Cant log on as administrator

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  1. TAR's Avatar

    TAR said:

    Question Cant log on as administrator

    For some reason I cant log in as admin on my windows 7 machine. Anyone got any working links to software that has been mentioned in other threads? Would be better for me if I could reset the password, re installing windows will be a ball ache!
    Thanks.
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  2. AP0ll0UK's Avatar

    AP0ll0UK said:

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    Ophcrack Live CD - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    or

    Hirens Boot CD - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - This one has loads of useful tools on it and is definately worth keeping.

    I'd be curious to know why you can't login as local admin all of a sudden.
     
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    Delboy_1976 said:

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    Use 'Offline NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 Password Changer' which is on Hiren's Boot CD as Ap0ll0uk has linked to above. You will be given the option to change the password to something new or just to blank it, then you can obviously log on and change it in Windows as per normal.
     
  4. TAR's Avatar

    TAR said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AP0ll0UK View Post
    I'd be curious to know why you can't login as local admin all of a sudden.

    I set up another user (my son ) so he could login and play games, not as admin tho. So I havnt used it for months. One day after trying to log on, i kept getting the wrong password message.

    btw system restore wont work either, so i fear the worst.

    Thanks for the links...
    TAR seems to be a decent bloke!
     
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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Offline nt password reset is your friend.


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  6. TAR's Avatar

    TAR said:

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    All sorted.....just doing a virus scan now....
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  7. AP0ll0UK's Avatar

    AP0ll0UK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAR View Post
    I set up another user (my son ) so he could login and play games, not as admin tho. So I havnt used it for months. One day after trying to log on, i kept getting the wrong password message.

    btw system restore wont work either, so i fear the worst.

    Thanks for the links...
    Just being nosey I was hoping it wasn't something untoward. Glad you've sorted it mate