Help..can't log in as administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by jeanniev, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. jeanniev

    jeanniev Guest

    I set up a set up a new administrator account and new a standard user
    account. For some reason...don't ask me why, just plan stupid, I set my
    new standard account as the adminstrator and the old adminstrator
    account to a standard user. Now when I log on it does not give me the
    option to log into the admin account so that I can change things back.
    I have done some research online and am not able to be successful in
    applying any of those suggestion. I am not technically inept,
    obviously, so be gentle and clear, but simple. Currently I am not able
    to access many of my options since I can only log on to the standard
    account. PLEASE HELP. My computer and sytem details are: Vista Home
    Premium, 32-bit operating system with AMD Atholon(tm) 64X2 dual cor
    processor, with 4 GB memory on a eMachine, model T5230.
    jeanniev, Aug 2, 2009
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    Flavius Guest

    Try to login in build-in administrator account and make diagnose &
    repair.If there is no any administrator account build-in admin should
    appear in safe mode -if not you have to enable build-in admin remotely

    There are many various methods to do that:

    link I:'What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an
    administrator account' (

    apart of above methods alsoTools for reseting password also have option
    to enable/disable accounts (for built-in admin also) for example
    'Offline NT Password & Registry Editor'
    Flavius, Aug 3, 2009
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    Ray Luca Guest

    Ray Luca, Aug 3, 2009
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    linky1124 Guest

    linky1124, Aug 5, 2009
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    vin Guest

    I have vista home premium. now i can't log on to my admin account even
    with the correct password the welcome screen goes on endlessly & i have
    to power off.

    The only other account is a standard user account which is working fine
    otherwise but i can't access my 40 gb data that is on the admin account
    is can't do system restore nor cmd command prompt as in all cases UAC
    is asking for admin password first and that profile is corrupted.

    please advise how to save & access my valuable data & get admin
    priviliges again.
    vin, Aug 5, 2009
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    Flavius Guest

    See my previous post :sleepy: how to enable build-in admin account
    Flavius, Aug 5, 2009
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    vin Guest

    Thanks for your reply.

    I guess Link II is for user account password recovery only & I will
    have to follow IInd process i.e. hard way.

    It seems hard to me I am not that IT savvy.
    vin, Aug 5, 2009
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    Flavius Guest

    All methods to enable admin account are relative difficult - remember
    NT systems are protected before permissions escalations.I think OPTION
    II from link I is the most easy (there are also pictures),OPTION III
    from link I is harder but I attache below additional advices helpful to
    undarstanding this method and make this method easier:

    how to edit registry from WinRE -read all from post 17 this thread:
    'Can't Delete Registry Key'

    the same method I presented

    But of course all methods are good -your decision what you choose...
    Flavius, Aug 5, 2009
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    xu syon Guest

    Four steps can help you reset the lost Windows 8/7/vista/xp/2008/2003/2000 password:
    Step 1: Download Windows Password Rescuer/Windows password recovery tool on any available computer you have access to.
    Step 2: Install Windows Password Rescuer and run it to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive
    Step 3: BIOS setting of your locked computer to set it boot from CD/USB.
    Step 4: Insert the newly CD/USB to the computer.Reset Windows password successfully after Windows Password Rescuer starts.You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to add a new user with administrator privilege to your Windows when you can not find target user. With this New user account you can logon your locked computer directly to copy important data from the locked computer if you want to reinstall your Windows system at last.
    More details about the usage:
    xu syon, Jan 7, 2012
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