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Don't know what happens to my account

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Don't know what happens to my account


    today I disconnected from my account while attempting to make my account administrator. Now I cannot log back into my account the only accounts available are guest and administrator. I can't do anything in normal boot with the administrator account. It won't let me login with that. And the guest account can't do anything as an admin in normal boot. Everytime I try it says type admin password to continue but gives me nowhere to type. I have no idea how this happened anyone have an idea how I can get back into my account? Before this my account was a guest account which happened when I made it so I can login without a password

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can reset the administrator account password with a Linux DVD. Not something for someone faint of heart. But you can get the directions online.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    The admin password isn't the problem right now. I know what it is. The problem is I can't get into my account. The only accounts they let me in is guest account. Not the one that I always used that was synced to my email
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    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    I would try to open a command prompt as administrator hopefully it will accept the admin password and follow step three of this tutorial
    Code:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5536-user-account-add-new-user-windows-8-a.html
    to add another admin account then log on with the new account and then look at the settings of your old admin and be able to see if there are any settings that are preventing you from logging on
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    My user files are still there but some reason it created a guest and administrator account. And those are the only ones I can login to. I previously had my account and an admin account only.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I can't access anything from normal boot because of the administrator block. Doesn't even connect to Internet. Even when I set notifications down to never it still asks for admin password but there is no box to type in the password. And that tutorial seems like for creating new accounts. I want to get back my old one that was disconnected
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  7. #7


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    Quote Originally Posted by foolman121 View Post
    that tutorial seems like for creating new accounts. I want to get back my old one that was disconnected
    Reread the end of my post If you find the reason your admin account is not working you can delete the new account you created. You can view your old admin account with the new account
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