Jump to content

Build Theme!
  •  
  • Infected?

WE'RE SURE THAT YOU'LL LOVE US!

Hey there! :wub: Looks like you're enjoying the discussion, but you're not signed up for an account. When you create an account, we remember exactly what you've read, so you always come right back where you left off. You also get notifications, here and via email, whenever new posts are made. You can like posts to share the love. :D Join 92444 other members! Anybody can ask, anybody can answer. Consistently helpful members may be invited to become staff. Here's how it works. Virus cleanup? Start here -> Malware Removal Forum.

Try What the Tech -- It's free!


Photo

'Yes' button greyed out after changing Admin account


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 hedley93

hedley93

    Silver Member

  • Authentic Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 393 posts

Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:06 AM

I had an Admin account for a programme that 'required' to be run as an Admin at all times.  I don't have it anymore, so I thought I'd delete the Admin account as I wouldn't need it again.  It was created through the cmd line.

So I proceeded to reverse what I done to create the account.

Ha! The 'yes' button in UAC box is now greyed out at every cut & turn., anywhere where I have to answer yes to do or change something, install software, I can't do it; the button is not there, in fact  anything and everything, I tried to do a system restore, couldn't do that, either.  It is still asking for an administrator password, mind you.... I have restarted the pc. Totally switched it off/on again.  Makes no difference

In essence, seems my pc is absolutely useless at the minute.  Thought it was time to ask for some help, please.

 

Sorry this is so long winded, but I thought I'd better explain the situation.  Thanks for reading and in advance for any help offered.

hedley

 


    Advertisements

Register to Remove


#2 Satchfan

Satchfan

    SuperHelper

  • Malware Team
  • 6,607 posts
  • Interests:LFC, music, more LFC, more music

Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:15 PM

Hello hedley93 and welcome to the WTT forum.

My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.

Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:

  • please follow all instructions in the order posted
  • please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
  • all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
  • if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
  • the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
  • please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!

IMPORTANT:

Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested

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

Run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • press Scan button
  • it will produce a log called Frst.txt in the same directory the tool is run from
  • please copy and paste log back here.
  • the first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the Frst.txt into your reply.

Logs to include with next post:

Frst.txt
Addition.txt


Thanks

Satchfan

 


NINA - Proud graduate of the WTT Classroom

Member of UNITE

The help you receive here is free but if you feel I have helped, you may consider making a Donation.

#3 Satchfan

Satchfan

    SuperHelper

  • Malware Team
  • 6,607 posts
  • Interests:LFC, music, more LFC, more music

Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Sorry, mistook this for a Malware topic.

 

Please ignore the previous instructions and wait for a Windows expert to reply.

 

Satchfan


NINA - Proud graduate of the WTT Classroom

Member of UNITE

The help you receive here is free but if you feel I have helped, you may consider making a Donation.

#4 Ztruker

Ztruker

    WTT Tech

  • Tech Team
  • 8,045 posts
  • Interests:Helping people fix MS Windows related computer problems of all kinds.

    Good, inexpensive wine (not an oxymoron).

Posted Yesterday, 09:11 PM

I had an Admin account for a programme that 'required' to be run as an Admin at all times.  I don't have it anymore, so I thought I'd delete the Admin account as I wouldn't need it again.  It was created through the cmd line.
So I proceeded to reverse what I done to create the account.
Ha! The 'yes' button in UAC box is now greyed out at every cut & turn., anywhere where I have to answer yes to do or change something, install software, I can't do it; the button is not there, in fact  anything and everything, I tried to do a system restore, couldn't do that, either.  It is still asking for an administrator password, mind you.... I have restarted the pc. Totally switched it off/on again.  Makes no difference
In essence, seems my pc is absolutely useless at the minute.

 
What is your current account, and Administrator account or a Standard account? If it's Standard that would explain why you can't do any admin type things.
 
Do you have any other Administrator level accounts? If not you need to enabled the hidden Administrator account: See Option 5 here:
 
Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 User Accounts

Once that's done, login as Administrator and change you normal use account to Administrator and that should fix the problem.


Edited by Ztruker, Yesterday, 09:12 PM.

Rich

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


#5 hedley93

hedley93

    Silver Member

  • Authentic Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 393 posts

Posted Today, 10:36 AM

Hi Ztrucker,
Still on Windows 7, for my sins. It was my intentions to upgrade to 10 that caused this spat in the first place. If I'd known creating an Administrator account in this manner caused such chaos, I wouldn't have bothered. Undoing it isn't as straight forward as the instructions would lead you to believe.

Does the same information you have given here apply for Windows 7?

Thanks for the help.
hedley

#6 Ztruker

Ztruker

    WTT Tech

  • Tech Team
  • 8,045 posts
  • Interests:Helping people fix MS Windows related computer problems of all kinds.

    Good, inexpensive wine (not an oxymoron).

Posted Today, 11:56 AM

Pretty much the same. Use this procedure to enable the hidden Administrator account if you don't currently have and Administrator level account:

Enable built-in Administrator from System Recovery (WinRE) at Boot


Edited by Ztruker, Today, 12:07 PM.

Rich

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Related Topics



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users