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Windows 7: Access denied-contact system administrator


22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Access denied-contact system administrator

I cant open many programs because it says -access is denied-contact system administrator, but each time it tells me that it is blocked by group policy.I cant open system restore for this reason or get commands to work-- they all come up with access is denied.
Dont know what else to try & cant find any solution in the forums.
I am a relative beginner & would appreciate any help & advice here
Thanks
traumax


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22 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

First of all are you an Administrator on the PC?

Is your PC part of a business domain?

What Antivirus do you have running?

If it is possible for you to do so run Malware Bytes' Antimalware (|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download)

Oli
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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Access denied

Thanks Oli,
Yes , I am presumably the Administrator-- no one else uses my PC.
There is no business involved- it is purely for personal use.
I am using Avast Internet Security ( Registered )
I ran Malware & nothing abnormal was found
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22 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If your system specs are right, I'm assuming you have a Windows 7 install disc. If so, you can boot from that and click "repair my computer" at the install screen. You can then launch a system restore from there. A tutorial: System Restore

Another thing that comes to mind is the built in admin account, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to enable it or not. Here are two tutorials which describe different methods of enabling it.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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22 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Access denied

Many thanks
I have gone thru all the suggestions & everything I click on comes up with- access denied by Group Policy, contact System Administrator. So I cant change anything!
Will now try using the Windows 7 CD but am a bit timid to do this, as not sure how to go about it. Here`s hoping.
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22 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Well, what happened?
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22 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Havent had time to give it a go as yet . Not really confident to do it as afraid I might lose data.
Max
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22 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Max, as long as you don't click anything with the words delete, format or install, and follow the instructions in the tutorials, you are guaranteed not to lose any data.
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22 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried the Windows 7 Disk but couldnt do anything--got " Catastophic failure error 0x80070057 ". Another report said " you must enable system protection on this drive "
It looks as though my drive has had it!!!!
Everything says you need to contact system administrator or the program is blocked by group policy, so I cant access anything. Even the Avast Internet Security & Firewall have stopped working now.
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22 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Not sure if it is the HDD, install, mobo, or what. But it is definitely a pretty bad problem.

From wikipedia:
Quote:
Computer failure

The term catastrophic failure is occasionally used in computer software to indicate an unexpected error from which the system cannot meaningfully recover. This usually results in a screen of death.
Maybe someone else will have more info/suggestions.
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