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Anonymous
July 13, 2004 4:24:02 AM

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Hi, can anyone help with a huge problem. I just received a computer from a friend with WinXP. I've used 98 forever so just playing it by ear now. I didn't like the required security sign in settings to use the system...so I went to administrator settings and disabled the guest and administrator sign in. I can't get into my computer at all now...just the original sign-in screen without the text boxes. Is there any way to undo this change without going to a tech for a reboot, etc.? I don't have the WinXP disk to use either. Am I totally screwed? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Anonymous
July 13, 2004 11:11:02 AM

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When your computer is booting up, go into safe mode by clicking on F8 at the top of your keypad, once there, make your changes, then reboot.
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"Elinor" wrote:

> Hi, can anyone help with a huge problem. I just received a computer from a friend with WinXP. I've used 98 forever so just playing it by ear now. I didn't like the required security sign in settings to use the system...so I went to administrator settings and disabled the guest and administrator sign in. I can't get into my computer at all now...just the original sign-in screen without the text boxes. Is there any way to undo this change without going to a tech for a reboot, etc.? I don't have the WinXP disk to use either. Am I totally screwed? Thanks for any suggestions.
> --
> Oh well...
Anonymous
July 13, 2004 12:38:06 PM

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Hi

Press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice at the Welcome screen to see if you can access the
Administrator's Account again. When you do get back into Windows, create a
new User Account for yourself with Admin . permissions.

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"Elinor" <Elinor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A96DE4A9-B7CB-4362-B2CC-CDC235185A32@microsoft.com...
| Hi, can anyone help with a huge problem. I just received a computer from a
friend with WinXP. I've used 98 forever so just playing it by ear now. I
didn't like the required security sign in settings to use the system...so I
went to administrator settings and disabled the guest and administrator sign
in. I can't get into my computer at all now...just the original sign-in
screen without the text boxes. Is there any way to undo this change without
going to a tech for a reboot, etc.? I don't have the WinXP disk to use
either. Am I totally screwed? Thanks for any suggestions.
| --
| Oh well...
July 18, 2004 6:53:04 PM

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Thanx Will, tried that w/no results. A-Ok tho, got a tech to help.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice at the Welcome screen to see if you can access the
> Administrator's Account again. When you do get back into Windows, create a
> new User Account for yourself with Admin . permissions.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Elinor" <Elinor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A96DE4A9-B7CB-4362-B2CC-CDC235185A32@microsoft.com...
> | Hi, can anyone help with a huge problem. I just received a computer from a
> friend with WinXP. I've used 98 forever so just playing it by ear now. I
> didn't like the required security sign in settings to use the system...so I
> went to administrator settings and disabled the guest and administrator sign
> in. I can't get into my computer at all now...just the original sign-in
> screen without the text boxes. Is there any way to undo this change without
> going to a tech for a reboot, etc.? I don't have the WinXP disk to use
> either. Am I totally screwed? Thanks for any suggestions.
> | --
> | Oh well...
>
>
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