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deleted my user account (windows 8.1)


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1
#1
Hi guys,

I was buggering around and accidentally deleted my admin user account. Now im unable to do most functions, cannot open C drive, it tells me that C drive is unreachable and its states NTFC
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i am not able to much, updated etc....

Please help

Have a DELL Inspiron 15, i5, NVIDIA Geforce, 1TB, 8GB

Thanx
Steve
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DELL Inspiron 15 300 Series
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
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23,100
#2
Hello Steve, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

You might see if you may be able to use Option Two in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot. Afterwards, you could log in to that account to create yourself a new administrator account from.

:arrow: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

mrjimphelps

"Phelps Helps"
Posts
138
#3
After you get this fixed, I suggest that you have at least two working accounts in Windows - one Administrator account, and one standard user account. Make sure you know the password for each one. Then use the standard user account for everyday usage. If something requires administrator rights, it will pop up a window and ask you for the password of the administrator account. Or, you can right-click on a program and tell it to run/open as administrator.

And do a complete backup of your hard drive every now and then (at least once a month), so that you can easily recover in case disaster strikes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.