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#1 Cyber1

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:01 AM

Hello. I've just started getting this msg when I try to remove certain programs that were downloaded by me, off of my PC. Windows XP is the system. Message is : "You need to be the administrator to perform this action". Or something like that. I am the administrator and always have been. :thumbsup: I'm thinking that maybe at one time long ago, I set a protected password. But I don't recall doing that and my PC was allowing me to delete things before. Don't know why this is happening now, or where else to check to find it and correct it. I have no virus (anti-virus and firewall are up to date.) So that's not it.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 07:29 AM

Have you removed a virus or malware recently. At times the removal of these things will affect the OS in this way.

Absent any specific suggestions from others, you can run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from the Run dialog ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ )

If that doesn't work, you can always try a repair install of XP. This will save your data and programs while reinstalling the Windows components. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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