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Loss of Admin Privileges/Permissions

Q: Loss of Admin Privileges/Permissions

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After a failed Windows Update some months ago, I was unable to get any further updates. The error message 80070005 indicated I did not have 'privileges' to do so. I installed Hotfix, although not sure what this actually achieved. After Flash crashed later on, I tried to install the newest version, but again, I do not have Admin Privileges to do so. Tried with and without Norton 360 running, with and without Windows Defender running.
Looked at User Accounts. Tried with and without User Account Control turned off.
Gave the PC several full scans, no problems detected.
Looked at some online tips, but as a beginner, don't want to go anywhere near tinkering with the Registry.

help appreciated

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A: Loss of Admin Privileges/Permissions

Possibly you can use this administrator perform the tasks.
Administrator Account
In addition, if you can try to create a new administrator account, for daily use.
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A:Ping issues in games and on and off packet loss

Anyone? :/
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A:Internet packed loss. (Could it be a programs fault?)

What Router brand and model are you using?
Are you connected wired or wireless?
Are you connected 100mbps or 1.0 Gbps.
Have you upgraded the firmware on the router lately?
Also have you upgraded the drivers on the PCs network cards?
Have you ever power cycled the power on the router or modem?
Any switches connected to the router? If so, try a different port.
Have you tried a different port on the router?

Packet loss in a router means the router started degrading on the ports side.
Device could be overheating or just have duff ports (bad)
In your case you can also.

1. Backup config settings in the Router
2. Do a Factory Reset will wipe all prior settings out
3. Restore Backup config settings in the Router

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A:Getting packet loss on only one computer on the same network

Describe the network hardware (make/model how old) and your connections to it. I've seen ethernet slots on routers go bad, so swap the cable from one slot to another.
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A:RealTek HD Audio - Random loss of microphone functionality


A friend of mine is having the exact same problem. Audio just cuts out when using his microphone and he also uses XP SP3 w/ Realtek.
Haven't been able to pinpoint the problem, but to me it is safe to assume that this is a bug in XP as he has no issues in W7.

What motherboard do you have? you might have the same mobo as him as well.
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A:Loss of video


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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

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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.
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hash code [ 15656]
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100C would melt/damage the CPU quickly. Get a better 3rd party cooler
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A:At a loss. Possible Mobo?

sounds like you have a lot of background crap running... read here:
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You want to keep the data on both drives? Plain impossible. The most obvious reason being that your drives have 500GB worth of data when separate, while a RAID0 setup would be 400GB (double the smallest drive).

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A:Visiontek HD4870 - At a Loss with this Crashing

1. Uninstall the drivers from Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel of Windows.
2. Restart the computer.
3. Run Driver Sweeper*, select the drivers that you have uninstalled and click Clean button.
4. Install the new drivers.

* For Windows Vista users, please run Driver Sweeper in administrator mode.
Right mouse click Driver Sweeper shortcut and click Run as administrator.

To download and install Driver Sweeper, please click HERE. (direct link)
Save DriverSweeper_1.5.5-setup-[].exe file on the hard disk.
Run DriverSweeper_1.5.5-setup-[].exe.


Of course if the card (or video) is faulting outside Windows, when you first turn on your computer. Then it's not a Windows issue or driver issue

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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

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what kind of psu do you have?
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Troubleshooting video issues:


Does sound like Faulty Video Card
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Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

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Just go slowly.
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All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

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read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
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A:Loss of connection with wireless

When it drops out, can you ping an external server - like ?

Start/Run type CMD, and in the dialogue box type - with the space -

If you can ping ok, go to Network Connections in the Control Panel, right click on the adapter you are using, Properties, TCP-IP Properties, Advanced, Options, TCP-IP Filtering Properties, and make sure " Permit All " is checked {don't bother with the "Enable TCP IP Filtering".

That should do the trick {I don't know how it changes, but I see it a bit at work, generally on machines running Norton}

Let me know how U go.
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A:Sudden loss of resolution

Mine doesn't show that one in my driver setup.

It is a normal one though (wide)
I wonder if the drivers you loaded does not have this one either
And the old drivers did

Go through the video settings and confirm there is no option saying enable wide
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This not a nephew issue, just normal Windows !

Try System Restore to a date when all was OK (yesterday?)
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You are on your way by the sound of it. Simple file sharing off enables the security tab in folder properties, which is good.
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REMEMBER: Deny overrides Allow.
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If you overwrote the data, then there is no way to get it back.
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Hello and welcome to Techspot,
That message: "no output device installed" could mean that there's no driver installed for the audio device or it has been disabled, either from windows or the BIOS, I'm not familiar with USB headphones but if you were geting sound with those is weird that there's not sound at all from the Laptop speakers, if you were using en external audio device that connects to your headphones maybe that's why, because you were using a thrid party audio card not exactly the one your Laptop has onboard.
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A:At a Loss... Motherboard?

Replacing the motherboard is a good idea
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A:Memory Loss?

You are running a 32bit OS. It won't show you 4gigs unless you are running a 64bit OS. I briefly searched for your issue but came up blank, its been asked lots of times before here, I'm sure someone will give you a 'real' explanation soon.

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A:Network Connection Loss

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A:loss of network conectivity

You only described one of the PC's
As you are probably aware, networking successfully, requires rest and relaxation, then slowly thinking everything through.
Stress over the failure is always part of the problem.
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Borrow cable/dsl modem.
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Boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 before the Windows screen appears. Go into Control Panel, User Accounts, Administrator, and remove the passwords from there
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Hi Timbo and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

Which method of finding networks are you using, is it the cards own software or the Windows wireless software.

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A:Strange file system BUG (NTFS>FAT16) Loss of data.

Can you back up your data using DVD's, then reformat the storage drive NTFS once again?
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Extra recycle bin protection

My experience with this is not completely solved, but it has improved. I believe that my trouble is caused by use of Norton's recycle bin protection. I used this tool to empty its recycle bin. Next I turned it off from protecting all drives. The drive that was in trouble is an external usb drive. Over time it appeared with different drive letters. Norton appeared to track all these drives. Additionally, it seems that system restore was automatically turned on for this drive also. I turned it off for all drives, also.

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Here is the link to Microsoft for their help:

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A:Inspiron 6000 admin password

Take a look at this thread HERE.

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A:Folder Permissions on Network Drives?

nkarunatilaka said:

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.Click to expand...

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A:emachine loss of video when in Dos?

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A:FPS loss in CS...

First of all I don't play CS but used to play HL.

Try this

fps_max "100.0" {in the config file}
mp_decals "300" try a number lower than this

-heapsize XXXXX
Where XXXXX is, you can place a number, and Half-Life will allocate that much memory (in kilobytes) for use with the game. While many recommend setting this anywhere from 75 to 100% of your system memory, I have generally noticed performance seems much better when Half-Life does its own memory management.
example E:\cs\cs.exe -heapsize 20000

Of course This guide

Lastly, play with no sound to see if frames stay good.
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IPEX Computing

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It's just marketing. The storage device manufacturers sell kilobytes as 1000 bytes, megabytes as 1000000, gigabytes as 10^9. It makes the devices look bigger.

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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

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:Can't connect to admin page on Belkin Router

So this is with the pc connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable?
Go to My Network Places, and on the left theres a thing that says "show all UPnP devices" or similar. Click on it, then go to your LAN settings and set your IP address to auto, or vice versa. Plug in/turn your router back on and it should come up as a network place. From that doubleclick it and enter admin etc..
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A:RAM upgrade Causes loss of Ethernet Connection

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A:admin password

Yes. Ask the admin using e-mail for example

No one will be able to give a sensible answer to such a vague question.

And no, no one is going to tell you how to steal peoples passwords and do other illegal or unethical stuff.
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A:Need to set dirty flag - No admin pwd and xp unbootable

Auditor Security cd from is what you need my friend very handy for cracking admin passwords. just boot to it and you are gold. don't know if you are familiar with this collection cd and if not they have the instruction pdf on the site for download as well. it will crack a 8 letter and asterick password in probably ten to twenty admin pass is 15 unprintables and asterick characters and it cracked it with the incremental option on the sam file. took alot longer than it should for your current issue..just an idea mate
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A:please help with me HD loss problems

Install Sequoia View and look at the pretty pictures to see where your disk space is.
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A:Linksys WRT54G Wireless Signal Strength Loss

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