Vista login Access Denied

May 28, 2011 at 12:23:13
Specs: Windows Vista, P4, 4 GB
Can't login to Vista, getting Access Denied with all configured accounts. When I try to use the administrator account, it returns accout disabled, even when in Safe Mode. I tried to go to a previous restore point, but C: was not included (oops). I don't have a backup of everything on the hard disk, so I don't want to restore to factory defaults.

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May 30, 2011 at 12:48:36
Then either delete the passwords or use one of the webs ways to find out the passwords.

It is odd that admin is disabled. If it is so then you may end up reloading the whole deal.

Not even sure you could do a system restore.

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June 2, 2011 at 12:54:20
I'm not sure I follow. I know the passwords, and I am getting them correct. When I login to any of the accounts (including guest) on the PC, I don't get incorrect password or user id, I get this Access Denied message. Either way, how can I delete the passwords on the PC when I can't get into it, or how can I use the webs ways to find out the passwords.

I'm trying to avoid reloading the PC because I want to get some files off of it before I have to do this. I was thinking of using a boot disc (if I can find one) to start up the computer, and then if possible mounting the hard disk so I can grab the files I don't want to lose, but was looking for other suggestions.

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