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Unable to log in in my administrative account.

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actually i have got 3 user accounts including one administrative account. i can access to rest two account but whenever i try to log in administrative account window starts rebooting all the time. even if using some other user account if some how i have to enter the administrative password again windows goes to restarting. i have tried all optins like safe mode, command prompt, system restore ... but no one helped me plz suggest me some helpful tip except system recovery.

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Sounds like a virus......if all the trouble shooting you have done didnt work the only thing you have left is either take it to geeksquad or format the HD and reinstall windows.

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