Unable to make changes to parental controls

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Kirk L, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Kirk L

    t1n0m3n Guest

    Yeah, same here, using the "real admin" account didn't change the error
    Honestly, at this point, any errors like this have only one proven fi
    so far... An OS re-install. It seems like a lot of people get thi
    error and no one (including M$) knows how to fix it
     
    t1n0m3n, Jan 13, 2009
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  2. Kirk L

    koop1975 Guest

    Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll have to dig up the software and giv
    that a try....I started using Mac right after I bought this PC but som
    websites only work with PC which is why I keep it on hand. Every time
    try to use it, I am reminded why Mac is so much better. (No OS issues
    no lengthy updates and restarts, no memory consuming virus scans, an
    the start up time is about 10 times longer on the PC vs. Mac and bot
    are the same age
     
    koop1975, Jan 14, 2009
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  3. Kirk L

    babsbass Guest

    I have tried the above to no avail... I cannot even open the Parenta
    Controls page... whenever I click on it, it either does nothing at al
    or it flashes a page which disappears just as quickly as it appeared.
    Please help
     
    babsbass, Feb 10, 2009
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  4. Kirk L

    Maito72 Guest

    -::This is the first time that I use this kind of help, and I don'
    really know how this came out like that so I'm posting the issue.::
    -::::-
    -::Hi everybody::

    -::I have this issue with parental control on Vista Home Premium::
    ::-I'm the administrator, owner and only user of my pc.-:
    ::-A few days ago I installed a game \"Jewell Quest --3\"; when
    double click to start the game I receive an error message that sai
    something like \"Unable to access this game due to Parenta Contro
    settings\". (I don't have that pc with me rigth now)-:
    ::-The thing is that until that moment I didn't even know abou
    parental control, I never set it up, never used it before, never neede
    and I don´t have another account on my pc, I don't even have a passwor
    to access the OS.-:
    ::-I read all the posts made here since last year and I tried a fe
    things but nothing works, I really don´t have any idea about how to ge
    rid of this.-:
    ::-I will appreciate any information to solve this issue.-:
    :confused::confused::confused
     
    Maito72, Feb 10, 2009
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  5. Kirk L

    imajunky Guest

    I had the same problem. I've had strange things happen with firewalls
    and video drivers in the past, so I thought I would start down that
    road as a Windows update would be to obvious and the issue would have
    been resolved by now considering their have been postings for the past
    year on this issue. In my case it turned out to be my video driver (I
    think). I have an ATI video card and I had downloaded and installed
    an updated driver from ATI's website a few months back. I also messed
    around with some of the advanced settings. I did notice that the
    Parental Control service was set to Manual so I changed it to
    Automatic and started the service but I still couldn't change the
    settings for users it would load about 1/2 the screen for about 1/2 a
    second then give me the error. It would only do that the 1st time I
    would try accessing it after rebooting the computer. Then it would
    just give the error message every time I tried accessing it. I
    verified it's dependent services were running as well. I started
    poking around in the Windows Firewall to see if there might be some
    clue there. I turned it off and then changed my mind and turned it
    back on. Then I went ahead and uninstalled the video driver rebooted
    the computer and set the display driver to use the Standard VGA driver
    and rebooted the computer again. Then I reinstalled the driver I had
    downloaded and now I can get in to parental controls. If that didn't
    work I was going to try my original video driver. My guess is that
    there was some setting I had changed for the video adapter and
    uninstalling and reinstalling the driver set all of it's settings back
    to their defaults.
     
    imajunky, Mar 8, 2009
    #25
  6. Kirk L

    imajunky Guest

    I had the same problem. I've had strange things happen with firewall
    and video drivers in the past, so I thought I would start down that roa
    as a Windows update would be to obvious and the issue would have bee
    resolved by now considering their have been postings for the past yea
    on this issue. In my case it turned out to be my video driver (
    think). I have an ATI video card and I had downloaded and installed a
    updated driver from ATI's website a few months back. I also messe
    around with some of the advanced settings. I did notice that th
    Parental Control service was set to Manual so I changed it to Automati
    and started the service but I still couldn't change the settings fo
    users it would load about 1/2 the screen for about 1/2 a second the
    give me the error. It would only do that the 1st time I would tr
    accessing it after rebooting the computer. Then it would just give th
    error message every time I tried accessing it. I verified it'
    dependent services were running as well. I started poking around in th
    Windows Firewall to see if there might be some clue there. I turned i
    off and then changed my mind and turned it back on. Then I went ahea
    and uninstalled the video driver rebooted the computer and set th
    display driver to use the Standard VGA driver and rebooted the compute
    again. Then I reinstalled the driver I had downloaded and now I can ge
    in to parental controls. If that didn't work I was going to try m
    original video driver. My guess is that there was some setting I ha
    changed for the video adapter and uninstalling and reinstalling th
     
    imajunky, Mar 8, 2009
    #26
  7. Kirk L

    Gillett MP Guest

    Hi
    Unable to make changes to parental controls settings. If this problem persists, see your system administrator

    I am the administrator, I get this message when I click on a user to set parental control settings

    Can you help

    Thank you very much.


    Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    Gillett MP, Mar 17, 2010
    #27
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