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  1. Posts : 6
    Thread Starter

    Stubborn Machine

    Hi Try3,
    Thanks for your support. When I said "it" I meant that the pc responds with "command not recognized". I have activated the admin account, that was first thing without result. The account could be unlocked by Microsoft which I discovered through Safe Mode.
    I am working on figuring out a bitlocker code which seems to be one way of cracking the oyster.
    This option is presented during repair mode.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    "The account could be unlocked by Microsoft which I discovered through Safe Mode."
    What exactly does this mean?
    If you mean that the Built-in Admin was shown as a sign-in option in the Safe mode login screen even before you had enabled the Built-in Admin yourself, that it highly significant.
    - It means you have no other functioning Admin accounts on the computer.
    - So use the Built-in Admin to create two local, password-protected Admin accounts of your own.
    - Log in to each one to test they work correctly. If you get that incorrect username and password message with them it means your hidden C:\Users\Default is corrupt.

    "that was first thing without result"
    I do not know what you are trying to say.

    I have no idea why you are referring to, I suppose, a Repair install procedure or Bitlocker.

    wasislos said:
    If I reinstall will that user go away or will I be stuck?
    No, a Clean install recreates a new user account from scratch.
    But don't you have a system image to fall back on? That would be quicker.

    All the best,
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 6
    Thread Starter

    Trying to clear up confusion

    Hi Try3,
    I guess I created a false impression. When I said safe mode I actually meant repair mode. The built-in admin was never an option for sign-in. All there ever was , the other user sign-in and password. Any variation of username and password creates a incorrect username or password response. I have not been able to get into the traditional safe mode by pressing F8 or F4 during startup.
    A clean install would wipe out user files, not an option.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Then rescue the user files first, those that have been updated since the last backup.
    Boot from an InstallUSB or Macrium reflect boot USB and use its command prompt.
    Use InstallUSB Notepad as a rudimentary File explorer to backup files [post #33] - TenForums
    I've gone a bit further with my InstallUSB, I've added a portable Explorer++ to mine. Much more convenient than pressing Notepad into service.

    There is nothing called Repair mode. I assume you mean a Repair install procedure.

    I do not know why you think Safe mode would help you.
    F8 is not a method of getting into Windows 10 Safe mode. You're thinking of Windows 7 & earlier.
    Boot into Safe Mode - TenForumsTutorials

    There is a suggested [yet disputed] fix for a failure to create new user accounts correctly but the fault's symptoms were not the same as yours. Those symptoms were a The User Profile Service failed the sign-in message and the fix was disputed at the time I saw it discussed [about six years ago, I didn't keep any notes].
    - Boot from the InstallUSB / MR boot disk and copy in the entire C:\Users\Default folder from a computer that does not have the login problem.
    - Personally, I'd rescue any non-backed up user files and then give the Default thing a whirl afterwards.

    Try3 said:
    But don't you have a system image to fall back on?

    Best of luck,
      My Computer


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