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#1 philcol

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 05:31 PM

I have only two accounts on my PC, me - administrator and guest.
But certain programs/actions refuse me access because of not having administrator rights?

A check of my system in explorer shows in documents and settings, Administrator, Administrator - homepc, All users, A computer description, Default user, Guest, Owner and me. None of which (apart from me) I have created.

Why? Is this the problem?

Any ideas, Thanks.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:23 PM

When you created your account did you give it administrator rights or just user?

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 01:57 PM

Thankyou for your quick response. Yes I did give myself admin rights.
I don't know whether it's got anything to do with it, but I think this problem only started after service pack two, some time ago.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:43 PM

If you think your problem is SP2 related, Microsoft will give you assistance.

Microsoft Security Product Support Policy

Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no
charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 04:59 PM

Thankyou for your assistance, I will try there.
If no joy I will just have to bite the bullet and reinstall XP from scratch, unless of course anyone else knows of this problem.
Thankyou again. :thumbsup:




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