What is Elevated Mode?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by SusanW, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. SusanW

    SusanW New Member

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    I have been getting a blue screen a lot. I have run all the hardware diagnostics and everything checks out ok. I tried to run chkdsk from a c prompt but I get the message "Access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode."
    This is my home computer and I am the only one using it so I have not set up any user accounts. Why don't I have full privileges?
     

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  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    It simply means that the command prompt must be run as an administrator.
    Start Orb > All Programs > Accessories > Right click command prompt and choose run as administrator
    Then you should be able to run chkdsk
    You'll be confronted with a message something to the effect that the volume cannot be locked do you want to run at next startup, simply type a "Y" and hit enter and reboot
    Hope this helps
    And welcome to the forums.
     
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