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Log on as Administrator

By eldon.james ·
Recently we suffered a power lost and my system went down. Upon restoration of power system restarted and the dreaded blue screen came up, system was switched off and restarted about twenty minutes later, it started up normally, when completed half my desktop icons had gone, all by email addresses were gone, when I tried to restore the system it said I do not have administrator rights. I checked the help files and the runas cmd & it kept asking for password which I have not got a clue of as I did not give password when I setup XP pro, any advice would be helpful so I can get my administrator rights back, being in Germany there is no one in my immediate area I can ask for help. Regards

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by quintar51 In reply to Log on as Administrator

Have you tried using the password reset feature in XP?

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by Woody H In reply to Log on as Administrator

Go in under user accounts and turn of fast user switching. The log out. It will now allow you to login using the Administrator account and whatever, if any, password you gave it during the initial installation of XP. Hope this helps.


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