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Oh boy do have a problem

I am running Windows Vista, first found out I cannot access my administator account. I only had 1 account and that was suppose to be an admin. account. Now it won't let me go to device manager. All hard drive unaccessible. so i can't download any repairs.
Contacted Norton took my money and ran. Can't help me. They can't get administrative on my computer through their rescue team.
I don't know why I paid them for the software or paid them to tell me i can't help you. ******!!!!
Well I've tried everything, when i try to run comand prompt as admin. access denied. try to download repairs from micro. access denied.
HELP!

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  • Vicki Anderson May 13, 2009

    yes i do have a second computer with cd burner, and second i can run in safe mode.

  • Chris
    Chris May 11, 2010

    First thing, sorry about the luck so far, second do you have a second PC with a CD/DVD burner installed. If so we can "repair" the user account, however this may not solve the problem as it sounds like the SIDs on the HDD may be corrupted.



    Let me know and we'll procede accordingly

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First off,The admin account in vista is hidden,It has to be enabled before it shows up at all.
Second The problem is with the permission on your computer.(You may have a virus that changed them)


Also,Can you boot into safe mode? (this is done by tapping the F8 key while booting)

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    Randy Hough May 13, 2009

    Here are 2 methods.The first is for individual files or drive,the second is to reset all permissions back to default.



    First method


    1. Right-click the file and select Properties.

    2. Click on the Security tab.

    3. Click Advanced in the lower right.

    4. In the Advanced Security Settings window that pops up, click on the Owner tab.

    5. Click Edit.

    6. Click Other users or groups.

    7. Click Advanced in the lower left corner.

    8. Click Find Now.

    9. Scroll through the results and double-click on your current user account.

    10. Click OK to all of the remaining windows except the first Properties window.

    11. Select your user account from the list up top and click Edit.

    12. Select your user account from the list up top again and then in the pane below, check Full control under Allow, or as much control as you need.

    13. You’ll get a security warning, click Yes.

    Second method


    1. Click Start and type mmc.
    2. A blank MMC console appears. Click the File menu, and then click Add/Remote Snap-In.
    3. From the Add Or Remove Snap-Ins dialog, double-click Security Templates. Click OK.
    4. Right-click Security Templates and then click New Template Search Path.
    5. In the Browse For Folder dialog, expand your user folder, Documents, Windows Vista Security Guide, GPOAccelerator Tool, and then select Security Templates (the Windows Vista Security Guide installs the templates to “C:\Users\Documents\Windows Vista Security Guide\GPOAccelerator Tool\Security Templates\”). Click OK.

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Hello am vicky, few month ago I reinstall the programs n the administrator was a big trouble so, I create another account.
 If you need help creating the new account please let me know I will be very happy  to assist you.
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