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Windows 7: Secure Logon - Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on

25 May 2012   #30
05hunterd

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
CAD Logon has de-Elevated me?

Hi Brink,

First of all, let me just say that I'm an MCTS...and even I could not find how to do this...so thank you very muchly

However, when I did this through netplwiz, all seemed fine until I restarted, logged on, and found that as a result, my account (the only account on the PC) had been de-elevated to 'Guest' :-S.

Naturally, I created a restore-point before hand, but of course I cannot access system restore through Windows because of my now near-0 privileges, and cannot use the repair disk for the same reason!


Any ideas? There's a lot of important stuff on here for work and I'm kinda...stuffed...

Cheers!


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25 May 2012   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hunter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot or in Windows 7, then see if you may be able to change your user account type back to an administrator.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

or

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Jul 2012   #32
ansamech

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hey, this is awesome thanks for the tutorial. Question, is there any way to make it so it doesnt tell you to press ctrl alt del? its just the background, and you have to know to press it?
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11 Sep 2014   #33
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Shawn mate I have recently cloned an old drive to a new hybrid drive in my partners laptop and it is starting with the Cont Alt Del - disk read error message.

Now I have tried the download file and gpedit.msc and secpol.msc options after doing the Option one bit with the netplwiz - the box is unticked.

The gpedit and secpol type in do not throw up a box for Run as Admin.
So I am at a loss as where to go from here. The machine is acting rather strangely in that it keeps throwing up updates for install but it is not even doing that now.

Any ideas as I am knocking on Hells door here
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11 Sep 2014   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey John,

Ah, you got the ole "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart." error message at startup.

This wouldn't have anything to do with what this tutorial is for, but usually that indicates a corrupted or dead hard drive. I would lean towards it being corrupted since it's a new drive, and that you may need to reinstall Windows. Possibly something gone bad during the clone.
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11 Sep 2014   #35
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Shawn I was rather thinking you might be saying that as those type items didn't show.

I might just retry the clone - a clean install of course is what I would do if the machine was mine would be better - but she has an enormous amount of data in the way of pictures and all sorts of Apple stuff I don't know if I am competent enough to put back onto that new drive / clean install.

Pity really as this only just started in the last two weeks.

Am wondering about a chkdsk /f /r run if that could repair it??
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12 Sep 2014   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It wouldn't hurt anything to try chhdsk, but I wouldn't count on it.
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12 Sep 2014   #37
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No Shawn I won't because this Ivy machine of mine has the same issue only I do not get that
C-A-D stuff at start. But what I have got is no gpedit.msc or specpol.msc either.

I ran a chkdsk on this machine as for a change I am at home and it made no difference those two .msc type ins are not available.
I think this machine needs a clean install and I have it backed up with images so hopefully I don't have to go through sad and sorry procedure again if I go that route.

A bit OT mate but if I use an ISO from Greg's tutorial will that have the latest updates on it and might save all the updates?
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12 Sep 2014   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sure, the latest ISO will help save you a from having to download quite few Windows Updates, but I'm sure you'll still only have only a few hundred more afterwards.
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12 Sep 2014   #39
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sure, the latest ISO will help save you a from having to download quite few Windows Updates, but I'm sure you'll still only have only a few hundred more afterwards.
Jeez Shawn you just made my day only as few hundred give or take I reckon eh?
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