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User with admin rights can't "Run as administrator" any mo

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    User with admin rights can't "Run as administrator" any mo


    Good day all,

    I've done a quick search (here and google) but can't find a solution for the following:

    Windows 8 pro: I have a user account with admin rights. It used to work fine till one day, after rebooting, I had no tiles in the start view. I ran chkdsk and it seems to have fixed the problem but now when I run any application as "Run as administrator" I get:
    Windows cannot find '[The exe]'. Make sure you've typed the name correctly, then try again.

    If, however, I run the same app as normal and it works - thus the exe exists and there is no problem with the app itself. (Also check in the file system)

    If I create a new user with admin rights I get the same issue.

    (The other old user with admin rights are working fine.)

    Where do I start looking for the problem?

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  2. #2


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


    You could try running:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    &


    sfc /scannow

    Both need to be run in an administrator command prompt.

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    Both will take an hour maybe to finish.
    Maybe half an hour each.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi David,

    Thank you for the response. I've ran the first command and got an error:

    Code:
    C:\Users\Administrator>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    
    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    
    Error: 0x800f0906
    
    The source files could not be downloaded.
    Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
    
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    Should I attach the log file?

    Should I fix this first before I go on to the next command or can I run the second one independently?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Thank you


    Hi David,

    Thank you for helping me so quickly!
    I owe you a beer! (Buy Beer Online - Buy a Beer for Your Buddy)
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  5. #5


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TungstenX View Post
    Hi David,

    Thank you for the response. I've ran the first command and got an error:

    Code:
    C:\Users\Administrator>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    
    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    
    Error: 0x800f0906
    
    The source files could not be downloaded.
    Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
    
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    Should I attach the log file?

    Should I fix this first before I go on to the next command or can I run the second one independently?
    You used the wrong command prompt.

    Compare this:

    C:\Users\Administrator>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    to my screenshot.

    Click image for larger version

    To get the administrator command prompt needed put the cursor in the far bottom left of the screen & right click & choose administrator command prompt.
    See picture:

    Click image for larger version

    No need for the log file.

    Yes, run it again with the correct command prompt.

    Another way to get administrator command prompt:

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 10 Jan 2014 at 06:57.
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User with admin rights can't "Run as administrator" any mo
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