windows 2000 administrator access problem

By crazychen ยท 4 replies
Mar 13, 2004
  1. hi
    i run windows 2000 pro sp4
    i always log in as administrator and everything worked fine until last nite when i turned on my comp

    now my desktop is frozen, i can still run programs such as ms word from the start menu, but the adminstrative programs has all been restricted to me, for instance when i try to run system manager the msg: "Access to specified device, path, or file is denied." comes up, and all the system programs would only run if i use thr run command, other wise the msg "unable to run this program" come up

    i've done a anti virus scan and nothing came up, and i also ran the new blaster worm remover from the ms site

    does any1 know how i can solve this problem?
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    :wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    Never had that problem before, but I may have a solution.

    Go into the controlpanel, and choose the users & password dialog.
    Create a new user with full Admin rights.

    Log out, and log in with the new user identity. Now you should have full access to the administrator tools.

    Hope this helps :)
  3. crazychen

    crazychen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cannot do that, thats restricted to me too
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    No offense meant, but why do you think they created the Administrator on W2K?
    Definitely not for anybody to use as their everyday Login, even if they are the only user.

    If you have TweakUI installed, under the Tab IE, check that Allow Logoff is checked. Then logoff and try as another ID
  5. Wind777

    Wind777 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    what is Tweak UI?


    What is the program Tweak UI and where can you find the program?
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