NEED HELP--PLEASE HELP ME--administrator account reduced to limited user, need to reset account

NEED HELP--PLEASE HELP ME--administrator account reduced to limited user, need to reset account

Post by efrea » Sun, 11 Jun 2006 02:18:36


I am a student at a school, and i need to reset my account on this computer;
i had an administrator account, and, about a year ago, i noticed that it was
no longer administrator. i have been told that i need to reset my account
back to default settings, but i dont even have enough privelages to delete
my own account and make a new one. also, when i had admin, i installed some
things, and i am now being told that i need an admin acct to uninstall them.
PLEASE HELP
 
 
 

NEED HELP--PLEASE HELP ME--administrator account reduced to limited user, need to reset account

Post by Malk » Sun, 11 Jun 2006 05:02:52


First, make sure that your computer is completely virus/malware-free:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #Removing_Malware

Once you know your machine is clean, you can log into the built-in
Administrator account and make any user account changes you need.

In XP Home, boot the computer into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly
tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to
the right menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not
work here. Once in Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden
Administrator account. The default password is a blank.

In XP Pro, you do not need to go into Safe Mode. At the Welcome Screen,
do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box. Type in
"Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up
Windows.

If you reset the built-in Administrator account's password in Home or
have Pro and don't remember the password, use NTpasswd to change the
built-in Administrator account's password to a blank. Then go to the
User Accounts applet in Control Panel and set passwords that you will
remember and make other desired changes.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Malke
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