What is an administrator account

Question

My computer stalls. when you click on icom it seems to lock up and after a few minutes it will find the page. I have run the adaware and deleted any errors. It is very slow. When it locks up the hour glass will not move, the stop icom will not work.

This is a home computer. When I go to systems tool to defrag. It will not let me. It give me a message about see system adminisatar.

I have not been able to use system tools to defrag.

I have deleted internet files and history.

Thanks you for any help.

Janet Pridgen

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Answer

This question was answered on July 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It seems that your user account does not have enough account privileges That would mean, That there is and administrator account in your pc You need to find out, what kind of Local account you have in your machine and try to change it should be an administrator account it has all the permissions that you need in order to run defrag and run other administrator task.

1) Right click under my computer select manage, from that menu it will take you to computer management screen.

2) Under the drop down, menus go to the one that reads Local User and Groups click on the one that reads Users.

There you should see the name of your account and administrator account check the one

with your name click on it click on the Member Of there it should have administrator if not try adding it.

If you can not change it because it requires administrator password or some other account

Issue right click, start control panel, and administrator tools, press the right shift hold it down.

And right click on computer management, in the menu you will see Run As., click on it a

new screen that will open select option that reads(the following user)under user name

Type Administrator and under password whatever password there is for that admin

Account if there is no password leave it blank and hit okay if it let you in try the steps above

Again, that should give your account the permission you need to run system tools…

I hope this help you out good luck..

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 27, 2004