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blanco
17-05-2011, 08:23 AM
I have attempted twice to run install software for 2 new different USB modems on a friends PC. He is on Win XP Pro (clean).
The reason for USB is that his mobo has a PCI (all 4 slots) Problem.
Apart from that, all is working well. Nothing is inserted in the PCI slots.
Here is the Administrator prob:
He is logged in as the administrator but attempting to install the software
for the modems, we get as far as the setup which brings "newdev.dll " "you do not have administrator rights" and will not proceed to install the drivers and network configurations. I have gone through control panel ,wiped the
name and password and started again with and without a password but the
administator is not acknowledged when installing the CD software.
How the hell can I take control as the administrator ?

nmercer
17-05-2011, 08:47 AM
run an antvirus/malware check?

blanco
17-05-2011, 09:14 AM
It is a clean system on a new HDD which has never been online

wainuitech
17-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Check this -- Start the PC in safe mode, log into the Admin account,then control panel/admin tools/computer management.

Click local users and groups. Click groups - click administrators, see if your user name is in the members group, if not click add. Then put your user name in the group.

Save everything, and reboot normally.

blanco
17-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Thanks wainui, Ill try it when I visit him later.
There is only 1 user account- John Administrator
shown in Control Panel-User Accounts. Tried
setting a password but right clicking an exe file-
then "run as administrator" brings up "Password
Wrong"

wainuitech
17-05-2011, 06:25 PM
In the Control Panel-User Accounts, there wont be showing the "real" Admin account. It comes available when starting in safe mode, or if you enable it, by default its hidden.

blanco
17-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Thanks mate, was unaware of that.
How long is this learning curve ?

wainuitech
17-05-2011, 08:45 PM
:lol: Theres an end to the learning curve ? :p

Put it this way, if you work on computers or like learning about them, it wont stop till the day you die :eek:

Thats of course unless a person is one of these know it all's that knows everything there is to know about computers - NO ONE in the world nows everything, if they think they do they need to get their hand off it :xmouth: (for guys) and think again, play with something else.

PS, now waiting for a mod to edit this post as to what I wrote :lol:

blanco
17-05-2011, 08:51 PM
Good reply. Well said.