Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:21 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:45 PM
i forgot to mention that part.
but most ppl i helped out, it works oust smoothely.
this doesnt rule out errors though, but in this case back up is debatable.
if a virus is involoved it would have corrupted many files.
the backup is just gonna transferr corrupted files to the dvd or cd and then back on the computer if attempted to use.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 01:03 PM
I know what you mean when you say it works... cause it worked forever to repair windows instalations...
then one day it froze up on a customers pc, and my mouth dropped open... luckily I had stuff backed up, but I was like What the... is going on... its always worked...
I like to see computers as a mathimatical equation in life... like the # 100, or 100%... there is no way to evenly devide 100 into 3 parts... you can say 33 1/3 x 3 = 100% but that isnt whole... its the unbalanced equation...
All computers have this, and at one time or another they reach that point, and by all means everything should work as its made to work, and you are doing everything the right way, yet for some odd reason it wont freaking work like it always has...
gotta love them...
Posted 18 August 2006 - 01:48 PM
Backing up XP
Rickles- (still with us- we got sidetracked!) you are showing an account with admin rights, so you should be able to create another account with admin rights. Have there been any other prompts saying you don't have admin rights, or an inability to perform any other function than an ICQ one? I think repairing Windows over this is a little drastic, because if that user account you currently have is corrupted, we can probably fix it easier than risking a repair. If you aren't getting any other errors than that ICQ one, it is probably bad code by ICQ, not your Windows admin rights- just my thoughts.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:47 AM
I'm still with you.
I only get the message about admin rights when trying to instal the new ICQ.
I don't mind doing the Windows repair as there is nothing on the computer I cannot replace or need.
I back up all my work etc to a removable drive or DVD.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 09:47 AM
after the back up though, maybe i should recommend scanning the removable drive or dvd. cuz if a virus or malware screwed up your computer in the first place, it might be transferred on to that dvd and then come back to your computer. and then you know what willl happen. the same old screw up
Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:25 AM
I usually check both the main and the backup together for viruses but I have just scanned the removable drive on its own (see photo) and Ad Aware was also negative.
Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:13 AM
try a different program.
check for adware, spyare, virus, and bots.
i use Avg antivirus, Sypbot serach and destroy for bots. adware se personal for adware.
Edited by nerdcentral, 20 August 2006 - 10:14 AM.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:55 AM
As requested I have scanned the computer again using:
Ad Aware SE
nothing was found on any of the scans.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:32 AM
Now that's cleared up what about the Admin Rights issue?
Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:55 AM
Press: winkey + r
type: control userpasswords2
Edited by fleamailman, 22 August 2006 - 03:06 AM.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:32 AM
It is a pity that it has SP2, or we perhaps we could have used the
window XP privaledge escalation exploit.
that is to hack into admin
I know that this is your machine but I don't think Geekstogo should be teaching this stuff or else other people will copy it.
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