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XP says I am not the administrator

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iambluebell, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. iambluebell

    iambluebell Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. elee

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    Do a Google search on windows xp administrator for options
     
  3. iambluebell

    iambluebell Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. 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'?
     
  5. iambluebell

    iambluebell Thread Starter

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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.
     
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    iambluebell Thread Starter

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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.
     
  8. Old Rich

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    Boot into safe mode and use the hidden Adminsitrator account . . it may allow you to make changes
     
  9. iambluebell

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    hanks - I have to leave now but will give it a try.
     
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