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Administrators Rights in XP

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all of the above !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i am trying to remove the brilliant bit if genius that has made my laptop useless.

Can anyone tell me how to remove a 'administrator' from XP when a 'higher rated user' can block anything that a nomal user does, hopefully without having to reformat the hard-drive and start again ? its a bit like this, while trying to be a genius, i have some how created a 'higher rated user' turned off any access to anything my 'normal' sign on and do, without writing down a single password, after having a consumed a bottle of red wine.

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First try booting in safe mode and log in as root "Administrator". Unless you've created a password for this account, you shouldn't need one to log on. Once logged on you can change the permissions of the other accounts.

If you can't access the root admin account, here's a link that allows you to reset the admin password: http://home.eunet.no...d/bootdisk.html

However, if you have any encrypted files you won't be able to access them after using this method.
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