Windows 10: Windows 10 not recognising Administrator account

Discus and support Windows 10 not recognising Administrator account in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I first became aware of this when outlook would noy start with 'access denied' saying i don't have permission to access ????@????/???.pst All of my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by NeilWood-Gaiger, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 not recognising Administrator account


    I first became aware of this when outlook would noy start with 'access denied' saying i don't have permission to access ????@????/???.pst All of my word files are read only' and I can't save as to anywhere except cloud services or an external drive so the problem is permissions on the 'C' drive. I can't move any file or change its permissions read only - read/write as I am told I don't have Administrator privileges I am I cant claim ownership.

    I have checked I have full access in my account properties

    I have tried adding the hidden windows 10 administrator, but this can't move or change anything either.

    I have also tried

    RegEdit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    EnableLUA - Value set to '0'
    NO CHANGE

    Command Prompt
    CMD run as administrator
    net user administrator /active:yes
    Command updated successfully
    NO CHANGE

    netplwiz
    In properties set to 'Administratior' actually I have set all to administrator
    NO CHANGE

    lusrmgr.msc
    Checked accounts are enabled

    gpedit.msc
    Local Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > Accounts >:Administrator Account Status
    'Administrator' is enabled

    System Restore
    I cant system restore / undo last restore as access is denied to the restore locations! All I can do is a system reset which will delete ALL of my program files!

    I am running bitdefender, this can sometimes block a program, but it always shows it in log and you have the option to allow it. the only thing its been showing is that it has been allowing the system changes I have been making to try and get this working

    I have reached the end of what I can do with this. I hope someone here has a better idea what todo before I throw the whole lot in the bin!

    Thank you

    :)
     
    NeilWood-Gaiger, Sep 15, 2020
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  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Windows 10 not recognising Administrator account :(
     
    Zakin, Sep 15, 2020
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Sep 15, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 not recognising Administrator account

    Windows 10 not recognising administrator accounts

    In windows 10 troubleshooting/boot menu, i.e. when trying to perform system refresh, system restore etc, it doesn't recognise/list that there is an administrator account active on the computer or provide anywhere to enter login credentials.

    I have already enabled the default windows 10 administrator account as well as creating an additional local account with administrator privileges but neither of these are detected in the boot menu.

    Not sure what else I can do, has anyone else had this problem?

    ***Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
     
    StaceyHoward, Sep 15, 2020
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