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Please tell: How to gain back Admin-Privileges on XP Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HalleluYAH, May 22, 2009.

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  1. HalleluYAH

    HalleluYAH Thread Starter

    Apr 28, 2007
    For some reason, I've lost admin-privileges & now I can't open .exe files/programs on my system: Windows XP Pro.

    If you can help me, please tell me which services or programs need to be running in order to keep their admin-privileges while using Windows XP?

    Also: please name which program(s) you would use to absolutely disable or kill 3rd-party services on Windows XP? . I've tried all 4 of these programs: Component Services (Dcomcnfg.exe), WinPatrol, Task Manager, and MSConfig.exe -but they won't allow me to terminate or disable Online Armor & invasive programs like it.

    I tried to uninstall "Online Armor", which is still running on my machine (I want to get rid of Online Amor, but it won't allow me to terminate these components of the program (their filenames are listed below):

    1. oacat.exe - "Tall Emu" (a.k.a. name of developers' company)
    2. oasrve.exe - "Online Armor Helper Service"

    Whenever I try to disable 1 of those programs I get "access denied" messages, like this one:
    Thanks for your kindness & help, in advance.
  2. Joanyoung


    Jun 18, 2004
  3. johnebadbak


    Feb 28, 2002
    get admin login in safe mode.then ctrl panel/admin tools/computer management.
    click local users and groups. click groups_ click administrators/click add. then put your user name in the group.
  4. Davec

    Davec Gone but never forgotten

    Jan 27, 2001
    Have you tried using Win Patrol in Safe Mode> That's how I disable Avira services.
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