"Permission" problem with laptop

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  1. Magix

    Magix Semi-Pro

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    My laptop was working fine the other day, but when I went to use it yesterday--to go on the 'net--I got this little box telling me I don't have the appropriate permissions. In fact, I pretty much can't do anything on it. Almost nothing will open (although I did manage to access the internet through the start menu).

    This is the message that appears when I try to open something.
    How can I fix this problem?
     
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  2. FlamEnemY

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    You can check the current user profile's type - control panel -> user accounts. If something has gone wrong and your account isn't the administrator any more, then you can change it.

    That's the first thing that popped up in my head, I'll try to think of other causes for this problem :)
     
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  3. Magix

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    I checked it out, and I am the administrator, apparently.

    I don't suppose changing it to another account would solve the problem, would it (most probably not...)?

    Boy, I wish I knew a thing or two about computers. :oops:
     
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  4. SuperFly

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    Boot into safe mode (hit F8 when your computer company's logo shows) and do a virus scan.
     
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