Were you able to solve your issue, Justin? Having the same problem here - it's pretty annoying. Apparently, Microsoft's
engineer, Winston, got bored with the question since he abandoned the thread. Let me know if you have any other info on this. THANKS!
It looks like the user profile might be corrupted. Check if you are able to create a new user account from control panel. If the issue
still persists, you may try to enable the hidden admin account to see if that helps.
I would suggest you to enable the built in administrator account on Windows 8
You need to run the command from an elevated command prompt. To do that you need to do the following:
a.Press the Windows key to get into the Metro interface if you are not already there.
b.Enter cmd and right-click on the Command Prompt result that should appear.
c.This opens a list of options at the bottom. Select Run as administrator there.
d.Accept the UAC prompt
Enter the following command to enable the hidden administrator account: net user administrator /active:yes
If you ever want to disable the account follow the same instructions, but run the following command instead:net user administrator /active:no
Once you have enabled the account, you will see it listed in the user accounts control panel applet. Note that the account has not assigned a password to it, and that you should consider setting one to improve account security.