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11 Jul 2012   #1

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Now unable to run program as Administrator???

Hi Guys,

Just after a bit of help, up until yesterday I have been able to install new programs and run as administrator as necessary.

Yesterday I installed an update of a game "Cricket Coach 2012" which required me to launch the program as admin, on doing this the screen greyed out and asked me if I was sure, as normal, clicked yes and the timer started ticking next to the cursor. Nothing then happened so ctrl-alt-del and looked at program running list to which it was there for a few seconds before closing.

Initially I thought the problem was with the game itself, so tried to launch firefox (specifically downloaded to run as administrator to test) and exactly the same thing happened again?

Does anybody know why or how this is happening and more importantly how to fix it? I have already created a secondary admin account to no avail!

Cheers


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11 Jul 2012   #2

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which required me to launch the program as admin, on doing this the screen greyed out and asked me if I was sure, as normal, clicked yes and the timer started ticking next to the cursor.
What do you mean exactly with "the timer started ticking next to the cursor"?
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11 Jul 2012   #3

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Same symptoms with this?

Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

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11 Jul 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Same symptoms with this?

Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

Nope the command prompt loads

In terms of what i meant with the timer next to the cursor, I mean the egg timer that shows that the CPU is loading/working

CHeers
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11 Jul 2012   #5

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Now I know what you mean with "timer". Does that circle spin round for ever?
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11 Jul 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apnefan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Same symptoms with this?

Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

Nope the command prompt loads

In terms of what i meant with the timer next to the cursor, I mean the egg timer that shows that the CPU is loading/working

CHeers
so command prompt starts in C:\windows\system32 succesfully? And the word Administrator is in the title? Is so... it's an elevated command prompt and works as expected
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11 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apnefan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Same symptoms with this?

Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

Nope the command prompt loads

In terms of what i meant with the timer next to the cursor, I mean the egg timer that shows that the CPU is loading/working

CHeers
so command prompt starts in C:\windows\system32 succesfully? And the word Administrator is in the title? Is so... it's an elevated command prompt and works as expected

Yes it launches with administrator in the title correctly?

Also the egg timer vanishes after a few seconds, and then the program vanishes from the processes section of the task manager

Thanks for your help so far!
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11 Jul 2012   #8

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So elevating to admin rights works perfect.

Please be exact as possible.
  1. You see the the elevation to admin rights question with other background somewhat darker.
  2. You press YES to allow it
  3. Now the background is not darker anymore and the "egg timer" appears. Correct?
  4. Egg timer is there for a few seconds. In that time you can select other applications and do anything you want. Correct?
  5. If egg timer is on screen, application is running. After that the process is gone
Please respond
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11 Jul 2012   #9

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Can you still install windows updates?
Can you still uninstall an update? Just try to uninstall one windows update. If success.. check for updates and install it (the one you uninstalled should be listed)
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11 Jul 2012   #10

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To confirm the steps are:

1. You see the the elevation to admin rights question with other background somewhat darker.
2. You press YES to allow it
3. Now the background is not darker anymore and the "egg timer" appears.
4. Egg timer is there for a few seconds. I can now run any other application and access internet etc
5. If egg timer is on screen, application is running as shown on task manager, after that the applications dissapears from task manager

I have tried deleting and re-installing, tried other applications that require a first time administrator launch, tried creating a new user with same rights and nothing appears to be working??
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