Cannot do anything on the computer, message: 'I don't have administrator privileges.

Original title: I am logged in as an administrator. but I can't do anything because it says that I don't have admin privaledges..

So I tried to get into user etc. accounts and security window shield beside options as add or remove users, set parental controls, change the type of user account, etc etc. When I click on these things, nothing happens. It is somehow blocked.  It is said that I am logged as administrator but I can almost anything including the downloading programs, remove programs, RUN certain programs etc. It is very annoying and I can't understand how to fix it.

any help would be appreciated!

Oh, I'm running Vista Edition Family Premium in Windows

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Hi Boris,.

1. don't you make changes before the show?
2. you have to any other user account on the computer?
3. do you run virus scan to check if your computer is infected with the virus?

Make sure that you log on by using the administrator account. Try these steps and check the result.
Step 1: Disable the security software and check the result
a. see disable antivirus software
b. restart the computer and check if the problem persists.
c. If the problem does not persist after you disable the security software, then check if there are any patches or updates available for the security software and install it.

Note: Be sure to activate security software.

Step 2: Perform virus scan online
a. visit http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
b. click the "full service scan.
c. follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the scan.
d. check if the problem persists.

Step 3: If the problem continues, check if another non-Microsoft program is causing this issue
a. open the article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
b. Article, follow "step 1: perform a clean boot" the implementation of these measures will disable all programs not Microsoft currently running on the computer.
c. check to see if the problem persists.
d. If the problem does not persist in the boot, it means that some programs non-Microsoft is the source of the problem.
e. to find the program that is causing the problem, try "step 2: enable half the services" to "step 6: resolve the problem.
f. Once you find the culprit, check if there is any updates to update or fixes to the program. If you find, install them and check the difference or reinstall the latest program.
g. Article, follow "step 7: reset the computer to start as usual.

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