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No more admin rights in win8


Raymond1984

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#1
Since yesterday it seems that I don't have any control over my windows(8).
When I want to open a certain program Windows gives me the following error message:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

When I press Windows button + 'X' - Command Prompt (admin) I get an 'Unspecified Error'.

I'm also unable to install new programs and to access the task manager.
My UAC is(was) already set to 'Admin'.

Any suggestions?


Thx!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

topgundcp

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#2
Do you have Windows 8 Installation disk ? Or did you create a recovery disk ?
If the answer is NO to the above then download: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73124583/Recovery.rar
then:
  1. unzip/unrar it to a USB stick
  2. Change the BIOS or BOOT menu to boot up your PC from the USB
  3. Select US Keyboard->Trouble Shooting->Advanced->Command Prompt
  4. From command prompt Run: diskpart->List Volume and take a note of what Drive letter is your Windows OS then type Exit
  5. Now run: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows
    replace d: with the drive letter in step 4.
 

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Raymond1984

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#3
Thanks for your help!

I receive following message after completing the scan: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.

I tried to view the CBS.log file but access is denied..

Maybe it's helpful to say that I've encountered these problems after running CCleaner (I cleaned the register as well) but normally this shouldn't give any problems I think.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

topgundcp

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#4
You might have to run sfc multiple times until you get the following message:
Windows did not find any integrity violation
 

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  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

IownAmoneyPit

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#5
Another common cause of No more admin rights in win8 is attempting to patch your system & install custom themes. With Windows 8 new security features it is nearly impossible to install custom themes & a windows update may cause a loss of admin rights or black screen at startup (usually when the patched version of a file doesn,t match the new version of a file installed via update, Also attempting to rename a system file can be the cause.

In this case Windows can be fixed using system restore, restore from an image or worst case scenario a refresh.
 

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