posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 07:37 PM
a reply to: bananashooter
Slave the HDD to another computer that works already.
Copy off whatever data you want from that drive to somewhere on the working machine.
Put the HDD back in the original system and reload.
Use Hiren's Boot CD and use one of the tools on there to either change his Account back to having permissions or create a new Account with Admin.
**Just realized you're talking about a laptop. Might be a bit more complicated depending upon your skills. Both those options still work of course
but with a different level of difficulty. Sounds like the system is also more messed up than just loss of rights. Meaning you're most likely going
to find the easiest way to go as a reload. With a laptop they can often times do this themselves, but you will lost data unless it's backed up
If you don't care about losing stuff, then reload it fresh and start over if you can.
Otherwise, let me know where you're at and we'll go from there.
edit on 2-9-2017 by mOjOm because: (no reason given)