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Logging in as administrator -- windows xp home

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I'm running windows xp home sp2. I couldn't remember the password for administrator (I think I even tried a blank password and that didn't work) and so I found on microsoft's knowledgebase that you can do start->run and enter "control passwords2" and it allows a user with administrator privileges to reset a password. I reset the administrator password. The issue I have now is when I attempt to log in as administrator at the normal log in screen (by using ctrl-alt-del twice), I get "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction." However, in safe mode, the administrator login is one of the choices and if I use the same password it logs me in with no message. Does anyone know why I get the message of an account restriction at the normal log in and how to remedy this? Thanks.
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Yes, the administrator account in XP HOME is only accessible in safe mode. It is not, cannot, will not be accessed in normal mode (this is for XP HOME only)
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