how to i enable a disabled admininstrator acc

March 2, 2011 at 15:41:56
Specs: Windows XP
i opened a limited account non administrator the other day and when i did something happened to my administrator account it says it is disabled and i cant get back logged onto it i have a dell windows xp

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March 2, 2011 at 16:00:20
Try these ways first.

How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires

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March 2, 2011 at 16:15:47
Using Safe mode may be another way of regaining admin rights.

1. Log on as Administrator, or as a user with administrator permissions.
2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
3. In the left pane, expand the Local Users and Groups node, and then click Users.
4. In the right pane, double-click the Administrator account.
5. On the General tab, make sure the > Account is disabled check box is not ticked, and then click OK.
6. Quit the Computer Management console.
7. Reboot.

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March 3, 2011 at 14:03:31
More help if needed.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
* This is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista/Win7 etc system.
* You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
* It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD or another system.
* Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

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March 3, 2011 at 14:35:43
tammy05478 hopefully you will read this before you do anything.

What you see is normal. You no longer see the administator account listed on the welcome screen which you did see previously.

This is normal when you create other accounts in addition to the administrator.

You can still access it at the welcome screen by doing a couple of control-alt-deletes which will bring up the logon screen. Type in administrator and the password and you are back in under administrator.

JohnW you may wish to use the "edit" button sometime instead of multiple posts :-)

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
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March 3, 2011 at 15:22:00
"JohnW you may wish to use the "edit" button sometime instead of multiple posts :-)"
Yep, I use it every day wanderer, only do a new post when I think the information will not be noticed, people skim & miss stuff all the time.

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