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Administrator Account Disappeared

by reddog093 / June 8, 2004 11:22 PM PDT

I left my computer on left night and my screensaver returns to the login menu when it's deactivated. When the login screen loaded this morning my Administrator Account is gone. This is the account that I use the most and I was playing games on it last night. I installed nothing yesterday.

Windows XP Media Center Edition
HP Media Center PC m380n

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Re:Administrator Account Disappeared
by reddog093 / June 9, 2004 1:38 PM PDT

To add more to my previous message.. My Administrator's documents and all my files are still on the hard drive in the Administrator folder, but i can't log in to it.

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Re:Re:Administrator Account Disappeared
by Papa Echo / June 9, 2004 1:56 PM PDT

I am not familar with the 'Media' version of XP, but see if you can access the 'main' Administator account in Safe Mode. If so, you will probably be able to use it to access the files you wanted, and (still in Safe Mode) to create a new account with Adminisrtor privileges. Perhaps you can then copy he contents of the old folders( Admin Documents, etc) to the new ones which will be automatically created. Try to give the new account a different name.

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Re:Re:Administrator Account Disappeared
by reddog093 / June 11, 2004 5:30 PM PDT

sounds good.. thx for the advice :-D

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