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Windows 7: Huge problem, no normal user accounts to log in

01 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Huge problem, no normal user accounts to log in

This morning, I made a stupid mistake while messing with compmgmt.msc.

I took off my main user, dimgl, who is an administrator, from the Administrator group. I wanted to make it a normal user. This is all fine and dandy, however, I did not realize that dimgl was not part of the Users group.

When I logged off, to my surprise, dimgl was gone and I only had a Guest account.

I logged on to a Guest account and here is where the hell started. I first tried to run mmc.exe as an Administrator, but I noticed UAC was disabled. Therefore, mmc.exe always started with Guest credentials.

I said, no problem, let me go into Command Prompt and use a RUNAS command to start mmc.exe as an Administrator. I use the "RUNAS mmc.exe /user:Administrator" command, and I receive this message

RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - mmc
1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it
has no enabled devices associated with it.

I look in my Services, and the Secondary Logon service is disabled :'(.

At this point I'm stumped and I have no idea how to regain access to my computer. I *really* don't want to reinstall Windows and there has to be some sort of workaround to this. Can anyone help?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

Not sure if you can, but it's worth a try. Try to activate the hidden administrator account with this.

Net user administrator /active:yes

Give it a shot :) on command prompt

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64


Access is denied. ):
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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