Administrator Password Fail
Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:13 PM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:42 AM
Elevate your account back to what it was before you demoted it and use that as you did before. I've been using my account with full admin priveleges every day for two years with no problems whatsoever ( with a good and up-to-date third party firewall of course).
Not using an admin account for day-to-day use is all very well in theory but totally unworkable in practice if your a 'power' user like me.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:00 AM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:20 AM
The System Admin account and the Admin account you made are two entirely different accounts.
When you try to get in to the Admin account at the logon screen, try leaving the password box empty for the System Admin account.
BTW, this is the account you don't want to be using all the time.
I see nothing wrong with using an account that has admin options.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:55 PM
Now, in the username box, type in Administrator
Leave the password box blank and press "enter"
Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:52 PM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:13 PM
What happens when you try to get into the Admin account you created?
Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:45 PM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:41 PM
Here is a great tutorial on how to make this happen.
If you are not actually logged in now as the Full admin then this procedure should help you to do so and then you can manage the other accounts and change the password information.
If you are now logged in as a full admin, then you might have to take the route I discussed with you about resetting it from a boot disc.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:32 PM
"Your user profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged in with the default profile for the system."
"c:\windows\system32\config\systeprofile\AppData\Local\Temp\mapi.log contains an invalid path"
I'm 6 hours ahead of you in UK so its time for bed!
Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:59 AM
I now run Vista from a Standard account, OK every now and then I have to enter my password to get things done but it's only a few seconds and as a leisure user I don't consider it worth making a fuss.
Having reinstalled Vista you should make a password reset disk (Control Panel - User Accounts) Whether this would save the situation if it occures again I don't know but that's what Windows says you should do.
Sorry if I'm trying to teach you to suck eggs. I may be talking out of my hat because a lot of computer jargon whizzes straight over my head but that's my experience so I thought I ought to share it with you,
Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:30 PM
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