Hello everyone, long time lurker, first time caller.
My desktop PC, (win 7 64 bit, home premium), recently started exhibiting strange issues. It all goes back to the night I ran windows update, which included the service pack 1.
Everything seemed to go ok, but after a reboot I started getting strange error messages. Gadgets couldn't launch because system.ini was in use, Ati Catalyst monitor program could not start, or firefox was already running in the background. I couldnt launch itunes because i didnt have permissions, etc. Having once upon a time worked in the IT field as a sys/network admin, I felt I was pretty equipped to tackle this issue.
I rolled back to previous restore points. No joy, even two months back I still had the issues. I unistalled all of the updates, still no joy.
So I went back and started to research the issue I had with iTunes. Well after poking around a bit, I found out all of my issues were permissions related. All of the error messages would go away if I launched those affected programs with a shift + right click.
Just for kicks I created another user account, just to see if it also had the permissions issue. It did not.
So my question is this, can anyone point me in the right direction to troubleshoot this one user accounts permissions issue? If not, I suppose I can go the the process of migrating my user files to another account. I'd rather find the solution though