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Administrator account not showing at login!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nolly, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. nolly

    nolly Thread Starter

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    I have no idea what happened. I restarted and the only account listed is my daughters account (I know she didnt do anything because she wasn't here)
    The administrator account (my account) is not showing at all.
    I can access all my files from this account but lost OE identities.
    What happened?:(
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    It is normal that after a new account is created, that the administrator account doesn't show.

    One way to access it is press Ctrl-Alt-Del-Del, then you can type in administrator with the password. This is assuming XP Pro.
     
  3. nolly

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    I'm using XP home. When I bring up task manager the only user listed is this account.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    With XP Home, the only way to log on as "administrator" is by booting to safe mode.
     
  5. nolly

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    Then why could I do it before? I renamed the account in my name. How do I access it?
    When I click 'switch user' it still only shows this account.
    Will System Restore fix this?
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Can you give all the details.

    Was it the actual administrator account mentioned in the first post.

    Or was it an account that had administrator rights.

    Those are two very different things.
     
  7. nolly

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    It was just named 'administrator'.
    If I go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator all my files are there.
    Also, if go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop my previous desktop is there as well.
    I just don't get it.
    Can I just recreate my settings in this profile and remove hers?
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    The only way I was aware of to log onto the account "administrator" with XP Home was to boot to safe mode.
     
  9. nolly

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    Well, that's what it was called (I saw no reason to change it lol)
    Seeing as everything is here, any idea where my OE files are? (identites, messages etc)
    This account doesn't have anything setup in OE.
     
  10. mike5532g

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    Go to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and download #5. Enable/Disable Administrator On Welcome Screen.
    To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
    click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

    NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.
     
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