Windows 8 problem

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by UNForces, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    I have installed Windows 8 pro, installed all updates available, then activated using KMS.

    ##THE PROBLEM:

    - Whenever I try to launch any program that requires to be run as administrator, I get an error message, like the ones attached, stating the path to the program's .exe and "unspecified error".
    TaskManager.JPG DeviceManager.JPG
    - When right-clicking the .exe or shortcut and choosing "Run as administrator", it runs properly.

    ## Some Notes:

    - On a freshly installed Win 8, i.e. without updates installed or activation, the expected behavior of a dimmed screen with a pop-up asking you to launch the program as administrator, aka the UAC window, appears normally.
    - I tried reinstalling twice with the same outcome.
    - The UAC settings are set to Windows' default "Notify me only when applications try to make changes to my computer". Also tried to turn UAC off by setting it to "Never notify me", but the problem persists.
    - Whatever thing responsible for this behavior starts in a delayed mode; as when trying to launch the task manager for instance by right-clicking the taskbar before the desktop is fully loaded, it launches without the described error. Trying to disable all the delayed start services; namely Software protection, Security Center, and Windows Search didn't solve the problem.

    Any help?
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    #2 anarchist9027, Apr 9, 2013
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    Where did you get the image from and what is the SHA-1 hash? Does it match any of these?

    Windows 8 RTM English, 32-bit (x86)
    Size: 2.45 GB SHA-1: 22D680EC53336BEE8A5B276A972CEBA104787F62


    Windows 8 RTM English Enterprise Eval, 32-bit (x86)
    Size: 2.38 GB SHA-1: 15CE0B54557B0EC6376ACBBF76E33714FFC3A632


    Windows 8 RTM English, 64-bit (x64)
    Size: 3.33 GB SHA-1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4


    Windows 8 RTM English Enterprise Eval, 64-bit (x64)
    Size: 3.25 GB SHA-1: 73DF20A98D8CDF52E70FBFFECBEBA63F2A242322


    Windows 8 RTM English, Upgrade Assistant/Online Setup
    Download: Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe


    Windows Server 2012 RTM English, 64-bit (x64) ISO
    Size: 3.37 GB SHA-1: 492E51F29E8FC6A1947796CA49784ECFA7A7BC98

    Read more here: The Official Windows 8 Repository
     
  3. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    Hashes checked

    Thanks anarchist9027 for your reply. :)

    - 1st thing I checked after downloading was the sha1 hash of the iso. As a matter of fact I get the correct hashes 1st for the MSDN iso I want, search the torrents for one that matches and after download I recheck the hash.
    - I have en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.iso, the 1st result displayed in MS's MSDN subscriber downloads (I cannot post the exact link due to post number limitation), with
    SHA1: 22D680EC53336BEE8A5B276A972CEBA104787F62
    which matches "Windows 8 RTM English, 32-bit (x86)" from the ones you stated.
    - I even suspected the usb stick I used to install and changed it, but again in vain.
     
  4. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    suggestion - win key + x
    command prompt as admin
    SFC /scannow
     
  5. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    Yields
    "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"
     
  6. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    Any help is appreciated..
     
  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Is there any 3rd party AV software running?
     
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  8. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    It looks like TS applied some s**tty tweak.

    UNForces, have you tweaked something? I.e. some registry access right change to get the User List befor logon?
     
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  9. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    Yes, Avast! free antivirus. Tried uninstalling it completely and nothing new.

    1- What's TS?
    2- I didn't tweak a thing.
     
  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    TS = Thread Starter :D
     
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  12. jackmonter5

    jackmonter5 MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, iv'e seen Windows update messed up pretty bad, looping, and in the end it turned out to be "bypass modern" utility the cause.....
     
  13. UNForces

    UNForces MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys for your tries to help. I just refreshed Windows 8 using a USB, the same one used in a previous installation by the way, and installed all the updates AGAIN and the same antivirus and the problem just disappeared!!
    - I will not mark the thread as solved as this is not considered a solution anyway.
     
  14. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    gotta remember also, Windows 8 is still buggy considering its RTM which is why Windows 8.1 (A.K.A.Windows 8 SP1, Windows Blue etc....) is being rushed out hopefully to squash strange things like that from happening.
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    ...and to squash more money from our briefcases, maybe? :eek:
     
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