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Administrator privileges

  1. #1


    Join Date : Feb 2010
    Posts : 7
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 10:56

    Administrator privileges

    A LOT of features, files, folders, programs on my "NEW" system are useless to me because apparently I don't have permission to access them.
    This is my home computer and I am the only user.
    For example, when I bring up the "personalized" desktop nothing works.

    Window color and appearance.... no response
    Desktop Background................. works well
    Screen saver............................ no response
    Sounds........................error loading Shell32.dll access is denied
    Mouse pointers.............error loading Shell32.dll access is denied
    Themes....................... no response
    Display settings........... no response

    This is only the beginning. I have problems throughout my entire system like this. For example my printer doesn't have permission to access the printer driver files so I cant use a printer.

    In the program manager;
    I cant set my clock....error loading Shell32.dll access is denied
    Phone and modem....error loading Shell32.dll access is denied
    Device manager....unable to locate component
    keyboard options...error loading Shell32.dll access is denied

    The list goes on and on. I know microsoft is known the world over for problems but this seems excessive even for microsoft.
    Anybody have a clue to whats might be going on?
    Everything is new and fresh out of the box with windows vista already installed. This is the way they sold it to me.(and thousands of other people)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Join Date : Jun 2009
    United States
    Posts : 591
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 08:56
    usa us california

     

    Re: Administrator privileges

    Enable the system account:

    refer to this guide: Administrator Account

    Last edited by Brink; 23 Mar 2010 at 21:34. Reason: replaced link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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