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Only Able to Logon On as Guest Account

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July 18, 2005 4:17:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

This may be a coincidence but I installed a new anti-virus program on my
laptop and and rebooted. When it restarted, I was presented with a user
login screen and the only available account was "Guest". I have never
previously had more than one user account and it always booted straight into
XP using my default administrators account called "Peter".
I don't know how to recover the situation as when I login as Guest now I
have no admin rights. I can see the "Peter" folder still exists under
Documents & Settings and I really don't want to re-install XP Home if at all
possible.

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July 19, 2005 8:02:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Boot to Safe Mode and the default "Administrator" logon on will appear.
After logged in, change your account type to administrator.


"Petergut" <Petergut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BA76E437-4D76-4C08-B8E0-93A1BC9F8DFA@microsoft.com...
> This may be a coincidence but I installed a new anti-virus program on my
> laptop and and rebooted. When it restarted, I was presented with a user
> login screen and the only available account was "Guest". I have never
> previously had more than one user account and it always booted straight
> into
> XP using my default administrators account called "Peter".
> I don't know how to recover the situation as when I login as Guest now I
> have no admin rights. I can see the "Peter" folder still exists under
> Documents & Settings and I really don't want to re-install XP Home if at
> all
> possible.
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