User account not found - can only login as a guest


big problem with my MacBook pro 2011 running EL Capitan

Everything was fine yesterday, but today, I woke up from his sleep and plugged a drive hard usb. the restarted mac of his own accord, and my user account is no rain now, just a guest account. I have run the built in utility disk from the inside of the guest and the account and the start screen of recovery - in both cases, when, through the process, but gave no serious error. I do not see other user accounts in the guest account but I can't create a new user account because it requires admin name / password and my old details are not recognized? Any ideas on what I should do next?

PS - tried to start in SafeMode (by pressing the SHIFT key when starting), but once again, a few comments. I'm sure that I had no encryption hard drive forward what happened. In addition, it is a double bulkhead bootcamp with windows installed 10.

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