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Multiple devices hacked? No admin rights

Q: Multiple devices hacked? No admin rights

Hello there
I am having major issues at the moment and have been trying to fix this for the past couple of months.
my primary laptop a Tobisha was playing up a while ago when I plugged my apple iphone into it and was transferring photo's, it was taking ages to respond and then came up with error corrupt image.
I tried again and it said the file was already there and if i would like to replace it? I saw the file size and it was 100 X bigger than all the others.
I got a little concerned and downloaded malwarebites to scan my computer (I had avg already installed and nortorns).
as time went on and a little bit of research online and fiddling about, the virus was not budging and had locked me out of admin rights.
I tried take ownership, downloading various programs to run and it kept overtaking the programs until i couldn't delete any files anymore.
I found an old laptop dell and tried to fix that one up (as that too had a virus)
I ran malwarebites on it and it removed somethings and i was able to get it going.
I was using an exeternal hard drive to back up my files from the tobisha and wanted to transfer them to the dell
when i noticed i lost admin rights on the dell also.
at this point too I was having strange things happen to my iphone, background app transfers and greyed out features with location services always on.
I tried deleting a heap of things on the dell after running some programs, it seems it now had the same thing as the other laptop.
I gave up trying to fix anything and did some research and discovered on my toshiba someone had downloaded a shell in place of windows and it was infected from java, chrome and avg. I was running the computers all in safe mode with all internet cut off and it still was blocking me.
during this time my mum's computer was playing up also with her anti virus,
my mum doesn't know too much about computers and i was trying to investigate what she had installed.
we got in touch with the phone and internet company and they guided her through remote assistance to install some things to make her computer more secure. 
I thought this might of been a scam? I am not sure, though we kept on ringing them to ask about usage etc as there was odd things happening and they didn't help us much at all.
I thought that we had been hacked and possibly the router was infected, as i discovered also my other prepaid cheap phone was connecting to the wifi and storing things in "D drive?" and automatically turning on and broadcasting to various websites.
I also found out on my toshiba a page i never opened on google chrome explaining how to remotely debug an android (and the model name of my mums phone) and sure enough when i looked at her phone she had really strange things happening on it and the model renamed "gingerbread".
I got locked out of my apple iphone and saw they had installed another keyboard and voice activation instead of typing, and soundcloud, youtube and facebook all live streaming?
also when i was trying to call different services it would appear the line was busy or say the number had been disconnected, but only sometimes ?
i contacted the router company netgear to talk to them and they offered a service to protect us.
they went through my mums computer and did a few things (I wasn't watching what they deleted or installed) and they said that someone was using our IP and put firewalls up.
they guaranteed there service for $90 for six months.
I thought okay well i hope this works as I have no idea what is going on.
still now though I do not have admin rights on the toshiba or dell laptop. (the dell laptop says it will not reconigse the operating system unless i have selected in bios to start up with removable devices?)
and the toshiba will not delete any files and i cannot access the C drive at all.
my mum bought another computer an old toshiba, and after looking at that also it has no admin rights and alot of the programs installed on the other pcs are on that one even though we haven't used it or connected it to the internet?
I found on the external hard drive also a folder with dell drivers on it and bunch of things I did not put on there - and i do not have admin rights to delete any of those files?
I am really stumped as to what is happening as so many devices are effected and if it isn't the router then what could it be?
I hope someone can help me and give me some light as I feel I am running out of options

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On Windows XP, installing iTunes requires admin rights. However, it is not good to use an admin account for regular work. For the Palm Desktop, the workaround was to grant admin rights to the user account, install the application using the user-turn-admin account, then ungrant admin rights. Will this last step cause problems for iTunes, or does iTunes require admin rights for its regular operation (outside of being installed)?

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

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A:admin user lost some admin rights

Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

Any thoughts?

Windows 7 64 bit

A:Admin rights not working for Admin account

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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Okay, I'm very sure I set my account to be Admin, there's only one account anyway, yet W8 requests admin permission to do everything.

All because of this, I can't change the .ini of a game, I can't update Neverwinter Nights using the updater, I can't save .inis or .txts anywhere except documents...It's annoying.

I used to have W7 before, it never did this to me, but Windows 8 really deeply annoys me.

Now I'll be specific by saying that I only have "Windows 8", no Enterprise or Pro.

How can I make W8 stop nagging me everytime about admin rights? I AM an admin.

A:Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...

A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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I have two Windows VMs, one Windows 7 and the other Windows 8. On both machines there is an account with administrative rights. On the Windows 7 VM if I run a DOS cmd window it is run with with administrative rights. However, on the Windows 8 VM the DOS cmd window has NO administrative rights.

Has anything changed between Windiws 7 and 8 in this respect?


A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I am trying to carry out the steps in the Hijack this and malware removal instructions, but cannot get the Kaspersky scanner to run.
It says that I need Administrator privileges to install it.
I only have the one account on that machine, the Admin one.

User Accounts shows only the one admin account.

Any ideas how I get the rights back?
Computer is an HP Pavilion Laptop running XP pro SP2

A:Logged In As Admin, But Don't Have Admin Rights

try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"

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I cannot do a few things that require admin rights but I the account I'm using is an admin account. I made a new account and gave it all privileges, admin, backup operations, helpservicesgroup, network configuration operations and replicator but even with all those rights this user can't get windows updates.

This is where I noticed the trouble, I wanted to go to windows updates and it gave me this error:
[Error number: 0x8DDD0002]
To install updates from this website, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer. If you use Windows XP, you can see if you are an administrator by going to User Accounts in Control Panel.

Note: If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you using this website. Contact your system administrator for help with updates. Click to expand...

Any ideas?

A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:

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My problem is that even though I have only one user account defined on my machine and it is set to "Administrator" it is not being allowed to do admin types of things like deleting folders. I tried to create a user group but that's not an option on the Win7 Home Premium version that I use. How can it be that the sole account is not the admin even though it shows that it is in the account user setup?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 424790 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 381321 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials in use

A:Admin user has no admin rights?

the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account

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So here is an interesting problem I ran into after working on the family computer (I was away at college and just got back for break).

After removing all the viruses, I was left with a computer where both the main user account and the Admin account did not have Admin rights. I can log into the Administrator account, but I cannot do even the most simplest of things, such as open Control Panel. So, I am at a loss to fix this. So simply enough, how does one restore administrative rights to the admin account when it has lost them.

Windows XP Home SP2
Control Panel, and many related functions, along side with such things as leftclick->properties on My Computer do not work (It says privilege removed, contact admin).
Even the Help will not open.

A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.


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I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message

Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786

I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated

A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.

From a similar issue:

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I need help this is my first post I can't log on to my user profile I am the admin. It says THE USER PROFILE SERVICE FAILED THE LOGON. USER PROFILE CAN NOT BE LOADED. I use my daughter profile now but it ask me for my password to if I want to download/update any programs. I never had a password to start with so it just tells me my password is not correct. I found out I have 2 user profiles (one is the bad one) when I was in the registry but I wasnt able to delete the bad one it said I couldn't change the registry keys. And in safe mode when I log in to my profile it does not show me as admin. PLEASE HELP ME

A:Administration rights hacked

Trying to download adwcleaner it won't let me because I need admin rights. I need help my computer is fried I have a TEMP USER PROFILE that is creating problems for me

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I am new to this forum, seems to be loads of good info. I tried a search but
could not seem to find what I need. Hope you can help.

I have 4 machines all running xp, all are wireless networked, and files can be transfered etc providing the files on each machine are shared.

How can I setup 1 machine to have admin rights to the other 3, so I can use remote shut down and things like that.

Thanks for your help


A:Admin rights

you need to set up a remote desktop connection. firewalls must be configured to accept remote desktop connections.

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Now this is really weird.

It was fine until yesterday evening when I found unable to access my encrypted files. My heart almost stopped beating. I have lots of precious data and now its all locked with a stupid key. I don't have backup of that certificate/public key.

Then, I viewed event viewer and founf event ID 7 which means bad block on hard drive. I tried running chkdsk from cmd but it won't run as processes were using the C drive. I scheduled it for next reboot. But it didn't run on reboot. I tried all the methods, including registry editing, SFC /scannow, safe mode methods. Nothing work.

I downloaded a disk checking utility from hitachi, which needs to be written on disk.
I started Nero, but it said that I didn't have admin rights. Amazing, isn't it. No one else uses my computer. I enabled default admin account and Nero gives same error.

I installed elcomsoft EFS recovery to recover encrypted files but it also says that I need admin rights.

So I tried every thing on net to gain admin rights again. I've tried everything.

I've downloaded half a dozen spyware scanners. Scanned with them all. Repaired everything. Tried everything. Nothing works.
Apparently, it makes me conclude that the sector which stored sam files or which contained some system files (which proved i am admin and gave me access to encrypted files) has gone bad.
I require some help here. Anyone??
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A:Need help!! Admin rights gone!

Please help. I really need it.

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Hi everyone

I have 2 user in my system
one is my user and second is administrator ... so when i get full rights on my user through change permission flow then it shows me error.. how to resolve this

A:Admin Rights

Exactly what were you attempting to do when this error occurred?
The hiberfil.sys file is locked for exclusive access so you will not be able to set any of it's security attributes. The error is telling you that.

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Ok, im in a massive pickle at the moment...

I followed a tutorial on this site, allowing me to skip windows logon and go straight to the PC. I setup "netplwiz" and unchecked the "users need to ptu in a password,"

i restarted the system to see if it was working, and i got a BSOD. I restarted again, and i got another BSOD...

i booted into safe mode and unchecked that box. By accident, i also took away my only account's admin rights. I have not activated the hidden admin file, and i cant run anything as an administrator. I've tried activating the hidden admin account but i keep getting "Access denied," not even bloody system restore works!

any tips on how to fix it, or do i have to reinstall for the 5th time?

thanks for your help.

A:Admin rights

Hello Ashk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you no longer have a administrator account, you may be able to boot into Safe Mode again as the built-in Administrator account automatically. If so, then you can change your user account type back to administrator again.

If not, then you can try a repair install instead of a clean install.

Hope this helps,

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A:Admin rights in 8.1

Edit the HOSTS File in Windows 8

Editing a HOSTS File in Windows 8: Method #1

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I posted this topic a while ago and have had no replies. I could use some help. If this invader has truly taken over all my admin rights how can I change this? Must I reformat C drive and install a new operating system? Or will the virus still be there after this is done?

malwareremover2007 infected my notebook last month. I'm running XP Tablet on a Fujitsu Lifebook P1510D. After the infection I installed Norton 360 and the popups stopped, appearring that all was well. The malware installed the tulip wallpaper as my desktop background and now I cannot change it. In the display properties dialog box the "Desktop" menu selection has been replaced with "Screensaver". Right clicking on an image and selecting "Save as Wallpaper" does nothing. I attempted to do a restore to a point prior to infection but the system will not allow this. I tried to restore from disk but the system does not allow the attempt. My BIOS has been locked with a password not of my doing. As I have no interal DVD, I must use an external USB optical drive. The drive is operational normally but on bootup I can select it as the boot drive and the system ignores it.
What to do?

A:Admin Rights

Sorry for the delayed response but we are all volunteers and sometimes a topic thread will get missed.I have already responded in your other thread here. Please do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed.

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A:Admin Rights

is she logged in as an administrator

goto desktop
then goto top right hand corner
control panel
and see what she is setup as

when you first got the PC did you setup a user account and did you use an / hotmail account ?

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HI everyone ,
Just want to say i enabled the hidden administrator account in windows 7 from the command prompt and i was trying to install dreamscene, but still it gives me you have no admin rights...what to do?
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A:No admin rights

Have you tried right-clicking on the dreamscene executable, and select Run as administrator?

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A:Admin rights

Hi, developers are coming to terms with UAC and installations are looking for it if you turn it off the installation can fail, otherwise make sure you right click on the excutable and select run as administrator.

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Just installed Win 7 and using it for the first time, my user account has been crested as an admin but i am trying to edit the hosts file in system32/drivers and it will not allow me to save the edited version stating that it need administrator permission.

like i said i am very new to win 7 and have looked at my account etc but cannot see why it will not allow me to make these changes when my account is an admin account.

Any help appreciated


A:Admin Rights

Quicky, until a smart member answers. Right click and you should see a run as administrator option. Might work, very new to this myself. You will get great answers here.

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ok im getting sick of this. I've got dozens of folders on my PC that i cant delete because apparently i need admin privileges (even tho i am admin). Even if i switch user to the dedicated hidden admin account it still tells me i dont have the rights to delete stuff from MY OWN COMPUTER. It's utterly ridiculous.

Cant beleive i actually bought this joke of an OS. I feel completely vindicated for pirating previous versions of windows and certainly wont be wasting money on future versions if this is the path they are going down.

Do i really need to install XP to be able to have a clean and tidy computer?

I can make a new folder and instantly i dont have the rights to delete it, surely that cant be normal?

I really dont want to have to go back to XP but unless anyone knows a way to remove this stupid and completely unnecessary behaviour it seems like the only choice i have.

All i want is to have 1 account, my account, from which i can do anything i like, and yes, i do understand the risks involved in that.

or if not, and i do have to waste time switching to an admin account every time i want to delete/uninstall something, i at least want it to work from there which it currently does not

I have the UAC set to the bottom but still it tries to babysit my every move.

So sick of it. Linux is looking more attractive by the day.

A:admin rights..

Something is wrong with your computer and probably installation of Windows.

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so i was messing around with c drive security permissions and now i have totally messed my window c drive up side down. so now i can not run cmd to gain access to admin again because i have to run it in admin mode which i can not since i messed up the permissions on c drive security owner thing. i have no idea how to gain it back so please list some ideas that i can get the rights back and i repeat i can not run anything in admin mode or install because window 7 has gone mad

computer specs
4bg ram
252mb DVM
250gb hard drive
window 7 ultimate 32 bit
i have srsly messed my laptops c drive security owner permission aahhaha help me!
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okay i done system restore no luck i have done safe mode no luck

i try to run cmd into a admin no luck
i try to run "services.msc" no luck basically i gave all the "rights" to the computer if know what i mean, meaning i don;t controle the computer i just boot it n run programs i can not admin them or go and edit the c drive settings i can not go in to and make a new account or change account rights or anything.

i am paralyzed and my window wont give the rights back.

also i cant go regedit or services, service manager, event logger they are all locked im locked out of my own systhem like me locked out of my house and my house now has the keys i can't break the window n get it cuz its a computer :z i need a new way to get in the owner editing c drive so i can ... Read more

A:admin rights are gone help me!

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I've tried nearly everyway to get admin on my laptop but it's not working. please give me suggestions to get me out of this predicament.

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Is there any way to allow the "limited" account user to have certain rights, as updating, downloading, and loading programs? Right now to do any of those I need to get the admin to log on, and he's getting annoyed with the constant updates, so is there a way to grant certain rights to the limited user?

A:Some rights for the non-admin

What operating system do you have?

For example, if you have XP Pro, you can right click on My Computer / Manage / Local Users and Groups / Users
Select the user you want and change the group they are a member of.

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I only have 1 account and it doesn't have administrator rights. Is there any way I can give it admin rights?

A:Need help with admin rights.

Hello Crozzy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You will need to talk to the person that is the administrator of the computer to see if they will make you an administrator or not.

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Everytime I try do delete or run a basic program I get a pop up that says I'm DO NOT have admin rights.


this is MY laptop and I'm the only user on it..

A:Admin Rights

It means your account is a user account. Safer for everyday use.

User Account Type[11]=User%20Accounts

Tutorial thanks to Brink.

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I have an XP machine connected to a server running win 2000 server with active directory. I have a problem with a single account not having the same permissions as the other accounts within the same OU governed by a single group policy. All accounts in this OU should have admin rights to the local PC the user is logged into but this one account does not. I keep getting " This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" every time I try to add a printer and other variations of permission related errors while doing some (not all) administrative tasks with that account.
I have checked the groups this account is a member of and all is correct there, so i created a new account using a copy of the account with the issue and this new account was fine.
So basically I need some advice on the next step to take, I figured it the issue might be in the users profile. That a setting there is taking priority and denying the user admin rights but I have had a bad experience with editing roaming profiles over a network before and am now not overly confident in that area.

A:Not getting admin rights

ok fine. this may be help u.
Have u tried to delete & reconfigure that account again. I strongly feel the problem is with the profile only. Sometimes it happaen to me with XP also.
Login with administrator account and rename the user profile folder. then login with tht account name, windows will aotomatically create a new profile for tht user if he is in a domain. try with the new profile. If doesn't work write to me.

Tnks & Regds

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I'm trying to un-install Apple's software updater (annoying), I ran the script "net user administrator /active:yes" at an Admin CMD prompt, but still got an error saying I didn't have enough rights to un-install it.
thanks for the help!!

A:Not getting Admin rights

This should fix your problem.1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks.2. Right-click on AppleSoftwareUpdate and select Delete.You can view these steps with pictures here: Apple software update removal

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Windows 7 keeps giving me messages that I am not an admin user, but I am!

A:Admin Rights

I would suppose that would depend on when it is saying that? A user with admin rights is not the same as being logged in as administrator.

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hi my cousin has only one user account in her system, when i tried to create another one it is telling that you do not have admini rights plese some body tell me hou to get admin rights

A:getting admin rights

WHen you run the add user script from control panel it should prompt you with a UAC Window.

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Hi there.
I have been having problems with getting around admin rights on my personal laptop. I never set up a password for the account. TsVk! suggested I post the topic here, since It wont allow me to install DSS, and get the log, in which he suggested in the post link below:
Thanks in advance,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 12/16/2014
Scan Time: 10:32:49 PM
Administrator: No
Malware Database: v2014.12.18.01
Rootkit Database: v2014.12.14.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 316980
Time Elapsed: 12 min, 53 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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My school has taken away are admin rights and we can't download .exe's. I thought maybe there was a way to convert a .exe I searched around but all the program to download but I needed admin rights. Please tell me a way to download the .exe's or convert them to .zip's.

A:Admin rights and .exe

Pal sorry to say but there's a reason why these rights have been taken away form school. .exe files can cause all kinds of problems for the people trying to give you a decent education. The teachers and IT staff are only looking after yours and their own best interests.
Trying to circumnavigate their security is only going to break the rules that they have put in place to try and protect the systems that they have spent allot of time, money and resources on

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Can someone help me get back my admin rights.
I have just one user on my pc , its as a standard user.
Whenever I try to make a change I get a UAC notice telling me to
enter a password , but there is no place for a password nor do I have any
passwords on my pc.
I can't go add or change users or user right cause I just get that same message.

A:Admin rights

See if you can activate this administrator, if you can set up a new administrator account for yourself and delete the problem one.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
You can also use the adminsitrator to go back to good times with system restore.
System Restore
See if you can get in with safe mode
Safe Mode
Maybe you can change the password
User Account Password - Change from WinRE

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Hi. In a corporate setting, I must sometime ask for admin access to change the smallest things. So sometimes they give me admin rights, and then take them away after I'm done. How can I keep them, without having to ask IT every time? Please leave legality and ethics alone, I'm only interested in the technical procedure. Thanks!

A:How to keep admin rights

Sorry bloke, we can't help you with that since it would contravene the rules under which we operate on this forum.

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i just reformatted my pc and install windows xp pro sp3, i can install all other programs with no problem but when i try to install my graphics driver it says i dont have admin right when i am the admini have tried right clicking it and running as administrator but it just tells me denied

A:No Admin Rights

Have you tried redownloading the application?

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I upgraded this week from Win XP (via new install, formatted drive C) to Win 7 Home Premium, currently 6.1.7600 Build 7600. For years, I have followed a method of using the C: partition for the system, and D: and E: for my application data. C: and E: are two partitions on hard disk 1, a Samsung 500 GB SATA drive. D: is on hard disk 0, a WDC 1.5 TB SATA drive.

All my basic applications, Thunderbird, eWallet, Legacy Family Tree, Picture Window, Thumbs Plus et al, read and write to my data on the E: drive and were all running fine under Windows XP. Now under Windows 7, they either need administrator rights or XP compatibility in order to have write access to the files on E:

I have tried the following, with properties on Drive E:
- made myself the owner (my normal user account, which has admin rights)
- given full access to myself and authenticated users, in addition to System & Admins
- when that didn't help, added Everyone and gave them full access to the E: Drive (and all sub folders and files; I am the only person using this computer)

Then I right-clicked on Start, Documents, Properties and added the E: drive to the library.

But in spite of all this, when I run any of the above-named applications, they have no write access to the files on Drive E. Eg. eWallet tells me it only has read access to my wallet file, Legacy Family Tree thinks the data is on a read-only CD ROM, Thunderbird spins forever trying to access my e-mail "local folders" on E:, etc. If... Read more

A:Why does every app need admin rights?

Welcome to the Microsoft Nanny state. It's called UAC(User Account Control), and it is a right PITA for a single-user home PC. If it's any consolation , it felt even worse in Vista.

What you can do.

Make sure you are an administrator with a strong password protected account. If you don't want to have to log on all the time, go here:

start button and type netplwiz and enter (alternatively - run, control userpasswords2) to bring up user accounts dialog box

uncheck the box: users must enter a user name and password...

On the advanced tab, make sure the ctrl alt delete etc box is clear.

OK and you will be asked to confirm your password 2x.

you will also want to check the screensaver password and resume after standby password check in the advanced power settings options is behaving as you wish.

In Control panel, user accounts, change user control settings, set the slider to 'never notify', or whatever you are most comfortable with.

You may also want to create an elevated privileges command prompt shortcut. On the desktop, right-click, new, shortcut, type cmd.exe, ok. Right click the icon and under the shortcut tab select advanced and check the 'run as administrator' box, ok. you may want to change the font, layout and color options to remind you that you have superior permissions in this command window. then copy this to the start menu.

make shortcuts for your legacy applications to run as administrator in the same way, and any that need compatibility for XP, too.

The... Read more

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As a total novice at Vista and a new machine purchased I am keen to keep my son from getting inside this pc. He is always changing various settings without asking so I have tried to set his account to Standard User but he still seems to be getting past that to set himself as an Administrator. I have a password set on my account as Administrator so I do not understand how he is getting past this security. He is proficient at working pc's so when I ask him how he does he just says "I am good". Does he have a way of bypassing the user setting I have given him or does he know my password if the latter then easy to fix but if he has a way to bypass this then what can I do to stop it if anything? Any sensible advice would be much appreciated

A:Admin Rights

Originally Posted by leaky143

As a total novice at Vista and a new machine purchased I am keen to keep my son from getting inside this pc. He is always changing various settings without asking so I have tried to set his account to Standard User but he still seems to be getting past that to set himself as an Administrator. I have a password set on my account as Administrator so I do not understand how he is getting past this security. He is proficient at working pc's so when I ask him how he does he just says "I am good". Does he have a way of bypassing the user setting I have given him or does he know my password if the latter then easy to fix but if he has a way to bypass this then what can I do to stop it if anything? Any sensible advice would be much appreciated

To the best of my knowledge, a standard user can't just change their settings to administrator. I'd stay away from pet's names and birthdates as passwords. Use something that can't be guessed, a non-word combination of upper case, lower case and numbers. IE: G711efx89y

Also, engage parental controls on him as well. Vista has some good control features for parents

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Installed Windows 8, loving it. However, one thing I've noticed is that every time I try to run anything, it runs it as a non-admin. I hate specifically clicking "Run as Administrator" every time I open a program so my question is this, is there a way to make it run every program as admin permanently?

A:Admin Rights

nope, it's there for a reason. it prevents programs from really screwing stuff up without any user interaction. running everything as admin without any sort of user approval is a good way of breaking windows. it keeps you from accidentally deleting or moving something that really should not be touched.

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How can i run windows services (i.e. Tomcat, IIS) without admin rights.

A:Admin Rights

On an XP machine I don't think you can.

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I've had some problems with my admin rights lately, but malwarebytes found nothing. I used the online trend-micro scanner and it found something called joke.agent, but it wasnt able to delete it. After playing around in hijackthis and smitfraudfix, i havent been able to find anything. Hoping somebody can help me out.

Here's my hijackthis and smitfraudfix logs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:25:36, on 03.11.2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
C:\Program Files\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ... Read more

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Running Windows XP SP2 on Compaq w/512 ram and combo CD/DVD drive. When I attempt to save a file to DVD, get msg "you do not have admin rights". Any help appreciated.

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For some reason I get pop-up messages saying I require admin rights when I try to do something such as changing settings in msconfig or running a program as admin. The thing; I am an admin. There's only one account on the computer.

A:Admin Rights

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Hi, I am a beginner and don't understand the logic of Windows Admin rights:

1. I am the adminstrator (the system control confirms that). Still I can not save a txt file under programs (in that case: under Thunderbird Mozilla / Chrome). WHY?

2. The problem exists even when I individually rightclick on "c:" then "programs" then "thunderbird" then "chrome" and as for extended user rights including Writing for all these folders - something that should not be necessary for Administrators anyway...

3. Following the advic eof another user I went to START cmd and entered: net user administrator /active:yes
- so now I could login as "Administrator". Again, my own private account is already indicated as Administrator - but even if I want to login now with this new User: what's the password for Administratr???

My main problem actually is: Why do I get the message that I can not save IF I am the Administrator?


A:Admin rights

Because you do not have Administrative right until you ELEVATE (See the UAC dialog) until then you run with standard user privileges to prevent system files from being changed. If you want to run something with Administrative power, right-click it then "Run as Administrator"

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I have a compaq laptop running XP SP2, two days ago all my destop and pull down shortcuts stopped working, I now have no administrative autority to open any programs, including internet. I have trend software(up to date). I do see a microoft update install but I am not sure if this is part of the problem. If I could install a past backup I am sure that would sovle the problem??

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My log-in was setup with Admin rights. But, in some circumstances I am asked for the Administrator and password...I thought Admin rights are universal if you setup your log-in as an Admin?
An example is: While installing VLC I am being asked for the Administrator password and when I type my password, along with the administrator username, the response is that I am not an admin?

A:Admin rights?

Some software requires that you right click and run as administrator. This is due to the software and not Seven.

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Can any1 let me know how do i change my desktop background, whenever i change it after restarting my laptop, it comes bak to my Office's background. Guess need to change some policy. Got Vista Enterprise 32bit OS.
Can any1 help me plss.

A:How do i get Admin rights..??

Navigate to keys:


if you find in these keys value NoSaveSettings remove them +restart

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Occasionally I need admin rights to do something. I've never set a pass as admin. How do I set myself as admin? No one else uses my laptop. Win 7 Home, 64-bit.

I've been running Windows since 3.1 and don't ever remember being asked to prove I'm admin.

A:Admin rights

Hello PinkiPad,

Ever since Windows Vista and above, the administrator account is actually runs "unelevated". When you do anything that requires elevated rights, you get prompted by UAC to approve first.

This is a security feature to prevent anything from running with elevated rights (run as administrator) without you having a chance to say Yes or No from a UAC prompt first. Anything that runs elevated has full unrestricted access to everything on the PC. This is why this is such a great security feature. Yeah, it could be a pain to have to approve first, but what's a couple of seconds to approve versus not having that option and some malware is able to run elevated in the background without you ever knowing. Run as Administrator
If you still want to be king of the castle per say, then you could enable the built-in "elevated" Administrator account to log on to for this. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Hope this helps,

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An airline passenger rights advocate is accusing Delta Air Lines of hacking into her computer and e-mail accounts to sabotage her organization's attempts to mandate basic services during flight delays.

Delta hacked my email, says passenger rights chief ? The Register

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We upgraded our desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7, with Windows XP we used the resource kitís CDROMLOCK.EXE to lock down CD and DVD. Once installed a user had to be in the local administrators group to access a CD or DVD on that desktop.

For Windows 7 it is not Windows 7 compatible so I run the EXE in Vista SP-2 Compatibility mode, which works perfect.

My question: With a user in the local admin group they have access to the CD and DVD, but also have full access to the desktop, which is of concern. Does anyone know how to assign a user name (Either local Desktop or a Server 2003\2008\2010) domain account to a service or Exe?

Is there a way to either create a folder with full rights and then put the exe in the folder, giving the user full admin rights to the folder, or assign full admin rights to s single EXE file?

I am just not sure how Windows 7 controls local admin rights other than the local Admin Group.

If this is in the wrong group, please move.



A:Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

You should be able to right-click on the exe file, then choose properties. On the "Compatibility" tab, there should be a checkbox for "Run as administrator", which you can check (enable) and save settings.

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So, I'm a highschool student, in a 1:1 laptop school. A vast majority of students are having problems with simple things through user error, and the admins, who I happen to be on pretty good terms with, are tired of it. SO, they've decided to revoke everyone's administrative rights to their computers, and make them normal users. For most, they wont notice the difference, others will complain a little and then aquiesc, etc. But, that's not the problem. My small group of 4-5 friends or so LAN often, and use admin access on a semi-frequent basis, not for anything terribly technical, but I would like to preserve my admin access. Is there any way, -any- way that I can recover these after they batch the computers? They are removing them on FRIDAY, which is ... *sigh* Tomorrow. So ... If there would be a workaround/circumvention/recovery/reassignment/whatever option I could utilize, I would need it very quickly, and hopefully in a distributable/reproducable fashion. If anyone could help out, that would be absolutely wonderful. I've got a few ideas, mostly involving the command line, but I dont know nearly enough about it to make sure that this would work, so, I implore you to lend your collective minds to the task, and find a solution, and I will bend to your knowledge; I'm here for the express purpose of deferring to all of your brilliant minds. Thankyou.


Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.

A:Admin Rights - Help Me Save Them!

Sorry Matt...this is your School's decision to revoke your admin rights on their computers. We can't help you work around this.

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Over the last couple of weeks Kaspersky has been alerting me to trojans that it has told me it dealt with. This evening I got an alert again saying it had dealt with trojan.html.fraud.d. Windows also updated itself this evening.

My PC now seems to have lost admin rights (I only found this out when I went to try and use Nero and it told me I couldn't burn). I am set up as a computer administrator. The log in and shut down has also changed 'look'.

Can anyone please help me and determine if I am infected, how I can get my PC back working normally again and have admin rights!!

I am using XP Media Edition.

Thanks in advance.

A:XP lost admin rights

Lost Administrator rights.

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I just did "chkdsk /f" as someone in that chat adviced me to do because my defragmentation was not moving forward and then it said
"Access Denied"

Even though I am the administrator of the computer.
I also had a likewise error 40000 when a game was trying to update that may have also had to do with Administrator rights.
Yesterday I scanned my computer with AVG Anti-Virus free and it said I had an unknown virus? But then AVG told me it was removed or in quarantine.
I'm using windows XP 64 bit.

Am I infected? What do I do?!


A:Lost some admin rights?

Hello,And welcome to, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can. If you have performed any of the scans below post the logs for those scans, and then perform the ones you have not done.Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
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I have been trying to find out how to correct this for the past 6 months. My son added a Microsoft account to my win 8 HP computer. Because I then had to type a password in every time I turned on or woke up my computer, we tried taking it back off. He typed in netwiz or something like that. I don't know what he did after that, but I can no longer update anything on my computer because I am not the admin. Trusted installer is. I approached HP about this and they want $100 to remotely enter my computer and fix the problem. That means it can be fixed. Only help they gave me is it has to do with the window modular installer. Any ideas as to what they may be doing if they went into my computer? That is a lot of money but I may have to pay it or do a total format and restore to get my computer back.



A:Lost admin rights in Win 8

See here: How to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 8

Do that, then login as Administrator and change the account type for your normal account to Administrator and change or remove the password.

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Hi guys,
i have some problems with dns or opendns at my uni's library. i cant enter some web site which is legal. i want to change dns numbers or how can i pass opendns blockers?
i cant change dns without admin rights at network connections, and i cant open computer Computer Management.
anybody help me?

A:how to change dns without admin rights?

More than likely they are being blocked by a firewall not the dns... Sorry Mate.

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[SOLVED] <--
Sorry to waste ur time, to solve this issue i restart in command prompt safe mode and typed in "explorer.exe" i opened Msconfig and disabled it via the tools menu, i could have just put

"C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"

In the cmd prompt but that the slower way but for the people who have this problem and cant do it via msconfig, start in safe mode with cmd prompt and type in this

"C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"

without the quotes and press enter, then restart your Computer.

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I am helping friends mom and dad who's son ended up in jail. Got caught and done for DD (DUI)and got 8 months (not the first time) His mom and dad want to recover the pictures and some other financial files but all were kept under admin account Here is the catch. There is only 1 user account which is guest..and this machine is network machine ( there are 5 computers all up)
From user account I cannot access his files, have tried deleting the password through command prompt but access denied.
Funny thing is Admin account does not show up at the start up or at log in. Speaking to him I need network admin password to be able to extract the files but with all things going on he has forgotten it all.
I have tried taking hard drive out and connecting it to my machine but I am still asked for admin password (UAC)
Is there anything I can do from guest account to elevate guest to admin to take ownership of given files....
Registry change, command prompt does not work. I have not tried safe mode, but i guess it will be same story.

A:no admin rights but user only


Its pretty difficult for us to suggest something since we can't verify the authenticity of the request. The best bet here is for him to remember the password and pass it on to you - hopefully he can do that soon.


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Hey there all, i've been running Win7 since the first beta and have been having no trouble at all. However, a little while ago, i noticed that my entire C: drive has been set to read-only. I was attempting to install Apache on it, and it worked great. However, when I went to go change the config file, it said i didn't have permission to save it. So I checked and it seems that every file and folder was set to read-only.

I tried unchecking the read-only box and applying settings to all subfolders, etc., but it said I needed admin rights. I activated the Administrator account and tried it on there, and it said I needed admin privileges again. I tried it through command prompt and no luck there either. I tried running a virus scan, rootkit scan and nothing there.

I eventually just reinstalled the OS with build-7068 (I was previously running 7057). Still, no luck. Everything is read-only still and I'm not able to edit any files on the C: drive at all, and it still shows up that I need admin rights. However, i can save files and install programs.

Does anyone know whats wrong, or if there is a possible fix? Thank you in advance, by the way.

A:No admin rights and C:\ is read-only

Hi, neobazz, have you got UAC turned on ,or off.

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i only have windows build 7600 no activated yet and i need admin rights can i get any help ive tried alot i just want to know if i can get some help

A:i need admin rights on windows 7

no help??????? aggggg!!!!

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i was trying to update my computer and also fix a few things that spybot found and it said it cant fix anything because it doesnt have adminstrator rights. theres only one account on this computer and its an admin account and it has a password. by the way im using a netbook. i cant even use microsoft update website to because of this. whats wrong? i didnt change anything in the user account/control panel

A:dont have admin rights?

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I have a need to run a URL shortcut so that the browser opens with admin rights. Does anyone know how this can be done in XP?


A:Run Shortcut with Admin Rights

Not sure why or for what reason you are trying to do what you are doing but essentially you would create a batch file using the runas command.

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Hi i have windows 7 in my laptop i installed tataphoton plus , my network is domain network when the domain user loged and open the tata photon plus its asking administrator user name and password, how do i run without admin rights to the user.

Thanks and Regards,


A:How do i run application without admin rights ?


Is this a work laptop? If so, the rules of the forum prevent us from helping you overcome the security policies that your system administrator has put in place. In this case, you are better off asking the administrator to grant you the rights to run this software, or to provide you with the administrator name and password.


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please can someone help?
I have locked myself out of admin rights and hidden the only admin so now I can't adjust the setting or login to admin to fix, install anything or update!

I created a registry key found through google to hide the administrator and I only wanted to use std users.

A:locked out of admin rights

System restore. If fail, system repair.

Better yet, provide the contents of the reg tweak.

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I have a XP harddrive with a dead boot sector. I daisy chained it to my Win7 machine but the My Documents folder is now in a .sv\incomplete folder. I want to apply admin rights to the entire directory so that I can access the data. Win7 security will not allow me to apply those rights to the entire folder. I can however do it file by file. Ain't no way I am going to do that if I can help it. Any ideas?



A:applying admin rights

It won't matter. Administrators will not be able to access that folder, either. Only the owner can access a user's docs folder.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP (Same for 7 or Vista)

You do not need to use Safe Mode if you have the Security tab.

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I run Windows 7 and Office 2007 and my user have admin rights, but when I need to disable plugins to Outlook I get error message that I need admin rights.....

A:Admin rights problem

The trick is to actually run the program (such as outlook) as an admin process by right clicking and choosing the Run as Adminsitrator option. Depending on your UAC settings you may have to give confirmation.

Disabling UAC completely is another option, but not one that I would advocate (I'd actually normally say turn it up!) since it reduces the security for your computer.

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I've downloaded and installed over 20 different burning programs and none of them work because I do NOT have administrator rights on this pc. Is there a way to be able to burn if I'm JUST a user? (I do NOT have nor can I get access to administrator). Any help would be appreciated!

A:How to burn WITHOUT admin rights

Nope, talk to the person that does have admin rights. I'll bet there's a reason you don't have admin rights.

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confused: I am losing my mind! I have Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop. Now every time i go to install a game, well anything it says i need Administrator privledges to access and denies me. Well i am a damn Administrator for gods sake, this used to belong to my friend, i bought it from him so EVERYTHING that has my name says Darrell before it. I cant get him off of the puter! AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Someone please help me? It also constantly messes up my game launchers so all my games are no good and have to be constantly re installed What ones i can play. AND the card games and such that originally come with the computer are gone. No spider solitaire nada nothing. ERRRRRR. Thank you, Laurel

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Hi People,
I'm new here and a newbie to the computer world. I have a question for anyone who can help. I just bought a new Dell which came loaded with XP Pro SP3. It says I am the administrator but when I go into Group policies to make a bandwidth change the templates are not there. The folder I need is missing from the tree. Any ideas as to why this might be so. I created a user account for my self as the administrator and I have full access rights to do everything except this.
Anyone have a clue?:

A:[SOLVED] Admin rights

Make sure you are running Pro and not Home as Home will not have these settings. Next Boot into Safe Mode and log in as Administrator. If you do not know the password, try leaving it blank. Then you should be able to access those settings.

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Hello, I?m royally screwed. Basicly I can?t do anything because I have no admin rights. After an accidental SID change (I know I know) I got locked out of my admin account. And since this pc has no other accounts I?m f*cked.

First of all, system restore doesn?t work because I didn?t reboot in days. Second, booting in safe mode to get to the secret-administrator account doesn?t work either because it isn?t there. Now I tried the cmd>net user administrator /active:yes but ironicly this needs administrator priviliges ofcourse. An alternative I found for this was boot in safe mode>Ctrl+shift+enter and type net user... but Ctrl+shift+enter didn’t work and running cmd normally gave me the same no-rights error.

All of this wouldn?t be a problem if I could just type in my administrator password somewhere (which I still have just to clearify) and regain acces but ofcourse since this is vista, my password is useless. Way to go!

The only place where I can type in my administrator password is F8>Repair computer, which leads me to the pre-installed vista setup. Here I can login to my administrator account which leads me to the repair options and I already tried all of those exept the complete backup one. Now the funny thing is this > should be displayed but in my case I miss the cmd option which I need for this solution> What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account

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A:Admin rights lost

Maybe you could get access with the system account.
How to gain access to system account the most powerful account in Windows.
use with extreme care.

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I recently got a virus on my computer somehow and it has officially taken over everything. I cannot access internet explorer(AIM and things do work), it doesnt let me boot in safemode. Anytime I try to run something like Adaware it just says you cannot open this file, you do not have permission. Or if I try to do a system restore it says it has been turned off by group policy and you need admin rights to do so. I dont know if it matters but I have found a way to unlock the registry editor.I dont really know that much about computers so any help would be really appreciated...And again, ive searched all over the internet and everyone just says to boot in safe mode, or download this or that....I cannot do either because the virus has already blocked them.ThanksEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Virus took away admin rights

Hello has it blocked all safe mode,ie safe mode with networking?If we cannot do the downloading,we will have to reformat.If you cannot use the Internet,you will need access to another computer that has a connection. From there save the RKill program below and mbam-setup.exe to a flash,usb,jump drive or CD. Now transfer it to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If you cannot transfer to or install on the infected machine, try running the setup (installation) file directly from the flash drive or CD by double-clicking on mbam-setup.exe so it will install on the hard drive.***Manually Downloading Updates: Manually download them from HERE and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.RKill....Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs... Read more

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Hello Guys,

I am looking for an solution.

I have a computer (no domain, no network, no internet ), with 2 Users ( 1x admin, 1x User with poweruser rights ). The User should have the right to install new printers ( the printer are changing every few days for testing ).

Normally Win7 recognize new printer, but only few he don?t recognize and he wants a admin user for installing driver. But I can?t give the User admin rights. What could i do, to solve my problem?

Thank you for help

A:Add Printers without admin rights

Hi there
Are the printers on a Network / attached to other computers or are they LOCAL printers.

This matters because the solutions are different.


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Lost admin rights XP Home
I had I person with admin rights and one with limited, Gave the limited person admin rights then deleted the other. Problem is when I rebooted the person with limited right still had the limited rights and the person with Admin right is gone. So can?t do a system restore or much of anything I keep getting the error message you do not have sufficient security rights. I have tried booting into safe mode and running control users passwords2
I get the admin thing there wanting a password, which I never assigned. Tried it with and without a password Get the message not sufficient security rights.
Any help would be much appreciated

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Ok, so here's my issue. I am the admin on my laptop although some things are disabled. I bought it as a refurb with W7 HP 32bit. If I go to manage accounts and create a new account with FULL power, it already shows me as the Admin. When I go to turn on Windows Updates, it says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator." and I'm unable to click the field that would allow me to turn on the updates because it's shaded.

Thanks for all the help in advance!

EDIT: I just created another account with full admin rights and it was unable to change these settings. I'm stumped.

A:Issues with Admin Rights

To enable the build-in Administrator account, follow these steps:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press ENTER.
5. Type net user administrator <Password>, and then press ENTER.

Note: Please replace the <Password> tag with your password for your administrator account, removing the brackets.
6. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
7. Log off the current user account.

To revert do exactly the same thing but change
net user administrator /active:yes to
net user administrator /active:no

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Hi everyone. I am in need of help. In June I was hit with a virus that took 2 weeks to get rid of. I think some of it is still in my system because my system runs very slow. The virus took away my admin rights so I cant update important programs like flash and now anything with flash will freeze on me. Here is a hijack this report:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:04:40 PM, on 11/19/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark Pro700 Series\lxeemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark Pro700 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Users\Kerry\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Easy Downloads\easydownloads.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_27
Run by Kerry at 12:15:38 on 2011-11-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3039.794 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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i was trying to update my computer and also fix a few things that spybot found and it said it cant fix anything because it doesnt have adminstrator rights. theres only one account on this computer and its an admin account and it has a password. by the way im using a netbook. i cant even use microsoft update website to because of this. whats wrong? i didnt change anything in the user account/control panel

A:Dont have admin rights?

Try right clicking on the program and choose run as a administrator from the drop down menu.

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I have formatted my laptop completely and re-installed Windows XP professional on the laptop. I've had all sorts of problems though getting Windows to recognise my account as having admin rights. In USERS in the control panel it shows the account as being "Computer Administrator". And if I look in "MANAGE" system settings, it shows my account as a member of the administrators group. Yet when I try and install some software I get the "Run As" box asking for details of an account with admin rights. I thought at first that the account may be corrupt, so I created a new account, give it admin rights and tried under that,and it eventually worked. But the problem is slowly coming back, leading me to think that there is something wrong with the system. This is a brand new install of XP so surely there can't be anything wrong.

I think some program installers maybe have checks for admin rights before installing, and for some reason XP is not communicating this correctly to the installer?

For instance, I have an old version of Xara Webstyle 4 that I'm trying to install, but it won't install correctly even thohg it has worked fine in the past.

Is anybody able to help at all?

A:XP won't recognise me as having admin rights

It sounds to me it might be a bad install of XP (hey it happens) so what i would do is backup your data and do a reinstall.

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I get "the user name or password is incorrect", click ok and then let's me log in as either admin or me but me no longer has admin rights. Been into Admin user accts but won't let me change user accounts rights. Admin account doesn't have my programs. This all happended after I ran chkdsk a week or so again.
Downloaded Cain and Abel and my password came up as the one I have. Then tried to boot programs that will wipe passwords so I can start over but my computer, even though I have set it to boot from CD drive won't boot them. Can boot recovery disk but don't want to start all over again. Hard drive crashed 6 months ago and had to start from my external drive but still a pain.
Just want to bypass logon screen when I restart my computer and have admin rights I had before. I am the only one on the computer.

Sorry I couldn't add more info about my computer in the area asked for, if you need, tell me how to get them.
TIA for any help and let me know what other info you need to help. Last resort is going to Best Buy and the Geek guys. Costly!

A:Need Admin rights back

Try resetting your password in safemode...

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When i try and uninstall a app from control panel it tells me i don't have sufficiant admin rights or some such phrase. I googled this and found out how to enable admin account both with the cmd prompt and in the OS by unchecking the disable admin box. Logged back on as admin but no joy. Tried safe mode and still no joy. How can i do this?

A:Cannot uninstall a admin rights

Hi iknowjohnny, Have you tried taking ownership of the file ? Take Ownership Shortcut

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I am an local user in my PC, I don't have admin rights to install software's and do certain changes, even though i need to run IIS manager without admin rights. Please suggest me how to run IIS manager without admin rights.

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It may sound weird but i have 1 user account on my pc and there is a problem with it. When i edit system settings
for example
i change settings in msconfig
i click ok and get a message that i need to have admin rights to change these settings
i click ok and a window pops out that the settings have been saved.
i have been through a few infections in the past and i think that may be the problem source.
this topic is low priority

A:Admin rights mess

What system settings are you changing?Is using msconfig the only system anomaly?<>Well...did you run any scans (AV, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes)?Are all critical updates to date installed for XP?Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues...noted errors?How To Use Event Viewer - Louis

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Good afternoon,

ok i hold my hands up. Set up an admin account seperate from my normal account. I wanted to do it so the guys here couldnt get onto my C drive while i was away from work for a few days.. Now i cant change permissions back.... I can access and run Command prompt as normal.... But not when i click on Command Prompt as admin. it cannot find the program... I am so so stuck. Cant access photoshop.... accounting software.... Nothing works..... The programs cant seem to read the C: at all.... Even sytem restors does not work... Windows cannot access c:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe

Its like there is no administrator but something is !!!

I am logged in as admin when im trying this...... Please help.... I have team viewer if anyone is kind enough to take a look....

Kindest regards,


A:Admin Rights... I cant access the C: Please help/

Changing file permissions willy-nilly can, as you have found out to your cost, cause all sorts of unintended circumstances. To try and get it back in running order may be a real chore; therefore, what is the possibility of re-installing the OS? Do you have your personal data and applications backed up?

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The problem started when a colleague had an excel file he'd forgotten the password to. I downloaded a password hacking utility and ran it. It was not a program at all but a suite of spyware. (I still have the program if you want to have a look! via a VMware machine or similar).Now the windows firewall is switched off and I'm told I don't have admin rights to switch it back on again (this applies when logged on as admin in safe mode as well). I cannot call up task manager eitherI've used Adaware, Spybot and Spyware doctor and cleared out a load but the main problem remains. Spydoctor reports Backdoor.CIADoor.13 - it says it has fixed it but it's there when re-scannedAs the login startup begins the firewall is 'on' but gets turned off as the computer finishes it's startup which make me thing that there is something in the startup sequence. I've used Hijackthis and suspect a 'userinit' entry that I'd not noticed before but best internet advice says it should be there.I hope someone out there can help me ....Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:34:55, on 17/08/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Hijacked - No Admin Rights

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. You don't appear to be running an antivirus program on this computer, which these days, is like committing your computer to a certain death.Please download and install AVG antivirus. Follow the prompts to download and install all updates and then run a complete scan.=============Please download Ewido Anti-spyware and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need run Ewido and update the definition files.On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close Ewido anti-spyware, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.Reboot your computer into SafeMode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your... Read more

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I started my laptop today and it showed a different welcome screen ,and the touchpad scroll also stopped working.When I tried to access msconfig to know aboput startup services it showed this message ""Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS \System32\msconfig. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again"" .The same message appeared when opening regedit and other files on C:.
Ever since my touchpad also doesnt work in between.I mean sometimes it works and sometimes doesnt.

Please provide a solution.I doubt its some virus


A:lost admin rights

Also a message of not responding keeps appearing asking to end process....

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many thanks in advance for any assistance!

i am logged in as admin in xp but have lost rights and am unable to change/add any accounts.

hoping to avoid a complete reinstall - thanks again!!

hjt log as follows:-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:03:24, on 20/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\OO Software\CleverCache\ooccag.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
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