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administrator has dissapeared from my computer so i cant log on to my pc??

By gingeal ·
i tried to take of the administrator that asks for a password to get on to ur computer ,but after i removed it and re started my computer when it starts up it is still asking me to click a users account but there is no user account to click on so im stuck.. cant get on to my pc .....please help ty

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Not quite sure what you mean ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to administrator has dissape ...

"i tried to take of the administrator that asks for a password to get on to ur computer ,but after i removed it..."

How exactly did you 'remove' it?
Did you delete it from User Accounts via the Control Panel?

Have you tried logging in via Safe Mode?

If not, start tapping 'F8' immediately after the Spalsh Screen, you will be taken to a black screen with white letters. Using the cursor keys (your mouse won't work on this screen) select 'Safe Mode' and press the 'Enter' key.

If prompted for a login , type 'Administrator' (without the quotes) leaving the password line blank.

You should now be able to create a new account to login with.

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tried all that

by gingeal In reply to Not quite sure what you m ...

yes....i deleted the user account via the control panel and then re started my pc thinking it would just log me on as normal ,not asking for my password but it still prompts me to select a user to begin.......but there are no users to select and im stuck...cant go any further..!! i have tried logging in in safe mode but the same thing happens.....i have tried logging in using 'LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION THAT WORKED' and again the same screen appears!!i dont have a recovery disk as it was bought second hand...i have a technical help which i pay monthly for but they told me as i am bypassing a password screen they cannot tell me how to do it but it can be done....i just have to search the internet to find out how!! i am not very good with computers but i am learning ( as u can probably tell )any other ideas will be gratefully accepted as it my mothers comp i have buggered up!! ty 4 your reply and if u have any other suggestions please post them ....again much appreciated!! also i see u said type administrator on the screen but there is nowhere on the screen i can type anything!!

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Still in the dark with this episode ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to tried all that

Why did you not just cancel the password ?

What made you actually delete the user account altogether ?

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dont know!!

by gingeal In reply to Still in the dark with th ...

the computer to start with never had a user account on it and my mother asked me to remove it so i presumed that when i deleted it it would just let anybody use the comp without having to select a user account to use it!! more fool me!!the computer when turned on use to go straight to the desktop and u was away...but somehow a user account appeared and she asked me to take it of so i looked up how to remove a user account followed the steps it said and this problem occured!! im an idiot i know!!i just need to get back on to my desktop so i can undo wat i did!! ty for your help!!

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You're reading but you're not taking it in ..

by OldER Mycroft In reply to tried all that

"it still prompts me to select a user to begin.......but there are no users to select and im stuck...cant go any further..!! i have tried logging in in safe mode but the same thing happens....."

Boot into Safe Mode, wait for the login screen, at the login screen type Administrator and hit Enter twice. That will take you onto the Safe Mode Desktop.

From there you can generate another user for normal boot login.

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Ctrl+Alt+Del

by bincarnato In reply to You're reading but you're ...

If you have the Welcome Screen that usually lists users and you click on one and enter your password, you will need to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice to bring up the window where you can type a username and password in.

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who were you logged in as?

by jimmy-jam In reply to administrator has dissape ...

When you deleted the admin account, who were you logged in as?

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not to sure!!

by gingeal In reply to who were you logged in as ...

not to sure but im sure my mother will know........does it make a difference who i was logged in as ??? i just need to get on to my desktop so i can rectify my mistake ty for your help m8!!!

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well, then have your mother

by The Scummy One In reply to not to sure!!

log into her account. If XP is asking for a logon, more than 1 account is on the system.

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well

by jimmy-jam In reply to not to sure!!

If you were lgged in as the administrator and you deleted the administrator account while logged in as the administator and that was the only account on the box... your hosed. Sorry. You'll probably have to reload Windows.
In theroy you would think that you wouldn't be able to delete an account while logged in as that user but...
If you already tried to start the PC in safe mode and still get no option to log in as anyone, my advise would be to reload. When you do the reload just don't format the partition and you should not lose and personal data.
Disclaimer: Note I said should not did not say will not.

Good Luck.

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