Apps / Software :: Programs Won't Start Unless Running As Administrator?

Sep 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, after using the computer for some time, (The problem doesn't start until a few hours later) my programs won't start up unless running as administrator. All programs. Including notepad. (not sure about cmd) I have not done a full scan on my computer because it estimates more than one day and the estimated time still extends.

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Nov 16, 2013

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply doesn't start for any reason and nothing happens and it has to be started manually by mouse-clicking on .exe each time computer is booted up.

On Last Run Result column it says 0x800702E4. And it gives various 0x results for various programs that don't run.

Also simply dragging shortcuts to Startup folder don't work either. But like I said, not all .exe programs, some work and some don't, just like 50/50 I simply don't get it.

I use Comodo Antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall, but all those programs I need has 100% permissions granted.

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I would like to run all my programs directly from the start screen, not switching to desktop view. My friend has Windows 8 and he is running everything directly from start screen mode. I have Win 8.1 and I don't want to go to the desktop mode since then programs run under desktop and loose the functions available in start screen mode.

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Feb 7, 2014

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 and recently I took a look at my Resource Monitor and noticed a process called numbers.exe with the description "Numbers". It showed it as running in the background but in a suspended state. As I've never seen that process before, I decided to search it up and it came up with some results related to a trojan / rootkit. But this trojan / rootkit was namely referred to as <random numbers>.exe (for example 123456789.exe); nothing indicating specifically the process "numbers.exe".

I did a bit of digging in the associated handles and noticed that some of the files were related to the default Windows Calculator App, which I have currently pinned to my Start. When I unpinned it from the Start the process was gone. so I'm assuming it is the process for the calculator. But because of a trojan incident I had a few years back, I'm a bit paranoid based of the searches that popped up for numbers.exe. So this "numbers.exe" is a legitimate process? Who also has the default calculator pinned to their start have this process running as "suspended"?

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Dec 11, 2013

is there an option to set default launching mode for all applications including any installed in future to run as administrator (identical to selecting Run as administrator from context menu)?

Although I can set up this permanently for an existing executable or shortcut, this is hardly possible doing for any installed program. I know this was possible somehow under Windows 7, all programs launch with admin rights and the superfluous option was removed from context menu.

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how can i set windows 8 to run all programs as administrator by default so i dont have to select "run as administrator" each time ? I have a program that auto launch on startup and it needs administrator right.

I only have one account on my PC and it is the administrator account..

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Is there a switch for running an application as an administrator like: regedit / a or regedit / admin?

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I sometimes gets blue screen, even when I am not running any programs.

Please review this attached file.

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I get a very rare BSOD, even when no programs are running. It occurs like once in a month.

The attached is the minidump file in winzip.

windows 8.1
intel 4900
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Check my specs for details

So recently after the windows update. The one that makes Windows 8.1 more "keyboard and mouse" friendly

Every time i restart my computer,it logs in quiche but the start up programs take forever to run around 3~5

The list of start programs is there on the screen shot

The rest of them are disabled

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Apr 2, 2014

Recently my mom visited a website that tricked her. She downloaded and installed some stuff she didn't need. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff she installed.

Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features is not showing all installed programs. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letter M. 14 programs are listed. See picture. Start Menu -> All Programs -> I suspect some programs are missing. I have a Win 7 style Start menu because I am using IObit's Start Menu 8 program. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools was empty. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.

I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date, but that didn't work. In the process of trying to do that I discovered that BitDefender Internet Security 2014 doesn't get along with Windows 8.1's System Restore feature. I uninstalled BitDefender and successfully went back to an earlier date but still had the same problems with missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues: missing programs in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu.

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Accounts :: Lost Access To Running Some Programs - C Is Not Accessible

Apr 26, 2013

I was annoyed by how Windows 8 keeps sharing folders on any network I connect to, so I did some digging on Google and found a post on how to disable network sharing. Someone also mentioned how changing Users Permissions / settings would things further, so I went ahead and changed those (I got a whole bunch of prompts to confirm changes and accepted all of them).

Now I can only access some areas of my computer but I can't run a lot of programs and I also can't access my C drive when I go to "My Computer" and try opening it from there.

When trying to access C: I get the following error "C: is not accesible. Access is denied"

Also, several programs aren't running anymore and I get a message saying something like "path not found" (see attachments)

When I check my User Account (control panel, user accounts) I see myself as "Administrator" but I cant change any settings there either (for example, when I click on the "change your account type" link, nothing happens (no new window opens and no error message).

I've tried everything, including installing "takeownership.reg" but I can't even instal that ! (see attachment)

I've also tried restoring the system to a previous restore point but can access any (including when I reboot using the "Shift" key).

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Jan 7, 2014

My Disk Usage and CPU columns of the task manager randomly jump up to 99% or even sometimes 100% which is unresponsive. This seems to happen more often when I run programs such as a malware scanner or League of Legends. My FPS in League stays around 1 when I do try to play and I'm assuming this is a related issue.

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Apr 29, 2014

I don't know what is causing this problem. Every time I start wordpad it gives me a BSOD "Bad_Pool_Header" and pc resets. If I am in movie maker or MS Paint everything works fine until I insert a text box and it crashes... so I guess it must be something related with fonts??.. However, I have no problems with Microsoft Office programs.

I attached some mini dump files I collected after the resets.

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Feb 4, 2013

I have a Lenovo Z580 running Windows 8 on a 256 GB SSD, which was cloned from the original drive using Paragon cloning software. I got the computer up and running about a month ago, and I started personalizing it by installing programs and such. At the beginning of today, I probably had around 25 GBs left of storage, which may not seem like much but it will last me until I need to be done with this computer.

Today I went to download a 5 GB zipped folder used to install MATLAB via a licensed, legit website (student license). I check after it downloads and I have roughly 20 GB left on my disk. Note that every other program I have installed has had no trouble with Windows 8 (including Mathematica), so I assumed MATLAB wouldn't either. I hit the setup button, and nothing seems to come up. I hit it again and this time it says something like "not allowed to create destination." So then I tried cutting and pasting it to the desktop, but there was some error with that too. I tried to use the setup application in other ways, and it still didn't work.

I then checked my free disk space and I had 100 MB of free space left. Uhm WHAT?! What the hell just happened?! I search through pretty much ALL my file folders to see what was newly written and see if I could find a TWENTY GIGABYTE folder that was created today. I couldn't find anything. What I think happened was that the setup application unpacked a bunch of files from the compressed folder SOMEWHERE on my disk, EACH TIME I hit setup. THEN it would hit a snag, for some reason, and stop the setup, and NOT delete the temporary files.

SO my next step was to use the "Disk Cleanup" option, to see if the theoretical temporary files could be deleted that way. It gets to the list and I discover that the "Temporary files" option is an INCREDIBLE 98.6 GB size. UHM WHAT?! How is it possible that my OS thinks it can safely delete nearly 100 GBs of data off my 256 GB hard drive?! What is it deleting exactly? Let's assume that 20 GB was in there; that still means it's deleting almost 80 GBs. I couldn't believe that. So obviously I haven't deleted that yet, because I fear that it thinks some of my programs, or maybe even the OS itself, is a bunch of temporary files. I don't even know. I do have a 30 GB recovery partition, so maybe that 30 is included in that, but EVEN THEN 50 GBs is a TON to be in temporary files.

My question: is there any way to check what will be deleted in the option "Temporary files" and why is my temporary files 38% of my entire drive? Also, what happened with the 20 GBs?

I labelled it urgent because I need to install MATLAB to use it for HW, but I can't. Well I think I can find another way to use it, however I still need this problem fixed ASAP because I need space on my computer to do stuff in general.

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Feb 10, 2014

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Under Task Manager/Services it's always default set to "Stopped". No matter how many times I set it to start automatically, it always resets to Manual after a restart.

Is there another tweak I need to make to have this particular service run on reboot?

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite L875D
BIOS: 6.10
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 15836MB RAM
Page File: 3383MB used, 14885MB available
Windows Dir: C:WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

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Sep 18, 2014

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It has windows 8. I set myself up as admin, and him up as a child user. All has worked perfectly.

Last night, he was playing with it, and he changed the resolution from 1366 x 768 to 1280 x 720. He then changed it back. No harm no foul, right? However, now several of the programs wont start or maximize when logged into his account. For example, if I log in as myself, the kindle app will start without a problem. If I log in as him, i get the splash screen, and then it quickly shifts to the metro app screen with no evidence of the app.

Switching to the "desktop" view, I can see the kindle app on the taskbar, but it will not expand. A lot of research led me to understand this could be a resolution issue, but we switched it back to the original. It obviously could be lots of other things as well. I am seeing the same behavior in about half of the apps on the computer.

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No, it is not running, because I have Kaspersky Internet Security installed.So what now? Do I have to deactivate Kaspersky and activate Windows firewall just to update my apps?What do I then do when Windows 8.1 becomes available in Windows Store in a few days?

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Jul 3, 2014

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Obviously I don't know what is in the folder nor what it allows you to retrieve . I do know that when done with it you can delete it.

I can retrieve some of the programs and apps that refresh removes and that is not hard to do. Perhaps I just open the folder, locate the program, and copy and paste it or click 'reinstall'.

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