8th September 2004
I tried to change the settings in, so I opened it up in notepad... but when I try to save my changes I get... Canoot create C:/Windows/System.ini file I click the file, it's a registry labled with the cog wheel around it and try to overwrite it, I get the same error, any help? I use Vista basic...
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Your not suppose to make changes to it. Its a protected file. There is a setting where protected files are locked and changes can't be made.
I know you can use msconfig to see the system.ini file
3rd May 2005
What Vista is doing is trying to stop your system crashing down around you if you make a mistake whilst editing.
Disabling UAC might allow you to continue, however that probably wouldn't be a good idea. Files such as this are protected for a reason.
I didn't make it!
It's security permissions - the r/w access will be set to system (which does not include administrator accounts. You ened to take ownership of the file and add the appropriate permissions to it - I don't recommend this unless you do a system backup or something similar first. Just out of curiosity... what are you trying to change in the file? Bunty