Vista boots as if I attempted to login with an incorrect password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by FortuneSmiles, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. I use the standard admin account but changed the name. I added a login
    password and now each time I boot to the screen one would receive if
    they had tried to login in with an incorrect password. This is before I
    have attempted to login.
     
    FortuneSmiles, Dec 19, 2008
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  2. FortuneSmiles

    Flavius Guest

    Try to create another administrator account and let know us about
    results.
     
    Flavius, Dec 19, 2008
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  3. I use the standard Admin account as my own. Renamed it and added a
    password. I think I may have just figured it out although for the life
    of me I can't remember where I was. Essentially there was a checkbox
    having something to do with user control and having to enter password.
    The meaning to me seemed that it may have been trying to auto log me in
    without a password because it wasn't told to ask for one. In doing so
    it was getting it wrong (because I had a password set up) and so the
    error. On checking this box all was corrected.
     
    FortuneSmiles, Dec 20, 2008
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  4. FortuneSmiles

    Flavius Guest

    Do you use built-in Administrator account?-You shouldn't do that.Use
    System Restore to back to any previous point and then disable builtin
    Administrator account and work on yourself account.
     
    Flavius, Dec 20, 2008
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  5. I do use the built in admin account. I had changed the name to my name
    and added a password. I have done alot since the beginning. Moved
    Docs, Music, Video etc to D drive, added Internet Security etc. I do
    not want to have to redo all of that. Shounds like you are saying that
    I should set myself up as a standard user. Is that the case - even if I
    am the only user of this pc? Is so - how can I do that and still own
    all of the work that has been done and not make any major changes?
    Thank you.
     
    FortuneSmiles, Dec 20, 2008
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  6. FortuneSmiles

    Flavius Guest

    Yes you have to create standart administrative account.You can move
    almost all settings.When you create new account copy all folders (but
    not junctions 'NTFS junction point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point) ) from
    *C:\User\<builtin admin> *to *C:\User\<your new admin>* and replace
    exist folders.In this way you save your data and applications settings

    PS.
    Remember you can't replace NTUSER.DAT,NTUSER.* and junctions
    -otherthise you may have trouble...
     
    Flavius, Dec 21, 2008
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  7. Why not use built in admin account? I have read conflicting opinions on
    this. Some say that as long as I assign a password to built in admin
    and I am the only user of the pc that there is no reason to operate
    under another user account.
     
    FortuneSmiles, Dec 21, 2008
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  8. FortuneSmiles

    Flavius Guest

    You will do what you want :sleepy: but I suggest to read below thread
    (and all discussions also!)
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account-3.html
     
    Flavius, Dec 22, 2008
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  9. At intallation I am asked for my name and then it turns me into a
    administrator. I then changed myself to a standard account and left th
    admin account on it's own. Working out well so far
    Curious about one thing though - When I named my pc at this point i
    allowed no special characters nor did it allow me to name the pc th
    same as I named a user. But later I was able to change the pc name t
    the same as a user without issue. Why is that
     
    FortuneSmiles, Jan 3, 2009
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