Question about Sony VAIO PCG-V505EC Notebook

1 Answer

Problem with Administrator Settings

Downloaded XP Service Pack 2..on reboot, window "Personalized Settings" Setting up personal settings for IE6..initial error message said (paraphrase) 'Administrator will not allow this operation'...computer does not move beyond that screen..when I tried to bring up Task Manager, error message: 'Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.' Computer does not move beyond two screens.
How to resolve?

Posted by on

  • Tacobill May 06, 2008

    Unfortunately, the problem persists. I had restored it once before, about two months ago. Now, the on board Restore Files are gone, or hidden, and the restore CD is out of print, as far as I have looked. I appreciate your help.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

Try to open the windows in safemode to open windows in safe mode press F8 when your system start

if you can work in safemode try to restore windows to a pervious date

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Everytime i start my computer.. there is always a window on the upper left that says: personalizing settings setting up personalized settings for: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wndiir\WinLoad.exe restart i can't...


If you haven't done it already, load Service Pack 3 along with the Windows updates. That will stop that.
SP3 is no longer available from Microsoft as it does not support XP anymore. Beware of where you download SP3 from, make sure you have a proper anti virus programme installed!

Jan 01, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

Tip

How to Recover Windows XP Administrator Password?


Computer plays a vital role nowadays. No matter for the business man or home computer user, they all need use PC to do work, watch TV & Video, play online games and so on. Indeed, in some sense computer is already becoming a part of our life. Most of computer users get use to create a Windows administrator password in case of privacy data lack. So, you can image that there are more and more people need to gain access to their PC when Windows XP administrator passwords forgot. Absolutely, you want get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system? Thus here I point out the easiest and safest method that can help you recover Windows XP administrator password. Let's roll it.

Part 1: Select Windows XP administrator password recovery tool

As you can't login Windows XP operating system, the only thing you can do is making a Windows password recovery disk and using the disk to recover your Windows password, and then you need:

1> a blank CD disk.
2> a computer that can download from Internet and have a CD writer.
3> a program that can recover Windows password. In this tutorial we highly recommended Windows Login Recovery and use it as an example.

Part 2: Recover the forgotten Windows XP administrator password

Step 1. Download Windows Login Recovery from the official website.

Step 2. Install Windows Login Recovery on your Windows XP computer, then launch it (When launch the program, you will see the ISO image file has automatically entered. Please leave it as the default).

Step 3. Choose a device to burn the ISO image file, we select the CD writer.

Step 4. Click Burn and then start to burn the ISO image file (Please insert the blank CD disk into the CD writer first). When the burning completes, click OK and the disk will eject itself.

Step 5. Change your locked computer's BIOS settings to make it boot from CD-ROM: (3 steps)

1). Reboot your locked computer, press F2 or Delete to enter your BIOS setup during the booting.

2). On the Boot tab, set the Boot Device Priority. Make sure the CDROM Drives is before Hard Disk Drives.

3). Press F10 and Y followed by Enter to save the BIOS settings and reboot your locked computer.

Step 6. Use the created disk to recover the Windows XP administrator password: (5 steps)

1). Insert the created disk into the CD-ROM of the locked computer and reboot it (When the locked computer boots, you can see Windows Login Recovery initializing).

2). Enter the ID number of the hard drive volume that Windows is installed.

3). Enter the ID number for the User Name.

4). Enter y (yes) to confirm your action or n (no) to deny the action, then hit Enter.

5). Enter y to continue to remove passwords of other accounts or n to finish (If you enter n, the locked computer will reboot, please eject the created disk first).

Congratulations! You have successfully removed the Windows XP administrator password. Now you can login Windows XP without password and you can create a new one.

on Jul 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I just bought this scanner and have windows vista hooked it up and nothing. i do not have a disk


Hi,

How to get the Artec 1236USB/Ultima 2000 scanner working in Windows Vista. Note that this how-to skips the various UAC prompts that occur throughout the process.

1. Right click on the Setup executable (whatever the name is, also assumes the full 22MB file) and then select the Compatibility tab. Set compatibility settings to Windows XP (Service Pack 2), and set the program's Privilege Level to run as administrator.

2. Install the scanner drivers and reboot the computer.

3. Go into Control Panel, select System, then select the Device Manager. Select the scanner, which should appear as an unknown item on the list. Right click on the unknown and select Properties, then select the Driver tab. Select the Update Driver button and let it search for the Artec drivers. A warning will appear regarding the lack of a digital signature. Tell Windows to install the driver anyway.

4. Reboot computer.

5. Search for Scan32.exe or open an Explorer window and drill down to c:\windows\twain_32\artecusb\.

6. Right click on Scan32.exe and select the Compatibility tab. Set compatibility settings on scan32.exe to Windows XP SP2 and make sure the executable can run as an administrator.

7. If desired, repeat this process with ScnPanel.exe in c:\program files\artecusb\scanpanel\. My personal opinion is that ScnPanel.exe is redundant, the aforementioned scan32.exe file being far more flexible. It only serves to use up resources, so I wouldn't bother with making the file compatible and would just remove it from the Startup group.

8. Start scanning.


Hope this is helpful and fix the issue.

Thank you for contacting FixYa


*Please rate this solution with a thumbs up

Nov 16, 2010 | Artronix Technology Artec 1236 Flatbed...

1 Answer

I cant find a driver to the motheboard i have


Here is a link to your motherboard. They don't have the Windows 7 drivers but you might be able to set the driver compatibility to XP. I'm not sure but its worth a try.

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} How to change driver compatibility (this example uses Vista)

1. Right click on the driver setup executable file and select the Compatibility tab. Set compatibility settings to Windows XP (Service Pack 2), and set the program's Privilege Level to run as administrator.

2. Install the device drivers and reboot the computer.

3. Right click My Computer, select “Manage” in the new window select Device Manager. Select the unknown item on the list. Right click on the unknown and select Properties, and then select the Driver tab. Select the Update Driver button and let it search for the drivers. A warning will appear regarding the lack of a digital signature. Tell Windows to install the driver anyway.

4. Reboot computer.

5. Search for your xx.exe or open an Explorer window and drill down to c:\windows\wher driver installed

6. Right click on the exe and select the Compatibility tab. Set compatibility settings on the exe to Windows XP SP2 and make sure the executable can run as an administrator


Hope this helps. At least until they come out with the proper drivers.

Nov 08, 2009 | MSI MS-6702E Motherboard

1 Answer

REQUEST TIME OUT PROBLEM THEN PING DEFAULT IP 169.254.1.1


The ip address is Static Ipaddress . Tried to do ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew. Check the ipaddress it should be a different ip address. If your are getting the same 169.254.1.1 ip address . Need to remove and reinstall Winsoc. Backup the registry before performing winsock troubleshooting.

Remove the Winsock Settings
To remove the Winsock settings in Microsoft Windows XP, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for the Windows XP service pack that is installed.
Determine Your Service Pack Level
To determine the service pack level that Windows XP is running, use an account that has Administrator rights and follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. In the System Properties window, on the General tab, note the service pack level that appears under System. For example, information that resembles the following may appear:
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2
For Computers Running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
On a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can use the Netsh command to reset the Winsock settings to the default configuration:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  3. At the cmd.exe screen, type netsh winsock reset catalog, and then press <Enter>.
    The following message appears:
    Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog.
    You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset.
  4. Type exit, and then press <Enter> to quit the cmd.exe screen.
  5. Restart the computer.
For Computers Running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Earlier
To remove Winsock settings from a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 1 or from a computer that is running the original release version of Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the Registry Editor window, click the plus sign (+) that is next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive.
  4. Click the plus sign to expand the SYSTEM subkey, click the plus sign to expand the CurrentControlSet subkey, and then click the plus sign to expand the Services subkey.
  5. Under the Services subkey, click the Winsock subkey.
  6. On the File menu, click Export.
  7. In the Export Registry File window, in the File name box, type winsock.reg, and then click Save.
    The Winsock registry subkey is saved in the My Documents folder as winsock.reg.
  8. Right-click the Winsock subkey, and then click Delete.
  9. In the Confirm Key Delete window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the Winsock subkey.
  10. Click the Winsock2 subkey.
  11. On the File menu, click Export.
  12. In the Export Registry File window, in the File name box, type winsock2.reg, and then click Save.
    The Winsock2 registry subkey is saved in the My Documents folder as winsock2.reg.
  13. Right-click the Winsock2 subkey, and then click Delete.
  14. In the Confirm Key Delete window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the Winsock2 subkey.
  15. Quit the Registry Editor program, and then restart the computer.

» Reinstalling the Winsock Settings in Microsoft® Windows® XP
Use an account that has Administrator rights and perform the following steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click Install.
  5. In the Select Network Component Type window, click Protocol, and then click Add.
  6. Click Have Disk.
  7. In the Copy manufacturer's files from box, type c:windowsinf, and then click OK.
  8. In the second Select Network Protocol window, under Network Protocol, click Microsoft, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click OK.
  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Close.
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. After the computer has started successfully, click Start, and then click Run.
  12. In the Run window, in the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  13. At the cmd.exe screen, type netsh int ip reset delllog.txt, and then press <Enter>.
The Winsock settings are reinstalled.

Aug 18, 2009 | Motorola CANOPY 2400AP (2400APBC)

2 Answers

What is the different between xp serrvice pack 1 and 2


A service pack is a collection of all updates released to that point, and often includes new features, as well.

The major enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2 include Security Center, Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall, and Internet Explorer.

Security Center is an entirely new feature provided by Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Security Center service runs as a background process in Windows XP and routinely checks the status of the following components:
1. Windows Firewall: Security Center detects whether Windows Firewall is enabled or disabled. Security Center can also detect the presence of some third-party software firewall products.
2. Automatic Updates: Security Center detects the current Automatic Updates setting in Windows XP. If Automatic Updates is turned off or not set to the recommended settings, the Security Center provides appropriate recommendations.
3. Virus Protection: Security Center detects the presence of antivirus software from many third-party organizations. If the information is available, the Security Center service also determines whether the software is up-to-date and whether real-time scanning is turned on.

When Security Center detects an important security condition (such as improper settings), it displays a pop-up notice in the notification area.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides several enhancements to the Automatic Updates feature, including the following:
■ The latest version of Automatic Updates offers expanded support for Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office.
■ Previous versions of Automatic Updates could download only critical updates. Now Automatic Updates can download updates in the following categories: security updates, critical updates, update roll-ups, and service packs.
■ Automatic Updates now prioritizes the download of available updates based on the importance and size of the updates. For example, if a large service pack is being downloaded, and a smaller security update is released to address an exploit, that security update will be downloaded more quickly than the service pack.
■ Automatic Updates is now more automated. The need for users to accept End-User License Agreements (EULAs) has been eliminated. Also, the user now has a choice of whether to restart the computer following the installation of updates that might require a restart. Updates that do require a restart can now be consolidated into a single installation so that only one restart is required.

Previous versions of Windows XP include a software-based firewall named Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2, this firewall is replaced by Windows Firewall.
Windows Firewall boasts a number of enhancements, including the following:
1. Windows Firewall is now enabled by default on all network
connections.
2. Windows Firewall provides an interface for configuring global settings that apply to all the connections of the computer.
3. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Firewall supports a new feature that allows you to keep Windows Firewall enabled and also not allow any exceptions; only solicited traffic is allowed. This new feature is intended to create an even more secure environment when connecting to the Internet in a public location or other unsecured location.
4. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, a startup Windows Firewall policy performs stateful packet filtering during startup, so that the computer can perform basic network tasks (such as contacting
DHCP and DNS servers) and still be protected.
5. In previous versions, you could not apply firewall rules based on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can configure Windows Firewall so that firewall rules apply to IP addresses (or IP address ranges), meaning that only traffic from computers with valid IP addresses is allowed through the firewall.
6. In previous versions, you configure permitted traffic by specifying the TCP and UDP ports used by a service or application. In Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can also configure permitted traffic by specifying the file name of the application. When the application runs, Windows firewall monitors the ports on which the application listens and automatically adds them to the list of allowed incoming traffic.

Internet Explorer:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduces a number of new security features to Internet Explorer 6. As with the rest of the enhancements introduced with Windows XP Service Pack 2, most of the updates to Internet Explorer are intended to provide better security.

Jul 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

XP Administrator Password


No, but you can follow this steps to set a new one:

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Jan 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

Forgot administrator's password


Hi Reggie,

Please read the entire article before proceeding:

All administrator accounts are created equal, with equal
powers, except that the main adiminstrator account cannot
be deleted and it does not appear on the login (or users)
menu by default.

You do need an alternate administrator account to solve this
problem. You must login to a user account with administrative
privileges in order to access system resources, take ownership
of files and folders, and to change other people's passwords.
(including the built-in administrator account)

Otherwise, what would be the point of any security at all,
if you could bypass it at will.

If you can login to another account with administrator pri'vs,
then follow me. Otherwise you may have to pursue more difficult
options, as explained later.

1) Open up the control panel
2) Open up Administrative tools
3) Open up local security settings
4) Expand Local policies in the LHS folder tree

Check:
Accounts: Administrator Account Status = Enabled
Accounts: Rename Administrator Account = Administrator

this is to make sure that the admin account is enabled,
and has not been renamed. You can double click on these
settings to change them. Is you are for some reason unable
to enable the admin account, you must reboot to safe mode,
where the admin account is always enabled.

Now that you are sure that you have a functioning administrator
account, you must reset the password, since you cannot
retrieve it:


From the control panel, once again open up

Administrative Tools ---->
Computer Management --->
Local users and Groups ---->
Users ----->
Administrator ---->
Right click on administrator ---->
SET PASSWORD

....

This should do it.

N.B.
The administrator account will be re-created, you will loose
1) All settings and preferences
2) Access to any NTFS encrypted files the administrator
has encrypted.
3) Stored network and internet passwords (the administrator's)
4) Personal security certificates.

This procedure is different from simply changing the password,
because you don't know the original, so Windows treats it as a
hostile takeover, That's why you loose access to encrypted files.

If you have trouble starting the computer management Applet,
Run it manually:

START --> RUN --> compmgmt.msc

or

...\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe compmgmt.msc

==========================================

Trick:

If you do not have access to an existing account
with administrative privileges, you may be able to hack in
with and old setup disk from Windows 2000, with
no service packs, or at most XP1

The reason is that Windows 2000 did not anticipate nor
respect Windows XP security.

1) Reboot from the 2000 disk, and follow the on screen
prompts to repair the system using the

SYSTEM RECOVERY CONSOLE.

2) Do not proceed to install Win 2000, make sure you
get out before it asks you to format a disk, if you get
there you missed the prompt and you have gone too far,
Reboot and try again.

3) Once you are in the recovery console = DOS like environment
type HELP, and it will give you a list of commands.

You should be able to create a new user account
(with admin or change the admin password privs)

4) The last alternative is to purchase an XP password recovery
utility, which you run from a boot CD.

Good luck

Martin.

Apr 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

6 Answers

How to become my computer administrator


try changing the user account settings to adminstrator settings. or right click the program you are trying to run and change to administrator settings there.

Mar 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

3 Answers

Windows XP administrator password was lost


this problem if your taken emergency repair disk u can get the password by using the rdisk. if you dont we can only reinstalling it

Feb 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony VAIO PCG-V505EC Notebook Logo

111 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18384 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Sony Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...