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I lost my only account admin pass on computer!!

Q: I lost my only account admin pass on computer!!

Pretty self explanitory, also is has to run on AC power because the battery stoped accepting charge. (i'll try to fix that later) Please help? I have so much important stuff and documents on there. PLEASE!? Free prefer or course, no job ATM.

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A: I lost my only account admin pass on computer!!

It sounds to me like what your asking for is access to a password-protected user account.

Since we can determine actual intent, TSG rules prevent me from helping you.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

I've asked for this thread to be closed.

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Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

Originally Posted by henriquelicori

Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.

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I have recently ran into an issue that is probably not too uncommon but I am having issues with. I currently forgot my password for my admin account on my laptop that runs on windows vista, i have looked up ways to bypass this issue and have ran into some issues along the way so first i looked up a password rescuer online but figured that i would have a hard time running it because my pass is more than 14 characters long. i also tried to run a system restore on it for an earlier time before i changed the password that i have currently forgot but an error keeps coming up due to a corrupted file on my c drive. all i want to do is gain access to my admin account so i can back up the files that are precious to me so i can run a factory restore on my computer then have it running clean again. Anyhow, I looked online for some other ideas and im currently reading and looking into ways to bypass the admin account by using a sticky keys trick the windows vista password or offline enabling the built in admin account on vista. The trouble that I am having is that i made it to where my files were viewable and accessable only through the admin account, does that mean they are encrypted? also would doing these tricks possibly delete my files or make them unaccessable? i also dont have a vista or windows setup dvd could i possibly do anything to bypass the admin account to keep my files, without the dvd? thank you so much, i know im in one heck of a pickle any help is very appreciated.

A:forgotten pass in admin account

You can download the The Ultimate Boot CD and use the password changing utility that comes with it.Also by default the Administrator Password on Windows Vista and 7 is disabled.

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Most, if not all of the time, I'm logged into Win7 as a standard user. If I need to run a program as a Admin, I right click on the program and choose "run as administrator". I'm not getting prompt for the password, which is denying programs from installing even after rebooting.

A:Denied Admin Account Pass ?

Try the RUNAS cmd.


c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe RUNAS /user:AdminAccount
Make sure you replace AdminAccount with the correct administrator account name.
You will be prompted for a password, so type it in and press Enter.

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,

A:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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Lost Admin.pass Word

A:Lost Admin.pass Word

Sorry But the Rules don't permit me to answer that question

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Need back door to upgrade server, currently running nt4.0
any suggestions, besides blowing it away?

A:Lost nt4.0 admin pass word

bruffinjr said:

Need back door to upgrade server, currently running nt4.0
any suggestions, besides blowing it away?Click to expand...

How about a user with same administrator rights?

Try here for more info:

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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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I installed a few programs last night and I lost all my admin privileges.

I'm using an account that has admin rights, and yet these happened:
- run button in the start menu has disappeared.
- turn off button has also disappeared; I can only log off
- I cannot run the task manager when I press ctrl-alt-del
- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows (skype, msn messenger, icq, adobe lightroom, daemontools)
- when I load Adobe Photoshop CS2, I get this message that says "You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have administrator privileges".
- I'm sure there're more things waiting to be discovered.

But the thing is, my account has admin status!

I've run adaware to clear out all spyware already. I'm attaching a HijackThis log; can anyone help see what's wrong?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:46 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Win95\Utilities\Microsoft Activesync\wcescomm.exe
C:... Read more

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I had a user account 'Administrator' only at first, and then I decided to create another account for some reason. now when I log into windows I can only see the new account and can not access anything from the 'Administrator' account. the only way I can get into the Administrator account is to boot into safe mode. is there anything I can do to reverse what I did? (both accounts have administrative privileges)

A:Lost Admin Account

That's Windows default behavior if there are other accounts other than Administrator. You can log on as Administrator by pressing Control + Alt + Delete twice in rapid succession at the Welcome Screen. This will bring up the old style logon box where you can type in your desired user name, in this case Administrator.To add the Administrator account to the Welcome screen, download Microsoft's TweakUI utility and repeat the steps show in this animation:

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I run vista

I changed my admin account to a standard user.

There where to other accounts when I checked one was the 'Guest' account and possible a .net account I think I made that one my admin one. Now when I want to switch users to the admin one it is not there as well if I try to do it through manage onother account and enter the password requested I get Longon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

How can I get an admin account back?
Anybody any clue

A:Lost Admin Account

I Have the same Problem well my mate has he did exactly what you said and now only has a limited account but no admin account He has started it up in Safe Mode and only one account is showing the limited one he cannot gain access to the admin at all any Help would be appreciated


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Ok, so I used to have only one account on my computer which I tried to make hidden by changing the registry value to 0. That was months and months ago. Yesterday I made my grandpa an account so he can use it when my sister is on his mac. Well, now my account wont show up so I'm unable to log in to it and I have the only admin account and never enabled the default admin one. So how can I regain access to my account? I've tried ctrl alt del like in xp but got nothing. I've tried booting into safemode and got nowhere. its like the account only exsists as a placeholder. I dont see anything in the user accounts section of the control panel but its still in c:/users/chris. So please help me as i have important documents on there!

A:Please help!!! Admin Account LOST

Not really sure if this will work for you, but it is worth a shot - good luck

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Hey guys, on my computer profile, there is only one account and its an admin. I have forgotten my password... is there anyway I can get it back and recover? My system is windows xp home edition and also there is no safe mode to reboot it.

A:lost admin account

Hi and welcome to the fourm

Basically what you are asking is agaisnt this forum rules. Passwords are put in place to protect the information some one has placed on them.

The problem is "we" don't know who you are or even if it is your PC.

Let say that someone took/has access to "your" PC and you personal/buisness things that you don't want others to access. Would want a stranger help with a password?


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Today I was doing some changes (changed Network name & re-asstablished Auto Logon) & restarted the comfuser. Well, screen came up asking for my password to my Standard Account (I always use Standard) & I got in no problem. But when I tried checking a few things, UAC came up asking for the Admin. Password w/o a box to type in; I closed everything & rebooted, but only Standard Account came up on the screen.

Once in comfuser, I checked Control Panel\User Accounts & Family Safety\User Accounts but only my Standard Account is there! I've checked the C:\Users folder & both my Admin. & Standard account folders show; so where is my Admin. Account log-in? This is the 1st time this has ever happened to me after setting-up Auto Logon.

A:Lost Admin. Account

Quote: Originally Posted by CJW

Today I was doing some changes (changed Network name & re-asstablished Auto Logon) & restarted the comfuser. Well, screen came up asking for my password to my Standard Account (I always use Standard) & I got in no problem. But when I tried checking a few things, UAC came up asking for the Admin. Password w/o a box to type in; I closed everything & rebooted, but only Standard Account came up on the screen.

Once in comfuser, I checked Control Panel\User Accounts & Family Safety\User Accounts but only my Standard Account is there! I've checked the C:\Users folder & both my Admin. & Standard account folders show; so where is my Admin. Account log-in? This is the 1st time this has ever happened to me after setting-up Auto Logon.

Trying to understand what you mean here.

-You enabled autologon for a standard user account
-UAC is now prompting for authentication but does not allow you to enter the admin credentials?

- Auto logon is not functioning properly if you were prompted for your standard account password to log into windows

Your administrator account is still available, it sounds like may have been hidden by enabling auto logon.

I would try reverting the changes you made to enable autologon.
If that does not make your administrator account reappear:

Since UAC is not functioning properly, created an elevated shortcut to the local security policy.

To create an e... Read more

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I?m working on a PC running XP pro that had an Admin account on it. I wanted to add another user and was not able to. The PC was on a net work now it?s off the network and in a workgroup. When I was not able to add a user I switched the work group to a different workgroup. Added my new user, in doing that I got an error saying something about enable sharing files. I enabled or disabled can?t remember. At that point I was able to add my user. After I rebooted I no longer had the admin account and the desktop came up with a new screen saver. I did not delete anything. I need some advise to get the admin account back. Thanks!

A:Lost Admin Account

How about System Restore?

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I'm getting the famous enter admin pass on boot (no BIOS update, laptop been off for a year (no OS atm) and I just started trying to fix it.  The error code I get is: [ 54549743 ] I hope that helps get my mobo unlocked!

View Solution.

A:HP-2000 Enter Admin Pass/Power on Pass at Boot

@PoetheProgrammr? Enter    41421385 Regards, DP-K

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Need Help asap, I have lost all admin rights on my only user account on this machine. I have searched for a solution high and low for awhile now but I need to install software for work!

I cannot open an elevated command prompt (Access Denied)

I cannot edit registry (Access Denied)

When I try to refresh windows I am asked to pick an account to continue with and the only account shown is the Homegroupuser$... no clue what the password for this would be as I have no network.

I need to know how I can access my admin account... I am not using pro version of windows........

A:Lost admin rights on only account

If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?

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Hello there, i use vista Ultimate, for some reason i am unable to gain my admin account back, and everytime i try to run certain tasks it asks me for asp.net machine account password??

I think i screwed up somewhere whilst trying to enable my admin rights. Now i cannot see the admin account when i log off so i can log on to the admin account, all i get is a standard user account which is not in the admin domain.

Also when i go to control panel>accounts i cannot not even have the right to change the standard user back to the admin domain as it asks me for the asp.net machine account password. What the hell is that?

Ahhhh help driving me nuts!

A:Lost Admin And asking for .Net Machine Account!

Hi danbee80, welcome to the Vista Forums

It depends on what exactly has happened with the accounts but,
Vista is designed so that if there is not an admin account present it reverts to the XP method of working. If you boot into safe mode you should be be able to log in as the Hidden admin account, (Default is Blank password), and thus able to create a new admin account that you can use to recover files etc.

If you have an admin account on the machine that you cannot gain access to you may want to have a look here ...

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

hopre this helps

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My son used netplwiz.. and might have as well downloaded a game without asking.
Problem : we do not have any administrator rights (or account I'm not a computer person). I've read and tried a lot of solutions proposed on different forums. All of them failed.
Cannot use the comm prompt admin
Cannot access Command Prompt through Advanced advance options.
Try regedit with win+run and follow this Load Hive window system root drive (did not see this in peticular) so I selected > Windows > System32 > config. Access to config is denied so cannot find SAM.
Restore is not working
Network is block out (so no internet)
Computer do not have a DVD slot (burning something is not an option)
Pleeaaaaaaase heeeelp. I'm about to cry

A:Lost all admin rights and account

gael said:

My son used netplwiz.. .
...we do not have any administrator rights (or account...).

Welcome to TenForums.

The first account Windows 10 sets up is always an administrator account. Subsequently you can use this to make more accounts. These would be standard accounts when you create them, but as an administrator you can promote them to be administrators too. Unfortunately an administrator can also demote their own account to a standard account, and it sounds like this is what your son has inadvertently done.

First, if you have any other accounts you can log in to, try loging in to each in turn to see if one is still an administrator. If it turn out you truly have no administrator accounts any more, don't despair, there is another one. It's the built-in account named Administrator. This is always disabled by default, but you can enable it. Then you can log in as Administrator and undo the damage your son has done by promoting your account back up to being an administrator again.

See option 4 in this tutorial...
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10.

It would be a good idea to disable the built-in Administrator again once you have finished using it. It's not safe to use Administrator as your regular account. It has unlimited access to the whole system and isn't protected by User Account Control (UAC) as normal administrators are. It would also be a sensible precaution to create at least one more local account that is an ... Read more

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ive lost all access to my only admin account! a year ago i tried to hide my account(to have a text field logon like in xp) by changing the registry value to '0'. it didnt do anything. everything just went on as normal, account not hidden and no text logon. well a few days ago i made an account for my grandpa, not an admin just a standard user. well when i went to logon to it to set up everything my main(and only) account was no longer visible. i think if i put the registry value back to 1 ill be able to log in. the problem is i cant edit the registry on this standard user account. ive tried booting into safe mode but it still puts me on his account and im unable to get on my account. plz help as i have important documents on my account!

A:Urgant!! Admin Account Lost!!!

Do a system restore to before you created the new User account.

Then change the Registry value back to one.

Now create an account for your Grandpa.

System Restore - How to


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Was playing around with settings on my computer to ensure I do not need a password to log in, but once I set that up, I got locked out of admin. When I try to open files that require admin, it asks to insert admin details however does not give a box to type in username or password.

A:Accidently lost Admin account

Hello and welcome to TenForums!

If you can, use system restore to revert back to a previous point when things were working. and then you can try again to avoid entering the password by using the following tutorial. Due to the fact that you seem to have lost Admin rights you may find this difficult to do unless you can boot from a recovery disk and access the advanced startup options.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

If you really did want to remove a password from your account you can do this (but I suggest you are more secure with a password):

Password of User Account - Remove in Windows 10

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A friend of mine gave me an old laptop of his but he doesn't remember the admin pass at all. Is there anyways to recover it to manufacturer settings from the start up?

Windows 7
Intel Pentium
Lenovo G570

A:Old windows 7 computer, can't bypass admin pass. How do I restore it?

Please read the forum rules.


6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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Hello, can someone help me?!?!? One of the user acounts on my computer has been deleted, with everything attached to it! Can I get it back????

A:Lost User Account - System Admin

Here is a Microsoft Article explaining how to recover a deleted user profile.

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Hi Guys,

I bought this Laptop pre-installed with windows 8 couple of months ago. I created a new user with admin rights and was working fine. Then, I created new user (an invalid microsoft account) and assigned it admin rights. This account is like a junk account [email protected] and assigned admin rights. I never set any password for this. For some reason, I changed my original admin account to normal user. Now, I cant login using the invalid microsoft account and lost my admin rights to my laptop. Also, I dont have recovery cd created.

What options do I have to get back admin status?

A:Lost access to Admin account - urgent help pls

Download Hiren's BootCD 15.2 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info , burn it to CD/USB, change BIOS to boot from it then use
Offline NT Password Changer 2011-05-11

Please report back if this solves your problem.

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Hi everyone. A few months ago, I lost the password to my Admin account on XP. I do not have a password hint. Is there any way to recover the old password or create a new password from my current account? The current account I am using does have Admin priviledges.

A:Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

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Hello guys,

Please help me find a way to solve my problem. Yesterday when I first set up Win10 I have created a windows account with my email. Soon after I have realized that my C:\Users\... folder was messed up, it was a shorter version of my email so I decided to swith to a local account instead and to my huge surprise I have love every right to change anything. I have tried every solution I have found on the internet. I am able to boot in save mode but the cmd doesn't point to the system32 so I cannot execute NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES.

I spent hours and I couldn't fix it, I even switched back to the win10 account and I still do not have any rights to make changes. I can't even make changes in control panel in safe mode. It's getting frustrating and after the update the solutions on the other forums do not even make sence anymore.

I just want a local acount with my right name and administrator rights. Please help!

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I did the following; tried to fix my user account because of network problems, so I created a new administrator account. I used this account to delete my admin user account. I thought only the files relative to the account profile would be deleted. Disaster! all my files were deleted, Word, Excel, outlook, desktop items, emails, everything. I downloaded PC Inspector to try and recover and cannot find anything. Can anybody help? Years of work and records gone!

A:Deleded admin user account - lost all files!

Try this program, it is free. http://www.recuva.com/
Also, didn't you ever backup your system. Get a portable hard drive and do monthly backups on it.

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Im using an Asus W10 laptop, then there was atime where I change the users settings and removed the passwords of some accounts there and maybe i also removed the admin (I dont remember everything.... :(. Now when the changes done, I only have the local user
account. Then one time i tried to run a cmd using admin account ang it says "Connect a smart card"..

Now, I dont have the administrators privilege.. How to fix this. I want to have the admin account.

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Hi All,
I tested the following attacks in Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and found them
not to be working.

Bruteforce Attack Pass-The-Ticket Pass-The-Hash Sensitive account exposed Using Plain-Text Authentication
I have tested other attacks like Reconnaissance
using DNS, Broken Trust, Honey Token account suspicious activities but they are working perfectly fine. I don't know
what's the issue with the above 4.
1. Bruteforce Attack:
I used thc-hydra-windows and triggered a dictionary attack using a list of passwords.

2. Pass-The-Ticket:
I used mimikatz to steal the kerberos ticket from a PC on which Admin is logged on. Impersonating an attacker, I copied the .kirbi file and Injected that file(using mimikatz again) to another PC on which a domain user is logged in.

3. Pass-The-Hash:
(Same as above)
4. Sensitive account exposed in plain text authentication:
I used mimikatz command 'sekurlsa :: logonpasswords' and was able to get passwords of all the users who logged on to that PC. But this was also not detected by MATA.

Please help me with the above issues. If possible, provide the tools using which I can trigger and detect those attacks.

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Hello, my issue is... well i've never had it before.

When i upgraded my Windows from 7 to 8 it seem like it gave an unknown user admin rights, while my users are "normal" users. this prevents me from doing anything on my computer, and more specificaly, work.

A:No admin account on computer

what kind of work are you trying to do, which computer won't allow?
Are you sure your Account Type is Administrator?

IF not go to Control Panel > Click on User Account and Family Safety > Click on Change Account Type.

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Ok so basically above but....i've done alot of stuff to try things...its not the first time its happened but im trying to reinstall NVIDIA PhysX for Mass Effect 3, So i have to delete it first....But im not an admin appearantly...I've accessed the hidden admin account and i cant delete still... i've even ran safe mode on the admin account and the NVIDIA file has beaten me yet again...created a new account....NVIDIA says "**** You!"...WHAT THE HELL CAN I DO NOW? Help...-Tyler

A:Computer says im not Admin when im the only account...

Hello Hotshot123, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried to uninstall the NVIDIA PhysX through Programs and Features like below?

Hope this helps,

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Hi there, i'm new to the forums and look forward to gaining a lot of information from this excellent website! ;)My folks PC has been used with only an Administrator account since they bought it a year ago, i think it could be infected.Would someone mind casting an eye over my hijack log please.Many thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 11:28:43, on 03/09/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Users\sainsbury\SSAAD.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Users\sainsbury\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\sainsbury\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp... Read more

A:Computer Has been run as Admin Account

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Hi, im running vista home premium. I am from Norway so excuse me for any bad grammar.(bad excuse:P)

anyways, i have encountered a problem, it goes like this, you probably know that sometimes you download old programs on vista, that doesn't work unless you right-click on the .exe and choose: "run as administrator"(sorry if that is not the exact phrase, because my PC is running Norwegian Mode.(stupid school PC :P ))
but i recently encountered the problem that when i right-clicked an .exe file it was no "run as administrator" option! and im quite desperate to get this program running, and it quits every-time i start it up again, i read on the program source site, that to run this exact program you had to push the "run as administrator" button.. so please, please help me...

A:admin problems(not the usual: "lost my account question" ;)

What is the .exe file?

Can you zip it and attach to a post so I can test it?

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Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?

I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,

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1) I have had W7 64-bit for three years now and this week my cptr crashed and would not even boot into safe mode. So I had to use my recovery disks to restore it to its promised "out of the box" state. But I am having some real frustration. I set the computer up with myself as the administrator "Jerry Isaacs" and proceeded to try to reconstruct everything pretty much as it was. However, everytime I reboot I get a message approx as follows:

You have logged in with a temp. profile. Files created will be deleted when you log off. Log off and try logging on later.

Then when I log off and log in as "Jerry Isaacs" all is lost. One-click has been re-disabled. The background is wrong. All of my newly created desktop icons have been removed and the desktop icons are rearranged. All this after waiting about four minutes to go through the cycle of reboot and changing users.

This didn't happen when I first purchased the computer.

Somewhere on your forum I got this advice: Use regedit and go to hkeylocalmachine\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\profilelist and delete the line with .bak at the end.

I cannot find any such line anywhere after I navigate to profilelist.

2) If I ever resolve this issue, I would also like to know how to boot on and autoswitch to numlock off.

I am new to this forum. How will I ever find this thread again, and will I be informed if someone responds?

Thanks for your help

A:Cannot get computer to boot into my admin account. No changes stick.

Hello Jerry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below for this error may be able to help. In particular, see step 3 in the "STEP ONE" section to see if that will allow you to boot into an administrator account.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,

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I' run xppro which has 3 admin user accounts. The main account that I use will not fully load and gives a blue screen followed by a memory dump and reboot. I don't have system restore enabled. I was able to get the computer running using one of the other accounts and all seems to be okay with computer functionality. I need some advice to figure out what I can do to boot to my main account. A couple of times when rebooting I saw an error a quick message saying something about my Intel audio studio software having a problem but it was there too quick for me to read. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance,

I just booted to safemode and ran a highjackthis log just in a case you guys see something funny. If I should be in the malware forum, please excuse me because I don't know what's wrong yet. Please see the attached highjackthis log.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:50:09 PM, on 9/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {... Read more

A:Computer reboots using my normal admin account

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I've dealt with trojans and viruses before. Most are pretty quick to destroy my computer. This one isnt so much bad as it is annoying. I could be getting keylogged, but atm thats the least of my worries. I cant use task manager at the moment "task manager has been disabled by your administrator". Im the only one to use my computer and by all technical means I'm the admin. Ive checked my log in, tried making a new screen name and nothing of that sort seems to help. Sadly this "malware" has stopped me from install any virus software I have to try and counter it.

I use Windowx XP Service Pack 2

My desktop has an error that will pop up even whlie playing a game.

The "pop up"/warning that comes up(all with no internet), is "a possible threat" "Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mutant.ayl"

Once again, I'm unable to use typical means of stopping processes,am unable to install anti virus software, and get a warning every 5-10 minutes about a possible threat(same one).

any help would be deeply appreciated. ty

this is my logfile (sorry if im supposed to provide a link instead,I'm new to this)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:43:28 PM, on 9/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20583)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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I need to remotely access computer management of a computer that has a different user name and password than the administrator accounts on my local machine.
When I looked this up, I found this suggestion:
"C:> net use \\computername /user:computername\localadmin The password or user name is invalid for \\computername.
Enter the password for 'computername\localadmin' to connect to 'computername':
The command completed successfully.
Now you can launch compmgmt.msc to manage the remote PC."

However it doesn't work.  The net use command completes successfully, but when I run compmgmt.msc it still opens it up locally connected and if I try to connect to the remote computer through the mmc, I don't have any rights to view anything just
as if I never ran the net use command.
How do you use the remote computer management mmc when the administrator accounts are not the same on the local machine and the remote machine?

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After clean installation of XP Pro and setting other user accounts with limited access, As set, Users are asked for their Logon Passwords but not the Admin account. On restarting computer, it boots right direct to my admin account without asking for password which I have already set but when I switch user or log off, then on the logon screen it would ask me for the password.
All help appreciated with resolving this.

A:Solved: Computer logs in admin account without asking for password.

Try this

Click Start and Run
Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
check the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
Click Apply and Ok.

let us know if this works.

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I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!


A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

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is there anyway to recover your admin password? the person who made my computer didn't tell me what it is or it is some default one, but i don't know what it it is. i know i know stupid on my part anyways i think i contracted a virus due to a guessable password so would appreciate any help

A:admin pass

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Hello. i am quite annoyed at the moment.
I installed a program called paltalk from cnet, which is supposed to be a safe download site. well anyway soon as i downloaded the chat program paltalk, my computer froze, and i had to press the power button and boot up.
when i booted up ( windows 7 starter by the way ) i entered my password for my admin account and it wouldnt accept it, said wrong password. so it seems my computers been hacked ?

im only able to get on here, because i had another limited standard account with no password that im now using. but i cant get onto my admin account to make system changes, uninstall programs, do system restore and all that stuff.

what do i do ?
im using a netbook, so i have no cd drive by the way.
im using mcafee anti virus and it detected nothing. which doesnt say much for that anti virus does it ?

anyway, hope somebody can help me .


A:i installed paltalk on my computer, and it froze ! now im locked out of my admin account

Can you login to Safe Mode via hitting F8 after Logo Splash Screen.

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i was given a computer for free, a desktop computer from a school. as a donation to my workplace and my boss gave it to me.

as you all know school computers have special restrictions when logged in as a student.

cant reformat, cant windows restore etc.

i cant log into admin because they never gave me the PW

is there a way i can get into admin or reformat this comp?

im stuck with these stupid restrictions

A:Dont Have Admin Pass

Hi there and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid we can't help you to circumvent restrictions on a computer, as whilst your query may be genuine, we have no way of knowing. I suggest you get in touch with the school that the computer came from and get them to format it.

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Hi ,I have just dragged out my old computer. but I can't get passed Admin password box,I can't remember my password.
I have tried to boot in safe mode samething need a Admin password, I tried to change Admin to my own login name but can't.
I have puttin an recovery disk still came to a dead end.

any suggestions greatley accepted.

A:cannot get pass Admin password.

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.AndrewBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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Hey everyone...

I was just wondering... How can I crack the Admin's password on my computer? I don't know the password to the Admin's account; therefore I can't install anything...

I'm running on:

Windows XP 2002 (obviously)

Well, if anyone can help that would be kind.

Thanks - Ichthus

A:Cracking Admin's Pass

There's probably a reason why you don't have the admin password.
Sorry, It's against forum rules to help crack passwords.

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