XP says I am not the administrator

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iambluebell

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I am the only owner/user of my windows XP - all was fine until I tried to save a file to a CD, now I'm told I need permission from the Administrator. Where can I find the place to either turn that off or name myself as Administrator?? I have recently run a number of cleaners/anti malware/programs because of an apparent virus in my email. If that caused it - how do I become the administrtor. Thanks
 

iambluebell

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I did try that, their hint was from 2006. I was to begin at the 'start' menu - mine doesn't look anything like their sample. And I have no problem until I try and copy to a disk, then I'm told I need this permission.
 

Frank4d

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Look in Control Panel under User Accounts, and check the user account type for your name. If it already shows administrator, then there is some other problem; possibly caused by the cleaners you used. Does it show 'adminstrator' or 'limited'?
 

iambluebell

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Hi, Thanks. It does say Administrtor - the guest account is off.
Ian't undo the cleaners and it's only the CD that won't work.
 

iambluebell

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No, it's not XP pro, just the home edition. I did go to th CD drive and found "enabling CD recording on this drive" but I can't see why disabling this would help me become the administratot of this drive and allow me to read/use the files on it.
 
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Boot into safe mode and use the hidden Adminsitrator account . . it may allow you to make changes
 
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