Quote: Originally Posted by Bazerk83
I rebooted and when it restarts it stops before desktop loads and comes up with the default Admin logo (the flower) and says 'your account has been disabled. Please contact the administrator'.
I managed to get things back to how they were fairly easily but HOW can I stop this happening and how can I do the simple thing of creating a new user/admin account?
Are you getting any other errors, specifically when trying to create a new user account? Also, please tell me how you solved the problem of having your account deactivated and reactivating it, and how you were able to log in. The following link tells you how to edit the registry, which is very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Be careful when ever you are editing the registry: I cannot create a new user account (Windows 7): the user - Microsoft Answers
- see if this helps any. Its all I got right now because I do not know the exact problem. Attempt to create another limited user account in the control panel. After this, go into the event viewer (type it into the start search bar and click it), expand 'Custom Views' and click 'Administrative Events'. Now follow the errors/warnings and see if there is anything listed there about a failure to create the account and copy the contents and post it here.
You might consider trying to do a repair install: Repair Install
- it can fix so many problems. Tutorial created by Brink
I had thought the Nvidia 200 cards were Dx10 capable only. huh. Well, Dx11 is campatible with older Dx versions so you're fine there.
I would recommend against any "registry scan, registry clean, registry defrag, full smart defrag (defrag and fully optimize)", as this has too high a potential to jack up your system (which could be the cause here to begin with).
1. Registry cleaners are good in theory (the best being Ccleaner), but always have a chance of removing something important, at which point you've defeated any benefit (and believe me, any benefit is minimal).
2. Registry defragmenters... where to begin? Just know that they are absolutely not needed. Bad idea.
3. Computer 'optimizers' - Why? Any optimization can be done cleanly with windows tools, and other optimizers have a high risk of messing up what it needn't have touched to begin with. Any benifit is minimal. You'd be better off overclocking, and even that at times can be more trouble than it is worth.
I would prefer downloading drivers directly from their website, but the choice is yours.Try your best to keep the drivers as up to date as you can so long as the driver is stable and works for you. If rolling it back has no benefit, then don't do it.
I'd also recommend against the overrider, but any final decision will have to be made by you. As you can see, it has already gotten you into some trouble and may not be worth it in the long run. Perhaps I just error on the side of caution. But hey, with risk, you are either successful, or hit hard.