I have managed to forget my windows 7 password, when I logon it just says my user account name, no admin account option is there.....is there anyway to get the admin account active without having to log on?
So I am helping a friend with her Live mail (Hotmail). I dont use it so you will have to forgive me. She forgot her password and it locked her out of the account. She has tried the passwords that she has written down and none of them work. We tried the forgot your password link and had it sent to an email of hers that no longer exists. Then tried to send it to her trusted PC but there is constantly an error code for some reason. Then I tried having it sent to another email address (mine) but I have to verify her Identity. the questions it asks are such as the last subjects sent, last addresses sent to, CC info, Xbox tag, she doesnt have Xbox, CC info on there, nor remembers last addresses sent to other than mine and one other one nor one last subject entry. When I tried sending it off the first time. Microsoft pushed it back saying "there is not enough information to verify identification" then I tried it a second time and it went through but it failed to send me her temporary password or anything. Is there a way I can get into her mail for her or a password cracker or something that I can help her get back into her email. She has been locked out for about 3 weeks now.
I just unpacked a new PC here at work and begun setting it up. I neglected to set a password for the default Administrator account and proceeded with the setup. Once I was at the desktop I connected the computer to the domain. At that point I logged off, switched over to my account on the domain. I started installing the programs which the employee required to do her job but because of the heightened security in Windows 7 I was not able to run any files as administrator. When I did try it said the Administrator account was disabled. I logged off my account and tried to log back into the Admin account and sure enough it's disabled.I've done searches in this forum and found similar problems but not quite like the one I am facing in that I never created a second account. So the only account that exists on this PC is the default administrator account which is locked out. I tried booting into safe mode and it still said the account was disabled. How can I resolve this issue?
I was trying to allow other computers to interact on my small router network. As I walked through the steps, I was shown my password, which I wrote down. Now, when I try to reboot, I'm entirely locked out of my computer--the case sensitive password I so carefully wrote down doesn't work. As I say, I'm locked out of my computer. It's asking for some kind of change of password disk, which I don't have....
locked myself out of the C drive. When i click on the drive i get the message "location is not available , Cis not accessible, access is denied". When i right click on properties, security,continue , i get -"cant open access control editor. access is denied". When i right click properties, sharing, adv. settings i get 'your administrator has blocked you from running this program". I am still able to run programs which have icons on the desk top. I am unable to restore in normal or safe mode. hope someone can help .
i use lockhunter to delete the file and just get another copy of it. however sometimes i have to make do and convert/edit it to make it a totally different file that works. this is sometimes time consuming.other info is that it always seems to be explorer.exe that locks the file or in the case of video files vlc.exe (even if ive not opened vlc player)
I have a dell inspiron with Windows 7 that I got from Walmart for christmas. It came with a walmart adminstrative account, a guest account, and another user account. I Changed the administrator username And password, kept the guest one, And deleted the third account--- all through the Walmart admin account. When I restarted my computer however, both the walmart admin And guest account were gone and only the third account with a required password (which I do not know) and a blank user account that requires a password remained.
There is no open guest account. I Tried to use the previous walmart username password And the new one I created and neither work. Now I am locked out of my own laptop. I tried booting in safe mode but I still needed the aforementioned password..perhaps I did it incorrectly?
I would like to solve this without having to reinstall windows 7 os (but would like to know how to do that just in case). Let me know if any other information is needed in your assessment.
I have an HP Pavilion with windows 7.When the user account screen comes up for you to log in on your account, under mine it says "locked".Why does it say that and how can I change that setting to unlocked.My account is the only one on the computer and we all just use that one, so there are no other accounts on the pc.
I had no password assigned to my windows account. Yesterday I signed out and restarted my machine. Windows now wants a password. I don't have one. How do I get back in to windows? The interesting thing is that same day my brother called me to tell me the same thing happened to him . He is running win xp. I ran a boot and run virus scanner (bit defender) and it found a few things. I still can't get in to windows.
I provide support for several computers at one location. I have arranged the icons to make it easy for users to find them. It seems that someone (probably a kid) who rearranges them almost everyday by selecting 'auto arrange icons'. Is there any way to lock them in place to prevent this from happening?
I've had my computer and it's been blue-screening and locking up for months now. I've tried updating my drivers, and that helped reduce the crashing. It locked up earlier today, and all that was running was Opera, a game(Creatures 3), and an editor for that game. In most crashes Opera has been running, but it runs fine with most of my games, and on its own. Plus I've used Opera on my laptop for years now. I also don't overclock it.
x64 Was always windows 7 Came pre-installed on my system Bought the system on Black Friday haven't re-installed OS
I've been experienceing crashes with my computer for a while and have been ziping my minidump files and putting them on a fourm but now the minidump file has a lock icon on it. It also wont let me zip the dump files anymore. I tried changing the permissions of the users but when ever i change anything from alow or deny it says access denied.
i keep my taskbar at the bottom of the screen, using Windows 7 64b, HP fully updated. It seems like occasionally I'll click on a folder on the taskbar, maybe accidentally drag and right-click, (I can't replicate how exactly), but the whole taskbar will end up getting moved to the top of the screen. I though it's not suppose to be able to move if the taskbar is locked, does someone know if it's a bug or maybe an option I can checkbox somewhere to prevent it from moving ever in the future?
I was trying to limit access to my hard drive (D on the guest account, so i logged in as admin and went to security on properties and denied full control and users. But now even my admin account can't access the data drive. it says access denied. and the security tab is not there any more when i click properties. How can i fix this problem?
A few days ago I picked up a particularly nasty trojan that began running ads in my desktop background - Just audio, but still annoying. I tried removing it using Malwarebytes and Spybot. Oddly enough, since then, I've had further problems. One is the browser redirects randomly to spam sites but the bigger one is I cannot access my documents (music, video etc...) or certain folders in cFor example, I have a folder on the c: drive called work. When I click on work, it comes up as totally empty - no files. When I right click it, however, I find there are 193 files at 3 gb. My document folders have also disappeared. When I go to windows / user I find by right clicking that there are hundreds of files at 40 or so gb but I cannot find any of them by searching or exploring. I have made sure all folders are on general view (ie: not just music / video etc) but this does nothing. I now just want to back up my files and blitz the PC with a full reinstall
After doing a system restore, (which was reccomended) I now can by no means access any 1 of 4 user profiles on my computer. It gives me a message saying;"The User Profile Service service, failed the logon.User profile cannot be loaded."
I'm trying to resolve an issue involving a bunch of "illegitimate" Windows Live streams (discovered in a Stream Armor scan).In trying to resolve the issue, I've deleted several leftover Windows Live files and registry entries (after making a backup) that weren't removed when I uninstalled Windows Live a few months ago.For whatever reason, the files won't leave the recycle bin, and the streams are still active.I looked inside $Recycle.Bin and found that there's a locked Recycle Bin inside it. Is this normal? Can I delete it? How?
My dell inspiron laptop was working fine, I was using Adobe Lightroom when it gave me An error prompt and shut down. I tried rebooting the computer in safe mode and regular mode, no matter what I do I reacts the same. Takes me to the login screen where I am able to type in my password, then it goes to the welcome screen and stays there. I have a lot of work on this computer and it hasn't been recently backed up.
I recently bought my wife a T510i HP laptop. She felt it was too big for her and wanted a smaller one. I took over the laptop, I had initially set it up for her and had named it as she had wanted turing initial set up.. Example: Computer > Local Disk > Users > MyWifethe mywife is the locked folder that I want to change to my nameHow in the world do I go about doing this? I will do a complete system restore if I must. I realize that I'd have to reload a bunch of software, etc. and my music. I don't mind that but am conconcerned that if that was the case in the restore that the old user name would be put back in.