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JNP1957

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I'm trying to install an internet game called Motor City. I get the following message when the game launches, and I'm unable to proceed after this:

"Motor City is unable to access some critical files. This could be because your installation has become corrupted, or because you do not have administrator privileges on this operating system. Please ensure you have administrator privileges and try again. If you are still unable to enter Motor City, try reinstalling."

I have a Celeron 533mhz machine running WindowsMe with 64MB of RAM, so there should be no problem. I have tried reinstalling the game, with the same results. How do I solve this problem and/or acquire administrator privileges on this operating system so my game will work?

Incidentally, this is a standalone laptop with no network attached.

Thanks, Joe
 

Styxx

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You can't get administrator privledges, that's a non-issue, administrator privledges are not set, you'd know if they were, you'd be on a LAN etc. with a System Administrator you consult with. What it's saying is it can't access critical files.

Update your antivirus and scan with your AV set to scan All Files. Disable your antivirus before installing any software.

Get free Zone Alarm personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from http://www.zonelabs.com. (not the demo) Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.

Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly. Create your anti-virus' Rescue disk(s) and update them after each Windows anti-virus update.

You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.antivirus.com
 

Max19

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Styxx, Windows NT and Windows 2000 have access privileges on the local drives. "Administrator privileges" does not just apply to networks.
 
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Is this a WinME PC on a network or a standalone PC? Perhaps you set user level acces when sharing your local drive?
 
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