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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:13 AM

Computer problems, can anyone help me?

I am running Windows Vista for home pc. I now cannot log on to my account. I typed in my password and the screen said "User profile service failed the logon". So it did not recognize my password. I went back to the logon screen and was able to get access by way of the Guest account, but when I try to change things, again my password is not recognized. Can someone give me some direction as to how to handle this? As Guest, I no longer have access to my files. God, sometimes I hate windows!

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Reply Computer problems, can anyone help me? (Original post)
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 OP
blogslut Nov 2013 #1
jakeXT Nov 2013 #2
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 #3
blogslut Nov 2013 #4
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 #5
blogslut Nov 2013 #6
Callmecrazy Nov 2013 #7
jakeXT Nov 2013 #8
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 #9
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 #10
jakeXT Nov 2013 #11
Fortinbras Armstrong Nov 2013 #12
Paulie Nov 2013 #13
mythology Nov 2013 #15
Fortinbras Armstrong Nov 2013 #16
Trailrider1951 Nov 2013 #14

Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:24 AM

1. Is your keyboard working properly?

If you have a spare keyboard, you could try it to see if that's the problem.

A first suggestion.

Also, we have a Computer Help and Support Group. You might want to ask your question there.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:28 AM

2. How many restarts ? /nt

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:31 AM

3. The keyboard seems OK

The problem started after I shut the computer down with a disc with music videos downloaded from you tube in the CD drive. I started the computer back up sometime later with the DVD still in the drive, and that's when the password problems began. Thanks for the group suggestion, I'll post there as well.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:34 AM

4. Is the DVD out?

Remove it.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:39 AM

5. DVD was taken out as soon as I realized it was still in there

and as soon as I was having problems. Damn this sucks!

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:41 AM

6. I understand

Just trying the easy stuff first.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:59 AM

7. You may be overheating...

Check the fanbelt on the search engine.
I crack myself up.
Seriously now, Is your caps lock button on?

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:01 AM

8. Did you try the stuff M$ recommends, like restarting or starting in safe mode ?

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:04 AM

9. Wow, thanks for that link

I was looking in HELP, but did not find that!

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:37 AM

10. Ok, I tried the safe mode

and could then logon as myself/admin. But, when I tried the repair, I could not get to the "Create a new account" part. I went into manage accounts, but when I clicked on the create link, nothing happened. I tried right click, left click, double click and nada.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:05 AM

11. But you have access to your files now and you could copy them to USB or C:? /nt

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:31 AM

12. If you can get to your files in safe mode,

You might have to copy your files to a flash drive or a CD, then re-install Vista

Why don't you try upgrading to at least XP? You should be able to get XP disks for a song.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:59 AM

13. XP is older than vista.

Make sure when you're in safe mode, that the C: has some free space. If not delete files c:\windows\temp

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Response to Paulie (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:00 PM

15. Some people based their opinion of Vista from when it first came out.

 

Admittedly it wasn't a ready for public use operating system at the time, but especially after Service Pack 1, it wasn't nearly as bad as people think of it.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:56 PM

16. You're right. For some reason, I thought that XP was newer. My mistake. N/t

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:59 PM

14. OK, thanks everyone for your help

I moved most of my files over to the guest account for now. On my cross post in the Computer Help and Support Group, someone gave me advice on how to go around and create a new admin account. If I can do that, I'll move all those files to that new admin account. Thanks again, my DUers!

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