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Can’t access laptop account

Q: Can’t access laptop account

I removed files from laptop n when I tried to login again it give me wrong password and when I tried to troubleshoot it gives recovery key option to be back to the system with any way like rest, restoring, startup repair it takes me back to login screen plz advise it?s horrible experience to lose my data on laptop it?s very important to me
Windows 10
Lenovo laptop

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A: Can’t access laptop account

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Hi, and TIA for any help forthcoming.

Ill keep the details simple for now, as its probably a simple answer (though have searched here and cant find anything).

XP Pro (SP2) on laptop, wireless connection to router, broadband ISP connection. Everything works fine, until I put the laptop in standby.

When I wake it up, there is a good wireless connection but I can no longer access the web, or the router configurator. When I run Repair it eventually says cannot obtain IP address (or something similar). Have tried automatic and manual for obtaining IP address, but both the same. Everything connects OK again if I reboot.

Is there something simple Im overlooking?

Thanks again.


A:Wireless – can’t access web after laptop standby

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Entered in my usual sign in details, but cannot access to my user account. I have tried turning it on and off for at least 5 time. Any one has any ideas how to fix this? Thanks a lot!

A:Can’t log in to my user account on AIO 510s

Hi there, Yanz             -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
If you boot into Safe Mode and you get the same issue then most likely your user profile has been corrupted. You can follow this guide on how to back up your data and from here you can perform a repair install or a clean installation of Windows
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hello all,
   Working with a client who wishes to have a laptop usable by both staff and management at his restaurant. He wants the management to have an unrestricted Administrator account, but wants the staff to have a restricted user account such that they
can only use the web browsers to navigate to three specific sites. (btw, the laptop is on a domain) Have been doing research on this for hours now and can't seem to find a solution to what should be a simple problem. All the software suggested costs money,
which the owner is not interested in. Any help?

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I can't access my emails accounts (gmail, hotmail, or my school account) from my laptop. It has always worked fine but just yesterday it wouldn't access any of these pages and it won't again today.

I know the email accounts themselves are fine because I can access them from the computers in the library.

Also, my laptop is able to access any other internet page besides these email pages.

Any help would be appreciated!




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Okay so I have kind of a huge problem. Well not really I'm just being a bit dramatic. lol. I have recently gotten a new laptop (HP Pavillion dv7-6157cl / Windows 7 Home Premium) and since I set it up I have had a problem signing into facebook. The only time I was able to do so is the day I got it, when my sister installed some add-on but it stopped working less than an hour later. I am able to access the web page but am unable to sign in. At first, I would put in my information to log in and I would see a message saying I had to enable cookies.. So I did that and I still get that lovely message sometimes and I go to my internet options and the cookies are enabled. -_- But what I usually get now is "You must log on to see this page" after I attempt to log in. I know my log in information is correct because I am able to log in on my Android, so that is not the problem. Also, I have restored the internet settings to how it originally was and nothing. Another problem that I had, which I mention just in case there is some correlation to the problem at hand, is that I was having problems logging into my gmail and youtube account. The problem was that I was checking the box for "Stay signed in." So when I didn't check that box I was able to sign into both. Oh and I am trying to refrain from using any other web browsers because some have told me that it is easier to get viruses and that they cause unnecessary problems that may easily be avoided. Okay so I just gav... Read more

A:Please help: I cannot access my facebook account on my new HP laptop.

Hi bell02, welcome to SevenForums.

Alright, firstly whoever told you that using other web browsers causes you to get viruses was talking out of their.... uh.... backside. Must keep it clean Martin.

In fact, that is the first thing I am going to suggest you try. This will tell us whether it is a problem with the PC or the browser. I'm fairly certain I know what the problem is, but it's best to be thorough.

I'm assuming that you are using IE, so here are some links to other major browers. Do NOT let them import settings from IE (or whatever browser you are using) just click Cancel when they ask.

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Google Chrome - Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux
Opera browser | Faster & safer internet | Free download

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Yesterday afternoon I suddenly lost all access to my own website from my home WiFi. I tried on the Mac, on my phone, iPad and laptop using my WiFi and none of them would connect to the website front or back of house, nor webmail.

I can access any other website (including age restricted ones like the lottery) on any of these devices. Connects to YouTube, google, eBay etc no problem.

I cleared all the web data and cache etc on the Mac in case it was that and reset my router to get a new IP address and nothing. Still no access using home broadband.

I know the site is working because if I switch off my WiFi and use a 4g hotspot I can connect to front and back of house and emails no problem. My customers can all access it too.

It?s as if the site has blocked my WiFi completely.

I?ve called EE who provide my broadband and they are perplexed. They say no sites are blocked there.
Any ideas?

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Hello - I am trying to boot using the bios/boot menu on American Megatrends version 2.15.1236 running Windows 10. I have tried F8, shift F8, Del, shift Del, F7 and F2 with no luck... Any ideas?

A:Can´t access boot menu

Can you boot to windows
accessing UEFI from post screen on windows 10 by using the methods you have listed is not possible, if the firmware is UEFI, as the speed of boot does not allow time to press those keys

There are many methods to access firmware setup depending on if you can load windows or at least get as far as the log-in screen

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I have recently reformatted my C drive and have now got windows XP pro and most of programs reinstalled, but I have encountered a very distressing problem; I have an Excel file that contains all of my user names and passwords for web sites, programs, hosting services everything.

But since I have reformatted and restored my programs and data I can no longer open this file!

Actually I encrypted and entire folder containing this file and several other QuickBooks files. So I guess I really need to be able to access the entire unencrypted folder.

The problem seems to be that I did not register my computer with the same name when I reinstalled windows and now Im locked out of this previously encrypted folder, and, consequently this vitally important file!

Can somebody please help me find a way to open this file!! Thank you so much in advance!!


A:I can’t access my own encrypted file! PLEASE HELP

Welcome to TSG....

You might want to ask to have this thread moved to the security forum here at TSG. this more than likely will give you a little bit better help from our security people. To do this just click on the little triangle at the top right of the window and ask a moderator to please move this thread to Security.

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So on Thursday night my computer got a bunch of spyware, malware, things of that nature on it. I ran Spybot and did a virus scan and I was able to get everything off except 4 things. The next morning I was able to get the rest of the items off my computer but when I tried to get online neither Opera, nor FireFox could load any page.

I use a wireless connection and it says Im connected but I cant perform anything related to the internet. I did all the usual things that I normally would to fix the problem, but it didnt work this time. I connected my laptop directly to the modem but that didnt help. I thought I may have accidently deleted something important so I did a system restore and still nothing.

I ran winsockfix but whenever I do it keeps saying something likeError 53 and it was unsuccessful. Ive searched and tried everything I can find. Ive tried all the netsh winsock things in command prompt and netsh int ip resetand the other things related to that, but it did nothing.
Ive tried a couple other thing I cant remember at the moment but nothings worked. Any help would be appreciated.

Also not sure if this helps
Computer: HP Pavillion dv6700
OS: Windows Vista Home
Router: Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
Internet Provider: Charter

A:My computer says I’m connected but I can’t access the internet.

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Upgraded from Windows7 professional fairly smoothly. During upgrade Windows 10 required an un-install of the HP Protect tools and all of the associated files; I assume this was the program using the finger print reader when I first purchased the lap top The BIOS is set to allow the biometric device. Device Manager shows the ?Validity Sensor? and it is the latest driver Did the setting change from gpedit.msc and went to Admin tab to allow use of biometric device and log in using biometric device. I even went to power settings and unchecked the attribute shutting off biometric as a power savingsUnder the windows 10 settings for Accounts under sign on options, there is no attribute for biometrics and/or face recognition. I added a PIN hoping it would appear, but nothing. Windows ?Hello? is none existent Any help or suggestions appreciated

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A:HP 4540S Can’t access fingerprint reader for log-in after wi...

Well after spending hours with windows tech support they were able to verify that the validity driver that HP hs will not work with windows Search of the forums found a link to Lenovo for an updated driver for the validity sensor device..it is packaged as a Synaptics driver http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds103635 BTW- Synaptics now owns Validity Sensor Uninstall all HP drivers one by one in Device Manager The FP reader will ultimately show as an unklnown device Install Lenovo Windows 10 driver pack...be-boot computer and the the devive will re-show with the updated driver Well what d you know, now Windows Hello shows up in the accounts folder and you can use your finger print reader Shame we have to go to another source instead of HP updating their driver list

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Couple of weeks ago, I accidentally loaded the AOL IM image problem onto my desktop and it generated the csts.exe file but luckily my Zone Alarm software picked it up and I denied it access.

My home network consist of
2 PCs., laptop and desktop both Pcs run Windows 2000 professional.
DSL modem and
Linksys router

Before the AOL IM csts.exe issue, I used to map to the administrative share C$ from my laptop to desktop and NEVER had a problem, now I cant do that. However if I manually create a share on my desktop, the laptop can map to that.

When Im on the laptop and explore My Network Places I can see the Desktop PC under the tree Computer Near Me and I can see the manual shares I have created

Any suggestion(s) on what may have happened or things to look at? Also any suggestion on how to turn administrative shares back on ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or direction

A:Can’t access the administrative share C$ on my desktop

Actually I don't like using the admin shares and prefer the same solution are using. Just create another share.

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A friend's laptop will not access her Hotmail account. Time Warner cable serving our town was cut stopping all internet. It was repaired finally. All functions of internet returned to all of us except she cannot get her Hotmail account to respond on the laptop, and asked my help, which I will do this afternoon. She is able to access Hotmail on her phone from her wireless router, but not her computer, which is directly wired to router. No physical changes were made to her setup during the outage. What should I look for and try first? Many thanks. She is using Win 10.

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I have an Windows XP Compaq Presario v2000 laptop computer.
I use a LINKSYS router model WRT54GS.
I am able to connect directly to my modem, but not wirlessly or wired through my router. The problem is not with my computer because I am able to access the internet through neighbors wireless, but not my own.

Im able to get association (signal Strength), but I cant access the internet.

A:I’m able to get association (signal Strength), but I can’t access the internet.

Remove all stored wireless profiles on the machine and search for the network and connect.

If that doesn't do it, try it with no encryption on the router and see if you can connect that way. If so, updating the drivers on the laptop may be the answer. Of course, you should also have the latest updates for XP as well.

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Hi folks. I have seen this problem pop up now and then on these boards before and have tried all suggestions, but cannot get this to work. The situation:

I am on Bell South DSL. I have set up a wireless network with a Linksys router, model no. WRTG54C. I have a Dell desktop which is wired directly to the router. I have a Toshiba laptop which is connected wirelessly. On the laptop, I cannot access certain secure websites with password protection. For example, with hotmail.com, I can access the hotmail.com home page, but when I key in my account info and password, I get a "Page Not Found" error. I also use a site for work, Westlaw.com which requires a password. Again, I can get onto the westlaw.com home page, but when I try to access my account, "Page Not Found"

The desktop is able to connect to my hotmail account, and the laptop is able to access my hotmail account when I am on my neighbor's wireless network, so I'm guessing it's not a problem with the laptop's firewall or anti-virus software.

Through this forum, I have seen a suggestion to manually set the MTU setting of the router to 1492. This has not worked for me. I have tried setting the MTU to 1482, 1472, 1462, nothing works. Can anybody help? I've been through 5 different Linksys tech people and they are stumped (no surprise there). Thanks!

A:Cannot Access Hotmail Account/Yahoo Mail On Wirelessly Connected Laptop

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My control panel icon has dissapeared. The one time I did find it...it told me "The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact the system administrator". Also, my task manger wont pop up either, when i hit Ctrl + ALt + Delete I have a pop up that says it has been disabled by my administrator. I didn't start having this problem until after I got the million and one pop ups of Win Antivirus... I think I have a Vundo. Can someone help? This is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:19:16 AM, on 9/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
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A:Can’t access my Control Panel, Vundo Problems (Win Antivirus)

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hi i have a laptop that cant turn on, it has black screen, when i turn it on, the power led lights on, the wifi led lights and the processor fan switch on, and light on the screen, it was downloading some musics and videos  then turns off and now cant work.

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Hello,I have a Flex 4-1130 with a Sandisk df4064 64GB(SSD).It ran well for at least 6 months and then Friday it would not bootAttempting to boot I get the message: Default boot device missing... (white text on blue box)No operating system is reachable. The boot menu is empty. The first tab of the BIOS set up (information) mentions the df4064, but the df4064 is not available as a boot up choice in the boot tab of the BIOS.When I enable legacy boot support and restart, the df4064 is available as a boot choice, but Win 10 still won't boot. After choosing df4064 as the first boot device and restarting, nothing happens until I receive the message : ...PXE-m0f: exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key. So obviously there is a problem getting the BIOS to connect with and boot the Windows 10 install on the df4064.I have created a Windows 10 recovery USB drive which the Flex 4 booted just fine and I tried every option and suboption available. Nothing could work because the df4064 was inaccessible. It was not even seen as a drive that could be formatted or a drive that had a problem. I tried to see it with all of the command line tools that I could remember or find on the internet. I tried things like Diskpart and wmic.Ideally I would like to back up the personal files on the df4064. Physically opening the Flex 4 I can?t immediately find the df4064 though. The BIOS sees it, but the recovery disk cannot (this is frustrating).How can I access and back-u... Read more

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The Hijack this log and Services.msc info is at the bottom of post.

Some Background: Problems began after installing Avast! (AVG was already installed and not disabled.) Re-started computer and Avast! automatically started a full scan. The scan was taking ages so left it running over-night. In the morning presented with a black screen with text: Hard disk error. Insert disk and press any key to continue.
Pushing any key the Windows failed to load with the following error message: Missing or corrupted file System32\Drivers\isapnp.sys.

Searched on Google (on another computer) and found how to fix this problem using the System disk.

Windows loaded now but further problems emerged:
- not able to turn Windows Firewall On
- internet access blocked

Couldnt open Avast!, just got an error message.
Uninstalled AVG in case this was the problem.
Was then able to open Avast! but decided to uninstall it (in case this was the reason for the problems). Nothing changed however with Firewall or Internet access.

Tried System Restore:
- appeared to work but ultimately advised that System Restore was unsuccessful for all restore points attempted. I tried several restore points from 1, 2 and 3 days before problems started to a few weeks ago all were unsuccessful.

Internet Access issues:
- IP address is all entered correctly under Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties.
- under local area connection status says Connected on the one tab (regardless of whether the modem is switched ... Read more

A:Can’t turn Windows Firewall On, Internet access blocked, other services not starting

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I have an HP laptop and after replacing my fan (my computer had not been use in a few months). My laptop can?t find any wireless connections. I?ve restarted everything router and such, but it still doesn?t pick up anything. I?ve tried troubleshooting and I even checked if anything wasn?t working under devises. It said everything was functional, but obviously something isn?t working right. I also don?t have a WiFi button and I hadn?t done anything out of the usual then not using the laptop for a while.... if anyone knows of to fix this or if I should try anything else I?d love to know

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Hi everyone, I have this weird problem, and it seems it happens a lot on vista users and I have seen it several times on forums and yet looks like nobody has a final solution. All started almost since I have my computer, also noted it was caused after I woke up the machine from sleep mode, the browser just kept saying "page not found" or "request timed", but I was able to temporally solve the problem by reseting the modem or disconnecting from internet in my laptop then waiting 3 minutes and connect again, however always after some time (15-5 minutes) I cant browse, ping, nothing! but somehow Im still connect to the internet, torrents and downloads usually dont get affected by this.

But one day after I installed a driver software for my Nvidia video card, and it fixed all! still dont know how. Then I made the mistake of sending the computer to sleep, so the curse returned. Eventually I found about "netsh winsock reset" command, worked like magic, until the day the electricity in my house went off for a second, when I restarted guess what? the freaking problem was back. Tried a bunch netshell commands, including resetting the TCP/IP settings, but got nothing, I gave up, and after a few days, I dont know how my internet issue was solved again. Little did I know the electricity was going to fail again, and so my internet.

So here I am, I already tried, "netsh" commands, reinstalling my wireless driver software, disabling antivi... Read more

A:Can´t ping, can´t browse, nothing!

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I?ve recently bought a new laptop and annoyingly I am unable to connect up my Epson Stylus SX438W printer. I?ve tried everything within my capability from using the printer WPS pin code to trying to manually install. I?ve also tried connecting up the USB cable but nothing works. The laptop discovers the printer, accepts the code and then states ?connecting? but then never does. If I try and print something, I can see my printer from the list of available printers but I?m unable to select as my default. I?be also downloaded the latest driver from the Epson website but again, the same problem.

You?re my last hope, can anyone help me please?

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I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

A:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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When i access a system which is having windows xp professional as an operating system and it is in workgroup it is going to guest account and asking the guest password but there is an option in which if we change and when we try to access the same system it will ask the user name and password instead of going to guest account.

So do anyone have an idea about that option. Please let me know it is very much needed to me.

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.

A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

If you are using Simple File Sharing (Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Use simple file sharing) it should quietly use the network guest account for access and there should be no prompt. If there is the system has a problem.

If you are using Advanced File Sharing (not using Simple File Sharing) you should get the prompt for a regular account/password.

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Hello. I can't open the guest folder usgin my admin ccount on windows 7. Each time I need a file I have to login using guest account and its frustrating. I just clic on the folder and nothing happens

A:Can't access to guest account files from another account

Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
But an user account with the name "Guest".
When you activated the Guest account, there will not be any password.

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I have been trying for weeks to clean this virus. I have installed various anti-malware but I am blocked from updating. ?Spybot S,D; Ad-Aware; SuperAntiSpyware; Malwarebytes?.

Running XP pro, 1 Gbyte, 500 Gbyte HD, ZoneAlarm, Symantec Antivirus, Ad-Aware
I have Symantec Antivirus Corporate. It says it updates but acts odd when updating,? looking for the same files twice before downloading?.
I have IE and Opera. IE will not open windows update page.
I have an XP boot cd SP1, but it would be a large pain to reload and update.
I have a clean laptop ?XP Home? that I can use to download and copy files with WiFi.
Can you help?

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 17:59:45.39 on Mon 03/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.445 [GMT -5:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader\9.00\Licensing\PE\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
C:\PROG... Read more

A:Can’t update anti-malware or access windows update.

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We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:


* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
See this link for instructions on how to do this:
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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I caught one of worm virus in my network and also I patched WindowsXP-KB958644-x86-ENU.exe tool and ran the Symantec FixDwndp.exe tool but still I can?t access Microsoft site and any antivirus site from any client computers and any servers in my network

A:can’t access Microsoft site and any antivirus site

please any one can help

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.


A:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?


yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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Hello everyoneI am desperate here. I have done something really stupid and I fear I have locked myself out of some folders that I MUST have access to.Here is the situation. I often have people over that use my computer for various purposes. Wanting to control access to certain folders, I changed the security permissions on several folders containing private information to only "Administrators" and "SYSTEM". Then I password protected these folders. Thinking that if I were to CHANGE MY ACCOUNT TYPE to a "POWER USER" if I then wanted access to these folders, Windows would ask me for the password. Well I was wrong! Horribly so! I changed my account to a power user and now I cannot access these folders. Even more of a problem is the fact that the ADMINISTRATOR account is NOT ACTIVE!!I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun to activate the Administrator account, all with the same result: ACCESS DENIED!So right now I am pretty royally skrewed. There is literally no administator account on this computer, and I have no way of activating it.Here is what I've tried so far:- Activating Admin account through normal means (Local users and groups). Access Denied.- Running CMD as Administator and using the NET USER commands. Access Denied.- Running REGEDIT and trying to add keys to the HKLM WINLOGON directory. Access Denied.- Creating a new user and trying to add it to the Administrators group. Access Denied.Does anyone have ANY ideas out there that can help me get... Read more

A:Can't access Administrator account! Lost access to important folders!

If you have removed the last Administrator account on the computer, you should be able to boot into Safe Mode to access the Built-in Administrator account. Here's how.

Restart the computer.
As soon as the system starts to reboot, press and hold the F8 Key until you a black screen menu appear.
Select the Safe Mode option and press the ENTER Key.
When the login screen appears, you should see the Administrator account there.
This account does not have a password associated with it, by default.
Select this account and press ENTER.

When Vista starts in Safe Mode, go to Control Panel/User Accounts and change your account back to an Administrator account. Reboot normally.

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience

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Hi all I don't what's happened but I cant access my win 8 pro 64 bit account not used a lot but up to date wanting to update to win ten ........... but locked in a catch 22 situation

I turn on it takes fore ever to load preparing windows, but then I get signed in with a temporary profile ?, im then asked to input my latest password, witch I do, but then get asked to verify account, which I also do bye email adding the seven digit number it sent me .........
but nothing changes ...... just going round in circles ... what's going on

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I can't get into my old Facebook account

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I have lost access to my acc and the computer just keeps loging me in on a temporary acc.
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A:Lost access to my account.

I see several people are having the same problem. Logging in to a temporary acc. I think it's something working in the background that stops you being able to access your acc.
Other peoples problems...

Strange Account behaviour on Log In

Windows 8 keeps signing me into a temporary profile.

My computer went back to normal after a few days.

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I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R with Windows 8. I created an account (as administrator) for myself. I then created an account for my girlfriend as a user. Initially both accounts worked. I was trying to remove the irritating obligation to use a password to open the accounts. I never succeded. But that is not the main problem. the problem is that now when I turn on the computer it automatically opens my girlfriends account (without asking for a password), if I then switch to my account (it asks for a password) my girlfriends account is no longer available. I mean it is not listed as a user account anywhere and I cannot switch back to it. What's more when I turn on the computer now it goes to my account and thus we are now unable to get to my girlfirends account. I've tried recreating the account for my girlfriend but the computer tells me that her account already exists in the PC. WHich it does but I can't get to it. How do I recticy this crazy situation?

A:Lost access to an account

The reason for the passwords setup is for this problem not to occur. I suggest you restart again.

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i had a problem with my computer which forced me to do a system restore but without deleteing the files and when i logged on i could no longer gain access to my files as the computer created a new account, and the computer will not allow it to acces my old account i can acces all the others on there but not this one.

also it is not password protected.

any help would be greatfull

A:Cannot Access Owner Account On PC

You may need to take ownership of the files to be able to access them.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I was using my computer and wanted to change the security setting and access level of the folder where the windows was installed. When i right clicked on the folder and then selected the properties,then the security tab and i saw many users ,which i think i have not created,. So, I deleted all the users and something went wrong now as I lost access to the whole folder of windows, Folder C.
I am logged in as an administrator but still i don't have access to anything. I can't manage accounts, I can't create new accounts and I am really confused .
Please help me.

A:No access to administrator account.

Try doing a system restore until before you deleted the accounts, then go to control panel>user accounts and family safety>add or remove users. remove the ones u dont want, u may also want to search their files just in case somehow they have something of importance to u

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I have a real problem. I created a hotmail account. I forgot my password and MSN hotmail informed me instruction for resetting password would be sent to my hotmail address. When I attempted to access MSN hotmail I am asked for my id and password. I I don't know my password so I am right back to where I started. And I am again asked to change my password and instructions will be sent to my hotmail address.

A:Cannot Access My Hotmail Account

I know Microsoft does some strange things, but sending the password info to your hotmail email??? I thought they would send it to your alternate email address if you supplied one. If you did supply one did you check there?

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I can not access my e-mail account, or any other websites that requires a password to be entered. As soon as I enter my password "page cannot be displayed" appears. I know it is a problem with my home computer or connection as I'm able to access my e-mail from other computers. I have tried changing my security settings, hitting refresh and every thing else it tells me to do on "this page cannot be displayed" page. I have no problems accessing other web pages, such as this one.
I have no idea whats wrong, please help.
Thanks. (EM)
System Type: Desktop / Tower

Operating System: Windows XP

Processor Type: Pentium 4

Monitor Size: 21"

Printer Manufacturer: Epson

Printer Type: Ink Jet


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i recently had to reinstall windows xp but i did not delete to old copy. if i browse through my computer i find my old profile but i cannot access it. i was wondering if there is a way to get into that folder.

A:Previous XP account Access


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I have been trying to access my hotmail email account and keep getting diverted to a microsoft account.  please advise what I need to do to access my hotmail account as I need to access urgent information.  many thanks

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I am running windows xp and under "user accounts" I am listed as an administrator but when I try to install yahoo messenger 5.0 (old version) it says " You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications. Please rerun this program from an adminstrators account." A similar thing happens when I try to install the latest version of yahoo messenger. It stops in mid install and says try again after restart. Can someone help me please? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

By the way the problem started after my wife deleted yahoo messenger to try and install it again because her pictures would not load up on her messenger account......

A:Need Access To Administrator Account

Is yours the only admin account on the computer?

How did your wife "uninstall" the program? Did she use the Windows utility in Add/Remove programs or just delete files?

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I have 2 hotmail accounts. one I can access. When I try to access the other all I get is this......

The Windows Live Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:This site may be experiencing a problem
The site may not be a member of the Windows Live Network
You can:You can sign in or sign up at other sites on the Windows Live Network, or try again later at this site.

A:Cannot access hotmail account

Are they both the same url ?

Have you tried No Add Ons mode?

Have you tried access via another computer?

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Hi everyone.

I've had a gmail account for about two years now and thought it was the dog's _____ until last week. I tried to log onto my account from the gmail.com page and it's telling me that my username and password do not match. This puzzled me as I use the Opera browsers autofill function to fill in my password for me and the username is already filled in when I get there so I tried it manually.......same story.
Next I went down the "forgotten password" route and was informed that my account name does not exist.....starting to worry now.
Just to test this out I tried creating a new account with the same username. This time it said that the username is already taken and should try another one. EH???
How can one part of the system know it exists and the other not?
I'm tearing my hair out here. I don't keep any sensitive info on the account but I have two years worth of emails stored on it and some of them are very personal messages from friends and it would be aweful to loose them all now.
I've had no reply from the Google support team to any of my help requests.......guess I'm just too small for the likes of them.

A:Can't access Gmail account.

Try this out. You may not believe your account was broken into but it may get your problem read by a human.


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Win XP Home SP2
Recently wanted to turn on the Guest account so my grandson could use the computer w/o messing my stuff up ==Was able to turn the account on BUT It would NOT allow me to log-on saying it could not load the profile ?? Any ideas ?? permissions ?? == Dont believe it has anything to do with anti-virus or spyware but in any event the system is "clean" ===== Im the ONLY user

A:Guest Account Access

These might help.http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...w.mspx?mfr=truehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/300489

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When the system loads up the error message below pops up:

The user profile service failed the logon, user profile cant be loaded

Can u let me know what action I could take to resolve this.

Kind regard


A:Cannot access administrator account

Try booting up in the safe mode.

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How do I access the Administrator's account in Vista.

To be clear, I am not asking about a user with administrator's priviledges. I want to access THE Administrator's account.

A:How to access the Administrator's account??

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