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Solved: Deactivated user account by mistake

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TriggerHog, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. TriggerHog

    TriggerHog Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I not long installed windows 7 and i wanted to use the default 'Administrator' account instead of the 'Admin' user i creating at install and now im locked out, this was my mistake;

    Using cmd i typed net user administrator active:yes, it confirmed successful,
    then, net user administrator PASSWORD, it confirmed successful,
    then, net user admin active:no it confirmed successful,
    then(thinking that the administrator account will now appear in safe mode) i logged out.

    The problem is that the administrator account does not appear at all and i can not restall windows about i stalled it using a previous OS not a Disk.

    Can anyone help please?

    P.S have a 2nd HDD with Windows 2000 if i can doing anything from there but it can only run in safe mode.

    Thank You,
    Trig
     
  2. thesavo

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    Does your 'admin' account still work?
    Do you have a non booting install disc?
     
  3. TriggerHog

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    i can not login in to 'admin' as its deactivated and the 'administrator' doent not appear(even in safemode) because 'admin' is not actually delected.

    I now have no other way of accessing it, not even a disk.
     
  4. TriggerHog

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    is there any way of getting the 'administrator' login dialog or cmd/dos that way i can activate 'admin' again.
     
  5. davehc

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    From your post it seems you can, at least, get into safe mode?
    Then:
    At the command prompt type the following
    net user administrator /active

    Log out and log back in as administrator.
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    when you boot to desktop , I assume it is toa limited user account
    pres CtrL+Alt+Del & & select switch usser
    that should give you the option of logging into default admin account
    It looks like you have that active BUT hiden
     
  7. TriggerHog

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    i cant actually login to use cmd or switch user even in safe mode,

    I currently have 2 accounts:
    Administrator(default admin) - activated but still hidden
    Admin(created admin) - deactivated but still shown.

    In the 'repair the computer' option(where i can use cmd) from the F8 boot menu it asks for 2 accounts, 'admin' that doesnt work and 'homegroup$' but it asks for password and i havnt set one and ive tried the one windows gives you when you setup a homegroup.

    If i can login there i maybe able to use the net user command.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I know no way of getting in except do a reinstall of windows
     
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    i MAY of found a solution, my mates got a HDD with xp which i should be able to use to access and install win7 using a partition that windows created which has the boot files for the install
     
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    If you are getting as far as the login screen, try this:
    Press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice and you'll get another login screen.
    Here you can type in the username and password.
    You have to manually type in administrator and the appropriate password to login.
     
  11. thesavo

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    If all of these options fail. try a repair of windows.
    • Boot with the CD, select REPAIR WINDOWS at the disk partitioner.
    • When You are in GUI setup mode (after the blue screen to partition and copy system files), press
    • Press [SHIFT] + [F10] this will bring up a command console.
    • Try "net user administrator" there.
    • Finish setup and be done.
     
  12. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Unfortunately he hasn't got a cd/dvd so that is out
     
  13. thesavo

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    That part makes sense now.
     
  14. TriggerHog

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    That option has been disabled in windows 7 by default.



    would this work with a xp disk?
     
  15. thesavo

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    Unfortunately no. if you have already migrated to Win 7 it will not.
     
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