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Administrator password reset

I reset my administrator password, using safe mode, and now all of the users won't show up under the control panel so that I can delete some of them. What did I do wrong? Also when we power on normally, the administrator password is not on there, I have to redo it under the safe mode.

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Prerequisite before you do the following :
- Go to Safe mode and assign a password to your Administrator account (don't use empty password)

  1. Since you can't seem to login in normal mode because you don't have any account shows up, boot into safe mode
  2. Login as Administrator
  3. Launch regedit
  4. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  5. If there is no key named "Administrator" in it, create a new DWORD value and name it Administrator
  6. Double click Administrator and enter 1 as the value data
The next time you reboot into normal mode, Administrator account should shows up.

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