Windows 10: Locked out of Admin Account. Can't Use PC at All. Solved

  1.    14 Nov 2015 #1

    Locked out of Admin Account. Can't Use PC at All.


    So the other day I noticed my only account on my laptop had lost administrator privileges. I looked up how to fix this and went about doing. I booted into "safe mode with command prompt" but that realized I didnt need that, just regular safe mode. I turned off my laptop, and turned it back on expecting a normal boot. Now is where I'm having problems. When it boots up, it goes straight to the windows login screen for "administrator". No matter how many times I hit ok it doesnt do anything or will start to load but eventually come back with, "account has been disabled. Please see system administrator". As of right now, that's all i can do with my laptop, so its pretty much useless to me. I have no idea what to do next. Is there a way to boot into safe mode using the power button or holding an F# key? Really need my laptop for school so any help is appreciated.
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       14 Nov 2015 #2

    from command prompt
    C:\windows\system32\net user administrator /active:yes
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #3

    Thanks for the suggestion but that won't help me right now :/ Sorry if I was unclear but all I see is this: imgur.com/KSUwC8Q
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #4

    Cykablat said: View Post
    As of right now, that's all i can do with my laptop, so its pretty much useless to me. I have no idea what to do next. Is there a way to boot into safe mode using the power button or holding an F# key? Really need my laptop for school so any help is appreciated.
    From the login screen, click on power icon in lower right corner. Hold down the shift key and click restart.
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #5

    Thank you very much! I was able to boot into safe mode but now I cant seem to find my other account. Im in control panel under user accounts and all I see is the administrator one. Any idea what I do from here? Should I just boot back up out of safe mode? Regardless thank you so much.
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  6.    14 Nov 2015 #6

    Enable the administrator account like in Kyhi's post. Then restart and try to log in to the administrator account (no password). From there you can create a new account with administrator privileges. Then look in C:\Users for different account files left there.
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  7.    14 Nov 2015 #7

    Problems Solved! I ended figuring it out probably about the time you were typing your repsonse. I did windows button + r and opened netplwiz. From there I found my microsoft account and was able to reset admin privileges. Anyway thank you so much!
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  •    14 Nov 2015 #8

    Cykablat said: View Post
    Problems Solved! I ended figuring it out probably about the time you were typing your repsonse. I did windows button + r and opened netplwiz. From there I found my microsoft account and was able to reset admin privileges. Anyway thank you so much!
    Thanks for the tip, next time I will recommend netplwiz first!
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