Re-enabling Administrator Account.

April 25, 2011 at 08:23:15
Specs: Windows XP
I mistakenly disabled the administrator account on my PC (Windows XP) and cannot get it enabled again. I have tried to go into safe mode, but when told to click onto my user account icon to enter safemode, I have no user account icon to click on. The only option I have is to "Click to turnoff" my computer.

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#1
April 25, 2011 at 08:39:36
I have also tried the ctrl-alt-delete twice at the logon screen and loggin in as administrator with the password I hacd established before disabling the account. It tells me that my account has been disabled and to see my system administrator.

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#2
April 25, 2011 at 08:59:05

To Enter Safe Mode re-boot the computer and keep tapping F8 till you get the boot menu. One of the options will be Safe Mode. Select it and you will end up in Safe Mode. There you will find all accounts with Administrative privileges including one called Administrator. This account cannot be deleted nor can it be disabled. It is only available from Safe Mode and safety net to ensure that there is always at least one account with Administrator privileges regardless of what the user might do. It is impossible to delete all administrator access to Windows XP.

Select it and when it prompts for a password enter what you think is the password, If it doesn't work try entering a blank password as it is often left blank when Windows is set up. If that fails you need to speak to whoever set the computer up and ask them what the password is.

Stuart


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#3
April 25, 2011 at 10:27:30
I have repeatedly attempted to use Safe Mode, but can't. I reboot, using the F8 key, selecting Safe Mode from the menu options, then get to the Safe Mode Windows Welcome screen, where it states"To Begin, click on user name" however, no user name or any other clickable feature is visible, except for the button to turn off the computer.

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#4
April 25, 2011 at 10:59:22
Reload OS.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
April 25, 2011 at 11:00:18
I never tried it but it may be possible to boot to a bartspe disk and do a restore point.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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