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Admin User Account in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rusia, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Rusia

    Rusia Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone!

    I made a HUGE mistake today. I was configuring 2 'puters at a time & accidently made the only admin account into a limited account. At first, I swear, I remember seeing the at least one other account that was an admin but I guess not.

    The login screen is a bit wierd as well. Instead of it being the new xp screen with the users' icon it has the old 2000 version with the window asking for the username & password.\

    I tried to enter the UN in that I thought I remember seeing & a variety of possible passwords but nada.

    My questions are:
    1. is it possible to reverse the limited restrictions on the formerly admin account without any other admin account. This seems unlikely but I guess there has to be a way, right? (GOD!, I hioe there is a way!)

    2. If there really is another admin account (it seems unlikely that windows would allow the only account to be changed to limited access) then how can I recoup the forgotten password. I didnt make a passwords disks. :(

    I am in a super jam here folx so if any mad scientist out there can help mw out, I would forever be greatful!

    Thanks in advance!
    peace
    rusia
     
  2. Squashman

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    There is always the account named administrator. Try that without a password. In XP Home you can only use that account in Safe Mode. XP Pro can use it in normal mode.
     
  3. inuyasha320

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    to find that account in normal mode,

    go to your account selection screen

    press Ctrl Alt delete 2 times


    then type in administrator

    then press enter
     
  4. Squashman

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    Did you read his post.

     
  5. Rusia

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    thanks for the quickie replies guys. Will try 'em out & report back.
    peace.
    Oh, um, I'm a chic not a dude!.
    :)
     
  6. Rusia

    Rusia Thread Starter

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    Ok,
    I tried both & niether worked. I am running xp pro.

    Any other suggestions. I mean I can't even get into safe mode on it.
     
  7. Rusia

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    anyone? Where's the humanity?
     
  8. tonkacat

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    Have you tried doing a restore to a date before this happened?
     
  9. 1_rob_1

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    Is the limited rights admin account the only account on the comp?
     
  10. Rusia

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    can you do a restore with w limited account? I'll try it.
    no, there are other accounts. one of them is an admin account but I dont know the password. I;ve tried several & nanda. I also did not make a backup disk of the passwords either so I'm not sure how to recoup it. the welcome screen is old school style of the windows 2000 (pre xp) instead of the typical xp welcome screen with the icons & user accounts.
     
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