Guest/limited account has more rights?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MajorCrunky431, May 21, 2002.

  1. Hello,

    I have a graphics card with a TV-out facility. When I've used the Guest account or set up a limited account there is an icon in my system tray that allows me to adjust the TV-out settings. When I'm logged in as an administrator it is no longer there!

    I've downloaded the Startup programme and I can see that all the accounts have the same HKLM and HKCU entries. Nothing is different apart from the account type.

    The card is an S3 Savage and the programme is S3tray.exe.

    I'm confused. Any ideas out there?

    Many thanks,

  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Is the program running (check the processes)? Is the icon perhaps hidden (either by the tray or by the program itself)?
  3. Hello,

    Thanks for answering. Yes, I've just looked at the processes and it is there but not in the system tray. I'm very confused.


  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Try disabling any autostart features for this "S3tray.exe" (So it doesnt load up automatically) and then just run the program and see if it adds the tray icon.

    If it does, then just copy a shortcut to your startup folder on the Start/Programs for whichever account it is you want it for.
  5. Hello,

    I've already tried just running s3tray.exe and it still doesn't show up, very odd. It appears in Guest and any new "limited" accounts that I create but no Administrators. Very strange. Any more ideas?

    Cheers m'dears.
  6. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    No more ideas from me , sorry dude.. try contacting manufacturers??
  7. Well matey, it's veeerrrry early in the mroningn here in Japan and I've drank as much beer as I can and no solution springs to mind. I'll look atb these posts again in the morning and tray again but i fear you may be right. pissed as i am (shit did england just draw?) i can see no solution. damn, i wish i was back in blighty. cheers anyway,
  8. ha ha ha, my name is Pugh. am i a fireman? damn, that explains it"
  9. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    YOu drunken slob!! lol
  10. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    You can edit the startup by using any tweak program, such as Tweak-XP (

    Tweak-XP makes it easy to edit startup programs for all users or just the current user.

    Or, you can manually edit all users by doing:

    Run regedit
    Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Delete the TV out startup

    The path for current user is:

    Good luck.
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Drinking and posting in a forum is a dangerous combination... :D