Fix “We can’t sign into your account” Error on Windows 10

Fixing “We Can’t Sign Into Your Account” Error on Windows 10

This error message can be frustrating, but there are a few ways to tackle it. Here’s a guide to get you back into your account:

Basic Troubleshooting:

  1. Restart Your PC: A simple restart can sometimes resolve temporary glitches. Try restarting your computer a couple of times and see if the error persists.

  2. Check User Files: Navigate to C:\Users. Look for your user folder. If it’s present with your files intact, it’s a good sign.

Advanced Solutions (If Restart Doesn’t Help):

1. Repair Corrupted System Files (Requires Administrator Account):

  • Access Command Prompt as Administrator (Search for “Command Prompt”, right-click and select “Run as administrator”).
  • Type the following command and press Enter: sfc /scannow (This System File Checker tool scans and repairs corrupted system files)
  • If the scan finds and fixes issues, restart your PC and see if the login problem persists.

2. Address Corrupted User Profile (Requires Administrator Account):

There are two methods for this, depending on your comfort level:

 **Method A: Using Registry Editor (For Advanced Users):**

   **Warning:** Editing the registry can be risky. Proceed with caution and create a system restore point before making any changes ([](

   1. Search for "Registry Editor", right-click and select "Run as administrator".
   2. Navigate to: `HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList`
   3. Look for keys with ".bak" at the end. These might be corrupted profiles.
   4. Right-click on the ".bak" key and rename it, removing the ".bak" extension.
   5. Restart your PC.

 **Method B: Using Command Prompt (Less Risky):**

   1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator (as mentioned earlier).
   2. Type the following command and press Enter: `net user username /delete` (Replace "username" with your actual username).
   3. This deletes the corrupted profile. Don't worry, your user data is likely safe in the C:\Users folder we checked earlier.
   4. Now, create a new local user account  ([]( You can transfer your files from the old profile to the new one later.

3. Additional Options:

Remember: If you’re uncomfortable with any of these steps, seek help from a computer technician or refer to official Microsoft support resources for more detailed instructions.