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Q: No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.


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A: No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.
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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: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).

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100C would melt/damage the CPU quickly. Get a better 3rd party cooler
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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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Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

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A:Cant find EEprom on Dell Inspiron 8100 (admin bios pw)

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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

Reset Password


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It lets me log in as admin only, albeit very slow and haphazard. It hangs when trying to log in as the user.
Whilst logged in as admin is there any way i can access the users email and export to a .pst so i can then re-import it onto a working laptop? If i log in to the user in safe mode, then try opening outlook it comes up with an error, asking me to restart the program or reinstall.
Using Outlook 2003 on XP Pro SP2 laptop.
Thanks for any help offered

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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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I included a png picture

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Your picture is not all that clear

And instead of saying:

3 Then Follow the picture and click yes!Click to expand...

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Hi Jamal01,
I would need the Dump files in order to analyse the situation your system is in and help cure it ^_^.
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Put those accounts in the same user group and assign permissions that way. Create both accounts and configure the first one. Use the Copy User Profile tool and copy the configured profile over the directory containing the second profile. Make sure you make the profile usable for new account.
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A:Unable to get back Admin Privilages

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A:When installing Yahoo Messenger It tells me that im not admin...

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1) Right click on "My Computer" icon on your desktop
2) Select "Manage" from the popup menu to launch "Computer Management"
3) Click on "+" next to the "Local Users and Groups" to expand it
4) Next click on "Groups"
5) Double-click on "Administrators" from the Right Panel
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That's all.

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Change Computer Name

To change your computer name go to:

"Right Click" My Computer/
Then Click on Properties/
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I hope that helps (This is my first time to post on this forum) :wave:
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A:deleting admin password from corrupt drive

Welcome to TechSpot

You can take ownership of these files as follows:
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A:After adjusting values in netplwiz - All user accounts are gone?!


First, please let me know what method you use to backup onto NAS.
The problem may be cause by the following reasons.

The settings in properties of the account is incorrect.User profiles missed or damaged.
The 3<sup>rd</sup> part backup tool will bring more problems.

You can follow the suggestions below to solve the problem.

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a. Ntuser.dat
b. Ntuser.dat.log

       c. Ntuser.ini
For more details about this step, refer the link below.

Best Regards
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In "Computer" is there a D:? It could be a recovery partition.
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A:XP Pro locked down to non-admin user

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My name is Jake and I have recently enrolled in a college. Woohoo!


Try Profile 2.

If not, then remove all Chrome links from the task bar. Open "Jake" and pin that to the task bar, switch profiles and then pin that to the task bar. That should pin both accounts.
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I tried creating a schedule task for starting the program from Admin account and created a shortcut for the program.

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A:Admin access from standard user for particular program

You could probably check the properties of the datacard and select it to "always run in admin mode", like you can for software.