Helen Jones

Vista Admin

24 posts in this topic

I have a second laptop. The O.S. is Vista.

I have no administrator user at all. I think I may have accidentally deleted the admin user.

I have tried the cmd run as administrator fix but I cant run anything as admin mode is needed and of course I dont have it! In fact I have tried everything I can find in Google but not fix.

So its no admin rights at all. I'm basically a guest on my own computer :D I don't really want to reinstall vista etc so if you can help at all I'd be a happy bunny.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boot up in Safe Mode, choose "Repair your Computer" and choose the System Restore option, and choose a restore point prior to the problem occurring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boot up in Safe Mode, choose "Repair your Computer" and choose the System Restore option, and choose a restore point prior to the problem occurring.

Are you sure this going to help? I would thought it will be a more complex to gain admin rights on the puter, like using first ultimate Boot CD for windows, then http://cdslow.webhost.ru/en/ntpwedit/. (or similar)

If it was a simple as to run System Restore in safe mode, I am sure Helen would have done it already.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm basically a guest on my own computer :D I

99% of the time so am I ..what's wrong with that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Control Panel > User Accounts > Add or remove users

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Control Panel > User Accounts > Add or remove users

She need to be an admin to be able to do it. She is not, if you will read her post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes thats right. But if theres no admin designated, you set yourself up as admin. If there is an admin designated and the password is lost, thats when the problems start

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And you can (re)enable the Administrator account (Vista lock out settings).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks a lot for the helpful suggestions.

What a pain in the bum ! Ill try a few of your suggestions ( The ones that dont need admin rights) and let you know how I get on. Its going to be a weeks work rooting for the recovery disks!

Thanks again my lovelies. x

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are you sure this going to help? I would thought it will be a more complex to gain admin rights on the puter, like using first ultimate Boot CD for windows, then http://cdslow.webhost.ru/en/ntpwedit/. (or similar)

If it was a simple as to run System Restore in safe mode, I am sure Helen would have done it already.

TY Xenia for some reason I dont have a single restore point either, I think its a windows conspiracy to make me go mentalist. Oh well back on with the tin foil helmet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks a lot for the helpful suggestions.

What a pain in the bum ! Ill try a few of your suggestions ( The ones that dont need admin rights) and let you know how I get on. Its going to be a weeks work rooting for the recovery disks!

Thanks again my lovelies. x

edit. ......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes thats right. But if theres no admin designated, you set yourself up as admin. If there is an admin designated and the password is lost, thats when the problems start

You are so right!

I never use a password - causes too much trouble.

I have been locked out too many times and have finally gotten smart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

reformat the hard disk, install XP and reinstall your programs.

Simples!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rooting for the recovery disks!

If Its a DELL and you can not find them let me know, I have a master set for DELL's :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If Its a DELL and you can not find them let me know, I have a master set for DELL's :rolleyes:

Thankyou.

Its actually an Acer and I remembered it didn't come with recovery discs but has a built in recovery prog which has now been used.

Thanks for the offer though itt was very kind of you.

Helen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
reformat the hard disk, install XP and reinstall your programs.

Simples!

That answer was OK before Windows 7, but these days the correct answer, is reformat the hard disk, install Windows 7 (preferably the 64 bit version on a modern PC) and reinstall your programs.

B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My new Acer Laptops got a built in recovery program and when you first start the laptop from new it asks you if you want to burn a system recovery and drivers disk. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My new Acer Laptops got a built in recovery program and when you first start the laptop from new it asks you if you want to burn a system recovery and drivers disk. :(

I assume that option doesnt appear after first use? Is there any option after first use?

Thankyou.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still firmly sticking to xp, so take me wi' a pinch of salt,

but,

I think you'll find that there is a "secret" partition on the hard drive, which holds the system restore and the disk-image to burn a recovery disk. Trouble is getting into it!

There will be a program (look at "All Programs") which accesses the image - your problem is finding it. Possibly (but I doubt it) this program is lost, but I think that if anything has gone, it will have only been a short-cut.

[One advantage of the current weather, presumably, is that you've got lots of time to enjoy your new lap-top?]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Helen,

I thought you had fixed this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Helen,

I thought you had fixed this?

I have. I just wanted a way to save all my information before I rebooted via the built in gubbins.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now