It seems to be more complicated...
by mems55 - 7/17/05 12:12 PM
In Reply to: Mems, Questions.... by Grif Thomas
Grif, I understand what you're saying, and I really don't understand what happened. I had the original Administrator account, with admin privileges. I made an account called "Backup Admin," also with admin privileges, in case one got corrupted. Then, thinking I was being smart (and following advice I had seen in some places) I made a third user with my name and gave it limited privileges. As soon as I did this, the next time I went to go on, I could ONLY get on through the limited user account. When I reboot, or log off as the limited user, I get the box with the account name and the spot for the password. I tried typing in Administrator, and Backup Admin, and both times I get a message saying I can't be logged in, make sure the domain is correct, etc. From something I read this morning, it seems that once a new user is created, XP hides the original Administrator account? BUt why would it hide the second one? And I really don't know how to use the safe mode to access the controls and log on through there.
Also, when I type in CONTROL userpasswords, the screen that comes up ONLY shows the newest user account with my name on it and limited privileges. So I can get in, but I can't switch users. It's as if the program thinks the admin users don't exist any more.
Is there something else I can do? Thanks so much for trying to help me.
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