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#1 computer_noobas

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 04:53 AM

Hello to everybody reading this!

 

I have a computer with windows XP that I was instructed to create an extra account. However when I try to type the name of the new account, I can't! The cursor will not even blink and after a while a note "unspecified error" will appear.The keyboard is fully functional and I can type with it on the same computer at notepad, browsers, search, run etc. I scanned the computer with the most recent free version of Avast and no threats were found.

 

This is really frustrating and weird, any help is more than welcome!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:20 AM

Open a command prompt type the following which will add an account to the administrators group. Substitute any name for [username]

 

Start > Run > cmd

net user /add [username] 
new localgroup administrators [username] /add


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for the answer! Eventually though I found out that the PC hadn't had updates for a long time, after installing them everything worked just fine



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 07:55 AM

Thanks for the update. Glad you got is sorted out. 






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