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Admin account wil not let anyone log in any more

well it wont let me and i set it up with pw i know is right. there is one other user account that has no pw. last week i installed pub 2002 and all went well except now i cant get in to admin account. dont know if hte 2 are related. any way around this?
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CrazyOneCommented:
See if this helps

expert shekerra found this little diddy to crack the SAM

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You download this: http://www.naturalpondsandlandscapes.com/paq/NT2000BT.zl9

Run it to create a boot floppy then follow the instructions. If you choose to do this then you are doing this at your own risk. Just change the admin pw and login then change the account pw's that you desire.


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Change the .zl9 extension to .exe and then run it. Make sure you have a floppy disk in the floppy drive and let the program create the boot floppy. Now restart the machine a let it boot from the floppy. Now follow what it instructs you to do.

Use it like a bootdisk.


The Crazy One
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trekie1Commented:
I'm fairly new to xp myself  but was under the impression that a user with full admin rights was the administrator (confused myself here :>)    what about hit F8 on bootup and go safe mode...will it not let you log on as admin ??

hi Spence..hopeing to learn something on this one :>)
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IronMaidenAuthor Commented:
Crazy one: i saw that one when I perused the Q's for answer and downloaded it last night. its work puter so i wont test till monday and am unwilling to test on my machine LOL.
Trekie: The puter  has 2 accoundt, mine ( admin) and users( no rights) does not give me   option  to choose on logon screen. If i wanted to logon as admin before i had to type my user \ pass. PC Anywhere screwed that up as it does not allow fast user switching but i could still log on it i typed manually.
 
crazy one, if that option works im not sure if i should credit you or not as i had found that myself. what do you think? ( IF it works )  
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trekie1Commented:
boot to safe mode and it gives the option to log on as admin but I haven't seen any other way to log on as admin
maybe i'm missing something here :>)  my comp has myself as user (james.house1) and userxx (just an empty account) anyway on bootup those two are the only options showing but in safe mode ..james.house1 shows as well as administrator and userxx
is it your account thats not showing up on bootup?? inother words does the puter just boot on up into the other account with no admin rights ?  if this is the case something has happened too your account and maybe you need to recreate it....maybe my comp is'nt configured right :>) but have never had option on bootup for admin  only in safe mode
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IronMaidenAuthor Commented:
boot to safe mode seems to be teh answer as i have gone to MS nGs and that is what i found there. to quote " 1) If you have another administrator account, log in with this account.
If not, boot into Safe Mode (press F8 at system startup), log in as
"Administrator" (if you specified a password during installation, you have
to enter it here).

2) Go to "Start > Run" and type the following: "control userpasswords2". You
can reset the password from the dialog box that pops up.

Patrick"

the admn account was "susan" and it used to show up but now it does not. and i am unable to swtich to it. so let my try what you and M$ sugested trekkie
Thanks
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trekie1Commented:
any luck with this yet IronMaiden ??
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IronMaidenAuthor Commented:
yes That si what i did. boot into safe mode and log in as admin.( Thank god i remembered the PW)
then reset the pw. no prob all is as it should be.
Hmm how should i do the points on this? give them or no?
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ComTechCommented:
Hello IronMaiden, you should accept the Expert who helped you, and in this instance with an A grade. trekie1 lead you to the exact solution you requested as you have stated above.

Thank you,
ComTech
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MoondancerCommented:
Please return here and update/finalize this question.
If you need help splitting points, provide details.
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Moondancer - EE Moderator
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ComTechCommented:
IronMaiden, see that you have logged in today, please take to heart, Moondancer's comment.

ComTech
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IronMaidenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Trekkie for putting me on the right trax and so sorry this one took so long to answer too .
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teristarrCommented:
I have a puter that is not allowing a user to sign on any longer. The only way on is thru the admin account- old account worked until playing with setting configs to share printer with w98 machine. Now the user name gives system log is full error.

Any suggestions on how to get past this?
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