I was installing Dragon Naturally Speaking V 10 standard. The install stalled at 95% complete and I cancelled it after an hour or so. After that, I noticed my windows and programs (most of them) had stopped, as well. I tried to shutdown, but the PC seemed to "log off" for 15 minutes so I gave up and turned the PC off manually. When I turned it back on, I got the usual login boxes and tried to log in as I normally do as the administrator. To my surprise, I got a refusal...the message, "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." So my usual admin password didn't work.
I moved to another user login box and "got in", so to speak, that way. What I now find, (or think I find) is that the user I am now doesn't have access to all of the files that I could access as the administrator. (I can't see files that I was working on and could see before the crash.) Furthermore, I'm uneasy with the double "service" term in the message above. The extra "service" reminds me of careless text that I sometimes see in phishing scams. Maybe it's not a problem; I don't know.
Anyway, I seem to be having trouble following troubleshooting procedures as I am no longer administrating and some procedures seem to require the admin password. My admin password, apparently, has somehow been changed.
What to do?
Thanks in advance.