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Windows 7: Locked out after power failure

12 Apr 2015   #1
Branmat

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Locked out after power failure

Hi all

Came down to the computer tonight to find myself at the log in screen. Figured it to be from the recent power bump we had and attempted to log on. Says password or user incorrect. Weird. It's a fairly simple-easy to remember password so I try again. No good. Password hint doesn't even show.
I log in to my kids account....as there is no password required there. Notice that icons are missing and it would seem that the IE explorer program is completely gone? What is going on?

Ran malwarebytes...came up clean.

Try to run system restore. Can't do as it wants admin password.

Start in safe mode with command prompt. Same problem. Need admin password.

I can assure you that this is my computer as in another forum I posted my problem and it was implied I was attempting to break into someone else's computer. I am not looking to break into my own computer (although I suppose that would help), rather I want to know why this would happen, whether I can restore the computer to a previous date or if I can use the windows 7 upgrade disk to repair it. Or what the heck I can do to use my computer again.

The computer is a gateway
AMD phenom 9650 2.30 ghz
64 bit
Originally vista and upgraded to 7

Any help would be great.
Thanks


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12 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Might see if you can activate the Administrator account [hidden by default] and delete or change your User password.
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.piABfPy-_1k
If I can't get that to work I boot to a utility disc I bought [not cheap but it has nearly paid for itself] that allows me to delete the passwords from Windows.
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12 Apr 2015   #3
Branmat

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Might see if you can activate the Administrator account [hidden by default] and delete or change your User password.
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.piABfPy-_1k
If I can't get that to work I boot to a utility disc I bought [not cheap but it has nearly paid for itself] that allows me to delete the passwords from Windows.
Thanks for the reply

I looked into activating that account...problem is most ways require you to already have admin privileges to activate it. This has been a frustrating couple hours already. I even tried using offline password registery editor. No dice. Ugh.

I believe a system restore may help but I cant access it.

Thanks again...
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