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Admin without admin powers?

Postby UK_sniper on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:15 am

Hi there,

I had to reinstall windows 7 on my laptop but now I seem to be set up with admin powers but actually without admin powers?

my entire C:\ drive appears to be read only and I nor the built in admin profile have the permissions to turn that off?

Anyone got any ideas before I throw this efing thing out the effing window?

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Re: Admin without admin powers?

Postby Cotillion on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:48 am

Have you tried turning it off and on again ;)...

If i install a OS and it gives me that kind of problems right after the install i do it again. i really don't like it when shit like that happens on a clean install. Kinda be sure, be safe thing ;).
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Re: Admin without admin powers?

Postby UK_sniper on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:58 pm

yea it was running ok for about a day. then this problems started kicking in. now i am unable to download anything to my desktop as i am lacking proper permissions.

had 2 bsod's on putting in recovery disks.

something is fundamentally wrong with this lappy thats fo sho.

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Re: Admin without admin powers?

Postby Deathtaker27 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:11 pm

Kev,

What do the permissions say, does administrator have full access? Who is the owner of the files?

What version of windows are you running and who's oem recovery disks did you use?

Have all the drivers installed correctly? What software did you install between the fresh re-install / last known working boot and the issue happening

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Re: Admin without admin powers?

Postby UK_sniper on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:27 pm

rewiped the HDD and reinstalled 7 again. again again. again.

seems to be working now. but wont count my chickens yet.

the only thing I tried to install was steam thats when everything started going tits up. so wont be installing that again!

I think I still have my old HL2 dvd around the house some place so I'll use that and run the upgrades over teh interwebs.

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