Friday, October 12, 2012 2:14 AM
I have tried to fix this problem since my dad gave me his used Advent Laptop with Vista home basic.
In Classic view, these are all the applets in the control panel I can`t open or get access to: User accounts, Windows update, Network and sharing center, Personalization, Backup and restore center, Parental controls, Default programs, Power options, and System.
When I try to open some of them, I get the UAC-window, press yes, UAC goes away and then nothing happens.
For the others, if I`m lucky, I`ll see the window-frame for half a second, then...Poof!...gone...
I have tried to deactivate the UAC via System configuration>Tools, but that didn`t work...
As far as I know, there is only one user account. If I log off user or choose change user, when the "Welcome-screen" appears, there is only my "Frank" user account option. No Administrator or guest login.
Is it possible that, for some reason, I don`t have sufficient access rights, although there is no (visible) administrator user account?
I wrote help in cmd.exe, and found something called CACLS and ICACLS. And if I understand it correctly, I can type something that can give me access to all of the user access rights(?) Is this correct? Can this solve my "control panel"-problems?
Does anyone know the reason why I have this problem?
And most importantly, can anyone help me solve this problem?
Friday, October 12, 2012 2:45 AMModerator
I would suggest you to post this query in Vista forum
You might even try asking this question in Microsoft Community.
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- Edited by Santosh BhandarkarMicrosoft Community Contributor, Moderator Friday, October 12, 2012 2:45 AM typo
- Proposed As Answer by Ravikumar PulagouniMicrosoft Community Contributor Friday, October 12, 2012 2:49 AM
- Marked As Answer by Rick TanModerator Monday, October 15, 2012 7:29 AM