Yesterday, I can’t execute or delete certain files on my pc.
At first, I thought of some other softwares are holding it, in this case, I could hardly delete it, until I terminate the program. But unfornately this wasn’t the case.
Took me more than one hour to identify the actual problem. In between, I thought maybe it’s hard disk failure, I even go for a scan disk process. ( The most frustrating process should be the defragment of xp, lucky i dint undergo that. )
It’s the NTFS user’s right problem. ( The NTFS partition format is developed for more secure system, which other pc users on the same pc could not access or modify the file without the original user’s permissions. ) Therefore, just booting the xp in safe mode, and use the administrator account, the highest rights of all, to modify back the files to mine.
Till now, the only question lies my mind is why those files are not under my rights in the first place, I’m the only user account in my pc. Is it a new virus or a xp sp2 bug? If someone creates virus based on this, this would really irritate all, since most pc users don’t know to fix this problem.
Better keep an administrator account as a backup. Some of my friends dint even remember their admin password or directly using their admin account as basic account.