troubleshooting Question

Windows XP account disappeared after I created a new one

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I created a new account in Windows XP, and now my original account is gone!!!  How can I get it back?  It never asked me any questions about deleting or replacing an account.  I do remember it telling me something like, "you must first create an administrator account".  But I didn't think much of it...I certainly didn't expect this to happen!

When I look under C:\Documents and Settings, I see three folders:  "Administrator", "All Users", and "Test Account" (the new one I created).  But when I look in Control Panel, User Accounts, I don't see the original "Administrator" account.  Under "Test account", it says "computer administrator".  HELP!!!!!
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