Accidentally Removed Administrator Account

Posted: 01-01-2009, 10:50 PM

Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers.
Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 that was issued to me
by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change around
some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) but
unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifying
the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed the
administrator user account.

Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer or
install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are you
sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'd
work.


Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "System
Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box,
but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn't
set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped out
administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put
into it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I
can't get the info for it)

All the changes I made were through the control panel, user accounts
interface.

Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very much
appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anything
new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes already
installed.

And yes, I know I'm an idiot :P




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Accidentally Removed Administrator Account


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Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-01-2009, 10:50 PM

Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers.
Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 that was issued to me
by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change around
some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) but
unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifying
the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed the
administrator user account.

Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer or
install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are you
sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'd
work.


Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "System
Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box,
but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn't
set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped out
administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put
into it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I
can't get the info for it)

All the changes I made were through the control panel, user accounts
interface.

Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very much
appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anything
new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes already
installed.

And yes, I know I'm an idiot :P




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m121038
m121038
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Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-01-2009, 10:55 PM

Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers
Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 bit that was issued t
me by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change aroun
some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) bu
unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifyin
the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed th
administrator user account.

Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer o
install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are yo
sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'
work.

Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "Syste
Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box
but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn'
set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped ou
administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put int
it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I can't ge
the info for it

All the changes I made were through the control panel, user account
interface

Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very muc
appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anythin
new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes alread
installed.

And yes, I know I'm an idiot[image
http://www.vistahelpforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif

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m121038
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Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-01-2009, 10:55 PM

Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers
Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 bit that was issued t
me by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change aroun
some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) bu
unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifyin
the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed th
administrator user account.

Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer o
install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are yo
sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'
work.

Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "Syste
Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box
but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn'
set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped ou
administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put int
it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I can't ge
the info for it

All the changes I made were through the control panel, user account
interface

Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very muc
appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anythin
new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes alread
installed.

And yes, I know I'm an idiot[image
http://www.vistahelpforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif

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m121038
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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:08 AM

It would appear that for some reason, you are no longer an administrato
on your computer.
How many accounts are on your computer

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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:08 AM

It would appear that for some reason, you are no longer an administrato
on your computer.
How many accounts are on your computer

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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:42 AM

Well, I can't get into them through the User Accounts section of Contro
Panel without permission, but in my Windows folder on C:/ under Users
can see 4: Default, m121038 (the one I use), Maintenance, and Public.
don't know how to access anything other than the second one

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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:42 AM

Well, I can't get into them through the User Accounts section of Contro
Panel without permission, but in my Windows folder on C:/ under Users
can see 4: Default, m121038 (the one I use), Maintenance, and Public.
don't know how to access anything other than the second one

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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:54 AM

m121038;926488 Wrote:
> Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers.
> Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 bit that was issued to
> me by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change around
> some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) but
> unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifying
> the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed the
> administrator user account.
>
> Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer or
> install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are you
> sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'd
> work.
>
>
> Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "System
> Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box,
> but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn't
> set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped out
> administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put into
> it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I can't get
> the info for it)
>
> All the changes I made were through the control panel, user accounts
> interface.
>
> Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very much
> appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anything
> new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes already
> installed.
>
> And yes, I know I'm an idiot[image:
> http://www.vistahelpforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif]
You might try going into Safe Mode ( tap F8 after the Bios screen and
before Vista starts loading )

See if you can create a new administrator account from there

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/93...nt-create.html

Or you might try this

http://www.pcloginnow.com/

SIW2


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Re: Accidentally Removed Administrator Account
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:54 AM

m121038;926488 Wrote:
> Hopefully this is in the right forum, I don't know much about computers.
> Anyways, I have a Dell running Vista Buisness 32 bit that was issued to
> me by the Navy. I'm out of the military now and wanted to change around
> some of the user settings (some kinda annoying DoD login stuff) but
> unfortunately managed to do something dumb. Rather than just modifying
> the login screen which I meant to do, I think I removed the
> administrator user account.
>
> Before, whenever I wanted to change anything about the computer or
> install something, etc, I would get a little message asking "Are you
> sure?" and then asking for permission. I would just click okay and it'd
> work.
>
>
> Now, though, when I go to change something (like trying to do a "System
> Restore" after my mistake) it comes up with that same permission box,
> but is asking for a user name and a password that I don't have/didn't
> set up. I don't know if this is because I totally wiped out
> administrator controls or it's asking for the infor our IT folk put into
> it before (if they did leave themselves an entrance account I can't get
> the info for it)
>
> All the changes I made were through the control panel, user accounts
> interface.
>
> Any help or advice you guys could give me would be very much
> appreciated, the OS still works overall but I can't install anything
> new, or download anything, or even use some programs/processes already
> installed.
>
> And yes, I know I'm an idiot[image:
> http://www.vistahelpforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif]
You might try going into Safe Mode ( tap F8 after the Bios screen and
before Vista starts loading )

See if you can create a new administrator account from there

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/93...nt-create.html

Or you might try this

http://www.pcloginnow.com/

SIW2


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