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#1 lowlight

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:12 AM

I'm not good with computers and really didn't know what I was doing when I disabled all user accounts to try to fix another problem. Now when I start the computer and the login screen appears there are no users. When I hit ctrl+alt+del twice (like other people have told me to do) all the users including administrator have been disabled and now I can't get access to my computer. I have no clue what to do. I already tried reinstalling xp by booting from cd drive first and it didn't help. Any help is greatly appreciated

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#2 WinCrazy

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:03 PM

Hi lowlight.

Do you mean that the user accounts appear on the Welcome screen but you can't select any of them ?

Or do you mean that no user names appear at all ?

Is the Administrator account listed on the Welcome screen ?

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:29 PM

Yeah there are no user accounts at all. ANd when I control alt delete it it brings up my account and asks for password but when i type in my old password it says the account has been disabled I'm looking every where trying to figure out what to do

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:56 PM

When your computer boots have you tried pressing F8 and selecting SAFE MODE and booting into Windows that way?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:41 AM

are you using WinXP Home Edition SP2? Because if you are not, then that is why the computer let you disable all the accounts. Normally the computer will not let you diable the last administrator account.

I agree with firekracker though, try do a Safe Mode start and if you still can't log on, you might want to try your local computer store and they might be able to help you. Another option is top put your hard drive in another pc and use it as a slave then copy the files you want (NOT FILES OR FODLERS IN "WINDOWS" PROGRAM FILES") just the files from My Documents etc and then do a clean install.

Hope this has helped you! :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:30 AM

There are ways of re-enabling user accounts from outside of Windows, but I'm hesitant to post them due to their complexity, potential danger, and BC's policy against posting info on how to bypass security... can an Admin or Mod give me some guidance here?

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:58 AM

There are ways of re-enabling user accounts from outside of Windows, but I'm hesitant to post them due to their complexity, potential danger, and BC's policy against posting info on how to bypass security... can an Admin or Mod give me some guidance here?

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:16 PM

Google? :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:37 PM

If they know how to search they'll find it. I feel the same as you, some of the reasons to do what they want to do are totally legitimate and a lot of times the answers can be found in the Microsoft knowledge base. But rules are rules :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 06:43 PM

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