On Sat, 31 May 2008 02:36:01 -0700, DEE
>That is exactly the same what happened to my laptop computer. Ive tried
>everything i can find in the net like:
>1. system restore - cant do it need admin permission
>2. system restore by pressing F8 before windows boots - guess what...last
>known good configuration is the same as before
>3. using RUN (type 'run as administrator') - doesnt work it still needs
>4. on safe mode with command prompt then type 'rstrui.exe' - doesnt work
>still needs admin permission
>The bottomline is that the UAC needs admin permission which it would not
>grant even if your password is correct---im sure my password is correct
>otherwise it will say 'unknown username or bad password', right.
>I guess my last resort is to do recovery using recovery manager (press F11)
>or recovery disks and bring my computer to its factory setting.
>Now, the question is did we screw up or windows vista screwed us up?
The answer is a little bit of both...you did by changing the account
type BEFORE creating another account. Vista did by letting you do it!
Have you called Tech Support for who made the laptop? They may have a
way, or you could find a local geek at the mom and pop computer store
that has the time to figure this out. I would do a FULL computer
backup, take the drive out and then connect it thru an adapter and
copy everything off. My son has a Dell laptop that was having
problems, I called Dell and even went thru their online tech support
forum, long story short, they sent me the Vista reinstall disks for
free. It took time, I had to hold my temper many, many times
especially when the lady told me the motherboard was bad even though I
could still get in using a boot cd, but not thru the normal boot
process. A bad MB would not let you boot at all if that was really the
problem. I now have the disks in a safe place. We were able to fix it
by going to a restore point of several months back.