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is it possible to restore all your admin settings to default

by OrchidsofWrath / September 23, 2007 6:19 AM PDT

Hey guys,
I ran some obscure program to alter my admin settings (I probably shouldn't have) and it was supposed to do what i wanted it to do but it ended up doing ALOT more that I'd planned. It totally disabled ALL my admin rights. I can't run task manager, I can't install programs, and many things won't work when I try to use the "run" command from the start menu.
What really baffles me is that all of these restrictions are still there even when i log on as the admin in safe mode.
Does anyone know if theres a way to just reset my admin settings back to default WITHOUT deleting my whole friggen partition and reinstalling windows? (plus i lost my windows xp cd)
you guys are my last hope. Thankyou

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That's what System Restore is for.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 6:42 AM PDT

Roll back to before this change.

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system restore is messed up as well
by OrchidsofWrath / September 23, 2007 6:54 AM PDT

system restore gives me an error saying "system restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on system restore please contact your domain administrator." is there a way to fix that?

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Try ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 7:01 AM PDT

SAFE MODE, COMMAND PROMPT.

You'll want to run RSTRUI.EXE

What happens?

If this fails we have to dive in with regedit, etc. Not pretty.

Bob

PS. Sorry I know of no tool that does like SERVPRO does "like it never happened."

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o well
by OrchidsofWrath / September 23, 2007 8:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Try ...

Looks like its just gonna be easier to reinstall windows then.
oh man, I got a good 60 gigs to back up. O well what can ya do,
but thank you for trying to help me out.

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