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XP Embedded security recovery

I have a windows xp embeddded system which I added a user to. Originally the system automatically booted up and logged in (presumably as the Administrator).

Anyway I niaively deleted the user account thinking it would resort back to the original auto boot.

WRONG!

When I boot the machine now, it has the deleted Username and does not allow any entry on the keyboard and is effectively locked.

My backup image is also corrupted!

How do I recover from this to allow to system to autoboot as it did previously?


Kind Regards
David
Windows XP

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Nice-Ghaza

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Try doing a repair install and choose the option to restore to an earlier time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0JI5wSvrXY

This has detailed instructions
http://www.icompute.info/System_restore_from_xp_cd.htm
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