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    user profile (xp sp2)

    I recently lost my administrator profile after having adding a new user. All the files are in place in the 'documents and settings' folder. If I boot in safe mode the administrator profile is there and can be loaded. Any explanations or suggestions would be very much appreciated
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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    If you mean the builtin administrator account that is normal. See How to login as Administrator in Windows XP? for more information.

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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    I was able to get my adminstrator back. Now I have a second administrator which I would like to delete. It won't let me saying that there must be atleast 1 administrator. Is this also normal behavior

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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    One of the two is not an administrator. Check the groups to which each belongs.

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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    My mistake. They have different names but both have administrative priveleges. When I try to delete the 2nd user it acts as if it doesn't recognize that the default administrator is present

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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    You must have one (1) account with the administrative permissions in addition to "The Administrator" account.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: user profile (xp sp2)

    I empathise with your situation, and yet I find it somehow comforting. This is the exact problem I have, and darned if I can find resolution. I am currently reading Woodies XP for dummies for info, I was going to do a fresh install, but now I feel I need to find a solution, because it seems this occurs not only with a bad install, which was my original suspicion. I wish us luck [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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