"How can Ilog on as "Administrator" if so I don't remember any passwords"
You could use NTPASSWD to clear that Admin password.
But before I continue, how did you post such a terribly formatted discussion? Even your question does not have a question mark and a statement "now it went haywire" has the question mark. Something odd about this post.
Once you get the account reset you can deal with the dead accounts as if they have CORRUPT PROFILES. Microsoft tells you the steps at the next link. And about NTPASSWORD. It's free, found with google and I do not write instructions on its use since it's just a boot and answer one question then hit enter type software. Besides we have the web to look for that.
READ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151 on how Microsoft fixes that issue.
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XP Home SP3 version 5.1.2600, Bios A07, Dell Dimension 8300, 2 Mb mem
window; "Log On to Windows" but in faint mode. Trying to click on,
doesn't work. Front of it is a smaller
but sharp window: Log On Message: "Unable to log on because of account
restriction." clicking on [OK] both windows disappear, new screen with the
three users icons "To begin click your user name". Doing so, desktop
appears with 13 small icons on Taskbar
VERY SLOW!. Ctrl Panel - User Accounts: there are 3 icons, all are "
Run - msconfig [OK] System Config Utility window. On General Tab Normal Setup, on Start Up tab 35 start up
items all checked!. Clicking on Disable All - Apply, new window appears System
Config "Access denied, you may log on using Admin Acct to make specific changes"
[OK] [Restart] starts the same procedure from beginning and TAKES FOREVER
Config - Utility window - General tab : Normal - Start tab there are 33 items all
all these programs are slowly loaded and running in the background slowing PC
How can I
log on as "Administrator" if so I don't remember any passwords. PC was working
for years without such login procedure, now it went haywire? I don't care about
passwords, and anyone login on. I want a simple login procedure as it was
before for many years (and a fast running PC)
Please advise, thank you