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Windows 7: locked out of widows 7

31 Jul 2015   #1
wondercube

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
locked out of widows 7

I use windows 7 professional, it was logged into the administrator account, i tried to change the domain and after restarting i tried to log in and it says administrator account disabled, there is no other user account on this system. so now i am locked out of the system. i have tried to boot in safe mode but it takes me back to log in screen.


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31 Jul 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have the install DVD or a rescue CD/USB see this approach
How to Enable the Hidden Windows 7 Admin Account Using the Registry
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31 Jul 2015   #3
wondercube

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you MilesAhead i tried your suggestion and after entering %windir%\system32\config\SAM in the load hive file name field i got this error message
Cannot load x:\windows\system32\config\SAM: the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
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31 Jul 2015   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

X: should be the boot drive(the rescue CD/USB) Try C:\Windows\system32\config\SAM

Edit: also on any of those online tutorials it is a good idea to read through the comments if there are any at the bottom of the article. Sometimes they point out mistakes or misspellings etc..
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31 Jul 2015   #5
wondercube

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Yes that did it. Thank you
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31 Jul 2015   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Glad it worked.
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