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Programs won't start unless running as administrator.

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Programs won't start unless running as administrator.


    A few weeks ago, after using the computer for some time, (The problem doesn't start until a few hours later) my programs won't start up unless running as administrator. All programs. Including notepad. (not sure about cmd)
    I have not done a full scan on my computer because it estimates more than one day and the estimated time still extends. Can anyone help me out?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Run sfc /scannow in administrator command prompt:

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    Then run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt.

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    Then reboot & run sfc again.

    If that doesn't help I would refresh or restore to factory settings.
    Good luck.
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    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


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    Hello & Welcome to windows 8 forum... have you set the UAC Settings to default..? if not, or not sure... just open run then type msconfig then, in tools launch UAC Settings & set them to default . also do try the SFC command by mr.bailey.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Run sfc /scannow in administrator command prompt:

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    Then run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt.

    Click image for larger version

    Then reboot & run sfc again.

    If that doesn't help I would refresh or restore to factory settings.
    Good luck.
    I'll try that now, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
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    Hello & Welcome to windows 8 forum... have you set the UAC Settings to default..? if not, or not sure... just open run then type msconfig then, in tools launch UAC Settings & set them to default . also do try the SFC command by mr.bailey.
    I always set my UAC to "Never notify"
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  5. #5


    sometimes it is just bothering that you are the administrator of the computer, when you are going to run an app it asks for administrator permission all the time~~~
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