View Full Version : XP Administrator Login

01-06-2004, 04:35 PM
For security reasons I was advised to switch to Power User for everyday use rather than Administrator in XP Pro. This I did but I have lost access back to Administrator for installing software, changing settings, etc. On going to "Switch User" there is no Administrator shown even though I thought I had saved one. There is only one account with admin access (called cclogin) but I am not sure where it came from and I don't have a password for it (doesn't work with no password).
I have searched here and on the net and tried various suggestions but haven't been able to do anything with the limited access I currently have.
Does this mean I am stuck with reformat and reinstall everything?

01-06-2004, 04:45 PM
have you tried Here (http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/admins.htm)

01-06-2004, 05:50 PM
if you boot into safe mode you should see your administrator account

01-06-2004, 06:05 PM
I couldn't see the Admin account even in Safe mode but followed the first suggestion and managed to get it back and problem solved. I have been there before and I'm not sure what I did different this time but I'm happy.