Windows 10: "The specified procedure could not be found" (UAC related)


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home 64 bit
       12 Oct 2016 #1

    "The specified procedure could not be found" (UAC related)


    hey people,
    It's been less than a week that I've been experiencing a problem. I can't run programs that require UAC to pop up for me to choose "yes" or "no". I downloaded latest video graphics driver for my GPU and when I want to install it, since it requires the UAC to pop up, it stops immediately with "The specified procedure could not be found" error. I can't run any program that requires UAC. If I type "CMD" and choose to run it as admin, the same error pops up. I can't change UAC setting from control panel because it requires UAC to get to those settings. I can't even run task manager it also pops up an error. Any solutions from you people?
    Last edited by persia474; 12 Oct 2016 at 19:40.
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  2. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       12 Oct 2016 #2

    persia474 said: View Post
    hey people,
    It's been less than a week that I've been experiencing a problem. I can't run programs that require UAC to pop up for me to choose "yes" or "no". I downloaded latest video graphics driver for my GPU and when I want to install it, since it requires the UAC to pop up, it stops immediately with "The specified procedure could not be found" error. I can't run any program that requires UAC. If I type "CMD" and choose to run it as admin, the same error pops up. I can't change UAC setting from control panel because it requires UAC to get to those settings. Any solutions from you people?
    I have two .reg scripts to disable and Enable UAC.
    Here is the Enable UAC script:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000001

    You can do this yourself, manually, buy going to the above location in the registry and change the 0 (zero) at the end of the DWORD to a "1".

    Then reboot your PC. If something turned off UAC, that should turn it back on.
    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2016 #3

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    I have two .reg scripts to disable and Enable UAC.
    Here is the Enable UAC script:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000001

    You can do this yourself, manually, buy going to the above location in the registry and change the 0 (zero) at the end of the DWORD to a "1".

    Then reboot your PC. If something turned off UAC, that should turn it back on.
    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
    It doesn't seem to work cause I can't even run "regedit". It gives me the same stupid error.
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  4. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       13 Oct 2016 #4

    Have you tried a "System Restore" ?
    Or is that something else that does not work?

    Or, do you have a backup image file, of your system, that you could restore?

    As you can see from my signature line, I'm VERY much in favor of doing backups
    on a regular (at least weekly) basis.

    Remember, "The only bad backup is the one you decided NOT to make".

    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2016 #5

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Have you tried a "System Restore" ?
    Or is that something else that does not work?

    Or, do you have a backup image file, of your system, that you could restore?

    As you can see from my signature line, I'm VERY much in favor of doing backups
    on a regular (at least weekly) basis.

    Remember, "The only bad backup is the one you decided NOT to make".

    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
    Unfortunately I don't have an image disc. It's strange that there's no system restore point set on PC! I have latest windows updates installed but I can't find a restore point. The problem is still there...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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