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  • Hi

    i have following problem. Accidently I have disabled my only admin account (the build in one is disabled per default). How can I enable the build one account?

    I have searched forums and proposed solutions do not work for me:

    - net user administrator /active:yes  --> returns error 5 access denied

    - safe mode does not provide administrator login possibility

    - when i login with user account (safe mode) I can reach Computer Managment (within control panel), but trying enabling any of admins says "Workstation service has not been started". Within Services tab I could not start this service

    - trying to start msconfig from cmd failed because I have no admin rights (it asked me to type login and password of admin)

    .... and I have also tried something else what I do not remember right now


    What I have is:

    1) Windows Vista Ultimate

    2) no instalation CD (using ThinkPad where I install it per button press)


    Hope I have missed some idea which works. COuld you help me?

    Monday, July 26, 2010 5:36 AM