Restore Built-In Administrator Account


G

Guest

Problem Description :

I have deleted the built in Windows - XP Administrator ( deleted the
Adminsitrator folder from C:\Documents and Settings\)

Ever since I did that, I not able to uninstall software installed using the
default XP admin account.

Recovery Attempted So Far, but all of them failed

1. I Disabled Fast User Switching Option, This does display the traditional
UI to login. But my attempts to login using the Built in XP admin account
fails

2. My computer > Manage > Local users and Groups > Users
I see the Built in XP Administrator account here, i tried changing the
password here. The password change as such is successful but login through
Step 1 given above fails

3. Registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
Added a DWORD of name "Administrator" with value => 1 , tried step 1 this
too failed

4. I tried my luck by creating a new account with the same name as
Administrator, this failed

How do I restore the Built-in Administrator without reinstalling the OS,
Your suggestions are most welcommed
 
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Demmpa

Nanda skrev:
Problem Description :

I have deleted the built in Windows - XP Administrator ( deleted the
Adminsitrator folder from C:\Documents and Settings\)

Ever since I did that, I not able to uninstall software installed using the
default XP admin account.

Recovery Attempted So Far, but all of them failed

1. I Disabled Fast User Switching Option, This does display the traditional
UI to login. But my attempts to login using the Built in XP admin account
fails

2. My computer > Manage > Local users and Groups > Users
I see the Built in XP Administrator account here, i tried changing the
password here. The password change as such is successful but login through
Step 1 given above fails

3. Registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
Added a DWORD of name "Administrator" with value => 1 , tried step 1 this
too failed

4. I tried my luck by creating a new account with the same name as
Administrator, this failed

How do I restore the Built-in Administrator without reinstalling the OS,
Your suggestions are most welcommed

do a repair-instalation

start with xp-cd, choise repair(consol)
 
G

Guest

Thanks both for your suggestions,
my oem cd is a very primitive version of xp ( xp with sp-1 )
will i loose all the sp, patches installed if i perform a restore

thanks again in advance.
 
M

Malke

Nanda said:
Thanks both for your suggestions,
my oem cd is a very primitive version of xp ( xp with sp-1 )
will i loose all the sp, patches installed if i perform a restore

If you read the instructions at the link I gave you, you will see that
you will need to reinstall updates. You can do a slipstream of SP2 with
your install cd which will help somewhat.

How to slipstream sp2 into XP
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html
- AutoStreamer
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
http://www.windows-help.net/windowsxp/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm


Malke
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Malke said:
If you read the instructions at the link I gave you, you will see
that you will need to reinstall updates. You can do a slipstream of
SP2 with your install cd which will help somewhat.

How to slipstream sp2 into XP
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html
- AutoStreamer
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
http://www.windows-help.net/windowsxp/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

I do very few repair installs these days - so I must ask does slipstreaming
all the other updates help as well?
 
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Malke

Shenan said:
I do very few repair installs these days - so I must ask does slipstreaming
all the other updates help as well?

I suppose you could. Since I have 8MBps download here, I don't bother.


Malke
 

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