Please HELP...Can't log into computer administrato


J

Jodi

I have Windows Xp on my computer and we have never created new account users
we have also just used computer administrator. Last week, I made a new
account. Today I shut my computer down and when I booted back up, I only had
the chance to log into the new account I made, computer administrator is
gone! I cannot access any of my files, pictures, etc that I had saved on my
computer.

When I created the new account I did give it computer administrator rights
because it said I had to have at least one more account with the
administrator rights.

Can anyone help and tell me how I can log into my old account and where to
find it.

Thanks,
Jodi
 
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Nepatsfan

Jodi said:
I have Windows Xp on my computer and we have never created new account users
we have also just used computer administrator. Last week, I made a new
account. Today I shut my computer down and when I booted back up, I only had
the chance to log into the new account I made, computer administrator is
gone! I cannot access any of my files, pictures, etc that I had saved on my
computer.

When I created the new account I did give it computer administrator rights
because it said I had to have at least one more account with the
administrator rights.

Can anyone help and tell me how I can log into my old account and where to
find it.

Thanks,
Jodi


I'm guessing that you're running XP Professional. As you've discovered, as soon
as you create an admin level user account, the built-in Administrator account
goes into hiding. To log on to this account, do the following.

Hit the Start button and click on Log Off. Log off from your new account. At the
Welcome screen, hit the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys twice. This should bring up the
Log On to Windows dialog. Enter Administrator in the User name box and the
appropriate password.

Take a look at these articles if you want to have the Administrator account
displayed on the Welcome screen.

Courtesy of Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
How to login as Administrator in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm

Courtesy of Doug Knox, MS-MVP
Enable Administrator account on Welcome Screen
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

Keep in mind that the Administrator account should be reserved for emergencies.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 

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