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Windows 7: my admin account auto-degrades...

10 Feb 2010   #11
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Okay,

Restart your computer and boot into safe mode with command prompt. the following this link will help u to do that.

Once the command prompt opened, type

net user administrator Password (replace "password" with your desired password) and hit enter. You will get a message that the action completed successfully.

Then type net user administrator /active:yes and hit enter.
You will get a message that the action completed successfully.

restart the computer and login to that administrator account.

Let us know the result :)


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10 Feb 2010   #12
gridsystems

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Ok, the built-in administrator account is enabled and I am logged in accordingly.

Some things are better: the "The endpoint mapper database entry could not be created"-errors do not appear anymore so that now in this account I can install programs and use administrator tools. However i can't uninstall programs from the control panel (same error message as describe in first post above) and furthermore I can still not access the panel where I create/change user accounts.

In category view, clicking on "Add/remove user accounts" only makes the blue circle spin for a half second before it disappears and nothing else happens, and if I choose icon view I can click "User accounts" but from the next screen I can only change my picture etc, nothing happens when I click the shield-marked "Manager another account" (which I guess is where I would create a new account.)

What's going on???
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10 Feb 2010   #13
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

I believe your consent ui for administrative templates has completely corrupted.

sorry to say that.

If it is me , i would do a fresh install

Sorry again
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10 Feb 2010   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

A repair install should do the trick....
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10 Feb 2010   #15
gridsystems

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

BTW, thanks all of you for your help!

Ok, I'll try a repair install.
That's from the disk, right? Seen as how I am using the release candidate, I hope that option is available.
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10 Feb 2010   #16
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

remember that it starts to expire next month!!
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11 Feb 2010   #17
gridsystems

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

People, you won't believe this!!

I have been preparing for reinstalling (i.e. making backups, freeing up space for partition images etc). I have been booting and rebooting so many times during the last 24 hours (into Win 7, XP and Ubuntu on my triple-boot system) without any sign of my problems disappearing. As a last measure before trying a repair install as suggested, I booted into a Ubuntu LIVECD in order to use its partition manager to delete the Ubuntu installation and reclaim its space.

I thus deleted the Ubuntu partition and when wanting to resize the partition closest the old Ubuntu in order to reclaim its space for storing backups, the partition manager reported an error and did not want to continue. It looked as if the whole partition had been deleted and I froze because I have much data there.

Nervously I rebooted into Win 7 and relieved I found that I had not lost any data (I still have to reclaim the unallocated space though.)

BUT WHAT IS MORE all my problems have disappeared!! I can once again perform all the tasks that I have not been able to perform (as described earlier in this thread). Install/uninstall/system maintenance... the works. I feel so relieved.

Now I can start preparing for the migration to a proper Win 7 installation and get rid of the RC.

Thanks again for all your help!


EDIT: OK, I spoke too soon... after a reboot my problems are back again... I am currently prepping my computer with C4...
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11 Feb 2010   #18
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gridsystems View Post
People, you won't believe this!!

I have been preparing for reinstalling (i.e. making backups, freeing up space for partition images etc). I have been booting and rebooting so many times during the last 24 hours (into Win 7, XP and Ubuntu on my triple-boot system) without any sign of my problems disappearing. As a last measure before trying a repair install as suggested, I booted into a Ubuntu LIVECD in order to use its partition manager to delete the Ubuntu installation and reclaim its space.

I thus deleted the Ubuntu partition and when wanting to resize the partition closest the old Ubuntu in order to reclaim its space for storing backups, the partition manager reported an error and did not want to continue. It looked as if the whole partition had been deleted and I froze because I have much data there.

Nervously I rebooted into Win 7 and relieved I found that I had not lost any data (I still have to reclaim the unallocated space though.)

BUT WHAT IS MORE all my problems have disappeared!! I can once again perform all the tasks that I have not been able to perform (as described earlier in this thread). Install/uninstall/system maintenance... the works. I feel so relieved.

Now I can start preparing for the migration to a proper Win 7 installation and get rid of the RC.

Thanks again for all your help!


EDIT: OK, I spoke too soon... after a reboot my problems are back again... I am currently prepping my computer with C4...
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