win8 cant open access control editor display name clsid key

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win8 cant open access control editor display name clsid key

Postposted on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:51 pm

SO! i took ownership of my c:\ and then ran ccleaner, and like a pro, didn't back up the registry, and now i lost the ability to open the access control editor. DO NOT DO THIS. YOU WILL LOSE SYSTEM CONTROL. i have no restore points to return to, either.

error is "can't open acess contorl editor. The activation requires a display name to be present under the CLSID key."

i am unable to change any access to anything. i can still run tasks as an administrator, but i can't take control of any additional folders. I have been unable to find any assistance with this issue, besides a FEW people who have had it, but they don't have a fix. I looked to check the group policy folder, but it's empty, so :(
i am unable to reset the ownership of the drive, i can't make any changes to any of the properties. is there a way to do this via command line, or any of you hunks know a way to fix it?

EDIT: WELL. i found a work around. the context menu "take ownership" still works, so i installed it, and took back the stuff i couldn't use. yay!
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Re: win8 cant open access control editor display name clsid

Postposted on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:54 pm

I'm facepalming for you.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:08 am

thanks man. i was fine till ccleaner wrecked my party ;(
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 am

TrustedInstaller is supposed to own C:\.

Taking ownership of the drive was the first mistake.
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Re: win8 cant open access control editor display name clsid

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:59 am

i know it is, but i don't want it to. it wasn't a mistake, i knew that before i started. I just didn't care. So maybe my first mistake was using computers?
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:31 am

Yeah, using computers is the mistake. ;)

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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:11 pm

sweatshopking wrote:i know it is, but i don't want it to. it wasn't a mistake, i knew that before i started. I just didn't care. So maybe my first mistake was using computers?

So wait... you *knew* this was an important system setting, changed it anyway, then got annoyed when it broke stuff? :roll: :lol:
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 pm

Consider the experience an opportunity to try out Win8's Refresh My PC or Restore My PC features....
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:26 pm

You'd never make it on a *nix machine. Those operating systems will /let/ you do stupid reckless things without making you jump through such hoops first.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:38 pm

bthylafh wrote:You'd never make it on a *nix machine. Those operating systems will /let/ you do stupid reckless things without making you jump through such hoops first.

Heh... yeah, the canonical one is typing "rm -rf *" into the wrong terminal window! :lol: (For the non-*NIX folks, that is a recursive deletion of all files and folders from the current folder on down. If typed into a terminal window with root privilege at the top of the file system hierarchy, it will dutifully scour the entire system clean!)
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Re: win8 cant open access control editor display name clsid

Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:16 pm

sweatshopking wrote:like a pro, didn't back up the registry, and now i lost the ability to open the access control editor.
Real pros do back stuff up and have fall back plan. It is those amateurs thinking they are pros that don't.
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bthylafh wrote:You'd never make it on a *nix machine. Those operating systems will /let/ you do stupid reckless things without making you jump through such hoops first.

Heh... yeah, the canonical one is typing "rm -rf *" into the wrong terminal window! :lol: (For the non-*NIX folks, that is a recursive deletion of all files and folders from the current folder on down. If typed into a terminal window with root privilege at the top of the file system hierarchy, it will dutifully scour the entire system clean!)

"rd /s /q" is the Windows equivalent. Epic! :D
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:58 pm

Flying Fox wrote:"rd /s /q" is the Windows equivalent. Epic! :D


"del /s /q" is another fun one.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Flying Fox wrote: "rd /s /q" is the Windows equivalent. Epic! :D
Ryu Connor wrote: "del /s /q" is another fun one.
You guys shouldn't be giving sweatshopking any more stupid ideas to try out. :roll:
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:28 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Flying Fox wrote: "rd /s /q" is the Windows equivalent. Epic! :D
Ryu Connor wrote: "del /s /q" is another fun one.

You guys shouldn't be giving sweatshopking any more stupid ideas to try out. :roll:

He seems to enjoy trashing his system. What's wrong with giving him a little help?
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Postposted on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:33 pm

just brew it! wrote:He seems to enjoy trashing his system. What's wrong with giving him a little help?

I do enjoy it. i like messing it up, and then fixing it. it gives me something to do. it may surprise you, but i don't have that much going on. i take some moocs online, take care of my kids, and clean. a broken computer is a nice puzzle.
i wasnt mad about it either. i knew what i did to break it, and knew the consequences.

and i've mained linux for years. i'm reasonably familiar with it. not to the same level as I am on windows, which to be fair isn't that great, but it's certainly enough.
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