Posted 21 August 2006 - 08:19 AM
there is a difference between logging in as 'administrator' and logging on as a user with 'administrator' rights, do you mean you can't log into your user account with your usual logon name because the password has been reset?
if you start your computer in safe mode, a logon for 'administrator' should appear. if you log on to this account with an administrator password, you should then be able to reset your own logon password back to what it was, and hopefully then see you own files, etc. if you never set an 'administrator' password when installing windows, then try clicking the administrator icon without a password and you should get in.
if, once you have reset you own login password and logged in as normal, you find your photos, files, etc, are gone, you could try a recovery programe to see if you can restore your stuff. as i rarely use these programmes i'll leave it for someone more knowledgeable about them to maybe recommend one!
it is always wise to make regular backups for situations such as these. there could be many reasons why such a thing could happen. the main thing to do is learn from the experience and back up everything.