Missing user account

  PeterCol 17:55 25 Jan 2005

I am using XP Pro and changed my account from an administrator acct to limited for security. Now I can't see the account on the opening screen to log on. How do I get it back?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:34 25 Jan 2005

Are you the only user?

start in safe mode (tap f8 key while booting up)

this will let you log on as the adminstrator you can then change your account back or do a system restore.

  mattyc_92 18:44 25 Jan 2005

Windows will not allow you to create a "limited" account, unless there is t least one administrator account!!!


Have you tried "ctrl+alt+delete" (repeat sequence) and you will see the "clasic" logon screen... Then just type in your username and password and press enter!!

  PeterCol 18:49 25 Jan 2005


I solved the problem by disabling the account in administrative tools/users, Saving it then re-enbling the account. Why this works I don't know.

Thanks anyway

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