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Windows 7: UAC Trouble

01 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
UAC Trouble

Hello Windows Seven Forum Members,
My computer (Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit) has been experiencing difficulties with UAC, where I had temporarily turned it off, and forgot to turn it back on. However, now, everything that has to do with UAC is now not working: I can't change UAC settings, I tried in every way possible, and the result is the same, after clicking the link which would usually take you to a new window, nothing happens.
Because of this, any application which would require me to run as administrator (regedit and cmd (with privileges) included) does not work, instead, showing up the following message: "Windows cannot find '.......exe'. Make sure you type the name correctly and try again. Whenever I try to install anything, a different error occurs: "ShellExecuteEx failed; code 2. The system cannot find the file specified". And whenever I would normally be asked to give permission to a program as an administrator of my system, now absolutely nothing happens, and I am unable to proceed further.
Any help with this would be appreciated
Thanks in advance


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01 Jul 2011   #2

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Please excuse me for interrupting your post, but can you tell me what UAC stands for? I just got a new computer with Windows 7, and while setting up I saw what it was and forgot. It's driving me crazy. LOL Thanks in advance.
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01 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

User Account Control. Its a security feature. To HeyYou. The correct procdedure is to start a new thread. Having two sets of questions in one thread tends to cause confusion.
In answer to the original poster, see if it works better in Safe Mode.
If that does not work see if this administrator can get you up and running again
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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01 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Justin213141 View Post
Hello Windows Seven Forum Members,
My computer (Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit) has been experiencing difficulties with UAC, where I had temporarily turned it off, and forgot to turn it back on. However, now, everything that has to do with UAC is now not working: I can't change UAC settings, I tried in every way possible, and the result is the same, after clicking the link which would usually take you to a new window, nothing happens.
Because of this, any application which would require me to run as administrator (regedit and cmd (with privileges) included) does not work, instead, showing up the following message: "Windows cannot find '.......exe'. Make sure you type the name correctly and try again. Whenever I try to install anything, a different error occurs: "ShellExecuteEx failed; code 2. The system cannot find the file specified". And whenever I would normally be asked to give permission to a program as an administrator of my system, now absolutely nothing happens, and I am unable to proceed further.
Any help with this would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
Did you try using System Restore to restore your system to a time prior to this error?

You could also try running sfc /scannow in cmd.
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01 Jul 2011   #5

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
User Account Control. Its a security feature. To HeyYou. The correct procdedure is to start a new thread. Having two sets of questions in one thread tends to cause confusion.
In answer to the original poster, see if it works better in Safe Mode.
If that does not work see if this administrator can get you up and running again
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
Richc46, Thanks for the info and the heads up. I will correct my mistake.
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01 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

However, the problem is that I am the administrator (and only user) of my machine, and without admin privileges, which I should have, I can't run cmd with privileges, nor create new accounts =.=
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01 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you see my first post and the built in adminstrator?
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01 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Without any admin privileges, I can't even enter Local Users and Groups, to complete step one of built in Admin account
Thanks though
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01 Jul 2011   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Justin213141 View Post
Hello Windows Seven Forum Members,
My computer (Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit) has been experiencing difficulties with UAC, where I had temporarily turned it off, and forgot to turn it back on. However, now, everything that has to do with UAC is now not working: I can't change UAC settings, I tried in every way possible, and the result is the same, after clicking the link which would usually take you to a new window, nothing happens.
Because of this, any application which would require me to run as administrator (regedit and cmd (with privileges) included) does not work, instead, showing up the following message: "Windows cannot find '.......exe'. Make sure you type the name correctly and try again. Whenever I try to install anything, a different error occurs: "ShellExecuteEx failed; code 2. The system cannot find the file specified". And whenever I would normally be asked to give permission to a program as an administrator of my system, now absolutely nothing happens, and I am unable to proceed further.
Any help with this would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
how did you turn Uac off? By chance a registry change?
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01 Jul 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try in safe mode.
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