So here is an interesting problem I ran into after working on the family computer (I was away at college and just got back for break).
After removing all the viruses, I was left with a computer where both the main user account and the Admin account did not have Admin rights. I can log into the Administrator account, but I cannot do even the most simplest of things, such as open Control Panel. So, I am at a loss to fix this. So simply enough, how does one restore administrative rights to the admin account when it has lost them.
Windows XP Home SP2
Control Panel, and many related functions, along side with such things as leftclick->properties on My Computer do not work (It says privilege removed, contact admin).
Even the Help will not open.
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.
Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.
>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.
Hi Friends ... I have this laptop that has been given to me by my company and the USB ports have been blocked in manner such that I can copy stuff from my USB drive on to the machine but cannot copy in the reverse direction, ie. from the hard drive to the USB. Obviously it is to safeguard against theft of data. However, I do not deal with any confidential data and like to back up things every few days. Please tell me a shortcut to unlock my USB entirely even though I do not have administrator rights on the machine.
Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
I have an: DIXONH55ITX Socket 1156 Advent Firefly FP 3104 System Motherboard
I'm looking to upgrade for 2 main reasons.
1.) Upgrade my Ram, (as the limit of ram for this motherboard is 4gb.)
2.) More than 1 PCI-E slot. (There's only one on this motherboard.)
But my main question is:
What do I need to take into account when upgrading my Motherboard?
(Compatibility issues etc.)
Also any motherboard recommendations (under £200). As I'm planning on upgrading my computer to a gaming rig.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
Not quite understanding you. Are you wanting to keep all other parts and just upgrade mobo, ram and gpu?:
It sounds to me like you are wanting to build an entire new system. If so, give us a budget and what should be included (monitor, windows etc.).
First of all, I don´t know if this is the right spot to ask about hosting, but since Techspot has helped me with a lot of computer related problems, I thought I´d give it a try...
Anyways, I´m about to buy a hosting plan from Hostgator, but I want to use one account to host at least 3 different sites (top domains, like firstpage.com, secondpage.com and thirdpage.com). I know the reselling account would be the most effective, but I don´t need to have a different cPanel for each user.
Can this be done with a Baby plan? I´m going to buy domain names from another company, but I guess that doesn´t matter. I´m new to all this hosting stuff, so any help will be appreciated.
that's all up to the hosting site policies - - don't hold your breath.
the Apache2 web server does this with <VirtualHost: ipaddress:80>
I have an hp mini 1000 netbook with the admin passwords in the bios and win xp. It was my cousins who is no longer with us, so my aunt gave it to me. Noone knows the passwords. How can I bypass them or override them? I can get in as a guest but it is too limited. What are my best options?
You need to talk to HP, after changing the registered ownership, and may need a document about the fate of the previous owner. You may have to send it to a certified HP service center with a formal notice of change of ownership included.
As for TechSpot, there is a policy to not provide assistance with passwords.
What you want to do is usually very difficult in the best of circumstances.
What happen to my rapidshare premium account... almost 5 days, download is very slow...15kbps and finally gone... Normally, i got 212kbps.
Tell us more. What is a Rapidshare Premium Account?
I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024
A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know
Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
I have an serious problem, ive buy an hp 6730B on ebay but when i want to upgrade the bios, my computer wants an administrator password for the flash.
The seller told me he have maybe do an error of typing, beacause his password don't work.
this computer is an compaq 6730B
S/n : CNU8466GNS
P/n : GB987ET#ABF
Service tag : C6730bUP8400W5X16GIBNNF20Qa
I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:
HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password
I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).
I read all messages of the reference topic about the same problem (as suggested) but I didn't find my needs.
I think I will have to ask about it a lot of time. Hope to find someone who can help me.
OK, my subject line might sound cryptic! Here is my set up: first router (main) is connected to the cable modem and provides std addresses as 192.168.1.2 (base is 192.168.1.1) etc. I have a second router (same brand) as a gateway connected to my main. This second router base address is 10.10.10.1 and all that are connected to this one have manually provided IP addresses (such as 10.10.0.2, etc). The main one provides WIFI access as for the second one do not.
Now my question: from my laptop who uses the WIFI network, how can I reach or connect to the other network (the one that is managed with the router with the 10.10.10.1 address? The purpose? I would like to access the computer connected to it as if they were part of the WIFIed network. And be able to access the router management page. Any clue?
first some basics;
examine the router (the box itself). everything attached to a LAN slot will default to
routing upwards using the WAN slot -- that's a big clue as to what the routing tables looks like.
second; to manage the configuration of a specific router:
a) WIRE a system directly to it
b) login to the router config page using the current router's ip-address
if your network is
then a system attached to routerX will route upward to router(X-1) and NOT downward to router(X+1)
if you wish to have ALL systems (wired and wireless) see and share with each other, then you have too many distinct address.
Leave router#1 as is. disconnect router#2 from #1 and wire router#1 to a LAN port on router#2, leaving its WAN port empty. Log into router#2 and disable DHCP.
Now do the same for the wire from #2-->#3 and disable#3 DHCP.
All systems (wired or WiFi) will get ip-assignments from router#1 and will be able to
ping and share files.
i got windows xp pro i was missing around with computer management and did something now i cant log into my mind administrator account i try to reboot on safe mode i get the administrator name but i try to create a another accuont or change but i get a asses denied i try i to Ctrl Alt Delete and nothing i think i my have deleted something and messed everything up ..when i go to my user account from control panel i dont see a quest account or administrator all i see is that small picture off a bass guitar and its says administrator but under it says guest account i have no privilege for nothing . how can i change that guest under admintrator account ?
Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
Or use UBCD to back up your data and re-install clean
Hi all having successfully cleansed said laptop from various nasties thanks in part to Kimsland and Bobbye i have an issue with the admin login Ok when booting up xp is set to fast user switching and the welcome screen login screen with user accounts Administrator is not included in the list So i hit ctrl alt del twice which then brings up the secure login dialog box So i key in Administrator and the Pavilion DV1000 login? HP admin password that i set and it comes up with quot Unable to log you on HP Pavilion DV1000 admin login? because of an account restriction quot WTF is that The only way i can log in as admin is to reboot into safe mode when it presents itself as another user in the welcome screen list giving in total which quite frankly is ridiculous The main reason the lappy was infected was due to uneducated users installing all kinds of crap as their accounts had admin rights I need to restrict them to limited accounts whilst having full access to the admin account without the need to reboot into safe mode I ve google searched for answers but couldn t find any I m looking for a way to solve this issue so with respect please don t come back with workarounds like quot press shift right-click run as kind of suggestions because i m after full access to admin account without rebooting So any help you can offer would be most appreciated thanks nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-pavilion-dv1000-admin-login.121078/
Hi guys really I have big problem I have Dell Latitude X1 and I don't have the admin password
I want to reboot it. but i don't know how if i can't even access to this computer ...Thank you
If you are the registered owner of the laptop you are probably better off contacting Dell support.
I think I ve tamed my new beast of an ATI Radeon x Not sure WHY I absolutely had to have it but hey The top card for a few weeks anyway even though at stock fan speeds the CORE temps can reach Celcius what about fragile parts on the mobo nearby this little heatbox FYI - Running XP Pro V SP Anyway Riva Tuner seems to work at hot New Needs run? - RivaTuner run to X2s Admin 4870 Clearance comandeering the GPU fan speeds back up to reasonable - if a tad noisy - levels Its a little Klugey occaisionally stops working or seems to only want to work from either the startup folder or as from New 4870 X2s run hot - RivaTuner Needs Admin Clearance to run? a registry key The main problem I have is that I have a Visitor account setup I sublet my place occasionally for non-ME users to limit the amount of havoc they can do HOWEVER Riva tuner will not start or operate properly with anything but administrator privileges This is a non-starter So I can either grant guests full dominion over my PC or have my cooks itself into complete failure while restricting the access of my guests Is there a better mousetrap for RivaTuner Note that starting up as an admin and then logging on off is NOT an option as of the time the scenario will be a guest starting up without me around Many thanks to all who opine nbsp
100C would melt/damage the CPU quickly. Get a better 3rd party cooler
I need to know the location of the password chip on the motherboard of a Dell Latitude C840. Everything I have tried so far has not worked. I would greatly appreciate any help I can get on this.
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
hello the dell of my brother is blocked with an administrator password, I will to know if it is possible to regulate this problem
the model is dell latitude 110L, the service tag is #204FM1J-595B
who could help me please ??
if someone can help me,contact me
thanks guys and good luck
Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.
hello the dell of my brother is blocked with an administrator password, I will to know if it is possible to regulate this problem
the model is dell latitude 110L, the service tag is #204FM1J-595B
who could help me please ??
if someone can help me,contact me
thanks guys and good luckClick to expand...
My company corporate office sent on Administrative Rights Laptop---help! Dell me a used Dell D this week I love the centrino techonlogy and it s much lighter and faster than my own personal HP Pavilion workhorse My problem is that the laptop is set up with user and administrator rights This stinks I can t download any applications Administrative Rights on Dell Laptop---help! update software even change the clock on the thing I wont have to return the laptop until I leave the job anyway so I want to be able to load Firefox Java GTA etc for when I travel with it Is Administrative Rights on Dell Laptop---help! there a way to crack the password and log on as an Administrator so I have permissions to change things and load programs or alternately can I dump the whole thing reload XP and start over I have the XP disk from my old HP I am not so good with computers but it would be a shame to travel for work as much as I do and be stuck in a hotel in Billings playing minesweeper nbsp
Hello! Welcome to TechSpot
this can be tricky but do-able.
Check This Link
or This Link
G'Luck & safe travel
Is there a way to remove administrative tools and command prompt from a windows 2003 server lock down terminal session?
Cannot Login to Netgear DG834G router wirelessly from Dell Laptop
Hi heres hoping you can help me.
I have a wireless connection through a Netgear DG834G from a Dell M6300 running Windows XP which is working fine with respect to accessing the internet..
I also have a desktop (wired to the router) which is also running fine.
The problem is that I cannot log into the router wirelessly as Admin on 192.168.0.1
I can login to the router as Admin from the wired PC, but not the laptop !!
I get to the login screen to input password but when pressing enter the login box just re-appears with the password field blank again.
I know the password entered is correct and accurate as it works from the wired desktop
(note: I have changed my laptop recently from HP to Dell, I was able to access the router wirelessly as Admin to perform maintenance with the HP model)
Any ideas ?
Are all the settings correct for the wireless laptop.
encryption method WEP, WPA, WPA2
Does the router even see this new laptop?
Do you still have the older laptop?
Check to see if the DELL firewall is disabled under Windows, make sure it off.
Try opening up a session: ping 192.168.0.1
Does the laptop get IP by DHCP,
ipconfig /release wait.... ipconfig /renew wait... try it again does work then
try static IP then do ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns
If all still doesn't work try..
re-joining the wireless router
disconnect using the wireless in range method on the laptop
reconnect but remove the password then re-do it then click on connect see if the wireless laptop can connect.
If it does reboot the laptop and login with your login ID password
Now open the browser and see if you can get into your router
Make sure you do not have any spyware or popup blocker active..
Computer- Dell Inspiron 8100
Problem- Admin Bios Password
I have tried numoerous things, and in the end seems eeprom is only way to reset this.
I looked and looked, it says under motherboard, yet I never found a "24OC" 4 legged chip on the board to reset.
This cpu is 7 yrs old.
So far no luck fixing this one or my Toshiba and have both been reduced to eeprom reset as only viable option.
All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:
--> HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)
Hello all hardware wizards, sorry to take your precious time .
I just purchased HP NC8230 laptop from eBay. It's really great laptop. The laptop not require boot password and so it reaches to windows XP, but unfortunately I discovered that its bios is admin protected, therefore I can't access bios and make any modification. I know that these business laptops have extra bios protection and therefore it's not so easy task to reset their password.
Can someone, that have experience with this kind of laptops, help me? It would be very appreciated.
read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
Could someone help me? I have a Dell Latitude D510 laptop and I put an BIOS admin passwoed an year ago. Now I need to remeve it but I don't remember. I tried the latitude.exe program but did not worked. Service tag nr. is 6TXB42J-595B . Thanks a lot in advance.
U will have to do, a chip reset.
Coz i also keep trying those ideas with the latitude application but it failed, but when i did the chip reset, thing worked out exactly how i wanted them.
All the best
I am in sales. I have a new Dell d610 Latitude Laptop. I need to reset some of the stuff in the BIOS for wireless, etc and the IT guys at my company seem to have mislogged or fogotten the admin pw for BIOS. Anyway they have given me five alrady and non of them work. They say I will have to ship the unit in to Chicago and they will fix it. That will take a WEEK that I do not have. How can I reset the password? The settings in the BIOS I need to change are locked and the message says the setup is locked-enter the admin pw into SECURITY UNLOCK SETUP to enable changes. Any advice is welcomed!
This subject was briefly mentioned HERE
Help Pls, I could'nt find the 24c.... chip on dell latitude 640m. Can somebody help me here so I can use the shorting method. Or is there any other way out? Help me to locate this chip pls.
Admin. password on dell inspiron 640m
Pls, help needed for Admin.password (grey screen)on dell inspiron 640m. I mistakenly posted for latitude 640m earlier. I'm sorry! I actually meant that of dell inspiron 640m. I need help on how to locate the bios chip 24c...... or how to over come the grey screen with Admin. password protection.
I couln,t find the 24C chip on the Dell XPS M1210 can someone help me so I can use the shorting Method. Help to locate the chip please or anybody knows the password for this laptop XPS M1210
I recently bought a dell inspiron 6400 N series computer from a fellow soldier who left to return to the states. I was planning on using this computer for movie watching and to save pictures on to send to family. I went to turn it on one day after using it for a week and the computer started up to a screen that asked me for an administrator password. I did not receive this password or do not have knowledge of one that was saved. I cannot use this laptop and I was just starting to enjoy it! This was my way to have some down time away from this place. Can someone try and help me please? I tried to email rustam_ but got no reply. I tried to go to different websites but found no help. Someone please help me! I would really appreciate it.
I'm assuming this is a windows password we're talking about here, and that you're running XP. If it is asking you for a BIOS password (black screen, white text), then you're probably screwed, unless there is a BIOS reset jumper within easy reach. If not, have fun opening the entire laptop to find it.
If it gets to windows and wants a password, try this:
grab either active password changer (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Active-Password-Changer.shtml)
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/)
Follow the instructions closely and there's a good chance one of the two will work.
My dell d620 had its bios passwords set while I was away, either my daughter or my son are responsible, funny they both deny touching my laptop!
I bought it from ebay, and dell, well there are dell of course!
If you might be able to find some time to get my password please Thanx so much!
My service tag#6PPCPC1-595B
Express service code#14614931521
Boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 before the Windows screen appears. Go into Control Panel, User Accounts, Administrator, and remove the passwords from there
I bought a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop off a friend that was moving out of town it was a great deal after a couple of days later i lend it to my brother and he returned it with a message saying "This computer system #2ZJTN91-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password".
Service Tag: 2ZJTN91
Express Code: 6503176693
Can you help?
How remove password BIOS(Admin password & canfigure setup),
Turn off computer. Find the battery on the motherboard. Take it out for a couple minutes. Put it back in and restart computer. This should reset cmos and solve your problem.
I bought dell inspiron 6000 2 years ago, and I'm setup the admin bios password. Now i'm forgot the password is. Please show me how to reset the admin bios password.
Take a look at this thread HERE.
I am new to this forum, seems to be loads of good info. I tried a search but
could not seem to find what I need. Hope you can help.
I have 4 machines all running xp, all are wireless networked, and files can be transfered etc providing the files on each machine are shared.
How can I setup 1 machine to have admin rights to the other 3, so I can use remote shut down and things like that.
Thanks for your help
you need to set up a remote desktop connection. firewalls must be configured to accept remote desktop connections.
Here is the found connect account Windows domain cannot (2003)...computer to not back story I am at a school with a NT domain server We bought a new SP server We have two IP ranges Our old configuration had static IP address with DNS servers located at the Windows cannot connect to domain (2003)...computer account not found district that was referenced in the TCP IP properties I set up the new server with roles It has an Active Directory It is a DHCP server I have machines The DHCP has a superscope with scopes within the superscope Each scope has a range of IP address and the exceptions for the server printers et cetera It also is a DNS server that quot listens to all IP addresses quot instead of listen to the quot following IP addresses quot However on the listen to the following IP addresses I put in it s own IP address The DNS server also has forwarders to the district DNS servers The last role is as a File Share I have connected about computers just fine Everything is working good however I am now getting sporadic computers that can t log on I get this message Windows cannot connect to the domain either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable or because your computer account was not found Please try again later Click to expand The computers are still on the server If I re-add the client machine to the domain everything is fine--for now This has been happening to xp machines It has happened times now and I am worried about a continual problem or a major problem around the corner Are there any ideas on what is causing this I have read up a little bit about SID problems but I am not that literate yet I am wondering if I set something up wrong failed to set something up or if there is an entirely different reason Could it be because the computers are still on the NT directory I have not taken off the NT active directory yet or added the NT server to the server I also have an independent server for the library and a server for a special ed room and program No one at the district can help I am out of ideas I am getting really worried that I did something wrong I can t fix I am not an expert I am in the very beginning stages of my MCSA training nbsp
I would look at the network before you look at the OS, when it happens see if you can ping the server by name and IP, also look in the event viewer of the machine and see if there is anything showing up in there.
I have recently received a Latitude D and I have tried for hours on end to make this thing work I ve researched all over the internet and have even came across some files from someone nice I even had a local computer shop take a look at it they ve Dell Latitude ADMIN D400 Password. dealt with Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password. this before and they were unsuccesful at erasing the password I showed them where the chip was exactly on the board and how to short the pins out I am Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password. asking if someone could Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password. please E-MAIL me every way and everything they know about this laptop and removing the admin password I also live in canada so I don t know if I ll be able to get a hold of an eeprom chip Also it might take awhile becuase it will most likely go through customs So please can someone email me pictures and step-by-step directions would also be appreciated Thanks You can reach me at motive murder hotmail com I also have a dell inspiron is there anything I can use off there or is there A way I can hook up the systems and bypass then erase the password from there nbsp
Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,
Email paragon33 at the address found on my site, he is an expert at these, you could also take a look at this site here.
(PS this thread may get moved to one of the open threads)
Last night since I was having slow/non-existent connection issues, I turned off the NAT option on my Belkin wireless G router. Immediately afterwards I lost internet connection as I expected but now can't connect to the config page @ 192.168.2.1 . I tried running the setup software again and it can't communicate with the router, either. Tried hitting the reset button several times, disconnecting the router, etc. but the config page still won't load. Is there anyway to manually revert the router back to factory settings?
So this is with the pc connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable?
Go to My Network Places, and on the left theres a thing that says "show all UPnP devices" or similar. Click on it, then go to your LAN settings and set your IP address to auto, or 192.168.2.3 vice versa. Plug in/turn your router back on and it should come up as a network place. From that doubleclick it and enter admin etc..
i need to get into the administrator account on this laptop.
i barely know any information about this computer.
i am on a limited account.
it is a dell inspiron 1100.
& i am using windows xp pro.
obviously, i need to get the password for the administrator account.
i would really apprececiate some help on this matter.
please & thanks.
Ask the administrator.
I have setup my computer (WinXP Home) to have two user accounts. I've noticed that often (maybe always) whichever account is initially logged into when the computer is first booted up seems to be the only account from which the CD or DVD drives can be accessed. What can I do to correct this?
I have an older HP900 laptop which is a nice size to take in our motor home. However, it overheats after running for about 15 minutes. I understand there is a bios update that turns the cooling fan on sooner but I can't get into the bios because of password protection. Any ideas on how to crack the password or any pins to short to reset it?
The laptop will run fine if I rais it off the table and have a fan blowing on it from behind. Cooling fan in laptop runs, but it only comes on shortly before a shutdown if I am not running an additional fan blowing under it.
thanks for any ideas or help
is there a way to find out the admins password on a network.
Yes. Ask the admin using e-mail for example
No one will be able to give a sensible answer to such a vague question.
And no, no one is going to tell you how to steal peoples passwords and do other illegal or unethical stuff.
Ok firstly I should mention that one solution to this problem would be to plug the HD into my machine and use fsutil to reset the dirty flag However and pwd set unbootable to No dirty Need xp - flag admin I m a stubborn person and know that there must be a way of doing this easily without taking my machine to bits If I do it in what is for this occasion the hard way I will be able to save a little time in the future should the situation arise again I ve been asked to fix an unbootable computer I had intended to boot into the recovery console to issue chkdsk r fixboot and fixmbr commands Unfortunately I the admin password for the installation isn t available it s been forgotten rolleyes and so I can t log into it I used the offline NT password amp registry editor utility but because the drive is flagged dirty improper shutdown no doubt It won t change or blank the password So I got out my trusty NTFS DOS CD and booted into DOS taking a copy of FSUTIL with me which as expected doesn t work under DOS Hoping that the password was something simple ish I grabbed a copy of the SAM and Systemf files from system config and tried cracking the administrator password It seems that the password is at least characters and so will take an age to crack This leaves me with the option of resetting the dirty bit on the volume so that I can reset the admin password to blank boot into the recovery console and repair windows but I see no fsutil equivelant for DOS probably because NTFS was never meant Need to set dirty flag - No admin pwd and xp unbootable for DOS lol It occurs to me though that there must be some utility or other that ll do it or failing that various linux flavours Need to set dirty flag - No admin pwd and xp unbootable have NTFS support and should be able to do it - or possibly some sort of live recovery cd for windows Any ideas anybody All this for the sake of a single BIT of info on the hard drive A simple or It s outrageous lol nbsp Need to set dirty flag - No admin pwd and xp unbootable
Auditor Security cd from remote-exploit.org is what you need my friend very handy for cracking admin passwords. just boot to it and you are gold. don't know if you are familiar with this collection cd and if not they have the instruction pdf on the site for download as well. it will crack a 8 letter and asterick password in probably ten to twenty minutes..my admin pass is 15 unprintables and asterick characters and it cracked it with the incremental option on the sam file. took alot longer than it should for your current issue..just an idea mate
I've tried deleting all other accounts, other than my own, and making all new ones and I still cannot get the internet to work on any of the other accounts. I don't know whether the DNS isn't working right or what? I am using XP and could use and appreciate any help i could get. Thanks, Jeremy
I have a Dell 700 Inspirion Laptop that is company issue. My rights are limited to user and as such can not download anything when logged into the company domain. However there is a local laptop domain, not associated with the network that I would like to change my user rights to admin or some level that will allow downloads, etc. Anyone have insight into how this is done if I don't have admin rights on either account right now. Is there a program that I could purchase that would do this?
i doubt it since u prolly need an admin of ur company to change ur rights, ur company is rly gay, dont even let u dload! wtf is wrong with them, how can u not dload
Hello--I have been having trouble with running my protools 002 on my windows xp. A friend of mine metioned setting up 2 separate user accounts one for Protools---the other for everything else. The plan is to strip down---"tune" (uninstall any unnessesary programs from the protools account, in hopes to help it run smoother--The problem is...When I uninstall programs in the control panel,
it uninstalls it from both user accounts. Is there a way to run each user account separately? Please help!!
Thank you for your time!!
i just found a tip too review the lastest errors that my computer has encountered............ in dealing with all the mess that i've had troubles.... e.g. http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10796 (mo money(psu)......... mo problems)
anyways... i have about 5 thousand system and application records in the event viewer......... everything from service control manager to save dump to DCOM and workstation errors.......................................................................................................all of which i'm clueless
is that many errors normal...........
oh and they all range within a few days.......... usually only mere seconds apart
Fortunately, not all errors in the Event Viewer (EV) are real problems. Actually, many are not problems at all. You can adjust the size of the records that are being held in the EV by right-clicking either Application, Security or System and selecting Properties. You can set the size of each file to keep or clear.
I have a P computer with a GeForce MX MX video card Audio Driver account. No only with Sound one Creative PCI ES I reinstalled my real version of XP Pro due to some not sound related hangups and space problems on that the D drive which was a cleanly formatted install The No Sound with only one account. C drive reinstallation not clean has worked fine with all the previous programs reinstalled however I get no sound neither quot Windows quot generated nor media played in the main account but have no problems in any of the other accounts on this same system Device manager reveals no conflicts anywhere let alone in Sound and video controller settings The programs reinstalled are I believe all the same that were there before and caused no such problems Is there some way of isolating this problem or migrating the other account settings to the main quot me quot account who is the administrator loosely applied term in my case Many thanks im adsvance as MS KB has nothing I can find or understand to help me Regards Jimo nbsp
If only one account cannot hear the sound, log on as another user with administrative rights, and then delete the profile of the effected account.
Right click "My Computer" and select properties for the user accounts tab.
I have a US iTunes account that has been disabled. Is there anyway I can reactivate it with having to contact Apple?
Hello I have a friend who used his computer yesterday and today when he attempted to logon to his computer as himself (admin) it tells him "user profile cannot be loaded". I attempted to help him boot into safe mode and change his password. He changed it and it still brings up the same error message. He does have another profile account that his daughter uses but no admin actions can be taken from her account. What can I do to help my friend? This is a challenge I have never encountered during my learning of how to troubleshoot pc's.
Ouch. Sounds like a corrupted %USERPROFILE% and the fix requires the Admin-Id.
Have you tried running a System Restore? I will prompt for the admin password.
Issue is, not entirely sure the user's profiles are saved in the restore points.
I'm a little confused by this. Isn't the whole point of using a sandboxed browser is that nothing leaves it. SAS picked this up:
accounts.key.com [ C:\AVAST! SANDBOX\S-1-5-21-3583729876-1247344376-3946384776-1000\SFZONE\C\USERS\NIGHTMARE\APPDATA\ROAMING\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\JG77RLU5 ]
I assumed that with a sandbox, stuff like this (especially a key bank flash cookie) would simply not exist.
Also, there is no C:\Avast!. I installed Avast to a custom folder and Avast doesn't use the word "Sandbox" to describe it's program in any files, always "SafeZone".
Don't get me wrong, pc's fine. I'm just wondering if this is typical or if Avast just makes a crappy sandbox.
Try using Google Chrome or FireFox with Disconnect + Adblock. That should eliminate the majority, if not all tracking stuff.
I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.
so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.
I am using Vista too
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
When I bought my new laptop with Windows 8 preferred me to create a Microsoft Account and use it to sign each to access Windows. After doing some reading I understand it syncs things like personal settings such as wall paper, font etc. What else does it sync? For example it seems to automatically connect other Microsoft products to the Microsoft Account used to log in to Windows, for example it automatically signed in Onenote which now stores notes in the cloud.
Does signing through a Microsoft Account backup programs and data of other programs? For example if I installed Adobe Photoshop and created a image using it and had my laptop stolen, would it have automatically be saved to the cloud?
I am using a Yahoo mail account which downloads emails to Windows Live Mail on my desktop I am being spammed by Online Casino emails and despite blocking the senders domain in WinLiveMail it only lasts for a few days and then returns Also done the same thing with selective blocking in Yahoo Mail account settings email turn mail Temporarily account off Yahoo in for SPAM blocking but same result I tried to contact Yahoo Mail tech support to find out if it s possible to turn off my main Yahoo Mail account for a week or two as it is the one being spammed but I get no reply Apart from FAQ does anyone know how to email or live chat Yahoo Mail support I can t use the quot Unregister quot option in the incoming spam mail or I ll get inundated with commercial emails Also tried various options like Mail Washer etc Can anyone think of an option so I don t see these emails short of closing the account and creating a new one The thing Temporarily turn off email account in Yahoo mail is this is my main account I ve used in many online registrations The weird thing is I ve never been on the web site of Online Casino and never use the main email account in emails or online except for signing in to things like my ISP Yahoo Mail etc nbsp
Yahoo email filters are poor; they only support the model:
block email-id is [email protected]and spammers continue to reach you by changing the user portion. Better email client software supports that as well as:
block email-id contains @domainand regardless of the email user, that domain gets blocked
fyi: Thunderbird is my favorite email software
Explorer.exe-application error-the instruction at 0x00000000 referenced memory at 0x00000000.the memory could not be written
the problem happen when I try to sign n to my administrator account on windows 8.1 professional 64 bit.please if you know a solution contact me
this is my email address and also my facebook page:
[email address removed]
Have you tested your system memory?
So my friend created an MSN / Windows Live account so she could talk to some friends.
Apparently every time she tries to add a contact, and then send them a message, it doesn't work.
I had her test this by adding my username, and it didn't pop up with the normal "accept and add?" dialogue box.
I messed with this a bit further and got no where.
I decided to test this in a controlled environment. I created a new Windows Live account.
I then signed on to the account with meebo (a browser-based IM client) and tried to send myself a message.
It didn't work.
I'm lost at this point. I don't know what the problem could be at all. Any insight would be appreciated.
Having completed a system recovery On my HP Pavillion Running Vista Home Premium, I was able to save the DBX files from my old Windows mail.
I'm now trying to import them back, but cant find ANY information how, or where they belong.
Everything seems to refer to importing Outlook Express 6 files into Windows Mail, or windows Mail 7
This is simply The old Vista Windows mail files, replacing the same version, Vista reformatted ones.
Posted Fri Sep pm My computer ran out of disk space I thought the night before I had free up some space The next day I turn on computer I notice alot of icon on the desktop was missing and when I click on folder like my document which I had alot of gb of stuff in their it show empty My computer missing alot of stuff but when I go to my computer look at my c drive it showing alot gb is used up problem space account disk have An of out now on computer but cant see anything Been messing around when I go to An out of disk space now have account problem start my computer local c drive I see the message these files are hidden click on show content of this folder I see all my stuff their in different folders Seem like I am in all user account and need to be in user account When I go to C Documents and Settings user folder I see my stuff when I go to user I see what I see now When first turn my computer on basically new computer Empty but when I right click the box that comes normally white it s gray nbsp
How big is the boot hard drive?
This also involves viruses and malware but I need to get past this issue first. I could get to the log in screen but after I log in to the admin account, it is just a blank/black screen. But, if I log into another user account, I could see the desktop just fine. PLEASE HELP! I already tried opening task manager -> run new task -> open windows.exe and still no results. Thanks!
Sounds like you need to do a fresh Windows re-install
Hi all So the situation is this I had to setup an existing PC in Admin Privileges Lost the office for a new starter and decided to be lazy and simply change the user account name Lost Admin Privileges I know that was a schoolboy error Since doing this the computer allows me to login fine with the new username password but keeps asking for the Admin login details whenever I try to make system changes update software etc The user account I changed was the admin account so not sure why this is happening I ve tried using every username password that has ever been assigned to that PC but nothing works Is there any workaround to get Admin privileges back so I can fix this FYI - The PC is a member of our work domain so figure this has further complicated things Really hoping this isn t going to need a full re-installation of windows fingers crossed someone out there can give me some good news Thanks in advance nbsp
The prompt for Admin during installs is actually a good thing (that is the UAC and you REALLY want it to prompt) BUT you can almost always use any log in the Administrators Group
use CP->User Accounts
set type = Admin
*must* add password to it
save and close
runas /user:$whatever$you$just$created cmd
give that password
it will then create the %profile% for that new user
From then on, you can reply with $whatever$you$just$created and its password
I wanted to change my user account name so I followed instructions from a article I found online in which it looked credible enough but apparently not It instructed to RUN quot Control Userpasswords quot which brings up the User accounts window Then I clicked on account I wanted to change name which happens to be main Admin account and clicked on quot PROPERTIES quot There I was able to change quot USER NAME quot Everything seemed fine until I tried to open WORD but failed with an error message it read quot click run virtualization han quot on top of window and the number quot quot inside the window I then went back to reverse what I did and found the quot USER ACCOUNT quot window empty my account that used to be there was deleted So I tried to System Restore and that failed with another error window I also noticed I was not able to open UNINSTALL PROGRAMS window can any body help me I would greatly appreciate your time nbsp
Start Windows system restore before you boot. Tap F8 key as it's turning on, you'll get the option (Windows 7).
So I can't install my adobe acrobat pro unless I'm logged in under admin.
Any idea how I can do this to my other account?
This happens with multiple programs, not just adobe.
I am running windows xp Pro
make the other accounts admin. or install software for all the users.
if you only have limited account restart computer and keep pressing F8 button and when options show up choose Safe Mode and choose Administrators Account.
Hope it helps
Had a virus, got all cleaned up thanks to Broni, in the Virus Forums....
Still having Excel issues...if I try to open an Excel file without Excel already loaded.
Excel opens but requests User account Control Authorization before it will carry on.
Then says: "There was a problem sending the command to the program"...(the location of the file is displayed on the outside frame of this error)...then Excel loads on top of it with no file open.
I did move some files around to tidy things up prior to getting rid of the virus...but...
There are some files that Excel will open once it is loaded....those are displayed in Excel's recent files list....
Not sure if I should try uninstalling and reinstalling, repair fix maybe...??
Suggestions most appreciated.
The fastest solution will likely be to uninstall Excel (or the entire Office suite) and then perform a new installation of it. That won't affect any existing documents you've been using but will give you a fresh install of your Office software now Broni has finished with ridding your computer of nasties.
Does anyone know of any tool that can simplify the process of configuring roaming user profiles. I have 4 computer; 2 running XP and 2 Running Win 7 (Ultimate and Home Premium). I want to make my Win7 Ultimate my main computer (server) and store a user account in it which can then be accessed from any of the other computers. So, Is there any software to simplify this as I am sort of running into trouble!
Thanks in advance
No one has any idea of any possible program?
I am trying to find a way to run some admin apps or utilities from my flash drive so that my tools and credientials are available and valid where ever I might be onsite.
Tools that I use are simple ones like Active Directory, DHCP, and a vpn app called Bozteck. Portability would make support more readily available.
Here have used a program that runs various portable apps from a flash stick.
Whether it would work with security and your various log-ins I don't know.
But can say this program is easy to work with and to carry many types of program around. It's at;
a works laptop has gone screwey (it mainly affects the user account) and i need to get the pop3 mail settings etc off that account.
It lets me log in as admin only, albeit very slow and haphazard. It hangs when trying to log in as the user.
Whilst logged in as admin is there any way i can access the users email and export to a .pst so i can then re-import it onto a working laptop? If i log in to the user in safe mode, then try opening outlook it comes up with an error, asking me to restart the program or reinstall.
Using Outlook 2003 on XP Pro SP2 laptop.
Thanks for any help offered
Just browse to the relevant folder in the user's Documents and Settings..
If it denies access, take ownership of the folder and subfolders.
I am looking for some good Admin tools that will run from my USB key. I have already found ,loaded and tested a Registry Editor. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks for your time.
Here are a few that run on a usb U3 drive: http://tinyurl.com/3c4ee6
First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this thread and hopefully me in my quest of finding the program I am after.
I am looking for a program or utility that would give me more control over xp limited user accounts. The backgrounds are constantly being change and currently I have to manually go and change them back to default.
Check this out:
I know this is not what you are asking for, but understanding these concepts may help
A particular user on Exchange server 2003 gets this error when sending external email:
You do not have permission to send to this recipient.
server name.domain.local #5.7.1 smtp;554 5.7.1
[email protected] unknown.
Have compared the settings to a working one, and all look OK. We also tried recreating the user profile and email address but it still doesn't work.
As you got the error back from the server, there is nothing wrong with the client or Outlook. It is probably some setting on the server side, blocking this specific computer, user or recipient.
I have had the issue in the past of people changing my computers passwords and I simply boot from my usb or cd and reset the password. However somehow the password was changed on my LG Flatron N1941w and it has neither a usb port or a cd drive. The only thing I can think of at this point is converting the mouse/keyboard port to usb and booting from that...but there must be a simpler way? any input appreciated
Did you attempt to boot into Safe Mode?
IF/once you get there,
change the pwd for the admin account(s)
use a better method of picking passwords - -
Also understand that multiple accounts with Admin rights allows any of them to change all passwords - - obviously just not going to work.
In addition, allowing multiple persons to share the same account has the same problem.
Quick question. Hope this is the right forum. When you open a site by clicking run as admin, instead of open. Will it run as admin, for just that time or all times after that?
Just for that one time, you need to allow it each time unless you change the permissions on it.
Hello everyone the other day I shutdown my computer then upon restarting it - I entered my password at the login screen as password *correct* 7 admin rejects Windows I always do Now I know for a fact it is the right password And the strange thing is when I get the error Wrong username or password it doesn t happen immediately it goes like it s about to start windows then comes back to the error Now I have bypassed it somehow by pure will by entering the password over and over again And when I was finally logged in I did a system restore to see if that would work But upon restarting it brought me Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password back to the login and the problem remains trying to get back in again Also I went and set the setting to bypass the password by unchecking it in the control panel So now when restarting my computer it goes automatically to the error instead of the login screen So before even typing the password it just presents the error right off the bat This is all very strange any help is appreciated ------------------ System details Windows home premium bit Toshiba Satellite a Intel Core i nbsp
You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.
I?m working on a PC running XP pro that had an Admin account on it. I wanted to add another user and was not able to. The PC was on a net work now it?s off the network and in a workgroup. When I was not able to add a user I switched the work group to a different workgroup. Added my new user, in doing that I got an error saying something about enable sharing files. I enabled or disabled can?t remember. At that point I was able to add my user. After I rebooted I no longer had the admin account and the desktop came up with a new screen saver. I did not delete anything. I need some advise to get the admin account back. Thanks!
How about System Restore?
My friend recently bought a new Windows 8 laptop which she set up in her name and therefore has a passworded Admin account. I also partitioned the HD so that the smaller portion (C) contains the OS and the larger portion (D) is for all her files.
Since I am only using the laptop temporarily my passworded 'standard' user account is located in (C) and cannot be viewed by anybody else, however, I can view my friend's files which are now being stored in 'D'.
Is there a way to protect the files in the 'D' partition in the same manner as if all accounts were on one drive and password protected?
It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
Hi All I have started this post a year back and due to some issues i was not able to enter into techspot and now i see that it is closed the original post is available in topic sorry i am not allowed to post links here Let me just give an excerpt from my previous posts to from account Internet Connection guest giv a Internet Connection from guest account better idea quot I am using dial up internet connection I would like to use the Internet from the guest account I just dont want to enter into the administor account and connect to the internet and Internet Connection from guest account switch back to the guest account to use the internet So I want to setup permissions for the guest account to make a dial up connection what should i do to set the permissions quot Click to expand I dont want to create a Local user account ofcourse it is an alternative quot when i open the internet connections icon from the control panel in guest account no file is visible though when i refresh the page I get the following error dialog message quot The network connection folder was unable to retrieve the list of Network adapters on your machine Please make sure that the network connections service is enabled and runningClick to expand quot Click to expand quot From my past year experience i learnt that running Rasphone exe file in system folder helps me to dial the default connection but still i feel that its not safe to access the system folder daily Is there any alternative for this or Do I have any other solution for this nbsp
Have a look here please:
This should guide you to what to do.
Tech-Spotters I have a tricky problem transfering user accounts between Windows Problem Transfer Windows Tricky XP Account/Profile User XP machines I have a friend who needs two employees to swap their computers This requires me to swap their user accounts between the machines Naturally I used Windows File amp Settings Transfer Wizard FAST I d tranfer the accounts then delete the old ones Well FAST overlayed the existing account on both machines Oops I think I figured out why Since both machines only had the one user account the default name was quot owner quot for Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem both So FAST just added to the existing quot owner Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem quot account rather than create a new one Thankfully I imaged both machines before trying it and restored them to their original state Now I m looking for a SEAMLESS method for swapping the user accounts on both machines I know I could just create new quot dummy quot accounts and copy the files and settings in it from the other machine manually but there s the chance I could mess it up I was just wondering if someone has a clever seamless method for doing this TIA -- Andy nbsp
You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
Start over, don't creat any dummy accounts, create the accounts required (I assume they have different names?). RUn the "FAST" in the newly created accounts.
While trying to fix an issue with selecting text, I got a .cab error that has now been fixed.
However, now when I open Outlook, it is asking to establish a new email account, as if I am a first time user. i can't access the existing email account, and all of the emails, folders etc. An archive.pst file still exists and by the size appears to contain all emails, folders etc.
Does anyone know how I can locate and reinstate the existing email account to access the existing emails etc.?
If this is not possible, can a new account be established and the existing emails, folders etc. in the archive .pst file imported?
can a new account be established and the existing emails, folders etc. in the archive .pst file imported?Click to expand...
Yes, I'd say your best option is to do that. Luckily you still have the previous PST file
Toshiba (Satellite C50-B-14D) isn't starting properly, and keeps bringing up a blue troubleshooting page. There are options I'd like to try (refresh the PC, system restore etc.) however, every time I choose one of them, it says there's no admin account on the laptop. Each restart just brings it back to the same page. Stuck in a circle. The laptop didn't come with a disc (it doesn't have a disc drive) so that's not an option. I'd also like to keep the files on the laptop if that's possible.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
To start with, either remove the hard drive and slave it to another computer to copy the data off of it
or, use a bootable drive to boot into another OS and then copy the data to an external drive (may require disabling SecureBoot and enabling legacy/CSM).
Once that's done, start with these free, bootable diagnostics: http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
Again, you may have to disable SecureBoot and enable legacy/CSM in order to boot from the disks
For the hard drive diagnostics you'll have to either work on finding a bootable diagnostic for a USB drive - or test the drive when you slave it to a working computer.
I have went to HP and Window Update and have uploaded all the updates for this machine. I also have started the driver verifier and have since stalled a couple times now. Here is another Admin file after the updates. Thanks again, Kris
I have no clue at how this relates to what I've been helping with in a separate topic (or if it even relates to what I was doing).
Please post in the original topic so that we know what this is in reference to.
I believe somehow my administrator capabilities account was deleted or disabled I don t know the original administrator User Name and Password either The one account on the computer is not the administrator and therefore anytime I try to solve the problem I m able to due to not have the administrator capabilities I tried this suggest see below from this board but again it won t let me into Local Security Policies because I m not the admin BTW I m running XP Professional Any help Thanks Suggestion from a previous poster on this site sometime ago quot I recently had the same problem where I accidentally disabled my admin account I had to install a patch to run Nero giving it access to the burners and to cut a long story short I ended up with my admin account disabled and no way of logging back into my machine Since the last on Administartor Computer No Account few posts did not resolve this problem and I am sure there are going to be others who will find themselves in the same predicament I decided to share my experience and solution There are numerous hacks that can be used and I would advise people against them Instead stick with XP and work through the problem To restate the problem if the admin account has been disabled to No Administartor Account on Computer the best of my knowledge there is no way to delete it completely you will come to the windows login without a login name You can press ctrl alt delete twice to No Administartor Account on Computer pull-up a log-in screen and when you type in administrator and enter your password if you have one it will say Your account has been disabled Please contact your systems administrator Obviously you can t go much further with this Instead re-start your machine and keep hitting F and enter safe mode with command prompt You No Administartor Account on Computer should be able to hit ctrl alt delete twice to pull up a log-in screen again and re-enter administrator and whatever password you may have That will take you to a command prompt C documents and settings administrator Now you are in business Simply type control at the prompt and press enter This should bring up a message that allows you to enter Windows recovery function and it will also open the control panel Click on Administrative Tools and then Local Security Policies to bring up the settings On the left side bar you can select Local Policies and then Security Options and Enable the Administrator Account the same way you may have disabled it Of course another possibility and perhaps simpler option is to revert back to an earlier setting using the recovery utility I actually enabled my admin account so I am not sure if recovery will fix the problem I think it should Well hope this helps anyone else who finds him herself in this precarious position quot Cavinda nbsp
Boot in safe mode and you should see the administrator account. If you dont have the password you can clear using an offline password editor (boot cd)
I need to copy all my addresses from 1 hotmail account to a 2nd. I would like to do this in a way I do not need to type in each address
just a question , how do i turn off the user account so when i start windows it goes to welcome screen without clicking ( user account) and runs straight through to the desktop?
- run netplwiz
- uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
- if there are more than one user, you'll be prompted which account will be used.
How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
The thread title is exactly the problem I have. In my Windows Administrators account there is the Opera shorcut on the desktop and I can access it via the start menu.
But on my Windows Limited Account I cant see it.
Many thanks in advance.
Did you make sure to install for all users when you installed opera? I'm sure you did... If so this brings up an interesting observation, because I installed Opera 9.1 in a hurry at my parents house last time I was there, and she's had problems with it since, something to the effect of another using having it open or something even if they don't....
I recently uninstalled windows office 2003 well because, it was illegal. LOL. but I did dl open office. My problem is I am having a problem configuring my outlook express 6 with my msn account. I've done all the online solutions but, it just wont work.Any help would be most appreciated since I don't go on msn much and need to check my e mail. Thank you in advance.
msn no longer supports outlook unless you have a premium account.
The Help and Support of Windows XP Pro (SP1) says that the Guest account can be used to allow people to log in and check their email etc.... but when I log in as Guest all the Dial-up Accounts are rendered unaccessible. I would prefer not to create a User account so can anyone tell me if the Guest account can actually be used as its supposed to be (ie: in the way Help says it can be used?)
Using Win Xp Pro (SP1)
You have to grant Guest permissions to do things. By default that accound can't do much anything.
Hi everybody, recently my desktop running on Win xp started to boot very very slowly (unimaginable ... it's not posssible to work !!!! horrible!!!) so I tried to boot into SafeMode. But in safemode after loading some files it displays Safemode in four corners and stops. I've a password protected account and "My Documents" folder is not accesssible to other users. When I try to get the files from "My documents" folder by connecting the SATA HDD to another PC, the folder shows empty and when I try to copy it, it doesn't allow. Pls tell me how to get back the files and folders. After backigup the files I'll format the drive and clean install Win xp. Thanx in advance...
Try this on your other pc with the laptops hard drive connected:
Use an Administrators account:
open my computer and from top menu select tools >Folder options > View :
Then scroll to the bottom of the list in window and UNTICK "Use simple file sharing (recommended)"
click apply at the bottom and apply to all folders at the top and click ok:
In my computer note the drive letter of your problem hdd then run: "chkdsk D: /r"
where "D" is the drive letter of your problem hdd.
Let the process finish (might take a long time).
When diskcheck has finished open the drives and go to the folders that you want to access (dont try to open them yet)!
Right click on the folder and select properties then select security tab at the top,
Click the owner tab at the top
then in the change owner to section click to highlight the "Administrators (........)administrators"
(.....just means some chars)
tick "replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and apply. then ok to exit that window.
In the properties window that is still open, Highlight the "Administrators" and Tick the "Full Control" tickbox under "allow" Apply and OK to close the window.
You should now now have full control any data in that folder. Repeat step (2) for all the folders you want to get information from. You can also perform step (2) on individual files if you still cant access them.
If this does not work I'm sure someone else will suggest recovery method for you
let us know your progress please.
I have 3 email accounts I use with thunderbird. How do you change the default account when composing messages? Quite frequently I forget to change the account I am using when composing and the email gets sent from the wrong account.
Figured it out - nevermind!
you can also change the From: address via the pull-down anytime prior to
When I visited Windows Update, it said that the one download is Windows Rights Management. (I have XP Pro SP2) Is this anything like the disastrous Sony DRM software? I used to have that on my system.
My computer system crashed and had to have a full re-install performed on it, and as such i lost all settings in Outlook Express 6.0
I am attempting to get the following settings back but need help because i cannot figure out how to do it.
Where: Above the message list (in btwn Folder Name and Identity Name on
grayed title bar).
What: A list of email accounts that could be selected from to send email as
merely by double clicking on that email account. (scrolling list box)
How: ?????????? Help!! ??????????
I have racked my brains looking through every option I could find, as well as Googled and visited Microsoft to no avail! If anyone can help me please shoot me an email @ [email protected] Thanks so much!
Hi all I need help for my broken XP My XP is broken and I am trying to get my documents from password protected account I took out my hard disk hoping that i could enter my password to get the files but it shows account or XP pass-protected Open windows formating only empty folder Then I installed XP-Pro on my D disk hoping that I can access Open pass-protected account or formating windows XP MyDoc on C but it Open pass-protected account or formating windows XP was also impossible Now I am trying to install XP on C without formating C But the boot CD that I got from internet doesn t work The original boot CD formats everything on C so I am using this boot CD from internet SO I decided to format D to have the internet boot CD work But XP on D says I can t format D as long as I use D I opened DOS on windows XP to format D but this DOS is working within XP which prevents me formating D I also used the Computer MAnagement to format my D disk but it shows D is Boot and C is Sysytem disk Is there any way that I can format my D or is there any way that I can get my documents from password protected account I already tried CD version of windows and password deleting program nbsp
You need to reset the permisssions on the drive in order to access it from another XP install,
To do this follow this guide here.
Any other questions let us know
I have had some success in further troubleshooting of Outlook The culprit with Outlook running very slow and swamping the system at CPU usage is with one of the three email accounts I Account CPU - Stopped Usage POP3 Outlook - Email 2003 Climbs Working had set up with it Outlook 2003 - POP3 Email Account Stopped Working - CPU Usage Climbs I deleted the email account entirely and now Outlook runs smooth as a whistle with very low CPU usage But does anybody know why all of a sudden that email account started messing up Outlook I tried adding it back as a new email account but it keeps telling me the following error when I TEST THE SETTINGS Log onto incoming mail server POP Outlook could not connect to the incoming mail server POP The problem could be your SSL or port settings for the incoming server Verify your port and SSL settings under More Settings on the Advanced Tab I have done this and called the folks who handle that email server to verify I have the correct settings but still get the above error Also when I attempt to re-add the email account CPU usage climbs to above - and Outlook no longer runs as smoothly nbsp
First, outlook is a good tool, but a poor choice for email. Consider using other software
such as Thunderbird.
All the data in Outlook (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Email) is held in the single .PST file for each user;
the bigger it gets, the more time and cpu it takes to get into it.
As for the errors, it would appear that the settings are wrong.
The pop3 stuff is for reading your email from the ISP and the smtp is for sending;
each can be correct / incorrect.
You need the pop3 domain name (something like mail.domain.com or pop3.domain.com)
the correct port number (usually 110), AND
the proper login (secured or unsecured).
The sending side almost always requires a secured login on port 25.
A friends XP computer crashed after sp3 install (amd processor) I backed up her complete C drive by making her non booting drive a usb drive through a usb external case. I know how to get all her mail, contacts and address book back, through outlooks structure but is there away to get the account settings back? Which file to I override?
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newcomer just looking for an answer to: how one forwards their outlook mail account to an aim.com mail account?
There are no such things as Outlook mail accounts (in the context of your question anyway). Your mail account is on a server where Outlook fetches mail from.
The better way to set up mail forwarding is on the server. If you have some sort of a web interface or a shell account, then you may be able to set the forward address yourself. Otherwise, talk to the mail server administrator.
You can set up mail filtering rules in Outlook too, which say that whenever Outlook receives a new message, it will send it so somewhere else. This approach is very bad though, since you would have to have your Outlook running 24/7 to keep the forwarding ability.
I've never seen anything like this in my 6 years of tech support.
A user on a Lenovo T400s, Win XP, experiences the BSOD when he attepts to log in with no admin rights. We're currently in the process of locking down our environment and yanking away rights from about 90% of the environment.
So when logging on with my account, and then another tech's account....no issues. Of course - both of us have full rights as tech support. I have two other users (non-tech) log on....BSOD for both of them.
Restore the original user's admin rights.....he's in. No prob. It has me stumped. I want to save re-imaging the laptop as a last resort as it was done a few months ago by a different tech (and I believe it was for the same issue). Obviously it was a temp fix.
Anyone ever seen a non-admin BSOD?
I also forgot to mention that once I log on right after this user's unsuccessful attempt, I get a prompt that "there was an issue with winlogon.exe."
hi, could anyone tell me how to set up my hotmail account within mozilla thunderbird, iv tried most things that other people have said in other forums, is there anything i am missing?
iv downloaded the two extensions needed to run a hotmail account and installed them
I have been trying to configure SMTPBeamer for use in my office. Has anyone been able to figure out how I can leave a copy of the e-mails on the server when a POP3 connection is made to the Intenet server to download e-mail.
Suggestions will help!
Check the Internet Mail Options (where you enter your POP3/receiving info. Check in the Edit option for your ISP)
Most email-programs let you change the settings for when you download email. One option is: delete after download, another is: leave on server.
Another way would be to use webmail to read your email on the server and leave as is.