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Windows 7: I lost admin password and couldn't fix, now both gone

09 Aug 2011   #91
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

No, idea why that worked and it didn't last time. I did the exact same thing. I am doing it again and if I come back and don't see that image I am just going to stop driving you crazy for the day.I lost admin password and couldn't fix, now both gone-useraccounts.png




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09 Aug 2011   #92
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

beachinmoney,

To make your system secure and safe from changes by others:

1. Disable the built-in administrator account:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

2. Change the password for your account

3. Delete the "Jack" account

4. Set the UAC slider to very top or one step down:
Control Panel | User Accounts | click on Change User Account control settings | slide to top or next to top. Attached snippet shows at next to top. Do NOT slide below this point.
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After carrying this out, please send a snippet showing the User Accounts.


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09 Aug 2011   #93
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I know you said one computer at a time. I just have two questions as I now have BSOD on Vista HDX 18T100c. It all started after Windows Auto Update. It updated my NVIDIA card and took out some Cisco device with this error message. UFDM Host Driver shut down {1AE2C946-8C04-471E-A23C-BE190521C101}

I'm gonna take it one system at a time but I just don't understand why this is happening. Could it be the magicJack? I ran MBAM after the error log reports to make sure I didn't have a transferred virus somehow. Nothing showed. No viruses. And this time having just done it I followed the procedures to the T. Tried everything. I had MSE installed on there. Had removed all other Anti-virus software after realizing that that could have been a problem on the desk top.

Anyways. I will just be patient. There is nothing else I can do.
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09 Aug 2011   #94
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please reply to post #92.

Blue screens are handled in the Crashes and Debugging Forum.

Post your BSOD question. State only the the computer with the BSOD. Any other information about other computers will not be beneficial and, in fact, will be counter-productive. Remember the bsod forum is for bsod problems only.
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09 Aug 2011   #95
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Okay on both, first off though. Before I go and get rid of the systems Administrator don't I need to delete his password from my user account. When and if will that lock his files too? I can create a password reset disk but I am out of usb's and memory cards. Can I put more then one password reset on the same memory card?
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09 Aug 2011   #96
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

In regards to post # 92. I already have the UAC above the medium that you showed. I also already changed my account password yesterday again. However, I'm sure you are dealing with a lot of things. I am still getting the message after I log in that I logged in under a different password. I tried to get the command prompt in elevated and did in fact see that it, at least in the systems administrator account is still really the magnify.exe . So I went into another that was not directly connected to windows/system32. put in the commands to get to the windows/system32 and then stopped before moving forward due to my questions about the password for the systems default admin and the putting the recovery on a memory that already has another password reset on it for another user. Or is that even important if the account documents and files and logins are locked at this point since I'm probably going to have to perform the "Take Ownership" procedure to get the locks off of them all anyways?
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09 Aug 2011   #97
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let's do this one step at a time:

Quote:
1. Disable the built-in administrator account:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Notice:
a. The name of the account is Built-In Administrator Account.
b. read the tutorial at the link given.
c. read the tutorial at the link given.
d. perform the disabling of the built-in administrator account using ONE OF THE PROCEDURES GIVEN IN THE TUTORIAL.

After completion,
post a fresh snippet showing the User Accounts.
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10 Aug 2011   #98
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Well that took a lot longer then it should have because when I try to go into the cmd it is the magnify.exe. I am uploading a snipping of that so you can tell me which one to change. Also, I was suppose to change the oldmagnify.exe back to magnify.exe. I don't find "oldmagnify.exe anywhere on the system. So I was denied access quite a bit but fixed that here are snipping's. OKAY, HERE IS SOMETHING REALLY WEIRD. PROOF POSITIVE THAT SOMEONE HAS BEEN INTO MY ACCOUNT. I USE LASTPASS. When I went to upload the snippit's I got a little script from them saying login via.... and it showed my user name here and then someone called JDoggy. I have never ever, ever used that in my lastpass account?????? I just went and looked at it and it shows that it hasn't been used for a year though. That is odd. It is not a password that I would ever use. It says it hasn't been accessed from my computer since 1 year ago. But, a year ago now is when my computer was supposedly being stored by the Mexican's in Mazatlan! The only computer that I had with me was my Dell Mini. Both my desktop and my laptop were being held hostage by them because they wanted more money from us.


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10 Aug 2011   #99
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Also, please note, the computer that shows at the left is the laptop. I started updating that to the BSOD while I was waiting for a reply. I lost everything. This computer is the Gateway SX200. Windows 7 Home Premium.
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10 Aug 2011   #100
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Thank you so much for your help today. I am done. I have been up now for about 48 hours. My feet are swollen like watermelons! My laptop seems to have bricked my WD external HD. I had everything on there. I am gong to bed. I think this think is winning. I don't think anyone wants to help me. Look at how many people have read this post. They must all think I'm a stark raving lunatic.
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