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Windows XP Admin


I appreciate any help. Here is my problem. I have only one account on my Windows and it is the administrator account (mine because I'm the only one using the computer). The problem is when I make changes in msconfig, when I click on Apply, I get this message "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes". I am the administrator and there is no other account than mine!


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When did this. . .

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start happening?

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XP Admin

In reply to: When did this. . .

Well it's been doing this for a while but it's bothering me because I am the administrator and there is not reason I get that message. When I log on windows, I enter my password and everything goes fine.

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Well, that is what happened to me

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I thought it was strange also but while I got that notice, the changes that were made to msconfig still went into effect after a reboot. Did you proceed with what you were doing or did that notice chase you away?
If someone gives you a definitive answer on this, I would also like to know what the deal is.

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That's true. The weird thing is that after the reboot, the changes take effect. No problem, if I find the solution, I'll post it on CNET forums.

Have a good one and happy 4th of July to everyone.

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mysterio account

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are u using xp pro: right click my computer and select manage, then click local users and groups and tell me all the users listed.

if u have xp home:navigate to "c:\documents and settings" and list all the folder names in there including the hidden ones

it could just be a permissions problem, that happens like 90% of time.

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Admin account

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The users listed are:
1- Administrator
2- Backup Operators
3- Guests
4- Network Configuration Operator
5- Power Users
6- Remote Desktop Users
7- Replicator
8- Users
9- HelpServiceGroup

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You seem to have too many problems.

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Something is amiss with your machine and it's OS install.

Can you tell us why you think you are posting so much for help? Did this OS take some damage from trojans or other things?

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I don't have any trojans because I ran anti spywares, antiviruses very often, but from other thing, no idea.

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So how did your machine get mess up?

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There must be something that is causing so many posts by you.

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What's the problem from asking for help? Isn't that the purpose of forums?

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Yes, but finding what's the cause is also...

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A very good idea. At this rate you'll not have a PC to use. Something odd must be going on here. Let's try to find it.

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Admin XP

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Here is the problem. The list on the post 7, is not the list of the Users, but the Groups. The list of the users is Administrator and Guest. That's it. Instead of clicking on Users, I clicked on Groups. That happens.

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Just one thing.

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Groups is usually something we use when we have a DOMAIN or AD "Server." Not something to be bothered with on a Personal Computer.

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