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Windows XP problem...

Hi....I have XP-SP2 installed in my system.When I try to change some of msconfig settings like managing startup programs, it shows "An Access denied error returned while attempting to change a service.You may need to log on using an Administrator Account to make the specified changes".But I am the administrator and there is no other user account in my computer.Please help me urgently as I am badly in need of enabling some of the services I disabled earlier.

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You can try to simply remove your administrative status

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in user accounts then return your privileges. In other words stop your privileges then restart them. If this does not work I suspect you've disabled this service which is not good. Wait for other comments from other forum participants someone else might have an idea for you. If not reinstall the OS or create a new user account for yourself with Administrative privileges.

Another lessen in why one should not change things in the "Services" sector of the OS.

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Is this XP HOME?

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If so, boot safe mode to see and use the administrator account.

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