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Windows 7: How to deal with System 5 Error?

21 Aug 2010   #11
MalcolmW

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thank you but I had tried your suggestion with the same outcome:
System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied.

As I do not have an account with administrator rights in my system I have a need to enable the hidden Administrator account so that I can implement changes to the users accounts. Otherwise this matter would not be an issue for me.

Malcolm Walker


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21 Aug 2010   #12
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MalcolmW View Post
Thank you but I had tried your suggestion with the same outcome:
System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied.

As I do not have an account with administrator rights in my system I have a need to enable the hidden Administrator account so that I can implement changes to the users accounts. Otherwise this matter would not be an issue for me.

Malcolm Walker
How many user accounts are setup on the computer? If you're the only one, then there is no way (other than user account corruption or malware/virus infection) that you can be a standard user.

If you ARE the only user account, then you are the Administrator, although in Windows Vista and Windows 7, the administrator is reduced in rights for normal use, and is elevated only when needed, which is the cornerstone of UAC, and why it works so well.

Have you lowered, or worse, turned off your UAC settings? Try settings you UAC levels back to defaults, and try the "Run as Administrator" again.

Whatever the outcome, there is more going on here than just a "simple error message"...
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21 Aug 2010   #13
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am curious, if you go to Computer Management then Local Users and Groups and click on Users, do you see Administrator listed there? If so, if you double click on Administrator, can you uncheck the option to have the account disabled? And if this is possible, does the Administrator then show up on the login screen?
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21 Aug 2010   #14
MalcolmW

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
I am curious, if you go to Computer Management then Local Users and Groups and click on Users, do you see Administrator listed there? If so, if you double click on Administrator, can you uncheck the option to have the account disabled? And if this is possible, does the Administrator then show up on the login screen?
Thank you for your interest. Administrator is listed but the answer is No as `Access is Denied' with no further information. Also the right click context menu does not include `Run as Administrator' when starting Computer Management from Start | Search | Computer Management.

However from Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management can be started with `Run as an Administrator' but regrettably the same error message is returned again bereft of any further information.
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21 Aug 2010   #15
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Are you sure you have 7 Professional and not 7 Home Premium.?

Type winver in Search.
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21 Aug 2010   #16
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MalcolmW View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
I am curious, if you go to Computer Management then Local Users and Groups and click on Users, do you see Administrator listed there? If so, if you double click on Administrator, can you uncheck the option to have the account disabled? And if this is possible, does the Administrator then show up on the login screen?
Thank you for your interest. Administrator is listed but the answer is No as `Access is Denied' with no further information. Also the right click context menu does not include `Run as Administrator' when starting Computer Management from Start | Search | Computer Management.

However from Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management can be started with `Run as an Administrator' but regrettably the same error message is returned again bereft of any further information.
Again, have you adjusted your UAC settings in any way, and what happens if you reset UAC back to default settings?
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21 Aug 2010   #17
MalcolmW

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Whatever the outcome, there is more going on here than just a "simple error message"...
This is the situation:
From Control Panel | Users Accounts three users are listed:
TestNet - Administrator
Malcolm - Standard
Guest - Guest account is off

From a Command Prompt Run as Administrator returns:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\System32>net users
User accounts for \\TESTNET
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator Guest another*
Malcolm Testnet
The command completed successfully.
C:\Windows\System32>
*`another' is the user I need to delete.

I turned UAC off sometime ago and the option to turn it back on is not available to the Adminstrator Testnet and although the option appears for the Standard user Malcolm, apart from a screen flicker, nothing happens when it is clicked or double clicked.
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21 Aug 2010   #18
MalcolmW

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Are you sure you have 7 Professional and not 7 Home Premium.? Type winver in Search.
Proof positive!


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21 Aug 2010   #19
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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21 Aug 2010   #20
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MalcolmW View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Whatever the outcome, there is more going on here than just a "simple error message"...
This is the situation:
From Control Panel | Users Accounts three users are listed:
TestNet - Administrator
Malcolm - Standard
Guest - Guest account is off

From a Command Prompt Run as Administrator returns:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\System32>net users
User accounts for \\TESTNET
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator Guest another*
Malcolm Testnet
The command completed successfully.
C:\Windows\System32>
*`another' is the user I need to delete.

I turned UAC off sometime ago and the option to turn it back on is not available to the Adminstrator Testnet and although the option appears for the Standard user Malcolm, apart from a screen flicker, nothing happens when it is clicked or double clicked.
Login to the TestNet account, then change "Malcolm" to administrator, log off, then login to Malcolm
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