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Admin privileges gone

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December 7, 2011 11:29:56 AM

After setting up the Christmas tree the other night our breaker was thrown. After starting Windows up I no longer have admin privileges. Worse yet, no user does. Also, from my log in screen only one user is shown (the previous admin account). If I type other users names and passwords I can access them.

Since I can't change anyone's privileges above my own, what do I do?

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December 7, 2011 11:48:24 AM

doubt this is would have been what happened, it sounds like you have a virus or some "scareware" was installed, prob best to backup any information and format and start again!
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December 8, 2011 5:05:28 AM

After doing some research it sounds like it might be a trojan related to "userinit.exe," but I'm not too sure. The power failure was simply the first time I had restarted in almost a week, so more of a catalyst than a cause.

I'll report back after I find my install disc.
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December 15, 2011 12:35:48 PM

Best answer selected by kenhikage.
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December 15, 2011 12:36:58 PM

I had to wipe it. Too bad all my back-ups were on my bricked external. What a month...
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December 15, 2011 12:40:32 PM

kenhikage said:
I had to wipe it. Too bad all my back-ups were on my bricked external. What a month...

It sucks!
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December 15, 2011 12:40:39 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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December 15, 2011 12:40:43 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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