Need help for Administrator account problem for XP !


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pg

My HD conked, I installed a new HD and re-installed the XP, and got
the MS-update successfully

And I proceeded to install the programs and such, everything
successfully

Then I realized that I was doing all that under the Administrator
account, so I created another account ---- that's when the problem
starts

I tried to create a user account, but the system insisted that I need
to create an Administrator account

To me that does not make sense, since I am already log on to an
account with "Administrator" name and with Administrator access, but
since the system insisted, I created another account, with account
name ABC, with administrator access

And then I reboot ---- how here's the trouble --- I can't get back to
my "Administrator" account no more, instead, I am stuck with the ABC
account, with administrator access

Which means, ALL the programs I set up under the "Administrator"
account is GONE, everything GONE !!

I went to "User Accounts" under "Control Panel", and tried to set up
another account with the name of "Administrator", the system informs
me that there is already an account with "Administrator" so I can't
use "Administrator" as the name

Which means, there is an "Administrator" account hidden somewhere but
I can't access it from my current ABC account (even with the
administrator access) !!

HELP !!

How do I go back to the original "Administrator" account ??

PLEASE HELP !!
 
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GlowingBlueMist

pg said:
My HD conked, I installed a new HD and re-installed the XP, and got
the MS-update successfully

And I proceeded to install the programs and such, everything
successfully

Then I realized that I was doing all that under the Administrator
account, so I created another account ---- that's when the problem
starts

I tried to create a user account, but the system insisted that I need
to create an Administrator account

To me that does not make sense, since I am already log on to an
account with "Administrator" name and with Administrator access, but
since the system insisted, I created another account, with account
name ABC, with administrator access

And then I reboot ---- how here's the trouble --- I can't get back to
my "Administrator" account no more, instead, I am stuck with the ABC
account, with administrator access

Which means, ALL the programs I set up under the "Administrator"
account is GONE, everything GONE !!

I went to "User Accounts" under "Control Panel", and tried to set up
another account with the name of "Administrator", the system informs
me that there is already an account with "Administrator" so I can't
use "Administrator" as the name

Which means, there is an "Administrator" account hidden somewhere but
I can't access it from my current ABC account (even with the
administrator access) !!

HELP !!

How do I go back to the original "Administrator" account ??

PLEASE HELP !!

I think you have two ways depending on your setup.

1. Hit Control-Alt-Delete twice at the startup menu and try entering in
Administrator as a user name even though it's not listed.

2. Restart the computer and bring up the Safe Mode and log into it from
there.
Restart the computer and go into the Safe Mode
 
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GlowingBlueMist

GlowingBlueMist said:
I think you have two ways depending on your setup.

1. Hit Control-Alt-Delete twice at the startup menu and try entering
in Administrator as a user name even though it's not listed.

2. Restart the computer and bring up the Safe Mode and log into it
from there.
Restart the computer and go into the Safe Mode

I just love it when edited text re-appears after sending the reply like the
last line in the above...
 
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M.I.5¾

pg said:
My HD conked, I installed a new HD and re-installed the XP, and got
the MS-update successfully

And I proceeded to install the programs and such, everything
successfully

Then I realized that I was doing all that under the Administrator
account, so I created another account ---- that's when the problem
starts

I tried to create a user account, but the system insisted that I need
to create an Administrator account

To me that does not make sense, since I am already log on to an
account with "Administrator" name and with Administrator access, but
since the system insisted, I created another account, with account
name ABC, with administrator access

And then I reboot ---- how here's the trouble --- I can't get back to
my "Administrator" account no more, instead, I am stuck with the ABC
account, with administrator access

Which means, ALL the programs I set up under the "Administrator"
account is GONE, everything GONE !!

I went to "User Accounts" under "Control Panel", and tried to set up
another account with the name of "Administrator", the system informs
me that there is already an account with "Administrator" so I can't
use "Administrator" as the name

Which means, there is an "Administrator" account hidden somewhere but
I can't access it from my current ABC account (even with the
administrator access) !!

First: at least one account that you create (other than the built in
administrator account) must be an administrator account. Once such an
account is created, the built in administrator account no longer appears on
the welcome screen (as you discovered).

To access the built in administrator account, the procedure differs between
XP Home and Pro.

For XP Home, boot into safe mode. All administrator accounts are shown on
the Welcome screen (including the built in account)

For XP Pro, press Ctrl-Alt-Del on the Welcome screen. This takes you to the
classic log on screen. Just enter 'Administrator' as the account name and
its password (blank by default unless you have changed it).
 
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SPRIT 9918/1B

hi...........
if you want a new admin..
Just go your control panel -- then user accounts -- and new admin and
new limited account..
then restart ..
You will yourm admin and limited acc..
administrator is diabled...
That's Solve..
Try it

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S.H
 
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M.I.5¾

M.I.5¾ said:
First: at least one account that you create (other than the built in
administrator account) must be an administrator account. Once such an
account is created, the built in administrator account no longer appears
on the welcome screen (as you discovered).

To access the built in administrator account, the procedure differs
between XP Home and Pro.

For XP Home, boot into safe mode. All administrator accounts are shown on
the Welcome screen (including the built in account)

For XP Pro, press Ctrl-Alt-Del on the Welcome screen. This takes you to
the classic log on screen. Just enter 'Administrator' as the account name
and its password (blank by default unless you have changed it).

Correction: For XP Pro, press Ctrl-Alt-Del *twice* on the Welcome screen ...
 
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