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Crimedogg32

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ok I was able to log into administator the next time and then it worked. Is it a conidence that it worked after having administartor pop up? Any way I can be sure that I will be able to log in to administator from now on?
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Actually...why don't you leave the machine on for a bit...I'm trying to find some reason for the machine doing this. Me thinks something isn't right, but I haven't found any particular reason yet. I'll keep researching and be back to you a little later.
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Try rebooting the machine...does it boot straight to the Admin account every time you boot up?
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sorry I thought I posted a reply here but I guess not. I am a little scared to shut off my machince because it seems when that is when the HD fails. This has happened I think 3 times after a vacation (PC not used for about a week) If you think it is safe I will reboot but what do you mean does it boot straight to the admin account? Before I was talking about in the recovery console it wouldnt let me log in as administrator but since I only have one name at boot up I assume thats the admin account so it would have to boot to that.
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I have seen machines that ask for the admin password when booting to normal mode...this would indicate a different problem than what you describe. We need to find out if your machine is going to be able to boot up correctly. So yes, reboot...but do it when it won't cause a panic if it doesn't start. I think it will, but just in case it takes a bit to get it running again, plan your timing accordingly.

Before you reboot, do the following...this will give your HDD a good going over when you do restart.

Click Start, then Run, type cmd in the Open box and click "Ok". At the prompt in the Command window, type the following commands, pressing "Enter" after each one: (Please note the spaces in the following commands.)
  • chkntfs /d ..... (This will reset autocheck options to default)
  • chkntfs /c C: ..... (This will allow checking drive C:)
  • chkdsk /f /r c: ..... (To manually run a full chkdsk operation)
  • Y ..... (To accept having it run on the next boot)
This should take you through 5 stages of the scan. This will be a very thorough check and will take quite a little time. Be patient...let it finish.

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