I am using windows 7, and starting yesterday I have been unable to install or uninstall ANYthing. In fact I cannot access anything that requires admin rights. There is only one account on my laptop, and it is an admin account. I cannot access services, system restore, regedit, or UAC. I have tried downloading various fixer files/programs, but I cannot launch them because unknown files require admin acknowledgement. I can still run programs that are already installed like firefox and my various games. I do not get error messages (except once), things just dont run, or the process starts and just spins. I am fairly certain the problem is occurring around the consent.exe process., and at one point I had the infamous "Too many files are in use by 16 bit programs" error.