Re: log in denied
> 2 weeks back i bought new computer with genuine vista. i opened a user
> account for myself, no other user registered and i am nnot aware of
> administrator account being opened - when i used applications, the end
> license agreement popped up all the time - i accessed help and following the
> guidelines, i deactivated myself as a user - when i tried to acess my
> computer again after shutdown, it denied access, 'user deactivated, contact
> administrator' - the log on screen only provieds for 'other users' tab, but i
> obviously do not have any other user detail or password, using the computer
> alone. i doubt whether there is an administrator, since i opened the computer
> out of the box and regsitered only myself as a user. i caanot use the
> computer presently and do not know how to access again. any suggestions?
Restart your computer in safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly as your
computer is starting up (before you see the animated progress bar).
This will present you with a menu of boot options, from which you can
select safe mode.
There should be a hidden account made available to you called
'administrator' that you can use to log in with and fix your user accounts.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/