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
    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
  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
  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
  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'
    ( ) 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

    Remember you can't replace NTUSER.DAT,NTUSER.* and junctions
    -otherthise you may have trouble...
    Flavius, Dec 21, 2008
  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
  8. FortuneSmiles

    Flavius Guest

    You will do what you want :sleepy: but I suggest to read below thread
    (and all discussions also!)
    Flavius, Dec 22, 2008
  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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