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Thread: Unable to log on because of an account restriction

  1. #1
    tcahill Guest

    Unable to log on because of an account restriction

    I was attempting to turn on the automatic log on function in XP. At run I
    entered "contol userpasswords2", cleared the "users must enter a user name
    and password to use this" and without paying attention I entered a password
    for Account Administrator, although I log on as TC (an administrator) I
    clicked apply, OK etc. When I tried to restart Welcome TC comes up and a box
    to enter a password, even though I enter the password that I inadvertenly
    assigned to "Administrator" I get msg that says unable to log on because of
    an account restriction. Somewhere in the melee before this I eleminated the
    TC account.

    When I hard reboot, I cannot access the setup menu, I cannot boot into safe
    mode or anything else. It just goes to the log in screen. I booted up using
    Norton Ghost CD get into the recovery environment, but when I try to use the
    recovery wizard it cannot find a restore point. I can access the files on
    the computer, but haven't a clue about which ones to change etc. I'd really
    appreciate some expert help on this

    Thanks in advance

    TC



  2. #2
    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Re: Unable to log on because of an account restriction

    Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290109

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:14782C45-979E-4258-B584-F18AB13BB74F@microsoft.com,
    tcahill <tcahill@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I was attempting to turn on the automatic log on function in XP. At run I
    > entered "contol userpasswords2", cleared the "users must enter a user name
    > and password to use this" and without paying attention I entered a
    > password for Account Administrator, although I log on as TC (an
    > administrator) I clicked apply, OK etc. When I tried to restart Welcome
    > TC comes up and a box to enter a password, even though I enter the
    > password that I inadvertenly assigned to "Administrator" I get msg that
    > says unable to log on because of an account restriction. Somewhere in
    > the melee before this I eleminated the TC account.
    >
    > When I hard reboot, I cannot access the setup menu, I cannot boot into
    > safe mode or anything else. It just goes to the log in screen. I booted
    > up using Norton Ghost CD get into the recovery environment, but when I
    > try to use the recovery wizard it cannot find a restore point. I can
    > access the files on the computer, but haven't a clue about which ones to
    > change etc. I'd really appreciate some expert help on this
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > TC



  3. #3
    tcahill Guest

    Re: Unable to log on because of an account restriction

    Thanks for your response. The thing is, I can't boot into safe mode, no
    matter how frantically (and I'm pretty frantic at this point) I press F8. I
    never see the POST screen or anything others than the Microsoft WinXP opening
    screen ie the one with the little lites proceeding from left to right under
    the word WindowsXP. So the issue is how do I get into safe mode at this point

    TC

    "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

    > Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290109
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:14782C45-979E-4258-B584-F18AB13BB74F@microsoft.com,
    > tcahill <tcahill@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > > I was attempting to turn on the automatic log on function in XP. At run I
    > > entered "contol userpasswords2", cleared the "users must enter a user name
    > > and password to use this" and without paying attention I entered a
    > > password for Account Administrator, although I log on as TC (an
    > > administrator) I clicked apply, OK etc. When I tried to restart Welcome
    > > TC comes up and a box to enter a password, even though I enter the
    > > password that I inadvertenly assigned to "Administrator" I get msg that
    > > says unable to log on because of an account restriction. Somewhere in
    > > the melee before this I eleminated the TC account.
    > >
    > > When I hard reboot, I cannot access the setup menu, I cannot boot into
    > > safe mode or anything else. It just goes to the log in screen. I booted
    > > up using Norton Ghost CD get into the recovery environment, but when I
    > > try to use the recovery wizard it cannot find a restore point. I can
    > > access the files on the computer, but haven't a clue about which ones to
    > > change etc. I'd really appreciate some expert help on this
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance
    > >
    > > TC

    >
    >


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