troubleshooting Question

I got a "security log is full" message when logging in with an Administrator account

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I got a "security log is full" message when trying to log into a windows XP machine.
I know, why are we still using XP? We have to for a hand full of applications that still require it.

Anyway, the user that was trying to login was an Administrator on the PC, but it still would not let them log in.
I ended up logging in as a different Administrator and it let me in fine.
Then I went to Computer Management and under the Administrators group sure enough the one that was trying to login is already in there.

Any ideas why that user could not log in because the Log was full even though they were a local Administrator?
Scott C
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