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Rickles

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For some wierd and wonderful reason ICQ decided to update.

When I loaded the new program it said that I did not have Administrator Rights.

I found on the internet the instructions to do this.

I restarted the computer and gently pressed F8 and selected Safe Mode.

When the screen came with Administrator box and a box with my name underneath I clicked Administrator and the 'eggtimer' started for 10 seconds and then nothing.

I retried the above steps and clicked the box with my name and the computer went straight into Safe Mode.

I retried with Administrator but no go.

Can you help?

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If you are locked out of your machines admin rights, + the one in safe mode... sounds like you got own3d by a nice virus...

Once upon a time me and a friend of mine formatted and put xp on his machine, first thing we did was go to windows update once windows was up, updated, restarted, and went to login, there was a new username password protected and we could not get into admin...

There are a couple of exploits that allow a certian virus/attacker to manipulate your machine and suddenly youve lost admin privs without even knowing it, till you go to install something.

Before you try much else, open your internet explorer, click TOOLS, and click WINDOWS UPDATE... windows releases a new MALASCIOUS software removal tool automatically in their updates, and I beleive it actually looks for this issue.

Give that a shot, and if it doesnt work, might need to move on to the malware section.
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Hi,

According to Windows Update I am up to date.


Ran the Windows-KB890830-V1.18 and nothing there, see photo

[attachment=10026:attachment]


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Ok, you can also try downloading and installing www.ewido.com

Once installed, update it, then run a full scan see if it finds some stuff for you, if it does, its possible spyware has disabled your admin rights.
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There is a difference between the real admin account and the account you prob use that has admin rights. If your XP came pre-installed, the real admin account may have a blank password unless you set one. See if this helps:
http://support.micro...p;Product=winxp

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[attachment=10032:attachment]

Ewido says I'm okay, see photo.

Strange thing happened: Last night the Downloader I used dropped to 3.5kb/sec.

When I switched on today and connected to the internet I could not get any site on the browser.

However I could get email okay.

I did a system restore and after reconnecting it all was back to normal and the Downloader was back up to 25kb/sec.

Later I will retry to get into Admin Rights.
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Hi again,

I tried to access Admin Rights but I am still getting the same problem.

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Is anyone there????????????????????????
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Does your user account have admin rights? Do you know the password for the real admin account? Do you have XP pro or home?
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Hi,

Does your user account have admin rights? Do you know the password for the real admin account?

I don't know anything about these.

I use XP Home with SP2 and use Windows Updater to keep current.

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[attachment=10238:attachment]

Is this the folder for the Admin Rights?

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Go into your Control Panel and click User Accounts. What kind of accounts are listed there, and which one do you ordinarily log in as?
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[attachment=10241:attachment]

Hi Johanna,

As requested see photo.

Normally I just fire up the computer and it just starts up to the normal desktop.

I am not what you would call computer literate so I may be a bit slow now and then.

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i suggest this to a lot of ppl for some reason or the other.
Use the microsoft xp cd that came with ur computer.

plz dont mess that part up. :help:
insert the disk in the computer....
reboot.
and activate the bios by pressing del right after you press the reboot button on ur computer.
go to the disk priority.
change the boot order so that the cd drive loads first.
press F8- the key and then hit ok.
reboot by the power button

there will be a one line messsage:
Please any key to boot from disk....
so press a key.
the cd will do some tests... ignore all that crap
then it will ask you to
ok
  • Install XP system
  • Repair windows using repair console
  • cancel
select install xp system
it will give you more options.
  • Repair windows
  • Install Fresh copy of windows
  • cancel
Select repair windows.
it willl reinstall the windows xp.

important information. this will not delete any of ur files or programs. hovewer ur service packs will be gone. so re-download them.

it will finally show a blue screen with words and graphics and everything. it will start installing and doing all the crap it needs to. when you see this screen though.

PRESS SHIFT+ F10 -again F10 the key-
this will load Command Prompt

Type this command in:
controluserpasswords 2
a dialog with all the user accounts will come up and then select the account that is the admin or all of the accounts and reset their passwords using the password reset button.
after this enter the following command
exit
this will exit the cmd
Let the installation complete.---- takes about 30- 45 mins.

And after all this work :blink: its done :whistling:
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""""""""important information. this will not delete any of ur files or programs. hovewer ur service packs will be gone. so re-download them. """""""


I would like to add the note that this is actually not a true statement.

Personally I have done many restores for a great many people, and 90% of the time everything goes smoothly.

But I have had a few rare cases where I go to restore/repair from the cd and the reinstall or repair froze up in its instalation (in most cases on a machine where a virus has modified the MBR) and wound up not being able to reinstall windows as well as having tried the repair unable to access windows thus resulting in needing to format...

In most cases the repair goes smoothly. But it is not 100% full proof.
You should always back up anything you would regret losing.
Forget about the programs, simply back up the items that cant be replaced.

Computers are not 100% fullproof, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 18 August 2006 - 12:18 PM.

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