Monday, October 10, 2011

Fix Error message “Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction”

Fix Error message “Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction”

There may be chances when you have faced this error message on your screen. Let us read more to know why this error comes. Actually at the time of windows XP home edition installation, windows ask to set windows administrator password, you need to set password that you can easily remember. After windows XP installation has been completed, administrator account can be access in safe mod only. If you will try to access administrator account in normal mode you will receive error message “Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction”.

Windows offers solution of above error message, the simple solution of above error message is that change administrator password that has been set at the time of installation of windows XP. Follow the steps given below to change windows administrator password.

Click Start, click Turn Off Computer, and then click Restart.
  1. After the computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), press F8, and then click Safe mode.

    NOTE: If you have difficulty getting to the Safe mode menu command, press F8 repeatedly after you turn on the computer.
  2. Log on as an Administrator, or with another account that has Administrator permissions.
  3. Click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  4. Click the Administrator icon.
  5. Click Create a Password or Change my password.
  6. Type a password for the account, and then retype the password to confirm it.
  7. Type a hint to help you remember the password in the event that you forget it.
  8. Click Create Password or Change Password.
Above method will only work if you remember windows administrator password, if you forget it, above method will not work for you. To overcome this situation you can use windows password recovery software to reset lost or forgotten admin password.

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