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Windows 7: Can't access or open User Account Controls settings


10 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Can't access or open User Account Controls settings

I diabled UAC today because I wanted to delete some files. However, it didn't work so I went back and tried to click on UAC to enable it again, but I can't. The UAC window doesn't pop up. All it does is give a small flash on the screen, if you know what I mean. Help please!
I also created a new account but I couldn't access UAC either. I restarted my computer 2 times already. What do I do?
I'm on my only account, which is administrator.

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10 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Lee, welcome to Sevenforums!

Try this: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then try again to turn it on: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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10 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

After doing what DustSailor has suggested and you still are having problems try a restore point before you did all these changes.
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10 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you
Oh wow! I did exactly what you told me to do and it worked! Thank you so much!
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10 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
After doing what DustSailor has suggested and you still are having problems try a restore point before you did all these changes.
Thankfully DustSailor's solution helped. Thank you for replying though!
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10 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Wow, I am actually surprised. Glad it worked for you. Take care.
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10 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You both did a great job. Happy computing.
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