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Windows 7: Help with changing to "elevated mode"

05 May 2015   #1
slipslider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help with changing to "elevated mode"

Greetings all,

I have been having BSOD crashes.

In that forum, advice given was to run "chkdsk and/or "mdsched" to check of RAM or HD issues.

In attempting to do that, I am denied because I don't have permission, and to "log in with an elevated mode."

I am the only user, and for years have been running as administrator, and am still labeled as such.

I have searched the control panel for a way to change the mode. Have not been able to find that instruction.

Any help for a (clueless) operator will be appreciated. Thanks,

SS


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05 May 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

There is a difference between being a User with administrative rights and being the Administrator. The Administrator account is hidden on purpose. Usually right-clicking a program's icon and choosing Run as administrator works good. Hiding the Administrator may be what you need but it's done in a Command Prompt window run as administrator:
Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, or Vista
Remember to go back and hide it when done.
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05 May 2015   #3
slipslider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the education and instructions, I am much obliged.
SS
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05 May 2015   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
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05 May 2015   #5
slipslider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, I ran chkdsk and mdsched. During the second test, Windows Diagnostics detected "a memory problem which can cause the computer to shut down". So my next step is to contact Acer concerning repairing the issue. It is a 4 year old computer, so no warranty.

Thanks for your help guys.

SS
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05 May 2015   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You could download Memtest86 .iso file, burn the CD then boot to it to check the memory. Keep in mind if all else is okay with the machine it may be more cost-effective just to get new memory modules. I've had excellent service from Crucial.com - DRAM, solid state drive (SSD) memory upgrades for Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS [did 2 computer upgrades just today] but some folks like Kingston.
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05 May 2015   #7
slipslider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, do you think the fix could be as simple as replacing the RAM memory in my laptop?

SS
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05 May 2015   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quite possibly. But do be aware that if the problem is in the sockets/slots holding the RAM you'd be in for a new motherboard or after 4 years a new computer with a warranty would be more cost-effective.
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05 May 2015   #9
slipslider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, is there a way to determine where the problem lies without buying and installing new RAM?

SS
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06 May 2015   #10
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Did you read my reply at #6?
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