What WAS my administration account is now a "guest account". Baffl

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Stephen = Desperate, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. I am desperate. As the title suggests, my computer, which incidently has one
    User, namely me, now has NO admistrator on the system. So now whenever I
    attempt to install programmes such as RealPlayer, my laptop authoritatively
    tells me that I need to contact my administrator in order to receive
    permission to download such software. Hang on though... I am the
    administrator surely? Apparently not any longer. How has this come about?

    I am not entirely sure - but it could have been when I was investigating
    whether my Laptop has a fingerprint reader built in - it is possible that a
    few settings were changed. But I cannot change it back. I dont even have the
    rights to get into "parental control".

    I CAN enter parts of control panel where i can change my account type (and
    other stuff) - but when I go to change it to "administrator" (or anything
    else), it looks as though it has done it, but when i return it remains
    Guest account
    Password Protected"

    I'm not even a standard user! What is guest account? The ACTUAL guest
    account is turned off incidentally.

    I have, as the site suggests, read up to see if there are any similar
    situations, and there is - however "Ronnie Vernon MVP"'s advice caused me to
    nearly have a heart attack. When I went into safe mode, I created an
    administrator account, with the view to then access that and change my
    original account to an administrator account also. However, my old account
    actually disappeared without a trace! all my work.. gone! Thankfully the good
    old system restore helped me out. But this leads me to believe that my
    situation is a unique one.

    I dearly hope I am not simply being incompetent,

    Thank you eternally in advance,

    Stephen = Desperate, Nov 8, 2007
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  2. Stephen = Desperate

    brink Guest

    Hi Stephen

    Try booting into Safe Mode. This will take you into the built-i
    Administrator account. When it starts up, try to change your use
    account back to a Administrator account. This tutorial will show you ho
    to get into safe mode if needed. Just select "Safe Mode" when you ge
    to the "Advanced Boot Options" screen




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    brink, Nov 10, 2007
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