To Restore the Deleted Administrator Account


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BeeGee

I have a Win XP Pro installed on my pc, I created another user with similar
privelages of the default administrator. I deleted the administrator account
from the Control Panel - Users screen and I was not able to delete from the
Admin Tools-> computer Management-> users.
Now I want to restore the administrator, how do I do it?
 
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John John - MVP

That is news to me, as far as I know it is impossible to delete the
built-in Administrator account. What happens if you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del
twice at the logon screen then try to logon as Administrator?

John
 
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Leonard Grey

If you are referring XP's built-in Administrator...that's a system
account. It can't be deleted.
 
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Jim

BeeGee said:
I have a Win XP Pro installed on my pc, I created another user with similar
privelages of the default administrator. I deleted the administrator
account
from the Control Panel - Users screen and I was not able to delete from
the
Admin Tools-> computer Management-> users.
Now I want to restore the administrator, how do I do it?
The first step merely removed it from that screen. The second step revealed
that the account is still present. It is not gone, it is just not revealed
to the whole world quite so easily.

Jim
 
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Jack Dumanhug

Yes, it is impossible as i know but i saw it that Administrator Account was
missing. I tried to login in SAFE MODE but only the limited user account only
appeared and ADMINISTRATOR was missing. How the ADMINISTRATOR was gone, that
i had no idea. Any idea how to solve this? Note that ADMINISTRATOR account
was not DISABLED but deleted or not existing.
 
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John John - MVP

Did you try hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del twice at the logon screen and try to
logon as "Administrator"?

John
 
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