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XP Cannot access control panel, etc.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Scottohorne, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. Scottohorne

    Scottohorne Thread Starter

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    I am unable to access my Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, etc. I get the message that this is restricted and to contact system administrator.

    The machine had not been used for about 6 months prior to the end of January. I loaded Norten Internet Security and went online via a Trend Net wireless network.

    Access problems have only increased, as I can't even use a printer.

    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Kevin-J

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    You need to look into your Norton settings, you may have your permissions all messed up. Also make sure your using a admin account not a normal or guest.
     
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  4. Scottohorne

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    I can't even get to my control panel. When I click on it, the error tells me this is restricted contact administrator. I am the only user/admin but there is an admin also. I can't go anywhere accept as the admin. in safe mode.
    I am lost....
     
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