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#1 rey910

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:37 PM

I recently aquired an windows xp--some how i can't log onto the admistrative section of the computer to activate a scan disk and/or defrag because it says i don't have access to that part of the computer. What I would like to no is if there is anyway,other than reformatting this computer, that I can preform these operations? I only have user access to this computer. I hope I am making sense here. I really don't care about the administrative log on and/or password. I just need to know if there is any way I can bypass that part and do a scan disk and defrag this compuer? if there is--could you please instruct me as to how to go about it. Thank you for the help

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:58 AM

Are you able to create a new account :

START CONTROL-PANEL USER ACCOUNTS create a new account.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:05 AM

This is only available to be done by a admin. You will need to have admin rights to do defrag.
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 05:03 AM

The Tweaking Companion tells you how to get Admin rights - along with loads of other useful stuff. See page 25 in particular.
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:28 AM

This is good but it does not show how to add admin rights to a user that does not have admin rights.

Very useful guide thou
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:36 AM

Well no...but there is a link given that can reset the admin password.
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:46 AM

You'll need admin privileges to get admin privileges. There's no magic wand that will allow you to elevate without the login and password for an administrator account.

A sometimes workaround (with XP Home) is to boot into Safe Mode and access the Administrator account from there. If it wasn't password protected, then it'll let you in.
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