I had 2 accounts on my notebook, one is the account I use to log onto the network onboard my ship, the other when (the deleted) when at home. I have mistakeanly deleted the wrong account...my home account! Is this irretrievable or is it gone forever and the data with it? Any advise appreciated. System is XP Home. I'm unable to do a system restore since the remaining account is admin protected. Many thanks
The first option is to press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] at the Welcome Screen twice This will change the Welcome Screen login to the Windows 2000 style log in, where you can now type Administrator and the password for the Admin account.
The second option is to boot in safe mode, under which the Welcome Screen will display only accounts with Administrator privileges, including the original Administrator account.
Then do a restore, if that doesn't work then I think the files will still be on the harddrive and if you open a new account with the same name as the one you deleted you may be back as you were.
try going to c:/documents and settings. In there, there might be a folder with the name of the deleted account. You will find all your files in here (depending whether you chose to keep or delete all the files when deleting the account)