+ 0 Votes Temporarily disable UAC Jacky Howe 5 years ago To turn off UAC 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts. 3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts. 4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off. 5. If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User Account Control message appears. Click Continue. 6. Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK. 7. Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart Later and close the User Accounts tasks window. Run your software and when you have finished follow the previous steps and turn UAC back on. <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i> <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome. </i> + 0 Votes Home or Pro? Kenone 5 years ago With XP Pro there is a built in administrator account that you may have to use to make those changes even if your account is setup as a local admin. + 0 Votes Easy Fix Snuffy09 5 years ago I have had this problem before, i found that it is easly fix if you enable everything in msconfig first. Or Just click normal Startup. Then Restart Now go into msconfig and make your changes Should let you apply settings now. Mike + 0 Votes Check permissions TonytheTiger 5 years ago on the msconfig files (system.ini, win.ini, boot.ini) and possibly the Documents and Settings\All Users\Program Files\Startup folder. Your username, even if you are an admin, may be on the DENY list of one or more of these. + 0 Votes new admin account ankush.agnihotri 5 years ago Try creating a new account with admin acess and see if that works Thanks + 0 Votes Took a while to think of this. BlazNT2 5 years ago I too have had this problem. What it turned out to be for me was a service I was trying to disable. It was for a virus scanner that did not want to be turned off. I uninstalled the virus scanner and got control back. I hope this helps. + 0 Votes change will not persist in msconfig yantaq 3 years ago look like this thread has been there for a while, but I thought it would be helpful to add what I did. issue: cannot get out of safe mode OS: windows 7 home premium what I tried is no matter how I select normal startup and in uncheck safe boot in boot tab, change didn't persist. as someone mentined to add new user in above responce, I tried to add new user as admin with a password. I restarted the computer, it went to normal mode. this could be a workaround for rookies that don't want to go into msconfig and tweak any msconfig or boot.ini.