Quote: Originally Posted by gotchay
I type in the correct username and password for the Windows account but I get a 'Wrong password' error. The only way to access Windows is if I have a secondary account setup and log in through that one. While logged into my secondary account and I try to change the password of my primary one in which I performed the Interactive logon procedure under that still does not work. It seems as if the account in which the procedure is done under is locked or corrupted.
If there is no secondary account I am practically SOL since I can't login at all.
Obviously something is wrong.
That's why Windows OOBE has you create a new user account, and disables the Administrator account. You have an account that is still with administrative privileges, and if something goes poorly and lock yourself out, but you are able to boot in safe mode, you can still use the built-in Admin account that is enabled only in safe mode.
I think you are correct though - if you can't log in as another administrative account and reset a password, that account is probably quite screwed up. Interactive logon settings would not affect things to that level (nor should they affect logon capability at all).