Locked Out of My Home Computer!!

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Dummy in Sacramento

I must be the biggest dummy around, or at least I feel that way!
My home computer was purchased used on EBAY some years ago. It's been good
enough for my use at home even though its old and slow. Most of the problems
I've had with my computer is through my own doing like messing with areas and
changing settings I'm not familiar with.
This time is know exception.
I went into the user & account & logon rights groups and changed things to
what I "thought" would be okay. I am the administrator (I guess) and user of
the computer. I don't know if other acounts exist and if they do, I wouldn't
know what password or account name they have. When I tried to reboot and
login I recieved this error message; "The local policy of this system does
not permit you to logon interactively."
I'm at a loss on what to do. I have all kinds of pictures and personnal
information on my PC that I don't want to lose.
To top things off my computers 3.5 floppy disk drive or my DVD drive doesn't
work either......
Okay, other than knowing I'm a dummy and I shouldn't mess with things that I
don't know what they can do, can someone "PLEASE" give me assistance or
advice?
Note; Prior to doing this I went to Microsoft and downloaded a analyzer
scanner because I thought I had that new virus in my PC. I printed the scan
results. It also gave me an error (0x80070005) while scanning for security
updates.
 
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letterman

On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:42:01 -0700, Dummy in Sacramento <Dummy in
I must be the biggest dummy around, or at least I feel that way!
My home computer was purchased used on EBAY some years ago. It's been good

If you got it from ebay, it was probably garbage long before it even
arrived at your home.

enough for my use at home even though its old and slow. Most of the problems
I've had with my computer is through my own doing like messing with areas and
changing settings I'm not familiar with.
This time is know exception.
I went into the user & account & logon rights groups and changed things to
what I "thought" would be okay. I am the administrator (I guess) and user of
the computer. I don't know if other acounts exist and if they do, I wouldn't
know what password or account name they have. When I tried to reboot and
login I recieved this error message; "The local policy of this system does
not permit you to logon interactively."

If you are the only user, why are you using user settings. When I
installed Win2000, I made a point of bypassing all that stuff. No one
else uses my home computer.
I'm at a loss on what to do. I have all kinds of pictures and personnal
information on my PC that I don't want to lose.
To top things off my computers 3.5 floppy disk drive or my DVD drive doesn't
work either......

Then you need to fix those first. Get a new floppy drive for
starters. Then you can boot from a dos floppy and at least access
your files. Of course, if you're using that miserable NTFS format,
you might be screwed. I wont touch that lousy NTFS format.
However, I believe there are some utilities that will still access the
files, but I'm not sure if they work from a dos prompt.

You may or may not need a working CD or DVD drive too ???
Okay, other than knowing I'm a dummy and I shouldn't mess with things that I
don't know what they can do, can someone "PLEASE" give me assistance or
advice?
Note; Prior to doing this I went to Microsoft and downloaded a analyzer
scanner because I thought I had that new virus in my PC. I printed the scan
results. It also gave me an error (0x80070005) while scanning for security
updates.

Let me guess. You went to some website that told you your computer
was infected with something or other, or told you your computer is
running slow, etc..... Of course you were stupid enough to believe
this scam, and allowed the scam website to infect your computer with a
virus or trojan, or allowed it to damage your operating system.

When I come upon sites with these scams, I leave the site immediately,
and add that site to my HOSTS file to block them in the future.
 

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