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System Administrator I did a criticle restoration on my computer along with a disk cleanup and now I am not recognized as the system administrator. The icon for the control panel disappeared and I no longer have access to add and remove programs. I am unable to make any system changes to the computer. I am the owner of the computer. hp media cntr pc 876x - Windows XP

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As for logging in as Administrator try leaving the password area blank and that should get you in. As for the Control Panel Icon, if it's not showing up in your start menu you can open it's properties and through the customization function you can add it again.

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My Desktop is very slow and i want to reset it?


Your desktop probably just needs a good clean and tune up >?
And you might want to add some more ram.
Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.

scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus

if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections


click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now


click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart
do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer


also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/


then defragment your hard drive


adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer
If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules

you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible

you might have to many programs running at the same timeputting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.


It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.




Open Disk Cleanup by clickingstartall programsaccessoriessystem tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.

In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.
When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.

Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Watch the demo (1:00)
and download and install either or all of these

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html
microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered
Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit

http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7

http://superantispyware-free-edition.soft32.com/

this should speed up your computer
or if you still just want to reset it use the system restore
System Restore

You can use the System Configuration utility to perform a system restore.

There are three possible restore points:System checkpoints that Windows schedules

Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility
Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a serviceyou can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly.

This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.
Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
HP Desktop factory settings
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.

If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.

Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.

Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

Dec 08, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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System restore to factory condition


Since you have already done a full factory restore you might only need to uninstall these programs or to a system restore to a date when you had your computer running with no issues.

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.


scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit


http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7



if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program


and some unnecessary programs


you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections



click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now



click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer



also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/



then defragment your hard drive



adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules


you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible


you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.



Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.



It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.





Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.


Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.


It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Watch the demo (1:00)




this should speed up your computer


To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.


2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.


3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.


4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.

Click the most recent one to view system restore information.


5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.


6.Close all other programs.


7.To start the system restore, click Next.


8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.


hope this helps

Nov 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Have xp professional and on my start up page all my links are gone? cant even do system restore.how do you restore it or fix this problem, really need some help!!! also get c:\program...


How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Note To perform System Restore, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin) To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
  7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section.

Jun 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Try to load software for microsoft lifecam vx3000 tells me not enough disc space or unexpected problem occured whats going on.


you have low disk space on your C drive
do a disk cleanup

steps
1:Starting Disk Cleanup Disk Cleanup is available on both Home and Professional versions of XP. The utility can be accessed in any of the methods listed below.
  • Click Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup
  • In Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click the disk in which you want to free up space, click Properties, click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.
delete unwanted files from My documents ,music folder,recycle bin ,-----------------------------

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turn off system restore option
Steps to turn off System Restore loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
  3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore: You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

    Do you want to turn off System Restore?After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.
you will get at 20% free space after doing these steps

then start the installation again

Mar 30, 2010 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Not enough space on friends laptop


First you need to disable system restore on the drive to reclaim the missing space. To do this, you can do the following:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > System
2. In System > Click on System Protection at the left side
3. In the System Protection Window > go to the System Protection Tab > then uncheck C: then hit Apply then OK

After disabling system restore, run disk clean up:
1. Go to Start > Computer > Right-click on C: > Disk Cleanup - make sure to check all of the files to be deleted to clear as much space as possible
2. After initially running Disk Cleanup you will now be able to see the More Options tab in the Disk Cleanup window > go to this tab then cleanup the System Restore and Shadow Copies to remove them completely
3. Enable the System Restore from the System Protection tab in System.
4. Resize the maximum amount of Shadow Copies that can be saved on the system, this will lock the System Restore feature from saving more than allocated amount. Run Command Prompt as administrator (go to Start > Programs > Accesories > then right-click on Command Prompt then Run as Administrator)
Set the maximum to whatever amount you feel is necessary. Setting it to 1GB should be more than enough for System Restore to create at least two restore points. Type the command: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=c: /for=c: /maxsize=1gb

5. Once this is done you should have reclaimed at least 30 to 40% of the missing space. Once the System Restore has been reenabled it will automatically create the restore points so there will be no need to manually create one.

Mar 22, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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No administrative priviledges on a Dell Vostro with Vista O.S.


try both versions of the OS (dual boot mode)
you logged in on the other OS

Sep 14, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

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Need help,, windows 98.how do i restore


boot with the Windows 98 cd in the drive and go to dos, enter chkdsk /r to repair and restore system files.

If you are having a specific problem it might help to know more exactly what you are seeing.

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Need to help to clean my recovery H disk is coming almost full.


A hard drive is usually partitoned, one hard drive will show up as two. The recovery drive should not be messed with. Don't add files , nor delete files from that drive.

Jan 17, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Disk Cleanup.


well..you sound as though there is too much on the disk..

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