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Administrator rights are not getting executed - Windows Vista

I am having problem with my Windows Vista Home premium edition.
I am logging with Administrator account but still is not giving me excess to all the right which administrator has. If I am opening my c drive it is giving error "access is denied". Also if am doing any changes to user accounts it is giving error "cannot open access control editor" and "access is denied".
When going to properties of c drive it is showing unknows owner in ownership tab and dening access to administrator to do change ownership to the default user.

Initially I was using my default user with admin right, but when i started getting problems, I have activated Administrator user. And now very much surprise that how my administrator account is behaving like a normal user account.

Can any one help me the same?

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  • tvsan70 Apr 12, 2008

    Thanks buddy. Let me try and come back with the result.

  • tvsan70 May 12, 2008

    I had tried this option but it is not working. System is not allowing me do system restore. It is also not allowing to access "c" drive. If there any way I can change the registry values to overcome this problem.

    Please help .........

  • tvsan70 May 12, 2008

    I had tried this option but it is not working. System is not allowing me do system restore. It is also not allowing to access "c" drive. If there any way I can change any registry values to overcome this problem.

    Please help ....

  • tvsan70 May 12, 2008

    I am not been able to take backup of my data, hence I need the access to my 'C' Drive. If it is possible, I can take the backup and then I can reinstall the Vista.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    Same problem..


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SYSTEM restore should help u

Restart the computer and return to the OS in "safe mode"
THen you click system restore from control panel and restore the system giving admin password when asked.

Theres another way of changing the setting in registry but thats too cmplicated, and i am not sure abt it

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  • Viv Vek
    Viv Vek Apr 12, 2008


    It had worked for another friend of mine..

    Hope it works for you too :)

  • Viv Vek
    Viv Vek May 12, 2008

    hmm, registry cannot be cleaned without knowledge of what the actual problem is...
    is there any concern if you have to reinstall the vista all over again?

  • Viv Vek
    Viv Vek May 13, 2008

    I ll come up with the solution for you and post it here.
    i ll find whatsthe apt thing to do and tell you bfr tomo


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