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administrator accunt problem

By el.itzik ·
hi
i change the administrator accunt name by:
my computer - mange - local user and groups - users: to a difrent name.
after reboot i have got a massege " the system could not log you on make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again. letter in passwords must be type using the correct case.
when in esc. i have log-on screen with the new name and asking to type password.
i didn't put any password befor.
what i have to do ?

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Be more careful next time around. That's what you have to do.

by ManiacMan In reply to administrator accunt prob ...

If you're looking for password cracking help, you've come to the WRONG place.

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no cracking - just need help

by el.itzik In reply to Be more careful next time ...

i'm not looking for cracking, seriously, all my studies are in that computer and now i can't log on.

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Well, sorry to hear that, but we don't provide password cracking help

by ManiacMan In reply to no cracking - just need h ...

I hope you have a good backup of your data because you'll have to reinstall the OS to clear out the local SAM database to create a new admin account and password.

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that is the last option for me.

by el.itzik In reply to Well, sorry to hear that, ...

that is the last option for me.
ther is no way to rename back the accunt name ?
and why its hapend? from the begining i didnt put any password at the administrator accunt.

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changing the name of the admin account

by CG IT In reply to that is the last option f ...

if you tried using the "blank" password with the new name and that does not work, try using your old password.

If that doesn't work, then reinstall.

BTW try using a spell check ... using derogatory names inside a word is rude.

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Maybe he has periodic problems with the "O" key

by ManiacMan In reply to changing the name of the ...

And it stopped working when he was trying to type in the word "account".

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re: renaming administrator account

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to that is the last option f ...

No, there is no way to rename back the account name unless you can figure out how to login using what you named it to. As for the password, you probably set a password on the account when you first booted it up, not even realizing what you were doing at the time.

I guess maybe you should not have messed with the administrator account without knowing what it is that you're doing. NOW you see what happens when you tinker around.

Your only option now is to either wipe the drive and start over with a recovery CD, or call Microsoft and beg for help. If you ARE able to contact someone at MS in a good mood that day, they MAY help you.

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Try ringing Microsoft

by Tig2 In reply to administrator accunt prob ...

They may be able to guide you through this. Have your ownership information handy when you call as they will ask you for it.

Good luck

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With great power comes great responsibility

by JPLconsultant In reply to administrator accunt prob ...

Hmm... I thought you couldn't change the name of an account (spelling checked) you were signed into? Am I wrong? But if I'm right, then it must have been another admin account you used. Why not use that one to log in and hopefully undo your mistake?

Have you tried using your password reset disk you made? You know, the disk you made just before you started fiddling with your system.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478

JPL()

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Well, what do you know?

by JPLconsultant In reply to With great power comes gr ...

If you follow the directions in the original Q, you can, in fact, change your own username! I just tried it on my XP box.

But I didn't reproduce the error.

JPL()

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