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Admin can't admin

Discussion in 'Software' started by Justin Passing, 1 Jun 2021.

  1. Justin Passing

    Justin Passing

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    It's me again. :(

    There's only the Admin user on the pc.
    It says I don't have Admin permissions.
    In Windows Security, I'm getting warnings that things are turned off but I can't turn them on again.

    Tried the cmd line approach - net user.. Admin - all looks ok.

    Win SEcurity "Quick Scan" doesn't run!

    Tried a System Restore - no good.

    Tried a Malwarebytes download. It replaced MS Defender while it's installed. A scan didn't find anything of note. Quarantined anyway. Uninstalled it, and back to previous.

    I depends where I look - I see screens saying I'm protected but others saying things are turned off - but still no access to MS.

    Looks like malware, then?
    I'm unclear about repairing/reloading W10. Can I try that without it booting apps off?
     
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  3. rossj81

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    I'm not sure from your post what you're trying to do? What error message are you getting?
     
  4. Justin Passing

    Justin Passing

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    Well I've found that I can't access the Microsoft Security settings. I have turned the odd one off in the past to run/install something, then turned on again. Now it's telling me I can't do that because I need Admin permissions. That's the error message!
    Sometimes I need to turn things off. But that's a different topic.

    Whether it tells me protection things are On or Off , depends exactly where I look, which could be partly-successful virus fakery.
    Summat's broke.

    For now Malwarebytes is apparently providing some of the same protection - I think.

    I also can't install the latest update:
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    Which gives a list of suggestions, and points to a reinstallation of W10.
     
  5. sxturbo

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    I think If you start the computer in safe mode to you can access admin rights on that

    (Might be wrong though been a while since I've had to fiddle with it)
     
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    I'm also looking for advice/experiences of reinstalling W10 - there's a couple of partial ways to do it and I have some odd things building up
     
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    The following could be of use, regarding Admin accounts.

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  8. withers

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    A backup of your data and a reinstallation of W10 would be the easiest way.

    However if you don't want to do that can you run cmd/windows terminal as an administrator with the right-click option and select run as administrator.

    If you can launch a cmd window with which has system32 in the prompt can you type a few commands and post the output here? this is assuming your still having issues.

    1st command: whoami

    2nd command: %username%
     
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