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WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Q: WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

So for the second time this month a Windows Update has basically killed my machine As I was going to bed at GMT WindowsUpdate started an auto-install and rebooted my as made admin act available? Admin no privileges WinUpdate machine As I logged into the Admin-level account normally it appears to stop loading any of my programs - firewall AV email everything Volume appears and that's it I click my browser icon on the jump bar and it popsup an alert box that says quot Windows cannot access the specified device path or file You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available? quot I get this on everything command prompt window Games on non-boot drive Windows utilities programs themselves Funnily enough although quot Run as Admin quot on my browsers doesn't work using the quot Run Safer quot option through my OnlineArmor firewall program guard does allow a browser to run But not anything else And not as with Admin Privileges Bloody annoying I can't uninstall anything quot Last Known Good Configuration quot and quot Safe Mode quot does nothing for this problem There's no way to access quot System Restore quot so even if there is a restore point which there should be - I made one after reinstalling at beginning of the month the last time this happened I can't use it The quot Shut Down quot button on the Start Menu constantly tells me to click it for the update process again times or so and it's still there I can access My Computer through Start Menu and move files around What in blazes is happening And why twice after a Windows Update that I cannot defer or block P GHz GB Dual-Channel PC- RAM ATI HD MB GPU Win Ultimate -bit EmsiSoft's OnlineArmor firewall Avast Anti-Virus

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A: WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Addendum :

Managed to create a new Admin-level user.
No go. Same problem. Will not run anything - not enough permissions?!
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A:How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
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A:Sony Vaio DVD ROM stopped reading home made CDs and DVDs

In any CD/DVD RW drive, there are 2 'lasers'. One is for reading, the other for writing.
From what you have said, it sounds as if the 'writing' head has lost power, or is failing in some way.
So when you use a commercial DVD it reads perfectly, but when you try to load from the DVD's you burned on that drive, it is unreliable.
The only real answer is to buy a new CD/DVD drive unit. It's very easy to fit, and not very expensive either. I have found also that some CD/DVD drives seem to read 'bought' discs better than others, maybe some alignment differences between manufacturers ?
When you get a new drive installed, you can make new copies of the unreliable discs.
If you don't like the idea of taking the drive out, you can buy a stand-alone CD/DVD RW that will plug into (usually 2) USB ports. Not good on a laptop ! There are some that will use only 1 USB port though. Hope that's of help.
* This is one I have, but be aware that the read/write speed is only X8 on DVD.
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A:Ready made desktop

Unfortunately no one will know how well any PC's are going to work on the future games until they are released but the dell would certainly be great for modern games.

Here's another option from Dell/Alienware:

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Overclocked Intel® Core? i7 930 Quad Core Processor (3.36GHz, 8MB Cache)
Single 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460
6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
1TB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 32MB Cache HDD
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
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A:HP Mini admin password unknown

You need to talk to HP, after changing the registered ownership, and may need a document about the fate of the previous owner. You may have to send it to a certified HP service center with a formal notice of change of ownership included.
As for TechSpot, there is a policy to not provide assistance with passwords.
What you want to do is usually very difficult in the best of circumstances.
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...or if you bought this PC what do you think the retail price should be/what would you pay for it?

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2. Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power
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6. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

You should be able to find all these items on Newegg.

EDIT: Sorry, I just noticed the sticky post about future builds and asking opinions. Do I need to move this post? I will know better for future reference.

A:If you made this PC..

The trouble with providing an accurate answer to this question is that manufacturers get a better price on both OS and components than you possibly can.

If it was just a question of adding the markup, I'd say, "add together the component prices, and multiply by 1.33 to arrive at a reasonable estimate of selling price. But I suspect that if you were to do this, you'd quickly find that a prebuilt with the same hardware would be a fair amount cheaper.

I suppose that the moral of the story is, that you should build so that you can get exactly what you want, and learn something in the process, but not because you think you'll save money.

This differs somewhat in the very high end of prebuilt and custom machines, as the price markup is higher at those price points. Meaning that you could likely build a high end machine at or below what it would cost to buy assembled, but not a low to mid priced machine.
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Oh and I need to be able to read and write to it from both PC and Mac.

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A:Home made NAS vs prebuilt one

Jayb118 said:

Im looking for a setup that I can use for storing and sharing files, share my printer and maybe a media server to stream music and videos.Click to expand...

A NAS is storage only, so the print sharing and media server software will not run there -- you can of course place the media files on it too.

Oh and I need to be able to read and write to it from both PC and Mac.Click to expand...

Just format the HD as FAT32. Windows will only format 32gb of fat32 -- perhaps you could use the Mac. If the disk is very large (eg: 1 TB), I would create two partitions.

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Buy a dedicated product
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
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A:HP 6730B bios admin password problem

I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:

HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).

I read all messages of the reference topic about the same problem (as suggested) but I didn't find my needs.
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i'm building a new desktop, will basically use it for programming, movie and music editing, and gaming as well. i need your help about the choices that i made.Click to expand...

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A:Admin Password

If you are the registered owner of the laptop you are probably better off contacting Dell support.
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A:New 4870 X2s run hot - RivaTuner Needs Admin Clearance to run?

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A:Admin Password chip location on Dell Latitude C840

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Made a house computer

Inside the 3 MiniDumps:

BugCheck 3B, {80000003, fffff80001026cd0, fffffadfb713cd40, 0}
Probably caused by : afd.sys

BugCheck 3B, {80000003, fffff80001026cd0, fffffadfc3f4f070, 0}
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BugCheck 3B, {80000003, fffff80001026cd0, fffffadfb849fd40, 0}
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PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exeClick to expand...

Download WinsockFix Here
And reset your Network
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A:Internal SSD made into USB external

The usb bus would severely limit the speed between the computer and the drive.
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A:Testing a display on a notebook the display was not made for

My concern is will the presario power inverter for the screen over power this display...

no. Inverters are very, very specifically designed for given systems... and rarely can be used on anything but the lcd for which they were designed.

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A:How are microprocessors made?

This is an interesting question posted, Some one please explain to me too ^^. Do you know how a procesors proceses logic? Or, at least, don't care too much? If either of htose are true, it makes this post so much simpler. That and transistors.

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Your question:

While i can't imagine how that would be done, i also can't imagine how one would build a printer that could print "pixels" just a few atoms across.Click to expand...

Your right it seems, apparently you can't control the materials fine enough, which is waht the light sensitive materials are used. A laser is shined through an ultra fine stincil to "etch it in"
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call SBC and have them check sounds like the telephone line has problems, explain to them exactly what it is doing.
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A:Dell Latitude110L admin password

Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

hello the dell of my brother is blocked with an administrator password, I will to know if it is possible to regulate this problem

the model is dell latitude 110L, the service tag is #204FM1J-595B

who could help me please ??

if someone can help me,contact me

thanks guys and good luckClick to expand...
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Hi heres hoping you can help me.

I have a wireless connection through a Netgear DG834G from a Dell M6300 running Windows XP which is working fine with respect to accessing the internet..

I also have a desktop (wired to the router) which is also running fine.

The problem is that I cannot log into the router wirelessly as Admin on
I can login to the router as Admin from the wired PC, but not the laptop !!
I get to the login screen to input password but when pressing enter the login box just re-appears with the password field blank again.
I know the password entered is correct and accurate as it works from the wired desktop

(note: I have changed my laptop recently from HP to Dell, I was able to access the router wirelessly as Admin to perform maintenance with the HP model)

Any ideas ?

A:Cannot connect to wireless router as admin wirelessly

Are all the settings correct for the wireless laptop.
encryption method WEP, WPA, WPA2

Does the router even see this new laptop?
Do you still have the older laptop?
Check to see if the DELL firewall is disabled under Windows, make sure it off.
Try opening up a session: ping
Does the laptop get IP by DHCP,

ipconfig /release wait.... ipconfig /renew wait... try it again does work then
try static IP then do ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns

If all still doesn't work try..
re-joining the wireless router
disconnect using the wireless in range method on the laptop
reconnect but remove the password then re-do it then click on connect see if the wireless laptop can connect.
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This cpu is 7 yrs old.

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All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

--> HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)
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read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sticks of ram go bad all the time. I very much doubt that Vista was to blame, in fact, I`ve never heard of software killing ram. It`s just a coincidence.

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Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Reset Password


Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,

Email paragon33 at the address found on my site, he is an expert at these, you could also take a look at this site here.


(PS this thread may get moved to one of the open threads)
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A:Software won't run unless under admin account

make the other accounts admin. or install software for all the users.

if you only have limited account restart computer and keep pressing F8 button and when options show up choose Safe Mode and choose Administrators Account.

Hope it helps
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A:Portable admin tools?

Here have used a program that runs various portable apps from a flash stick.
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A:Exporting users .pst from Admin account

Just browse to the relevant folder in the user's Documents and Settings..

If it denies access, take ownership of the folder and subfolders.
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Here are a few that run on a usb U3 drive:
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A:Changing admin password without usb/cd capabilities

Did you attempt to boot into Safe Mode?

IF/once you get there,

change the pwd for the admin account(s)
use a better method of picking passwords - -

Also understand that multiple accounts with Admin rights allows any of them to change all passwords - - obviously just not going to work.

In addition, allowing multiple persons to share the same account has the same problem.
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A:Run as Admin.

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You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.
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A:Lost Admin Account

How about System Restore?
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It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
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A:Laptop not loading - 'no admin account'

To start with, either remove the hard drive and slave it to another computer to copy the data off of it
or, use a bootable drive to boot into another OS and then copy the data to an external drive (may require disabling SecureBoot and enabling legacy/CSM).
Once that's done, start with these free, bootable diagnostics:
Again, you may have to disable SecureBoot and enable legacy/CSM in order to boot from the disks
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A:Admin zip 0607

I have no clue at how this relates to what I've been helping with in a separate topic (or if it even relates to what I was doing).
Please post in the original topic so that we know what this is in reference to.
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I'm also finding that My router drops the connection to this pc when I log in as a normal user, and so I can only use the internet from root. That can't be good!

A:I've made it! yay!

Spike said:

How do I go about changing the monitor refresh rate and resolution to something less headachey? I'm at 800x600 right now, and It's not letting me set it any higher.Click to expand...

Welcome to hell

I've been using UNIX for a number of years. I still have to use xf86config to chance screen modes (its a command line app and requires you to have a lot of knowledge of your hardware). I'm sure theres probably a GUI app that does it, somewhere.. it'll be different in every damn DE though.
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A:Administrative Privileges

Download RatsCheddar

It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
Save and extract this program to the desktop.
Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
Enable everything, then click Exit
Reboot your Computer.

This can also be a warning sign of Virus/Malware infection

Have a look at:

Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
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1. I am the administrator on my computer
2. I don't have a folder named 'Documents' where it should be, although there is one named 'Shared Documents'

can anyone help?


A:Insufficient privileges to my documents?

The path for the installation is wrong. (if this is Vista)

You need to change the installation path to:
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A:You are made active

Looks like it could be a virus. Look at this. I wouldn't open it.
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Is the date and time on the computer correct? Do you see "Windows is not genuine" in the lower right corner of the desktop?
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A:BSOD when logging in with no admin rights

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A:SMTPBeamer Admin

Check the Internet Mail Options (where you enter your POP3/receiving info. Check in the Edit option for your ISP)
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A:No admin accounts?

You'd probably be better off wiping it and starting from scratch. Too much of a hassle just to get it working and you'd probably still have issues later on.
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A:Nice little Tip R.E. admin username

Create a new user in User Accounts in Control Panel called Mark (Administrator privlidged)
Log off, then log on to the new user - Mark

This will fix your documents folder to:C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\My Documents

The Windows registered owner can be changed by many tweak tools, or by the manual registry editing (Warning manually changeing/editing the original installed owner name can stop some programs from working or updating, including all Security updates (that have the original installation name attached)

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I have found that you only have to install it under Admin , mine all run fine After I revert the user back to normal.
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A:Palm PDA<->Outlook sync software that DOES NOT REQUIRE admin privileges

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A:"User does not have access privileges" - NOT what you might think

boot into safe mode, use an admin id

find the folder in question, TAKE OWNERSHIP (as admin)

then add read/write priv for your normal user id
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A:Lost admin rights after virus infection.

Try performing an XP repair:
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A:XP Pro Ask for Password I never made

Alantrini said:

The last thing I did yesterday was install a game I had downloaded from a Usenet group along with a No CD crack fileClick to expand...

And you wonder why your getting trouble ??

I sugest you put you hard drive in another computer and copy your data off,

then reformat or google for a fix.
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Welcome to Techspot I hope you enjoy it here.
It sounds like you did not check the 'Users must enter a user name and passwrd to use this computer ' on the user accounts page for each user including Admin.
If this doesn't work there are other things that can affect this but I would need more info.
Remember the Admin user and user #1 can't have the same name
Tell us how it works out
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not likely, unless you are the one doing the hack-tweak