Windows 10: "Run as Administrator" freezes my pc

  1.    26 Oct 2017 #1

    "Run as Administrator" freezes my pc


    Hello, when i want to do something that requires "admin permission" like installing a software, opening a program or changing pc settings the "User Account Control" freezes my pc.

    I hear the sound of it popping up but i don't actually see UAC window, i can still move the mouse (See picture).

    To keep working on my laptop i just click on the power button it goes to sleep mode and i turn it on again.

    I found some crazy suggestions online that goes as disabling UAC or running a command prompt (admin) which both require to be run as administrator xd so yeah

    Thanks in advance :)

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  2. Posts : 3,260
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       26 Oct 2017 #2

    Maybe you have got too many policies. Anyway, you can try to remove UAC policies to reset it to default.
    Code:
    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /f

    There might a problem with your credentials or a corrupted user account. To reset credentials, you need to remove catroot2, it will be recreated in about an hour (causing high CPU usage, that is normal).

    Code:
    net stop cryptsvc
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" /a
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" /grant:r Administrators:F /c
    ren "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" "catroot2.bak"
    net start cryptsvc
    Consent.exe hangs using - WinCert

    You might need to do both options in a safe mode, since you can not as admin without UAC.

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    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 27 Oct 2017 at 13:58.
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  3.    27 Oct 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Maybe you have got too many policies. Anyway, you can try to remove UAC policies to reset it to default.
    Code:
    reg delete"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /f

    There might a problem with your credentials or a corrupted user account. To reset credentials, you need to remove catroot2, it will be recreated in about an hour (causing high CPU usage, that is normal).

    Code:
    net stop cryptsvc
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" /a
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" /grant:r Administrators:F /c
    ren "%WINDIR%\System32\catroot2" "catroot2.bak"
    net start cryptsvc
    Consent.exe hangs using - WinCert

    You might need to do both options in a safe mode, since you can not as admin without UAC.

    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Hello thank you for your reply, I restarted my PC in safe mode and copied the codes in the command prompt, it didn't work. (see pictures below).

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  4. Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       27 Oct 2017 #4

    You have to log in to your PC with an account that are members of the admin group!

    Use the account that was used to set up Windows the first time Windows was installed on your PC.

    These commands can only be run by a user that a member of the administrators group.
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  5.    28 Oct 2017 #5

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    You have to log in to your PC with an account that are members of the admin group!

    Use the account that was used to set up Windows the first time Windows was installed on your PC.

    These commands can only be run by a user that a member of the administrators group.
    I only have one account on my pc, and that's the one i'm currently using (the one i installed windows with).
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