File System error (-1073741819) on Windows 10

I am receiving File System error (-1073741819) while opening .exe files and while opening apps in Run as Administrator mode. I am not also able to run Command Prompt in admin mode. I noticed the error only recently, though I am not sure if I can blame it on Windows Update or UAC changes I had made. I am not able to set the UAC back to default. Is there a fix?
 

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I did this last night temporarily but it is not a valid solution, nor does it fix the inherent problem.  I'm sure others are going to figure out the exact same thing.  I stayed up until the wee hours and found several fixes that go beyond the scope of what you are mentioning.  But, again, this is not a valid solution.

There is no file corruption and I've checked all groups - everything is equal except for HomeUsers.  

The problem is UAC related to legacy Win7 accounts.  I wouldn't be surprised if everyone having this issue is upgrading from Windows 7.  All of my windows 8.1 machines had no issues during the upgrade.

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I upgraded from win8.1 64bit. I'm going to do a rollback soon and wait a few month until its all sorted out, like I usually do.

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I just wrote what I did yesterday, my old account had admin rights, so I was able to create new one with admin rights, it helped me, sorry doesn't help you. Nevertheless I'm making fresh installation from usb.

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The biggest problem I have atm is, I am using a laptop. I am worried if I do a fresh install I wont be able to use my laptop at all because of drivers. Its a lose/lose situation :'(

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Oh this is just BS... I can't even install the new graphics drivers for Win 10 I get the same File System error (-1073741819) as I do when I try to run games..

I am in administrator account I have created a new admin account and still the BS.. How about for once in their history MS release something that actually WORKS.

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Hey Kash'yarrow. I managed to get mine working, I did a repair, it wiped all of my programs but kept my settings, and that seemed to have worked. So try a fresh install if you can. What a load of tosh to have to do this all just to get it working ay?

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Here is the FULL Fix for this issue.  I've tested this on several machines:

  1. Create a new user "choose don't have email".
  2. Enter the First, Last, non-microsoft email, and birthdate information.
  3. Ensure that you set that user as "administrator".
  4. Complete the email verification process.
  5. Sign out of the current "bugged" user account.
  6. Sign into the new user account.
  7. Temporarily disable UAC by searching for UAC and lowering the slider all the way to the bottom.
  8. Logout of the new user account.
  9. Log back into the old user account.
  10. Right-click on start and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  11. Run sfc /scannow to verify file integrity (there will more than likely not be errors but run it just in case).
  12. Run chkdsk /f and select yes to run on the next reboot.
  13. Once the process is complete log back into the bugged user.
  14. Change UAC back to the normal setting.
  15. Reboot your machine.
  16. Problem Fixed.

I hope that helps.  Again, verified on 3 machines now.

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WOW thank you so much this really worked, I strongly recommend everyone to this.

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Here is the FULL Fix for this issue.  I've tested this on several machines:

  1. Create a new user "choose don't have email".
  2. Enter the First, Last, non-microsoft email, and birthdate information.
  3. Ensure that you set that user as "administrator".
  4. Complete the email verification process.
  5. Sign out of the current "bugged" user account.
  6. Sign into the new user account.
  7. Temporarily disable UAC by searching for UAC and lowering the slider all the way to the bottom.
  8. Logout of the new user account.
  9. Log back into the old user account.
  10. Right-click on start and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  11. Run sfc /scannow to verify file integrity (there will more than likely not be errors but run it just in case).
  12. Run chkdsk /f and select yes to run on the next reboot.
  13. Once the process is complete log back into the bugged user.
  14. Change UAC back to the normal setting.
  15. Reboot your machine.
  16. Problem Fixed.

I hope that helps.  Again, verified on 3 machines now.

this does not work since in order to lower the UAC bar, your required to run as admin. and again that's the issue that were having. for some reason, in one of my laptops i keep getting this stupid error that is not letting me access the admin.

please another method that really works.

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what the heck!!! i dont know how or what just happen. but i made sure to close iobit malware, waited a close to an hour and then the admin is working!!!

after adding my normal microsoft account.

seriously this doesnt make any sense.

going to restart and see if it gives me the same problem...

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