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Cant restart Vista

Anytime I shutdown/logoff, I cant restart Vista unless I do a system restore.
It continually tries to do a Windows repair with no fix/ until I do the restore.
I can't do any updates on Vista or apple products because it will do a shutdownleading to the same problem.
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  • mlally Jan 07, 2009

    Hi Rockitman, why would I try this fix?
    to see what errors are generated?

  • mlally Jan 07, 2009

    i ran AVG antivirus, didnt help or find problem

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Have you run anit-virus.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Does it mention anything about finding new devices or hardware?

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To activate the administrator account in Vista, follow these instructions:

  1. Logon to Windows Vista with normal user account username and password (must belongs to Administrators group).
  2. Click on Vista Start button, and type cmd in the Start Search box.
  3. Right click on the Cmd rand select Run as Administrator
  4. In the Command Prompt window, type the following text at the command line to set a password for administrator account.
  5. net user administrator (password)
    Replace password with the actual password string that you have chosen. Press Enter when done.
  6. Next type the following command and press Enter to activate and enable Administrator account: net user administrator activate:yes
  7. The process should completed with the following message: The command completed successfully
    If not success message is returned, repeat the process again.
  8. Logout from Vista by choosing Log Off or Switch User.
  9. Click on Administrator icon and logon with the password you selected. Now view system logs to see what errors were gererated.And run a good virus scanner

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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Jan 07, 2009

    If the problem is caused by something that is installed under your normal administrative profile,You will be able to fix it under the Administrator account.(This is a hidden account in vista),The Administrator with the capitol A give you total Administrative rights.Which will allow you to fix more than the normal account.

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