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My administrator icon disappeared in xp, Where is it?

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August 17, 2011 6:34:19 AM

My administrator icon in windows xp disappeared. It was working ok when I turned my computer off last night. When I turned my computer on today, I only had a guest icon. Please advise as to how I can find it.
August 17, 2011 11:29:36 AM

do you remember the admin pass ? If yes then hit Ctrl+ ALT + Del key when you see the guest icon, put those in login box and hit enter.
are you able to login using above ?
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August 17, 2011 12:04:17 PM

stant1 said:
My administrator icon in windows xp disappeared. It was working ok when I turned my computer off last night. When I turned my computer on today, I only had a guest icon. Please advise as to how I can find it.

It may have been disabled.

Right click my computer, click Manage.

Under local users and groups, Click users

highlight user you want, click action, properties.

Uncheck "account is disabled" if it is checked.
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August 18, 2011 10:22:49 PM

subhashchy said:
do you remember the admin pass ? If yes then hit Ctrl+ ALT + Del key when you see the guest icon, put those in login box and hit enter.
are you able to login using above ?


Thanks for your suggestion and sorry for my late response. There isn't an actual icon anymore, it's now a windows logon window with guest in the user line and a line for password. Alt+ctrl+del dosn't change it and when I clear out guest and put in admin with the password it say "incorrect domaine or user id". I have no idea why it changed from an icon to a windows logon window. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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August 18, 2011 10:28:26 PM

ksiemb said:
It may have been disabled.

Right click my computer, click Manage.

Under local users and groups, Click users

highlight user you want, click action, properties.

Uncheck "account is disabled" if it is checked.


Thanks for your suggestion. When I go thru your suggestion and click manage, I don't have a "local users and groups" anywhere. Please advise.
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