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By jhicks ·
I have a friend who had a hard drive fail. He replaced the drive and restored everyhing back to the way it was before. He loaded Tweak for power users. He disabled logoff from the start menu. Then he restarted his PC. He decided to remove Tweak for power users (without changing the settings back to original before installing Tweak...) then he restarted again and started having problems.
There was a dialog box named restrictions. It said "You are being restricted from processing this operation. Please contact system Administrator". He then tried to reinstall tweak... but he was not able to execute any .exe or .bat files so he is pretty much stuck. Does anyone have any ideas???

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by dmiles In reply to Restriction Error

Try locating the by going to Start>Find-select file or folders,in the dialogue box type in (.pwl)nad let the computer locate the file or folder on the hard drive.hope this helps

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by jhicks In reply to Restriction Error
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by davemach In reply to Restriction Error

you can go to regedit and search for all tweak program and delete them.

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Restriction Error

If the OS is 98' then do the following.

While booting the system press F8 every other second until the start menu comes up.

Choose command prompt only and enter.

At c:\ type scanreg /restore, then enter.

Select a date from before the first install of Tweakui.

You can also try scanreg /fix.

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by strakovsky In reply to Restriction Error

The last answer is good if your friend made a copy of his registry prior screwing it. I don't think he did only because he used the program with no idea what is he doing. ;-( Seems to me, he also screwed up some other settings.

The easiest solution, in case if you never used regedit before, must be reinstalling OS over existing one. Otherwise you may completely break the system's registry and destroy entire system. If you carefully reinstall OS, all of your previously installed applications suppose to work.

Tip for the future:
To start any executable file on the system with broken shell extension registry branch, you have to simply rename that .exe (e.g. regedit.exe, setup.exe, etc.) to .com file (you can do it in Command Prompt mode, for instance). Don't forget to rename it back after system's repair.

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