Locked out of xp machine

  galatic door 16:00 01 Oct 2003

hi all,
Somehow and don't ask how but my account has changed from administrator rights to a limited account.
I can't use the built in administrator account has it is disabled.
Anyone know how to get my account back to administrator rights?
running xp pro on NTFS


  Jomi 16:39 01 Oct 2003

Have you tried getting into your admin account in safe mode?

In safe mode, at the welcome screen press ctrl, alt, del twice and type administrator in the user account field.
Got to start/run and type userpasswords2 and press ok.
You should be able to get in now and alter your user account details.

hope this works,


  hinchie Y2K III 08:46 02 Oct 2003

tried that
wheni type it into the run command it comes back saying userpasswords2 can not be found

anyone else any ideas?

  hinchie Y2K III 10:01 02 Oct 2003

me up all the way

  Jomi 09:23 03 Oct 2003

I tried it om my machine (also xp pro) and the admin account was present without running userpasswords2.
The fact that you've disabled the admin account is probably the problem.

Sorry, nothing else to suggest I'm afraid, other than to back up and formatt.

  keenan 09:32 03 Oct 2003

This may help click here

  hinchie Y2K III 09:45 03 Oct 2003

i ended up formatting

teach me in future :-)

  graham√ 09:50 03 Oct 2003

You've changed your name, that's why.

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