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no administrator recognized

by Luis Lesur / June 22, 2008 6:22 AM PDT

By carlesness I did something that made my computer (windows xp pro, service pack 2 installed), to accept my name and password that have administrator rights, but then in users acounts don't appear who is the current user. My account aperar there, saying that I have administrative rights, but not as the current user. So I dont know who is the current user (or if it is possible to run with out one), but, as I can't use the administrative privilages, I can't try, to change setings there, when to make some change of settings they ask for some administrator name and password, mine is rejected.
So my question is what I need to be recognized again as an user with administrative rights (user acounts say that I have). thanks for your expertice, be indulgent with my negligence, and if posible help me as soon as posible.

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That's a known bug.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 6:25 AM PDT

In Windows XP, XP will give you that error but it's not about the administrator privilege but something about file or registry permissions.

Not to teach Windows admin here but even the admin must obey file and registry permissions. It's just sad that Microsoft elected to not cough up the right error.

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Not entirely sure I understand the problem
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 6:56 AM PDT

Hi Luis.

Can you restate the problem?

You said by carelessness you did something that made the computer accept your name and password. What does that mean?

When you goto Control Panel > User Accounts, what does the User Accounts window show listed under "or pick an account to change"? How many accounts are listed, and what type of accounts are they, (Computer Administrator, or Computer Administrator Password Protected, or Limited User)?

Where do you expect to see the words, "Current User"? I don't see that in my own XP Pro User Accounts options from the Control Panel.

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