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Administrator Access Denied

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#1 Nici


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

I have this thread going in a few different forums.No one seems to have any ideas, so, I thought I'd try everywhere I can.


I am having a serious “access” problem. Uninstalled VGA, and am now unclear on what is going on with my administrator permissions. I continue to get "access denied". unable to access event logs or change any settings, even using my administrator account. I am unable to get updates, or access the "user account controls”. Same thing happens using safe mode; unable to access the recovery tools, diagnostics, C:\ drive, or, the registry. "Access Denied" to everything.


I checked the tutorials, but, am not sure of the problem, so, I do not know what I am looking for.
Can anyone tell me what I may have done wrong to lock myself out my computers administrative permissions? confused.gif
I am using windows 7 home premium, with Comcast Norton Security suite, Constant Guard, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, and superAntiSpyWare.

Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2013 - 04:05 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:01 PM


I have a tutorial, but French


if someone could confirm this, I do not want to mislead you, as you reach the register, I give the information but I do not want it causes problems.

wait a specialist for confirmation



Activate account Grand Administrator Windows 7 Home





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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

Did you set the hidden Admin account to show and try from it? Have you attempted to uninstall Constant Guard (which will not uninstall the Norton portion of the suite) as was suggested in one of the other forums you posted in? Did you try a repair install? http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/295125-administrator-access-denied.html

Just in case: (which may or may not let you do it since you get access denied to everything)
Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/ in English.

In the forum linked to above you stated

I appreciate you hanging in there with me, but, if it is getting to be too much, "Just say the word", and I'll take it into the shop. Just thought I'd try the forums first because my warranty is up.

Before you do that you could try a clean install of Windows 7. This will erase all files on your computer. If they are not backed up you will lose them.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 27 June 2013 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Thank you both. Please check back on Monday, and I'll let you know how things turned out.

Been pretty busy trying to find answers. It'll take the weekend to get things right. Will be following your steps.

Thanks for all of your help. I'll check back with you on Monday.

Have a good weekend.

Edited by Nici, 28 June 2013 - 02:03 PM.

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