SOLVED! This User Can’t Sign In Because This Account Is Currently Disabled

If you run into the “This user can’t sign in because this account is currently disabled” error during sign-in, there may be account issues and you should re-enable the account via the administrator account. In the case that you still have a hard time signing in, make use of System Restore. Check out this article if you need help while gaining back access to your account.

Actions To Take

Re-enable The Account Via The Administrator Account

  • Step 1: Sign into the Administrator account.
  • Step 2: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator.
  • Step 3: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command net user useraccount /active:yes. Remember to replace useraccount with the name of your account.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer, sign into your account and see how things turn out.


  • Step 1: Sign into the Administrator account.
  • Step 2: Go to Search bar, type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter to open Local User and Group Management.
  • Step 3: Select Users and then choose your account.
  • Step 4: In the user account Properties, uncheck Account is disabled, click Apply and pick OK.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Use System Restore

All in all, System Restore allows Windows users to revert their computer to a previous point in time when everything was working as expected. Unsurprisingly, regarding the “This user can’t sign in because this account is currently disabled” error, many people resort to System Restore and so should you.  

  • Step 1: Turn off your computer, wait for a moment and turn it back on. 
  • Step 2: On the login screen, click the Power icon then pick Restart while holding down the Shift key to bring up the Automatic Repair page. 
  • Step 3: In Automatic Repair, choose Troubleshoot and select System Restore.
  • Step 4: Pick a Restore Point created in a period when your user account was active.
  • Step 5: Click Next and go through prompts until Windows initiates the restoration. The moment the process wraps up, sign into your account and determine whether the issue persists. 

How Capable Is The Administrator Account?

On Windows, the administrator account can perform all functions in the operating system. Examples include installing and uninstalling applications, tweaking system settings, changing access to accounts, etc. 

Should I Create More Than One Administrator Account?

It’s a good idea to have at least two administrator accounts on your computer and assign them to responsible individuals. By doing so, if one of the administrator accounts experiences issues, you could still use the other to recover. 

What Is User Account Control (UAC)?

User Account Control (UAC) in essence makes sure that applications, tasks and settings only run if authorized. Thus, UAC could keep computers and data on them out of harm’s way. 


  • Regulate the usage of your computer’s resources by creating separate user accounts for people who have access to your computer. Via the administrator account, you could create as many user accounts as you like. If a user needs to use all the functions and capabilities of Windows, connect their profile to a Microsoft account. However, if they only need the basics, create a local account for them.
  • If you have a website hosted on your Windows computer, assign its webmaster a Domain Account to log into the machine.
  • Owing to what it could do, the administrator account is usually the target of malware attacks. Therefore, refrain from performing administrative tasks on your computer remotely. Outside of need, the Administrator Account should be closed off from the Internet and other forms of connection for security purposes. The administrator account should only be connected to the Internet during the installation of apps, system updates, Microsoft account interaction, …


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