I Can't Log On - XP Pro



Stevie
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
I screwed up.

I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the Name column and
also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator line. In a
moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I thought was the
duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked Disabled.

After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be disabled. My
name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of my jet plane.
:) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a password
during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son and wife's
logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from there. I can't
change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a repair with the CD
using a Limited Account.

I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still wants a
password which I do not know.

Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator account is
supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do you do if the
owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a full install
of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System Restore from a
Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.

I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all those programs
again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's Ghost. Go
figger.

Thanks for any help.

Steve

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
When asked for a password, what happens when you just hit "enter"?


"Stevie" <NoSpam@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:5f875$4286636a$8b370516$22727@ALLTEL.NET...
> I screwed up.
>
> I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the Name column
and
> also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator line. In a
> moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I thought was
the
> duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked Disabled.
>
> After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be disabled. My
> name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of my jet
plane.
> :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a password
> during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son and wife's
> logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from there. I
can't
> change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a repair with the
CD
> using a Limited Account.
>
> I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still wants a
> password which I do not know.
>
> Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator account is
> supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do you do if the
> owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a full install
> of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System Restore from a
> Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
>
> I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all those programs
> again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's Ghost. Go
> figger.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Steve
>
>

Stevie
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
It asks if I forgot my password and gives me no other options except to
re-enter my password.


"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:%234R7IaMWFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> When asked for a password, what happens when you just hit "enter"?
>
>
> "Stevie" <NoSpam@alltel.net> wrote in message
> news:5f875$4286636a$8b370516$22727@ALLTEL.NET...
> > I screwed up.
> >
> > I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> > Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the Name column
> and
> > also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator line. In
a
> > moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I thought was
> the
> > duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked Disabled.
> >
> > After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be disabled.
My
> > name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of my jet
> plane.
> > :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a password
> > during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son and wife's
> > logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from there. I
> can't
> > change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a repair with
the
> CD
> > using a Limited Account.
> >
> > I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still wants a
> > password which I do not know.
> >
> > Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator account is
> > supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do you do if
the
> > owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a full
install
> > of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System Restore from
a
> > Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
> >
> > I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all those
programs
> > again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's Ghost. Go
> > figger.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
>
>

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Have you tried to log on with the built in Administrator account?

At the Welcome screen, hit CTRL + ALT + DEL twice.
This should bring up the Logon to Windows dialog box.
Enter Administrator in the User Name box.
Hopefully, you won't be asked to supply a password.
If you're able to logon with this account you should be able to
access Computer Management.
Maybe you can repair the damage done to your account.

If you're asked for a password for the Administrator account you
can go to this web site and donwload a program that will let you
reset it to a blank password:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Good luck

--
Nepatsfan
"Stevie" <NoSpam@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:5f875$4286636a$8b370516$22727@ALLTEL.NET...
>I screwed up.
>
> I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the
> Name column and
> also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator
> line. In a
> moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I
> thought was the
> duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked
> Disabled.
>
> After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be
> disabled. My
> name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of
> my jet plane.
> :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a
> password
> during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son
> and wife's
> logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from
> there. I can't
> change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a
> repair with the CD
> using a Limited Account.
>
> I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still
> wants a
> password which I do not know.
>
> Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator
> account is
> supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do
> you do if the
> owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a
> full install
> of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System
> Restore from a
> Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
>
> I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all
> those programs
> again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's
> Ghost. Go
> figger.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Steve
>
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Stevie wrote:
> I screwed up.
>
> I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the Name
> column and also saw my name in the Full Name column of the
> Administrator line. In a moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the
> Properties of what I thought was the duplicate (the one with my name
> in the 1st column) and clicked Disabled.
>
> After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be disabled.
> My name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of my
> jet plane. :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling
> it a password during installation or anytime since. I can get into
> my son and wife's logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do
> anything from there. I can't change any accounts or do a system
> restore. I can't do a repair with the CD using a Limited Account.
>
> I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still wants a
> password which I do not know.
>
> Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator account is
> supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do you do
> if the owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a
> full install of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a
> System Restore from a Limited Account, it would probably be my magic
> bullet.
>
> I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all those
> programs again. The one I never got aroung to installing was
> Norton's Ghost. Go figger.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Steve

LOL! You know this is just karma for not trusting your kid.

Have you tried to logon to THE Administrator account?

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Stevie
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Will try. thanks!

"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
news:dsednQgqVe7D-hvfRVn-2Q@comcast.com...
> Have you tried to log on with the built in Administrator account?
>
> At the Welcome screen, hit CTRL + ALT + DEL twice.
> This should bring up the Logon to Windows dialog box.
> Enter Administrator in the User Name box.
> Hopefully, you won't be asked to supply a password.
> If you're able to logon with this account you should be able to
> access Computer Management.
> Maybe you can repair the damage done to your account.
>
> If you're asked for a password for the Administrator account you
> can go to this web site and donwload a program that will let you
> reset it to a blank password:
>
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
>
> Good luck
>
> --
> Nepatsfan
> "Stevie" <NoSpam@alltel.net> wrote in message
> news:5f875$4286636a$8b370516$22727@ALLTEL.NET...
> >I screwed up.
> >
> > I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> > Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the
> > Name column and
> > also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator
> > line. In a
> > moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I
> > thought was the
> > duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked
> > Disabled.
> >
> > After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be
> > disabled. My
> > name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of
> > my jet plane.
> > :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a
> > password
> > during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son
> > and wife's
> > logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from
> > there. I can't
> > change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a
> > repair with the CD
> > using a Limited Account.
> >
> > I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still
> > wants a
> > password which I do not know.
> >
> > Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator
> > account is
> > supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do
> > you do if the
> > owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a
> > full install
> > of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System
> > Restore from a
> > Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
> >
> > I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all
> > those programs
> > again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's
> > Ghost. Go
> > figger.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
>
>
>

Stevie
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:%23mGU8iMWFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Stevie wrote:
> > I screwed up.
> >
> > I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> > Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the Name
> > column and also saw my name in the Full Name column of the
> > Administrator line. In a moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the
> > Properties of what I thought was the duplicate (the one with my name
> > in the 1st column) and clicked Disabled.
> >
> > After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be disabled.
> > My name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of my
> > jet plane. :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling
> > it a password during installation or anytime since. I can get into
> > my son and wife's logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do
> > anything from there. I can't change any accounts or do a system
> > restore. I can't do a repair with the CD using a Limited Account.
> >
> > I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still wants a
> > password which I do not know.
> >
> > Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator account is
> > supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do you do
> > if the owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a
> > full install of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a
> > System Restore from a Limited Account, it would probably be my magic
> > bullet.
> >
> > I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all those
> > programs again. The one I never got aroung to installing was
> > Norton's Ghost. Go figger.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
> > Steve
>
> LOL! You know this is just karma for not trusting your kid.
>
> Have you tried to logon to THE Administrator account?
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

I just thought it would be cool for him to have his own little logon. My
wife would never permit me to lock her out of my login with a password. HA!
Trying the password reset option.

Thanks.

Stevie
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
> >I screwed up.
> >
> > I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the Computer
> > Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the
> > Name column and
> > also saw my name in the Full Name column of the Administrator
> > line. In a
> > moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I
> > thought was the
> > duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and clicked
> > Disabled.
> >
> > After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be
> > disabled. My
> > name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead of
> > my jet plane.
> > :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it a
> > password
> > during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son
> > and wife's
> > logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from
> > there. I can't
> > change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a
> > repair with the CD
> > using a Limited Account.
> >
> > I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it still
> > wants a
> > password which I do not know.
> >
> > Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator
> > account is
> > supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do
> > you do if the
> > owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do a
> > full install
> > of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System
> > Restore from a
> > Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
> >
> > I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all
> > those programs
> > again. The one I never got aroung to installing was Norton's
> > Ghost. Go
> > figger.
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
> > Steve

"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
news:dsednQgqVe7D-hvfRVn-2Q@comcast.com...
> Have you tried to log on with the built in Administrator account?
>
> At the Welcome screen, hit CTRL + ALT + DEL twice.
> This should bring up the Logon to Windows dialog box.
> Enter Administrator in the User Name box.
> Hopefully, you won't be asked to supply a password.
> If you're able to logon with this account you should be able to
> access Computer Management.
> Maybe you can repair the damage done to your account.
>
> If you're asked for a password for the Administrator account you
> can go to this web site and donwload a program that will let you
> reset it to a blank password:
>
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
>

That did it! I used the bootable CD option and reset the password to blank.
I got in but as a different version of "me". :) New user... farmyard
desktop, etc. When into Users and unchecked Disabled from my name and
everything's like it was. Thank you!

Steve (not clicking that no more!)

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Glad to hear you've got that fixed.

--
Nepatsfan
"Stevie" <noSpam@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:6f3fe$42867285$8b370516$2276@ALLTEL.NET...
>> >I screwed up.
>> >
>> > I'm fairly new at XP and I was messing around in the
>> > Computer
>> > Management/Users section and saw a User with my name in the
>> > Name column and
>> > also saw my name in the Full Name column of the
>> > Administrator
>> > line. In a
>> > moment of sheer stupidity, I opened the Properties of what I
>> > thought was the
>> > duplicate (the one with my name in the 1st column) and
>> > clicked
>> > Disabled.
>> >
>> > After I logged out I can not log back on. I now seem to be
>> > disabled. My
>> > name is on the list but with a flower as a picture instead
>> > of
>> > my jet plane.
>> > :) Now it wants a password... I don't remember telling it
>> > a
>> > password
>> > during installation or anytime since. I can get into my son
>> > and wife's
>> > logon (they are Limited Accounts) but can't do anything from
>> > there. I can't
>> > change any accounts or do a system restore. I can't do a
>> > repair with the CD
>> > using a Limited Account.
>> >
>> > I've been into safe mode where it gives one logon and it
>> > still
>> > wants a
>> > password which I do not know.
>> >
>> > Is there a work-around? I know having this Administrator
>> > account is
>> > supposed to keep my kid from installing programs but what do
>> > you do if the
>> > owner is locked out of the house? Am I going to have to do
>> > a
>> > full install
>> > of XP? Is it even going to let me? If I could do a System
>> > Restore from a
>> > Limited Account, it would probably be my magic bullet.
>> >
>> > I am not looking forward to updating XP and installing all
>> > those programs
>> > again. The one I never got aroung to installing was
>> > Norton's
>> > Ghost. Go
>> > figger.
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help.
>> >
>> > Steve
>
> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
> news:dsednQgqVe7D-hvfRVn-2Q@comcast.com...
>> Have you tried to log on with the built in Administrator
>> account?
>>
>> At the Welcome screen, hit CTRL + ALT + DEL twice.
>> This should bring up the Logon to Windows dialog box.
>> Enter Administrator in the User Name box.
>> Hopefully, you won't be asked to supply a password.
>> If you're able to logon with this account you should be able
>> to
>> access Computer Management.
>> Maybe you can repair the damage done to your account.
>>
>> If you're asked for a password for the Administrator account
>> you
>> can go to this web site and donwload a program that will let
>> you
>> reset it to a blank password:
>>
>> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
>>
>
> That did it! I used the bootable CD option and reset the
> password to blank.
> I got in but as a different version of "me". :) New user...
> farmyard
> desktop, etc. When into Users and unchecked Disabled from my
> name and
> everything's like it was. Thank you!
>
> Steve (not clicking that no more!)
>
>


I Can't Log On - XP Pro