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Old 07-21-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question disabled administrator account and only have power user account available in xp pro!!

as you may think that i am so stupid to have done what i have done it is rightly so. i have made a grave error. i have disabled my administator account while in the administrator account and then switched another administrator account to a power user account and logged out of the administrator account and now stuck in the power user account and its the only account i have enabled. is there a back door for me to enable my administrator account?

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Old 07-21-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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System restore?
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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look into it. forgot about that. i will look into it. thanks

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Old 07-21-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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that didn't work. need some other advice. can't get to a restore point. i don't think i made one. usually i use ace utilities but i can't get access to that.
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Default Re: disabled administrator account and only have power user account available in xp pro!!

Here is a useful tool that will work.
Note:
"If used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again. If you don't know if you have encrypted files or not, you most likely don't have them. (except maybe on corporate systems)"

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
Click "Bootdisk"

The how-to is near the top. The download is at the bottom of the page. The how to is kind of hard to follow, if you have any trouble just let me know where you get stuck and Ill try to help.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: disabled administrator account and only have power user account available in xp pro!!

could you re-enable the admin account with a power users account???


faileing that try restarting in safe made and logging into the admin account, the disabled policy might not stretch into safe mode.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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thanks i will try to get into safe mode. i forgot how to do that. but i will look it up.
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