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A virus had shut down my administrator account and now I use my guest account. I want to add a new account so I can use that as my administrator account, but my administrative password will not work at all. What should I do?

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Re-install Windows, choosing to install Windows to a different folder-name -- anything *OTHER* than 'C:\WINDOWS'.
Then, when logged-in to the "new" version, you can virus-scan your computer, and access all your files from the "old" installation.

Maybe, the virus-scan will clean-up the "old" installation.
Shutdown, restart, and choose to boot from the "old" installation.

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