charged so the problem isnt that my laptop dies. Thank you very much for looking at my question!

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Email and communications 17/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Adding cups printers on Windows Server 2016 fails with "Access denied"

Windows 8

Hello, I have a cups print server on a raspberry pi, running Ubuntu. I have 3 printers installed on this server, and I can add them to Windows 10 and also Windows server 2012 R2. I have the shared with samba. However, when I try to add them to Windows Server 2016 (using also samba), after I select the driver, I get the error message: "Windows cannot access the printer. Access is denied." I tried also to add them using IPP. I installed the Internet printing client, but when adding the printer I get again the same error message. Any help would be appreciated.

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Email and communications 17/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Windows 10 Game DVR cannot be turned back on

Windows 8

I disabled it via Dota 2 client when it automatically asked me because I know it can cause performance issues. Then when I went to turn it back on all it says is "Game DVR has been turned off by your organization". I have tried googling the solution and nothing has come up and I have no idea how to go about turning it back on. I have tried the registry edit and that didnt work either.

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Email and communications 17/01/2017 0 Comments 1 views

Files in Shared Network Folder are Not Shared By Default

Windows 8

How can I set my computer to by default, share files within a shared folder? On my computer my picture folders are set to be shared across my network, and they can be seen. However, any file downloaded to those folders are not shared. How can I set Windows to share new picture files placed in these folders by default? Thank you ahead of time for your help.

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Email and communications 13/01/2017 0 Comments 5 views

troubleshooter does not fix the Edge trouble

Windows 8

I like Edge, but have the same problem people have been reporting for the past year (plus)...rogue refresh of tabs and the consequent loss of where I was in the article or what I was typing at the time. One suggestion was to use the 'Troubleshooter for Windows Apps'. Downloaded it and ran it. It said that it needed to reset the Windows Store and then informed me that the Store cache may be damaged and that the problem was not fixed. No suggestions on where to go from there. Image below. Suggestions?

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Email and communications 13/01/2017 0 Comments 6 views