Ok guys my problem is also involved with video games. I tried to install Steam (a program that runs Sierra games such as Counter-Strike) but when i try to install it this thing pops up "You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications. Please return this installation from an administrators account." Ok guys I also tried to install this game "World Of Warcraft." I tried to install both these games but the computer keeps blocking! When i try to insteall Steam that note pops up (see above). When i try to install World Of Warcraft, the nstallation bar stops and remains at the middle. I left it installing for the whole night last night. When i woke up the bar is still at the middle , like 50%. Ok so anyway, all of this is because of the Administrator access problem. I have checked other topics that relates to this problem but it didn't solve my problem
My operating system, Windows XP, comes up with several error messages when I try to open up system files or programs that concern the "Computer Administrator". I then checked in the Control Panel to make sure that my name is in fact the admininstrator, and it is, to no suprise. But whenever I try to open these programs it either says this has been disabled by the administrator. The administrator has turned off this feature.
I don't know why this happens. I find out a way to fix it and then when I close it, it won't let me reopen it without fixing it again. Some programs that I have tried that don't work and give me this or a similar error message are, System Restore, Task Manager, Regedit, and Windows Update.
I assumed when I bought my second Dell, I could just take my old floppy drive and slave drive from my old one & put it in the new one. However, the new computer won't recognize the floppy and the inputs on the back of the drive in the new computer are totally different than both drives in my old one. The drive I want to install is a Seagate Barracuda 120gb. It uses a 20 pin cable, but the drive (NCQ SATA)in the new computer has a much smaller cable input & I can't figure out how to install it. Any input? On a separate note, is there any way to connect two computers, such as with a serial cable, to read the drives on the second one (without using a router).
This problem does not occur in word or in word pad because they have their own right to left controls. however in excel or notepad even in explorer the computer refuses to recognize that I'm writing in a right to left language.I tried:uninstalling and reinstalling right to left support plus the right to left language reinstalling microsoft office even though it is definitely an operating system issue uninstalling and microsoft office.
XP Pro hangs on start-up. Hadn't used computer in months. Started and had problems. hit the wrong key at wrong time and have messed up 1 or 2 system startup files. As soon as windows begins to start, it auto shuts down and trys to re-start. The computer will not recognize the XP Pro upgrade disc in my cd-rom drive so I can do a repair. How do I force the repair of the corrupted files?
I have a Windows XP home SP2 computer that has a Sony DVD RW DW-D22A that supposedly supports both -R and +R. Well I bought a stack of 100 Blank DVD-R and less than 1/2 way through the stack they turned into lousy DVD's. Both for DVD movies and data storage they wouldn't work. I would get this CRC check sum error message. I contacted the manufacturer and sent in a few samples and they replaced them - sent me two stacks of 50 - nice company. Well I just burned a data disc and my computer doesn't recognize anything being on the disc - I even get the "You have inserted a blank cd/dvd window" thing on my screen. I then tried to burn a dvd movie using a different program and that program doesn't even recognize a disc being in the drive (yes I did put in a fresh dvd before I started the program).
I recently put together a new computer for my girlfriend, but didn't have the time to stay during the entire Windows installation. Apparently, while XP was installing (my girlfriend had gone out) her mother attempted to follow the prompts ( ); during this she mis-typed the serial key, and didn't know what to do... according to her, the installation froze. She couldn't tab to get back, and it didn't recognize the mouse. She restarted the computer, and apparently was able to get windows to install. My girlfriend called me later to tell me that "the screen is all wrong, the colors don't look right." Upon asking her what the problem was, she replied "the screen." 'Describe it to me' "it's the monitor". 'No, what's wrong with it?' "THE SCREEN DOESN"T LOOK RIGHT!!!". Heh. You can see what i'm dealing with. I had her go into desktop settings to crank the resolution up to at least 1024x768, and high colors; after she hits apply, nothing happens.
I told her to install the drivers for the graphics card. She's tried twice; each time it goes through the driver installation, and tells her to restart. Upon restarting, it goes to the Windows loading screen, and then (as best I can tell from what she's telling me) the monitor looses signal from the PC. Screen goes black, monitor light goes from green to orange. Computer is still on; it doesn't restart. She can only get back in via safe mode...........
my sister tried to get on the internet today (we have dialup - modem connection) but it wouldnt go.After a bit of tinkering around, I discovered her modem isnt even being recognized by her PC, that is, on the list of installed hardware theres no "modem" sub-list at all.Its always worked until now, there hasent been any major changes to the system, and the modem is still installed and secured properly.I THINK it may be caused by a virus, I done a virus scan on her PC with RemoveIT Pro, and there were 3 viruses, I removed them hoping it would help, but it didnt. I also done a system restore to an earlier time, didnt help.This happened to my PC a few times before, and the only way I could fix it was to do a whole system recovery...but I cant find my sisters recovery disc anywhere, and I dont have a Windows XP CD for a clean install or anything, so I thought about seeing if I could activate her modem in the BIOS, but her PC is diffrent than mine and I cant seem to find it (pushing F1/other buttons while its starting up dosent do anything)
My brother went to My Computer one day and saw that there was no disc drive there, it was working in the past, but now it doesn't show up, I don't think he did anything unusual. But it shows up under Safely Remove Hardware Wizard with "Samsung CD Drive" or something like that.
My computer has lost it's sound. As for as I can tell the computer does not reconize that it has a sound card. This happened suddenly. My computer is a SONY, Pentium 4, 1500mhz. 1.50 ghz,384 mb of ram, using Windows xp, version 2002 with service pack 2. Anyone have any ideas? From my records the computer had an Intel Intergrated audio card.
I am running XP Pro on my computer. On another drive I have windows 7. My computer stopped booting to my XP drive all of a sudden, but it would let me boot to my Windows 7 drive. That lasted for about 3 days. Now I can't boot to either drive. When I start the computer it says there is no HDD. I tried to use the XP disk to repair, that didn't work., so I thought I'd do an XP install. But my hard drive doesn't show up all the time. Or it will show the HDD but upon trying to pick a partition to set up XP in, it then tell me there is no HDD. I get the blue screen of death, and have to manually force a shut down. Other times it tell me that the HDD is RAW, and it needs to be formatted. How can I get the HDD to format? Is there a way to do it through DOS. Sometimes I can't even get to the DOS prompt. The bootup section is corrupt. I need to repair it, but can't if the system doesn't see my HDD.
I have an external USB 300GB Seagate drive that used to work fine.Then, periodically XP would not recognize when I turned it on. A re-boot would fix the problem. Now, XP won’t recongnize the drive at all. I get an "unknown device" error. I have a USB 2.0 card I plug the drive into, and all other devices in that card work fine. The device driver manager says all is well, except of course with the "unknown device" it notes, which is the external drive.
I recently was forced to do a re-install of XP to clean up a few bugs.The system has 3 hard drives, but since the reinstall, only the C: drive appears. The other two are nowhere to be found.I've tried mapping to them, but they just don't show up there as a mapping option.Anyone have any advice? When I added the extra hard drives I didn't have an available slot and did have to create a partition. I no longer have the software I had originally used though. Do I need it to make the 2 other drives visable?
I keep getting this error "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". And if I leave my PC on to long the keyboard, mouse, and sometimes even the monitor stop working. I've tried unplugging the keyboard and mouse (which are not USB) and plugging them back in, but to no avail.
I have two almost identical (one of them has only 40Gb drive) Dell 8400 computers that worked very well together networked till yesterday. Both of them have same OS version including updates.I had to do a PC restore on computer A and since then Computer B doesn't recognize computer A. I went through Network Wizard, made sure the computer names are unique and the workgroup name is identical on both machines. Computer B doesn't even show local shared directories anymore.Computer A finds computer B without any problems.BTW, Computer B works fine otherwise; I can access Internet, a network drive without any problems. I did hardware ping test and board test and they all pass.
I tried to run a knoppix (live linux distro) cd and changed the boot order (F2 setup) to boot from cd. Ok... the cd still wouldnt boot, so I went into F2 again and made all devices non-bootable except the cd player. When I tried this method... I was informed that my cd drive isnt a bootable device. I checked a few settings but couldnt find anything in regards to this. Im just trying to boot from my cd player.
my external hard drive all of a sudden stopped showing up in "my computer" and a can't find it anywhere else. it make the hardware sound when I plug it in but nothing shows up. when I plug it in another port it comes up with a message saying "USb device not recognized. one of the usb device attached to this computer has malfunction and windows cannot recognize it
I am trying to edit my start up with regedit on xp pro this worked about 2 weeks ago and now it says i am not the administrator has anyone any idea about this maybe virus tryin to stop me stopping its start up
i just installed windows media player 11 and wastold restart after finished installing now when i go into play some music it just says log into a adminidtrators account or group and restart to finish installation when i am the computer admin so is there another administartor and how do i get into it so i just want it installed.
A result of not knowing what I was doing. I added my wife to an account of her own and at the same time changed my account to a limited account so our accounts would be the same. Now some of the programs wont work because there isn't an identified computer adminisrator How can I get the computer administrator back
Recently, I have not been allowed to download some software because I am 'not the computer administrator' but I'm registered as one. When I first installed WinXP, I put myself as the administrator. What do I have to do so that I will be recognized as the administrator and then I can download these programs
My User Account lists me as the administrator but for some reason I can't make changes under Internet Options/Tools. I have windows XP on an older Sony VAIO. The only other User Account is Guest. Because I can't change the settings under internet options/tools to allow active X installation, I can't get the fix for quickbooks to allow me to run it.
I use my administrator account all the time although I know it isn't the most secure thing to do with an NT based OS. My questions amongst many is that some of the related help files said add my current administrator account to the "power users" group. That way it will be a member of both group how would that work exactly and would it make a difference in terms of security?
I have an administrator account and the guest account. Well my dad took my computer away from me for a while and he changed the password to the administrator account. The problem is, he can't remember what he changed the password to. I only have access to the guest account now, so I can't install or uninstall any unwanted programs, the quality is horrible and I don't have any of my music I've searched around for password reseting programs, but that doesn't help since I can't even install anything on the guest account. Is there any way I can retrieve my password My dad has sat down and tried all the possibilities he could think of, and so has my mom and I've spent hours trying all possibilities I can think of. No success. He thought it was "help kori" since the password hint is "mom and dad will". Is there any way to get my password back
I am the owner and administrator on my laptop, today it won't load YIM nor will it allow me any administrator rights-run and open programs,I don't know the admin password-never had to use it to run a program