Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

W10 Administrator Control issue

Q: W10 Administrator Control issue

Hello, I have W10 installed on my HP Desktop computer and am the only onethat uses the system. The Administrative users are Administrator and Bob (me)but when I tried to delete a JPEG photo from my Desktop, I was advised that Ineed to be the administrator to delete the file.
I believe that I AM the Administrator (see below) and would appreciate anyhelp that you can offer to insure that I AM ?the administrator? and a, able toperform ALL functions on MY computer.
Also, if anyone from MS reads theseforum messages, I am sure that I am not alone in requesting an option an optionfor Home Users where they can choose to be the Administrator of their systems (Enterprise ITcan continue to be Administrator of corporate accounts)?
Thank you,
Bob

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: W10 Administrator Control issue

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: W10 Administrator Control issue

that show the system administrators as Administrator and Bob

Read other 0 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48

Hello :)
I hope I put this in the right area..

I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all"...it doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks :)

A:Volume control issue-very quiet, main control uneffective

Are your speakers powered? If not you may have to invest in powered
speakers. This is a common issue with non powered speakers.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

HELP ME PLEASE
I have lost all control on my computer. I?m listed as the administrator and I?m unable to control it.
For some reason when this happened the hard disk converted from fat partitions to ntfs partitions
And also my internet explorer is now running slower then dirt.
I have run sypbot s & d and I still have a pop up wanting me to download there program.
Any help you can give me would great.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hi Friends, I am looking for help gaining administrator control of a hard drive I removed from my own bad mother bd. Computer.

Here's the deal, I am trying to move my user folders to a new tablet running windows 8. The hard drive came from my old laptop running windows 7. When I connect the old windows hard drive to my new tablet, the drive is recognized as drive "E" when
I try to gain access to the user folder, I get the message, ( you do not have administrator access ) I am at my wits end here, as I really need to recover Favorites,Pictures, music ect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help gaining administrator control

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

Hi
Does anyone know how to get the network control panel to Run As Administrator?  Our support teams login to computers using non-admin accounts and use RunAs whenever possible.  When we try to use RunAs to open up the network control panel we get
the error "You do not have permission to open the Network Connections folder"

Does anyone know how to get the network control panel to launch using Run As Administrator?

Cheers
Kevin

A:Run As Administrator - Network Control Panel

Start command prompt with elevated rights, paste ncpa.cpl into command line and run command.
Regards
Milos

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

I have no access to the control panel.I have no administator rights.I can not do a system restore, it says I made no changes.I can not enter safe mode, I cant use arrow keys to highlight anything all I can do is turn off computer to get out of screen.All Attempts to repair have lost.I have hijack log, and active scan results listed below.What can I do to get back my computer? Incident Status Location Potentially unwanted tool:application/funweb Not disinfected hkey_current_user\software\Fun Web Products Potentially unwanted tool:application/mywebsearch Not disinfected HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} ... Read more

A:No Control Panel Or Administrator Rights

Hi,I understand that you need help in order to get rid of the malware that is present on your system - But you need to help us first..I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it is finding.Then reboot.After reboot, open your Avira and select "reports".There doubleclick the report from the Full scan you have done. Click the "Report File" button and copy and paste this report in your next reply together with a new HijackThislog.Then we'll start from there, because it really makes no sense otherwise that we clean this up manually if an Antivirusscan is not present which should be able to deal with most and prevent further reinfection.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

Hello people,
I have an exact question with a post that was posted few years back in this forum, but have never been answered. so I am re-posting the question by copying that thread here.
Hope someone can answer it for me and to the person who asked this question.

Thanks in advance


Want to impose parental controls on administrator
Hello everyone,
I know this is something of an odd request. I am looking for a way (or a program that will do it) to impose the same kind of restrictions you get under parental controls, but to an administrator account. See, I am an adult and the primary user/owner of the computer, but I want to be able to use the parental controls to block *myself* from certain content (mostly so that I don?t link to it accidentally - I just don?t want that stuff in my head) and to block the computer at certain times of day to help me use my time more effectively (I?ve tried just straight willpower, and frankly I don?t have enough). I have a roommate and recently worked it out with her that she would have the admin account which imposed the controls I wanted on my (now) standard account.
However: my roommate is NOT computer savvy, and generally I do all the admin-y stuff on the computer. It is a real pain not having admin rights for anything (particularly program installations and working with folders, sharing and so on), especially if my roommate is not at home to enter her password (which is a pain for her too). Is there any way that I can keep my adm... Read more

A:Apply parental control to administrator

Okay I would advise changing your User account to a Standard account and enabling the Hidden Administrator account in Vista that way you can set Parental controls onto your User account:

see Administrator Account

BE WARNED AND MAKE SURE YOU PUT A PASSWORD ON THIS USER ACCOUNT

Hope This Helps

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

I am the administrator under Windows XP operating system with no access to the control panel. I can not even restore my computer to an earlier time because again, I have no access. When I tried to access to the control panel by the Task Manager, an error indicated that I should contact my administrator. Is there a quick fix to get access to the control panel?

thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

Really hoping someone can help me out here. Some time ago, my PC became infected with a trojan horse and I followed the advice provided by Norton to remove it.

However, I cannot now access the control panel in normal mode and also cannot restore 'system restore'.

What is also weird is that I have two user accounts set up on the machine and only one of them seems to be able to access the internet.

...and I cannot access the ITunes store through ITunes (despite the fact that the ITunes diagnostic test gives a positive response!)

Can anyone help? Is something sinister happening?

A:Cannot Access Control Panel As Administrator

Hi ... Your better off going to the hijackthis forum and have someone there advise you what you should do , like downloading "hijackthis" . Make a log for an expert to view it .http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

A friend running windows 8.1 Home on his laptop, which had not updated to 10 because all the fuzz about Microsoft tracking users, had his laptop bricked by one of his kids. So he asked me to help him out.

I use parental control on my Asus Tramsformer running Windows 8.1, together with ValidateAdminSignatures enabled, (which blocks elevation of unsigned programs and can be the reason why UAC prompt is delayed). So I decided that I would put parental control on their PC also.

Just out of (old XP) habit, I set up a PC, then create a new user, make this new user admin and delete the account on which I used to install Windows to remove unsecure Creator/Owner write access in Windows directories (in Windows 10 these user write access holes are closed).

I kept it a vanilla Win 8.1 setup with Windows Defender, Smartscreen enabled, only with UAC tweak to disable elevation of unsigned. I explained him to use two registry files, in case he needed to install unsigned software (he uses only mainstream software, which is all signed). Added EMET for his Windows Office and told him to use Firefox with Silverlight only for watching Televison (I blocked all other IP's in Firewall for Firefox).

I had tested parental control and was offered a cup of coffee. When I came back I made my friends user ID admin (which was the local user I tested parental control on) and removed the admin user which I had used to set up his PC. I had totally forgotten to remove the parental control on his (now ... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 bug? Parental control on Administrator

I will keep this on my Asus Transformer for a while to see whether this survives OS updates. On my desktop I am setting up a prototype for a website of a customer, so I am not going to try this in VM to check whether it works for Windows 10 Home also(parental control was changed a bit from 8.1 to 10).
 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I was recently (3 or 4 days ago) infected with some sort of bad computer thing. Lots of spyware junk and ads poping up.
I was having so much trouble i did a system recovery from a different partition on the hard drive. Long story short i want to delete some programs but i no longer have system administrator privalge. RESTRICTIONS:
"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."
Also there is no control panel available to me. I am the only user.
I have found a few other threads on your site that seem to have the same symptoms.
Any help would be aprieciated.
Thank you
 

A:lost administrator privelage...no control panel

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I installed Windows 8.1. I can sign on without using an administrator password. However, to open documents I get the User Account Control asking me to enter an administrator password. I didn't get this with Windows 7. For instance, when I go to Windows Update and I want to right click on optional downloads to hide the update, I get the User Account Control box asking for the password. Is there any way to delete or disable the Administrator Password function in Windows 8? Thanks in advance.
 

A:User Account Control and Administrator Password

What account are you using what type is it?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I'm trying to help a friend whose laptop is having major issues.  It is an Acer Aspire 5050-5430 with Vista Home Premium.
 
Anytime I try to run something that requires admin rights, the program hangs and never opens.  When I try to open the control panel, I'm met with a blank white window.  When trying to open the task manager, its icon appears in the taskbar but I can't access it.  When I try to shutdown, I sometimes get an error that says too many 16 bit programs are running.  Also, it hangs at "logging off" until I have to do a hard shutdown.  Finally, when I try to enter safe mode, I only get a black screen with a cursor and can't see any icons or the taskbar.
 
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. 

A:Can't access control panel and can't run programs as administrator

Let's try the following from safe mode .
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I need to enable the display control panel. My old video card software disabled it to favor its control panel. Now I need to enable it again but don't know how.

A:Administrator disabled the Display control panel

Right click a blank space on the Desktop and choose Properties. Go to the Settings Tab. This is the Display Properties.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Hey, I've got a problem-when I want to access Games, Computer, Control panel, etc an error pops up. I can't even access them from a shortcut on the desktop or search them. Please help

A:Administrator can't access the Control Panel and Computer

What kind of error?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

happens when i try to delete some files , control panel disappeared, can't clean disk . it freezes up.

A:restrictions on computer control system administrator

Sounds like spyware to me.

First, download this file and double click to run. Then hit YES when prompted to merge the data with the Registry. This should restore your Control Panel access for you. You may need to reboot before the changes take effect.

Second, please click on the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below and follow the directions given. Step 5 will direct you to post a HijackThis log in the HijackThis forum. This log will allow our security analysts to help you clear the spyware off of your system.

BMR777

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

There was a similar post here recently, but it advised anyone from following the same instructions as the problem was unique to that particular computer. I had tried several antivirus/spyware programs before the last one expired and I went sometime with no protection. You know how that ended up... Tried to fix with Norton 360. It removed most of the problems and everything was fine for a while. Some where along the line I lost my administrator rights (there is only one user account on this XP computer), lost my control panel and I get "access denied Please contact your administrator" or "access denied due to restrictions on this computer contact your administrator". Now the Norton software cannot connect to the Symatec site to update, nor can I bring up the Symantec site from IE (I dont have a problem with any other web sites, and their server is not down I can log on with other pcs). I also get a recurring AV Systemcare popup. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
 

A:Lost Administrator Rights & Control Panel

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I have XP. A couple of days ago my antivirus wouldn't update or even scan. Found that the clock was wrong. Tried to reset clock and was blocked. Popup said "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this compter. Please contact you system administrator." The control panel is nowhere to be found. Obvoiusly I have a problem. I am strictly an end user of computers and my understanding of what goes on under the hood is nebulous at best. I have tried looking at some of the other threads that look like my problem but I am unsure how to proceed. I have attached the HJT log. Help Please

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:25:57 PM, on 11/21/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\J... Read more

A:Control Panel MIA & Restricted Administrator Access

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Ugrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 2 .
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
======================

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

My father has a HP Desktop (roughly 6 years old, all original components) running Win Vista Home Premium. He went to get on one day and was completly locked out of his Administrative account with a message appearing saying, "The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." But if he boots up in Safe Mode, he can log on, but there is a message that appears at the bottom saying "You are logged on under a tempoary profile default because the user profile cannot load." Now it's gone from not being able to just log on under the admin profile, to his Anti-virus saying it doesn't recognize his liscense code. I cannot turn on Windows Fire Wall, cannot uninstall any programs, cannot install any programs, I have no administrative control even after putting in the password authorizing such actions. I've attempted to edit and repair registry, but it will not allow me to do so. I cannot even create a new profile to try to back door it either. I ran a boot disk anti virus to see if it would pick up a virus, but it came up clean. I have scoured microsoft fourms looking for answers, and everything I have found has failed so far. A friend of ours who works around computers himself a bit turned me towards this forum. Any help would be appreciated. He also recommended a clean install of another windows program because to him it sounds like a really deep hack. If need be thats what we will do, we are just lloking for something that can help us avoid that if we can. Any ... Read more

A:Possible Hack attempt has locked me out of administrator control

Hello, and Welcome
 
Tap F8 and login to Safe Mode. Type CMD in the Search box. Right click > Run as Administrator
 
At the command prompt type

net user administrator /active:yes
This will enable the hidden adminstrator account. Using that you will be able to create a new profile.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Aloha All,
My issue started when I tried to delete files in the hidden cache of Dropbox.
I went into "my computer", clicked on my C drive, scrolled down to "Users" and found file "All Users" with a "locked" icon attached. I clicked on it and up popped an error message that I don't have permission to access this folder. I rightclicked on properties, followed by the security tab. The security tab lists 3 user groups; everyone, system, administrator. When highlited, none of these groups contained "permissions". I tried to "edit" the "permissions", which opened another "permissions" dialogue box. I clicked on each permission in the "allow" list for each group, to no avail. I went back the the main "users" folder and found "locked" icons on 2 other folders, "default user" and "administrator" (which is my wifes and my names.)
I've read with interest some of the 2012 & 2013 threads of a similar nature, but none of the problems were quite the same and the fixes didn't help me.
Sure hope the community can help me resolve the issue...
I've provided a screenshot of the "System" page from Control Panel.
Mahalo for all the help.
Konadon

A:can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions

Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with. "All Users" is nothing more then a junction to "C:\ProgramFiles" when you messed with the permissions of that junction you just messed up everything else concerning the system. See the links in my signature.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hi...

I use Windows XP Home and my only antivirus software is AVG Antivirus

Earlier today I was trying to download some software for an old scanner that I lost the CD for...long story short, I got myself a wicked trojan.

I can't access the Control Panel or the Display Control Panel
Most of the icons on my desktop have vanished
I cannot download certain programs
Links on the desktop to Error Cleaner, Privacy Protector and Spyware&Malware Protection have appeared
The system time has VIRUS ALERT! after it
Three is a red X in the system tray that notifies me of an infection
Popups appear every few minutes to try to take me to websites using IE browser (I typically use Mozilla Firefox)
I've lost administrator rights and the resources are being overtaxed, making it near impossible to do anything

I disconnected myself from the internet and am using another computer for all internet business.

I tried to follow your first 5 steps as best I can, but was unable to complete steps 1 or 2 due to computer restrictions. After using the DSS tool, only the main.txt window appeared, so I cannot attach the extra.txt (main.txt to follow)

I was searching the net and found someone else on your forum with the same problem (http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...rus-alert.html) Following the steps there I downloaded ComboFix and used it to open WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Home-BootDisk-ENU. The log for that follows main.txt.

This is just a real mess and a huge inconvenie... Read more

A:Possible Trojan - Loss of Administrator & Missing Control Panel

Sorry for the second post...but I wanted to update you on the situation.

I had some more success today.

I was searching my computer for files I didn't recognise and I found the extra.txt file for the DSS scan (attached)

I browsed some more on the internet and found another place offering solution. I downloaded SmitfraudFix.exe and ran it in safemode.
It seemed to give me back control of my computer (administrator status regained!). I can tell the trojan is still lurking because I'll occasionally get an IE popup...I add the URL to the zoneout blocker. SmitfraudFix gave me a rapport.txt file (log to follow)

I went back to panda scan and had so much more success this time because my computer's resources weren't bogged down. I completed the scan and only found 2 dangerous files which I got rid off. (ActiveScan.txt attached as well)

So my computer is at least in working order again. I am probably going to leave it like this while I travel. I'll check back here when I return around the 5th of September to see if there is any advice you guys can give me.

THANKS AGAIN!
IB

rapport.txt:
SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 14:54:18.68, Mon 07/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\IBnetweasel\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

???????????????????????? SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

The other day I thought it'd be a good idea to screw around with the settings on my parents' computer. My parents say they can't trust me and you'll find out why.

My parents put a limitation in the first place for me to not download anything malicious, and around last summer I was always yelled at for using the computer at night, so they put Parental Controls (only the time limit, from 8AM to 9PM) and changed my account type to Standard User. That means I can't use the computer at night, even if I tried.

I was sick and tired of it, honestly, so I thought the smart thing to do was to download an .iso to burn to a disc to reset the password, and or, promote my account to administrator. I downloaded the Trinity Rescue Kit and burnt it to a DVD in order to promote my account to administrator. Little did I know, the thing kind of messes up with your UAC, I ignored the warnings. In order to use Parental Controls, you have to be a Standard User. Which, I updated my account's settings, and well, the controls didn't go away. I still had the time limit, and all the other stuff my parents put on here. I tried to go into the Control Panel to remove it and it did absolutely nothing. When I clicked on my account's name it said I had to be a Standard User to change it. I tried to change my account to a Standard one and it did absolutely nothing. It remained an Administrator, which I knew if I left my account as an Administrator, my parents would one day find out that I've been downl... Read more

A:User Account Control (UAC) problem w/ administrator accounts

I'm sure you do know the trouble you are in but there's really nothing else you can do but own up to the problem you have caused. Obviously the controls were put in place to prevent problems associated with nonresponsible actions.

Be prepared to have to do a Factory Restore on the computer/s if the login for your parents and/or your sister don't work. You might need a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD bootable disc to first save any documents/data they have saved.

To avoid such problems in the future get your own computer.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hello all,I'm having problems with my parents' home computer. I've run McAfee, AdAware, AVG AntiSpyware, SpyBot...etc and still can't figure it out. The first issue is that shortcut icons leading to websites that offer "online dating," "online casino," and "spyware remover" will randomly show up on the desktop. The second issue is that I do not have access to the control panel. I am the administrator but a pop up says, "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." Are these two issues related?I've done a little research in these forums and found a post dated October 27, 2007 in a discussion between member Skasky and HJT Team Member miekimose and it seems like we have the same issue. I tried to fix the problem myself but decided after running "HiJackThis" a lot of Skasky and my "04 - HKLM" lines don't match up. So I leave it to the professionals.I have attached my HiJackThis log. Any help is appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:00:51 PM, on 11/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:&... Read more

A:Cannot Access Control Panel In Windows Xp (administrator Rights?)

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.My name is David, I will be helping you with your log today.It is a good idea to print off these instructions. There is a possibility some of the instructions will need to be carried out where internet access is not available. It is important that you complete the instructions in the right order, and that you don't miss out any steps.Please set your system to show all files. Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file typesUncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.I see you have Viewpoint installed.Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2007 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546I suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove any programs related to Viewpoint if presentStart HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following if still present:F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avp] C:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Windows XP
my problem is, i think my machine is slowly dying. It started at least a few weeks ago.

- First, my shut down button disappeared, leaving only my log off button.

- I also had an incident when I pressed ctrl alt del (maybe a couple times) and a million task managers appeared on my desktop. Since then, when ever I attemp ctrlaltdel, i get the message, "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator"

- Then i started getting this message: "Cannot find c:\windows\db4d\Isass.exe" popping up while my desktop was loading at start up.

- Then i noticed that control panel had disappeared, and I started getting a message that says: this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. please contact your system administrator.

- Also, i noticed that icons on my desktop were rearranged so that there was a row empty, while some items were slightly off the screen at the bottom.

- i saw your post: " "Cannot find c:\windows\db4d\Isass.exe " when i was searching online for a clue as to how to fix this problem. and followed the instructions there. except i didnt save hjthis to my desktop, nor did i save the hijack this log--go figure.

- before following through fully, tho, i decided to try and update avg. but that was a mistake, cus the process just always got stuck when it was almost finished installing. so i decided to go back to avg 7.5. I deleted 8.0 or tried to uninstall it. i deleted files on my d... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Ok, here is my problem: I just came from a friends house where i hooked up my computer to his smaller monitor. On his monitor the resolution was changed to 800x600. Now that i come back to my house to hook up my computer on my bigger monitor i want to change my resolution back to a higher resolution. And heres where the problem is... I right click on my desktop then click properties and a box appears saying, "Your system administrator has disabed your Display control panel."

The thing is, when i go to control panel > users it says that i am the only account and that i am an administrator (besides guest). Does anyone know how i can fix this problem?
 

A:Your system administrator has disabed your Display control panel.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hi,

I seem to have a problem similar to at least one other person. Control Panel has disappeared and any attempt to change any settings results in an error messge directing me to the Sys Admin.

I followed directions given to them and below is the Hijack This scan log. can you help me?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:18:00 AM, on 10/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86... Read more

A:Solved: Missing Control panel. locked out as Administrator

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Hi, I am new to this forum but I have a real problem other advice has not helped. I am operating a Windows XP Dell PC with Broadband access from Comcast. In the last 3-4 weeks we have seen a degradation in the speed of the PC and plenty of annoying pop-ups every 5 minutes. We have also found that Google is trying to take over the Homepage from our default Comcast Homepage. It's a real mess. What I need is instruction to get back Administrator Privileges, access to control panel et al. Then we want to stop the annoy pop-up telling us we have a "Windows Security Alert" box indicating we had a serious infection and need to download some software. I have followed your instruction and downloaded the software recommended that includes: Ad-Aware, Spybot, Super-Antispyware-Free Edition, Windows Defender and the personal firewall Bitdefender. I have run the scans in Safemode as recommended and have downloaded the Hijackthis software and ran the scan. Attached is the file. I also attempted to attach a PowerPoint slide of the Pop-up "Windows Security Alert" box but got a message from Sygate saying an outgoing was being blocked??? Don't I have a choice to change the action?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:48:31 PM, on 11/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon... Read more

A:Need Help With A Pop-up And No Access To "control Panel", "add/remove Programs" Or Other Administrator Functions.

Hello VTSkeeter, I hear it is snowing in VT. It looks like you have several nasty infections on this computer, so this will take a while to remove all the malware. Download: DelDomains.infhttp://mvps.org/winhelp2002/DelDomains.infTo use: Close all open browsersRight-click DelDomains.inf and select: InstallNote: this will remove all entries in the Trusted Zone and Restricted Zone. I see you are running Teatimer.Please disable it because it can interfere with the changes we will make on your system.If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it. How to disable TeaTimer during HijackThis CleanupWhen everything is done and your log is clean again, you can enable Teatimer again.We need to disable your Windows Defender Real-time Protection as it may interfere with the fixes that we need to make. Open Windows Defender. Click on Tools, General Settings. Scroll down and uncheck Turn on real-time protection (recommended). After you uncheck this, click on the Save button and close Windows Defender.After we have your computer clean it is very important that you enable Real-time Protection again.First, lets run ComboFix.If you have used Combofix before, please delete the version you have and redownload it again, because Combofix is being updated everyday. Disconnect from the Internet while running ComboFix. Temporarily disable any anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfe... Read more

Read other 22 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Dear All,
I have recently suffered a multiple trojan attack. This was cleared by AVG and superantispyware, although I am not 100% sure all infections have been removed.
On restart, I have lost all desktop settings e.g. screen saver and background etc and some shortcuts. Screen background pemanently deep blue. I have also lost (when clicking the start button) "All programs" "run" "search" "help and support" "control panel" "my computer".....indeed everything apart from strangely, "printers and faxes" from where I can up-folder to control panel.
I have checked the priviliges setting in normal mode and they are OK.
In Safe mode all of the above are available. I have checked the priviliges setting there and all is OK. I have made desktop setting changes in safe mode but no change when rebooting to normal.

I have been told to look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, System. and amend the NoDispCPL and edit the DWORD value to 0 (zero) but I do not have the System folder.

I have considered repairing Windows XP Home using my original disk, but when I try this microsoft tells me that my windows version is now newer and I will lose all files and settings etc , which I do not want to do and I know of no other way.

I cannot give you a Hijacjk this file as this is one of the shortcuts that have dissappeared and I cannot access "All Programs" in norma... Read more

A:[SOLVED] System administrator has disabled the display control panel

Hi, You'll have to post your Hijackthis log file as your computer is severly infected with spyware/trojans...Also you can run smitfruadfix & Trojan remover & Malawarebytes after removing the temp files on your computer...doing so will restore most of your computers functionality.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Hi, I am new to this forum but I have a real problem. others advice has not helped. I am operating a Windows XP compaq PC with Broadband access. In the last 3-4 days have seen a degradation in the speed of the PC and a annoying pop-up every 3 minutes . It's a real mess. What I need is instruction to get back Administrator Privileges, access to control panel at all.Then we want to stop the annoy pop-up telling us we have a "Windows Security Alert" box saying " warning!potential spyware operation! your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and internet files.Run full scan now to prevent any unauthorized access to your files". and then directs to"trustedantivirus.com"i dont know any of my friends have downloaded it or not, but this annoying thing keeps on coming every 2 -3 min.i tried to clean up using super- antispy ware. but there was no use can anyone help me to get out of this mess and get control on my machinehere is my hijakthis.logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:42:14 AM, on 29/11/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Need Help From A Pop-up And No Access To "control Panel", "add/remove Programs" Or Other Administrator Functions.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum aarya My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download SDFix.exe and save it to your desktop:http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe* Double click on SDFix on your desktop,and install the fix to C:\ Please then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:* Restart... Read more

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

hi, Im axeus ,recently i want to delete screen saver from my laptop, the i found this site for vista user, i tried to followed instruction on your manual instruction, but i cant follow, so idownloaded remove screen saver, but after i downloaded it and run, and try to open again screen saver in personalize it said that "your system administrator has been disabled launching of the display settings control panel. i dont know what to now, all i want is to removed screen saver that i had been installed and i want to removed because i believed it carried some virus. please help me what to do.

A:your system administrator has been disabled launching of the display settings control

Hello Axeus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you mean this tutorial: Screen Saver - Add or Remove Option , then you just need to download and merge the Add_Screen_Saver_Option.reg file from it to add the Screen Saver option back to Personalize.

Since you installed a 3rd party screen saver, you may have a option for it listed in Programs and Features to select to uninstall it.

Uninstall or Change a Program


You should also run a very thorough antivirus and spyware scan to help make sure your computer is clean.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 43 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Hi, I am new to this forum but I have a real problem. others advice has not helped. I am operating a Windows XP compaq PC with Broadband access. In the last 3-4 days have seen a degradation in the speed of the PC and a annoying pop-up every 3 minutes . It's a real mess. What I need is instruction to get back Administrator Privileges, access to control panel at all.
Then we want to stop the annoy pop-up telling us we have a "Windows Security Alert" box saying " warning!potential spyware operation! your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and internet files.Run full scan now to prevent any unauthorized access to your files". and then directs to"trustedantivirus.com"
i dont know any of my friends have downloaded it or not, but this annoying thing keeps on coming every 2 -3 min.
i tried to clean up using super- antispy ware. but there was no use

can anyone help me to get out of this mess and get control on my machine

A:Need Help With A Pop-up And No Access To "control Panel", "add/remove Programs" Or Other Administrator Functions.

Run through the following two fixes:How to remove the Smitfraud / Generic Zlob / Quicknavigate / Virtual MaidHow to Remove WinFixer / Virtumonde / Msevents / Trojan.vundo

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Hi,This will be my second time using this site and I found the last time to be very helpful, but forgive me if I have forgotten a few things and let me know what I can do to make it easier for you to help. I have read up on others discussing similiar issues as mine but the details on these posts required hijack this logs and I am concerned to follow those instructions to the T because I know this can be different for each pc. I recently had a slew of viruses infecting my computer (O/S Windows 2000) after my daughter (8 years) started going to her tweeny bopper sites and playing games. My computer became almost nonfunctional but I worked and clean and worked and ran numerous scans and finally got it clean to a point I can browse again comfortably and do my normal business online. Well I decided that I wanted to take advantage and use theanitvurus suite and firewall my HSI service provides me but found I am unable to access anything needing administrative priviledges error "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" Well I am the system administrator and I only have one other profile and I give it administrator rights. I imagine since this only began after my numerous attempts to correct the problem myself using my allready installed antivirus (AVG), spybot search and destroy and adaware but I have a feeling something is still really wrong. I am listing my hijack this log to see i... Read more

A:Unable To Access Control Panel And Other Admin Rights As The Administrator

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum curlysinagainMy name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Download SDFix.exe and save it to your desktop:http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe* Double click on SDFix on your desktop,and install the fix to C:\ Please then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:* Restart your computer* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".* Choose your usual account.* In Safe Mode,go to and open the C:\SDFix folder,then double click on RunThis.bat to start the script.* Type Y to begin the script.* It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.* Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.* When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.* Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt into your next reply.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.WarningYou should NO... Read more

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

My computer was attacked the other day. I downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, and it seems to have helped. But I cannot uninstall some strange programs and shortcuts that showed up on my desktop. I cannot access my control panel under my user account. I did some googling, and I eventually found my administrator account in safe mode, but when I login under safe mode, I cannot access the control panel using the administrator user account. I'm very upset.

I read your forum, and I downloaded HijackThis. Here is my Hijackthis file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:52 PM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Cr... Read more

A:I cannot uninstall programs, I cannot access control panel or system administrator

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Hi,

Chemist has been kind enough to help me in the virus/trojan sub-forum and has given me the all clear.

I have a couple of other issues with my laptop if anyone has the time to help.

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. (Let me know if more details and which are needed, if any)

1. I think Aero has stopped working. Saw some error message which went away pretty quick but now my background is set to fill colour and won't let me change it to anything else. Aero itself must be working as if I click Alt + Tab, I can still skip through the programs in use by me (which I believe is an aero function?)

2. When I start up my computer or restart, I see the following message:

Catalyst Control Centre
Host application has stopped working
Microsoft is checking for a solution to this problem.

It stays for about 5-10 secs and then disappears. I haven't noticed anything else stop functioning (and admittedly this error has been showing for some time but I haven't been able to find any solutions by browsing the web) but if there is a fix/error, would be great!

Thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Ohhhkay, so
one thing i noticed a while ago was that when i right clicked on my desktop and went to personalize, i wasnt able to change wallpaper and/or screensavers from there
i didnt think much of it b/c i found a way around to get new wallpapers
but now i want to set a screensaver
i couldnt find it anywhere so i went to Start/ Help and Support
it gave me a link to turn the screensaver on and off
i was all cool lets click it
but wait i cant
"your system administrator has disabled the launching of the Display Settings Control Panel"
i dont remember doing that..
aaand im the only one who uses this computer so im pretty sure no one else did it
soooo yea im stumped
any help would be much appreciated
(p.s. my recycling bin is fine)

A:Your System Administrator Has Disabled The Launching Of The Display Settings Control Panel

If you added/performed any Tweaking software then maybe that did it. If you know which program that would be, track it down and try to set it back to normal.
Otherwise you might want to do a system restore to an older restore point from before you had this problem. Or of course, if you use Acronis, go back using an
archive.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Hello,
I have a new installation of Windows.  There are few directories that my administrator account cannot access, it replies that I do not have the necessary autorisations, to click Continue to permanently access this folder.  When I look at the security
of the folder, the group Administrators is there, with full control.  My user is part of that group.
Why is Windows not letting my user access the directory without adding my specific user to the directory security?
How to resolve all directories like this?

Thanks, Dominic

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

After loading Razer Keyboard/Mouse Drivers and or loading LogiTech Mouse drivers, everything works great till I reboot. The only work around we were able to come up with was to go into the particular software shortcut, either Razer or Logitech Right Click>Properties>Compatibility>Run this program as administrator. Reboot. Open the software by Right Clicking>Run as administrator. This process has to be done "each" time the computer is rebooted "and" the kicker, its often times intermittent.

The Microsoft Tech said its a Peripheral Compatibility issue, Logitech and Razer say its a Win7 issue, so the classic conundrum. After working with each of these, the long story short is the only way the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard/Razer Tiapan or the LogiTech G700 will work is by the following the method mentioned above.

A:Peripherals Issue (Run as Administrator)

Hello BuzzWeaver mate have you tried updating the USB ports drivers software through the Device Manager?

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

Hi, I saw that others have had the same problem as I have - I switched on my computer and its asking for an administrator password that I don't have or can't remember it seems.  I put in the wrong password three times and got the following Halt code: 67240994. Could you help me reset? Thanks.  

A:Administrator password issue

@amnoa? Enter  78128310 Regards, DP-K

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I have Windows 7. If I need a one time admin. privilege I just right click on the particular program &
that still works for me. However, when I need to download something that will only proceed if I
use admin. I used to be able to use command prompt & type in net user administrator /active:yes
but now this is rejected no matter what I do.

The only thing that has changed is that I had created a separate user account that had administrator
privileges to save myself from having to use command prompt each time. I have two questions:

1) Will something that I download in the administrator acct (in this case it was an IE browser fix from Microsoft as a response to the Poodle browser bug) apply to my regular account?

2) If my creating this separate admin. acct caused my issue with not being able to run as admin.
using command prompt, how do I delete this acct??

Thank you so much.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I am trying to use a hyperlink in a word document and am sucessful in doing so, i think. However, when i control click on the link it tells me i am not allowed because of certain computer settings. It then says to contact my system administrator, which is me!! but what do i have to do as administrator to correct this situation?

Whitola
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I enabled the default hidden administrator account, using the tutorial here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/enable-disable-windows-administrator-account/, created a password for it, then hid/disabled that account using that tutorial again. Now, when I attempt something that prompts me for the admin password, I am unable to fully enter it. I believe this is because that password has a space in it, so when I input the space character, the dialog is closed as the 'no' button has focus and accepts the space.. How do I get thru this?

EDIT:
I might get around this my self. I changed the password to one with no space chars. Seems Windows 7 has safe mode too..

ANOTHER EDIT:
Ok, Final Answer. If an administrator account is disabled, the input field to enter an admin password is disabled also. At least on this computer it is..

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

My Laptop HP X360 pavillion was having ( administrator password or power on password. pls help me.  and this is the code am having on it: 63838936

A:HP LAPTOP ADMINISTRATOR ISSUE

BrightTry: 72790318RegardsVisruth

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I bought this new computer with Vista (expensive too!) and now I can't do the thing I love best with my computer. I play Sims 1 and I use PSP 7 to recolor and recreate objects and I have a program that transfers the objects from the Sims game to my PSP 7 program called Transmogrifier. The way it works is that when you are finished working on you iff object in PSP 7 you transfer it back to the Sims game via this Transmog program. The object is coming back to the Transmog but not appearing the game. There is a folder in the download section of the Sims game called "transmogrified" and the objects are supposed to go directly into it when I import the object. It's not happening.

The only thing I can figure is it must be the administrator/security issue that won't allow the Transmog to put a file into the Sims folder.

How can I get around it? The computer will collect dust if I can't contiinue with my hobby.

A:Help with Security/Administrator Issue

Have you tried running Transmogrifier as an administrator? (Right-click on it and click "Run as Administrator...") If that works, let me know and we'll make it so that you won't have to right click every time.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

Hello!

I have problems with my pc lately. I think that it is some kind of virus or whatever. Here is problem, i cant instal or uninstall programs,games. I cant access or delete some folders. I tried to do format my hard drive and still cant do it(i click on uninstall icon, and windows doesn't react on it). And i cant open any stuff with "administrator icon". It seems like i am not administrator of my pc. So in past if i had virus or something that slowed my pc, i just reinstalled hard drive with windows and problem was solved. Now i cant even do it. Hope you people understand what i tried to say,any help appreciated.

Thanks for listening.

A:System Administrator issue

Have you tried:

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I tried to install Soni drivers in my dell inspiron.
since it does not have admin rights it throws an exception
so i have enabled the administrator rigths. this was the steps to do...

1. In command prompt c:> net user Administrator /active:yes

Now I am able to login through administrator..
But still i am unable to install my soni drivers...

Can anybody else to help me out

A:Administrator Rights issue

Hello Ramakrishnan,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

The way to do this from the account you created at install is to either right click on the install file and select 'run as administrator'. You can also set it to do this every time by rt. click/properties. Compatibility Tab and check run as admin.

Hope this helps.

Gary

Read other 2 answers