lost administrator in logon screen

  broggs 11:51 02 Sep 2006

I'm just going to my friends house to look at a problem with his Pc.The pc kept rebooting for no reason but now when the logon screen comes up only his wifes logon appears.As he is the administrator he cannot access his logon to login as it is not there.
windows xp.
any ideas please would be appreciated

  terryf 11:53 02 Sep 2006

Try pressing F8 to get into safe mode then go to Control panel>user accounts and see whats there

  VoG II 11:54 02 Sep 2006

If this is XP Home Edition the Administrator account should show on the welcome screen if you start in Safe Mode. You may then be able to get into User Accounts to see what has happened.

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