Access is Denied when trying to shrink hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by TechTyler, May 12, 2009.

  1. TechTyler

    TechTyler Guest

    Hello, I'm trying to partition my hard drive so I can dual boot Vista
    with the windows 7 RC. Yet, when I go to shrink the space on my disk and
    allocate it differently it tells me that access is denied. I was told
    somewhere else that I needed to "Take Ownership" of my hard drive. I
    then went to my hard drive's properties, security, advanced,
    Administrators (Tyler-PC\Administrators), edit, Administrators
    (Tyler-PC\Administrators), Full Control -> ALLOW, Ok, Apply. Then a
    windows security alert tells me that I am about to change the permission
    settings on the root directory of the startup disk. I click YES i want
    to continue. Again it tells me that error has occurred:

    Error Applying Security
    An error occured while applying the security information to:


    Access is Denied

    I click coninue and the same thing happens for the following files:

    C:\Documents and Settings

    Can someone please help me? Tyler-PC is the Only account on my computer
    and it is indeed an Administrator. Thank you for your help and I look
    forward to hearing from someone soon.

    TechTyler, May 12, 2009
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