Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

XP won't recognise me as having admin rights


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_WelshSteve_*

Guest_WelshSteve_*

  • Guests
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:58 AM

I have formatted my laptop completely and re-installed Windows XP professional on the laptop. I've had all sorts of problems though getting Windows to recognise my account as having admin rights. In USERS in the control panel it shows the account as being "Computer Administrator". And if I look in "MANAGE" system settings, it shows my account as a member of the administrators group. Yet when I try and install some software I get the "Run As" box asking for details of an account with admin rights. I thought at first that the account may be corrupt, so I created a new account, give it admin rights and tried under that,and it eventually worked. But the problem is slowly coming back, leading me to think that there is something wrong with the system. This is a brand new install of XP so surely there can't be anything wrong.

I think some program installers maybe have checks for admin rights before installing, and for some reason XP is not communicating this correctly to the installer?

For instance, I have an old version of Xara Webstyle 4 that I'm trying to install, but it won't install correctly even thohg it has worked fine in the past.

Is anybody able to help at all?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 computerxpds

computerxpds

    Bleepin' Comp


  • Moderator
  • 4,486 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA

Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:04 PM

It sounds to me it might be a bad install of XP (hey it happens) so what i would do is backup your data and do a reinstall. :thumbsup:
sigcomp.png 
If I have replied to a topic and you reply and I haven't gotten back to you within 48 hours (2 days) then send me a P.M.
Some important links: BC Forum Rules | Misplaced Malware Logs | BC Tutorials | BC Downloads |
Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook! | Twitter! | Google+| Come join us on the BleepingComputer Live Chat on Discord too! |

#3 Romeo29

Romeo29

    Learning To Bleep


  • Members
  • 3,194 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:127.0.0.1
  • Local time:01:17 PM

Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:56 PM

I think re-installing is a good thing to do in this case. First thing you do after reinstalling is install Acronis TrueImage and create an image for XP partition. So next time something happens you can just restore from the image in 2 minutes.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users