"Ballina" <Ballina@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have tried reading the other help questions on this and tried doing some
> the answers with no success.
> All my windows updates are failing. I'm being told I have to be the
> administrator to go in and delete corrupted logs/ etc. I am the
> administrator on this computer but I did not set up any password. Most
> common windows update error is Windows Update error 8007000b.
> When I have the command prompt up it shows users\rose. I have tried right
> clicking and do not get administrator in the drop down menu. I type in
> fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\. and an reply comes back that I must
> run it as a administator. I have also tried keying this in just at the c:
> prompt. I see that I am the administrator of the computer so is that why
> do not get the drop menu on the right click to show administrator?
> How do I fix this problem?
> The other problem I have is I can't get manual defrag to work. I just
> erased 11 gigs out of my recycle bin and wanted to run defrag. I'm almost
> ready to go out and buy a 3rd party defrag.. can someone help on this
Rose, did you right click the shortcut to the command prompt?
Click the Start Orb, type CMD, the first choice in the search pane will be
"cmd" under programs.
Right click the CDM shortcut that shows up and choose Run As Administrator.
You should get a command windows that has
"Administrator: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" in the title bar.
When running under Vista with "Administrator Rights", this is what you
actually get when you choose Administrator for the user, you're not a true
admin, you can just run certain things and access certain areas without
having to type in a password, you're still basically a standard user since
you still have to go through UAC before you can do anything administrative.
There is a true administrator account included with Vista, but it's disabled
by default, and you really don't want to run as admin all the time anyway,
this was the main problem with XP and the reason even admin users in Vista
aren't true administrators.
A little more information on the defrag problem is needed, do you get an
error message? Does it just not do anything? (It actually won't show you
anything, it'll just say it's running and can take hours) or does the