Can't Login or restart in safe mode.

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz New Member

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    I needed to disable user accounts to use new software I installed, and was confused (obv) and disabled all accounts.

    I am unable to login now -notification "your account has been disabled" "please see your system administrator"

    I can not relog in safe mode (F8).

    What is my next step to a) access admin controls? or do a reinstall.

    OK I was able to create a new account but need to know how to enable the user account I disabled.

    This is not the slider bar function.

    I checked a box to disable. I have no idea how I got to the screen where I did this.
     
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  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Try check in Control panel > User Accounts and see if it shows up here and alows you to enable it.

    Does this directory still exist:

    C:\Users\yourusername?
     
  3. Jazz

    Jazz New Member

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    User is not visible in control panel, however directory exists.

    I may just do a system restore.

    The problem started with this software (combined with my inexperience)
    postgre

    this install advises "you should disable User Access Control in your Control Panel - Users section" to properly install Postgre

    I disabled all accounts.

    If this means the slider - that appears to me to just be notifications and adjusting that alone did not work, but when I disabled accounts it did work.

    I will be sending a lengthy note the the software developer and work on re-installing it at a later time. Personally this looks dangerous to grant access like this.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    The User Access control is totally different from disabling user accounts.

    I'd suggest you do a a system Restore to the time before you installed this software.

    I'd also find out if this PostgreSQ is compatible with Windows 7.
     
  5. cmn

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    • You can try elevated Command Prompt troubleshoot to re-enable the disabled account.
    1. Click Start and in Search for progarms and files box type CMD
    2. Press SHIFT+CTRL and ENTER
    3. Click Yes to proceed
    4. The elevated command prompt will appear as C:\Windows\System32>
    5. At the command prompt type the command to activate or re-enable the disabled account a shown below:
    6. C:\Windows\System32>Net user USERNAME password /active:yes
    Hope thsi helps
     
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