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Windows 7: Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change.

03 Dec 2012   #1
Episodic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change.

I was at my Math class and my roommate texted me telling me my computer started to freak out. The computer turned itself on and the fans went extremely loud and a clicking noise started. I have a Sager Clevo P150. So I get back to the room and my computer was off and everything seemed fine. I started it up and my sticky keys were not set. This happened before though, sethc.exe was not in the right spot. I fixed this before by putting it where it correctly goes and allowing full control to my admin account. I tried to do this again and it would not let me. I went to User account and found out my only account on this computer is set to Standard. Don't ask me how this is possible, so now I have no admin account on my own computer and I don't have full control over it. I tried bringing up the command prompt and manually activating an administrator account by doing: net user administrator /active:yes and my access is denied because I am not an admin account. I then booted my computer in safe mode and tried to access the admin account that way. Which there was an admin account but a password attached to it. The password is not what my password is and I did not set any other password because there was always only 1 user. So what the hell do I do? I can not set an admin account and I am locked out of any other admin accounts, please help.


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03 Dec 2012   #2
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you have an install or repair disc try this How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

Or this if you have no disc How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD - How-To Geek

Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!
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03 Dec 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post

Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!
THIS ^^^ == Computers do not just do things by themselves. They have to have help. Do yourself a favor and put a password on it when you get things corrected.
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03 Dec 2012   #4
Episodic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
If you have an install or repair disc try this How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

Or this if you have no disc How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD - How-To Geek

Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!
I don't trust my roommate. I have known him for awhile and he is good with computers and likes to **** with me. I have a HD password, plus password that he does not know. It is possible he figured out my password and got past the encryption HD password but that would be a challenge even for him. I fixed the problem by changing the Admin password manually with CMD. Thanks for your help though.
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