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Can't access or activate my Administrator Account

  1. #1


    Mia3 Guest

    Can't access or activate my Administrator Account


    I have Windows Home Premium, 32 bit running on my computer. Windows
    came loaded with my computer with a CD. It is not an original Windows
    Vista CD however, like ones bought seperately. (I know this is needed
    for some of the fixes I read)
    I have no idea why this happened, but I can not access my Admin Acc
    through either regular or safe mode. It does not show up in my 'user
    accounts' or 'switch user'. I had to create a temp account in Safe
    Mode, in order to get anywhere. This account is very limited, will not
    let me access 'Command Prompt', 'Explore' from the Start button and
    such.
    I did find my Admin Acc by way of C drive then changing permissions. I
    have tried pages of relevant posts, but can't seem to get anywhere. As
    yet I have not attempted to give Admin rights to this temp account, as
    I'm afraid of loosing my real Admin Account.
    Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mia




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    Mia3

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  2. #2


    Emre SERNĘKLĘ Guest

    Re: Can't access or activate my Administrator Account

    Logon to Vista using your usual account.
    Launch the cmd prompt - Make sure you select, 'Run as administrator'
    write this : "Net user administrator /active:yes" and press enter.(Dont
    Write this ")
    Switch User, or logoff



    "Mia3" <Mia3.40e3113@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have Windows Home Premium, 32 bit running on my computer. Windows
    > came loaded with my computer with a CD. It is not an original Windows
    > Vista CD however, like ones bought seperately. (I know this is needed
    > for some of the fixes I read)
    > I have no idea why this happened, but I can not access my Admin Acc
    > through either regular or safe mode. It does not show up in my 'user
    > accounts' or 'switch user'. I had to create a temp account in Safe
    > Mode, in order to get anywhere. This account is very limited, will not
    > let me access 'Command Prompt', 'Explore' from the Start button and
    > such.
    > I did find my Admin Acc by way of C drive then changing permissions. I
    > have tried pages of relevant posts, but can't seem to get anywhere. As
    > yet I have not attempted to give Admin rights to this temp account, as
    > I'm afraid of loosing my real Admin Account.
    > Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mia
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > Mia3

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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