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Windows 7: How do I recover an Admin account after a System Restore?


27 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How do I recover an Admin account after a System Restore?

After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you


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27 Feb 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chipscrisps View Post
After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you
System restore went back in time. You now have
  • all settings, exe,dll, registry from the date/time you rolled back to
  • all normal documents are still there
White screen, or blank screen? Text cursor on screen (where)? Is it blinking? Or do you mean a mouse pointer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
White screen, or blank screen? Text cursor on screen (where)? Is it blinking? Or do you mean a mouse pointer?
Blank white screen. The cursor (mouse pointer) is there, I can move my mouse around but there's literally nothing on the screen but a white expanse.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
System restore went back in time. You now have
  • all settings, exe,dll, registry from the date/time you rolled back to
  • all normal documents are still there
I have no idea what time it went back to... Are you supposed to know where (when) it set it back to...?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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27 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It decided to work- I have no idea what happened.
Thank you for your help, though.
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