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Windows 7: Unable to log onto my user account!

03 Jun 2012   #1
BradCoventry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit operating system
 
 
Unable to log onto my user account!

I have an admin account, and a guest account. I am able to log onto my guest account but not my admin account.

I am unable to delete my admin account whilst being on the guest account, even though the guest account is an admin.

I am also unable to create a new user account as the error message says, 'The specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain the following characters: /\[}":;|<>+=,?* ' although my chosen account name does not include any of these characters.

Also, when I go onto registry and change my profile list (remove .bak etc), when I load up the user profile again, the error 'unable to load profile' comes up

Please help


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03 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Brad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a restore point dated before this started available, then you could do a system restore at boot with that restore point to hopefully fix this.

If it's a "guest account", then it would not be an administrator account.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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03 Jun 2012   #3
BradCoventry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit operating system
 
 

It wont let me do a systems restore as there is no saved point. It is my parents laptop so im unaware of what they have done. Is there any more possibilities ?
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03 Jun 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You will need to talk to your parents and have them do it from their administrator account. We cannot help you bypass their security.
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03 Jun 2012   #5
BradCoventry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit operating system
 
 

no their wanting me to fix it. I know their passwords to their user accounts as I use their laptop to do college work. are there any more solutions on how to fix this?
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03 Jun 2012   #6
conemitchell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

does the admin account have a password on it that you have forgotten?
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04 Jun 2012   #7
BradCoventry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit operating system
 
 

no it doesn't
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