Windows XP Administrator Account

Question: When we start up the computer the administrator account does not show up and we cannot access it at all. We were trying to set up a password for the administrator account and somehow things got messed up. Now all we have is a limited user account and cannot make any changes because we cannot acces the administrator account. What do we do from here?

Answer: The easiest way to access the Administrator account when it is not beig displayed in the list of logon ids is to press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the Welcome screen. This will bring up the Windows NT/2000 style logon screen where you can enter any logon that is defined on the computer including any that are not listed on the welcome screen.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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