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Administrator Account Not Showing Up Upon Startup

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#1 audreydc1983


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:05 AM

I created a seperate Admin user account, and changed my account to limited access. Unfortunately, upon startup, my Admin account did not appear! I know that there has to be an Admin account, or Windows will not change an account to Limited. I tried to go through Control Panel and User Accounts, but of course, I cannot get into the account with limited access. My computer is a custom job, with Windows XP. There must be SOME way I can get into the admin account. Can anyone tell me how?

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:13 AM

Hello audreydc1983 and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

You could log into Safe Mode and make any changes to the user accounts.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:41 AM

If you mean that the Administrator account didn't show up on the Welcome Screen, then all you need to do is press Control+Alt+Delete twice in rapid succession. This will bring up the classic login screen where you can manually type the user name and password.

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