Access denied to Administrator

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I'm running OS XP Pro SP3 (I think it was the SP3 that caused this problem)

I'm Administrater (sole user accutually) yet o nsome Windows management applications I keeps gettin "Access Denied" error message.

Typical example: Start/Run/GPEDIT.MSC

I've looked through Microsoft's Knowledge base but most articles are so out of date on the subject - any ideas (polite ones). :?:
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Yes- that is what I thought but bugger if I can find it - and just about any scan I can try can't either - I've used Hijack but haven't read that item - thanks for the tip
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You can also try Malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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That was one of the first I tried - I've just finished working my way through all the scans etc of the

mswindows-forum/steps-take-before-posting-your-hijack-this-log-t34568.html

Found a couple of extra tracking cookies and a low level Trojan (actually believe it to be so marginal that possibly included to interest me in buy a product) however they were fixed, but to no avail.

I have had another suggestion that there may be some block errors on the HDD - I've just downloaded the utility to check this - if that doesn't work I'll post a Hijack log.

Thanks for your assistance
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OK the surface scan reveals there is a bad sector (wasn't picked up by Chkdsk) - I can't see why it would cause these malfunctions, but I'm getting the HDD replaced under warranty and will try building it up again from scratch rather than reload the old files (which are backed up).

Thanks for the help.

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