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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 2:40:47 AM

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I have a problem that I cannot seem to work out no matter what I do. Please
let me know if I'm in the wrong group, but I'm hoping this is the right
place to start.

I have Windows XP Home Edition. I bought it and have a valid key and all
that. I am just a home user, not a company. Been fine for years and I
install PCAnywhere on my computer and everything has changed. Instead of
automatically logging in ( no passwords) I now have become a limited user.
I've added( and can see more accounts in safe mode, but when I log on I get
the log-on window with administrator in it and an error message saying
configuration ( or something is wrong). I can put my name in and hit enter
and go in Windows, but only as limited. By the way, I uninstalled
PCAnywhere in the meantime but I can't get in as adminstrator. Do I have to
reinstall windows XP now? Have tried everything I can think of. Appreciate
any help or suggestions. Thanks a million.
Al alanj77@verizon.net

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Al
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 2:40:48 AM

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

You must startup in Safe Mode in order to logon as local administrator with
Windows XP Home.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Alan Johnston" wrote:
|I have a problem that I cannot seem to work out no matter what I do.
Please
| let me know if I'm in the wrong group, but I'm hoping this is the right
| place to start.
|
| I have Windows XP Home Edition. I bought it and have a valid key and all
| that. I am just a home user, not a company. Been fine for years and I
| install PCAnywhere on my computer and everything has changed. Instead of
| automatically logging in ( no passwords) I now have become a limited user.
| I've added( and can see more accounts in safe mode, but when I log on I
get
| the log-on window with administrator in it and an error message saying
| configuration ( or something is wrong). I can put my name in and hit enter
| and go in Windows, but only as limited. By the way, I uninstalled
| PCAnywhere in the meantime but I can't get in as adminstrator. Do I have
to
| reinstall windows XP now? Have tried everything I can think of.
Appreciate
| any help or suggestions. Thanks a million.
| Al alanj77@verizon.net
|
| --
|
|
| Al
|
|
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:03:29 AM

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

Thanks. I don't know what happened, but I finally got in. Thing is......
When I boot up, I get that error message about adminstrative rights or
something. The name in the log-on is admistrator and I change that to
another account name and, finally made it in with the admin rights. I don't
know why THIS happens, but, hey, I'm back in. Just need to figure out what
to do about getting back to the original log-on where I ( or anyone) can
just boot up into windows without any password intervention. Thanks,
Al

"Dave Patrick" <DSPatrick@nOsPAM.gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e6kOY59uFHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> You must startup in Safe Mode in order to logon as local administrator
> with
> Windows XP Home.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Alan Johnston" wrote:
> |I have a problem that I cannot seem to work out no matter what I do.
> Please
> | let me know if I'm in the wrong group, but I'm hoping this is the right
> | place to start.
> |
> | I have Windows XP Home Edition. I bought it and have a valid key and
> all
> | that. I am just a home user, not a company. Been fine for years and I
> | install PCAnywhere on my computer and everything has changed. Instead
> of
> | automatically logging in ( no passwords) I now have become a limited
> user.
> | I've added( and can see more accounts in safe mode, but when I log on I
> get
> | the log-on window with administrator in it and an error message saying
> | configuration ( or something is wrong). I can put my name in and hit
> enter
> | and go in Windows, but only as limited. By the way, I uninstalled
> | PCAnywhere in the meantime but I can't get in as adminstrator. Do I
> have
> to
> | reinstall windows XP now? Have tried everything I can think of.
> Appreciate
> | any help or suggestions. Thanks a million.
> | Al alanj77@verizon.net
> |
> | --
> |
> |
> | Al
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:03:30 AM

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

You're welcome.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Alan Johnston" wrote:
| Thanks. I don't know what happened, but I finally got in. Thing is......
| When I boot up, I get that error message about adminstrative rights or
| something. The name in the log-on is admistrator and I change that to
| another account name and, finally made it in with the admin rights. I
don't
| know why THIS happens, but, hey, I'm back in. Just need to figure out
what
| to do about getting back to the original log-on where I ( or anyone) can
| just boot up into windows without any password intervention. Thanks,
| Al
January 19, 2006 6:18:33 PM

Hi,

In your case I suppose you trying Active@ password changer utility. That should really help. It is small, easy to use and can quickly reset your lost or forgotten login pass. that helped me before so give it a try.


http://www.password-changer.com/
!