I had this problem before and have since learned to create a new admin account for myself and then delete the owner account whenever I reformat. This doesn't help you any right now though as you want to avoid that hassle.
You might want to try creating a new admin account and transferring the data from the old one over to the new one. This may involve a little work, but is certainly less of a problem than reformatting is. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;811151
Make sure to change the name of the old account before creating the new one or you may end up with the same problem again. Make sure everything is working correctly after the transfer before you delete the old account.
Edited by Ronbo, 16 February 2005 - 02:00 AM.
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