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!