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"Brian Sponcil" <brian-sponciluiowa.edu> wrote in message
> I've got a user who, on his home machine, has disabled
> the Administrator account which of course is the only
> account on the machine. Now there seems to be no way to
> get into the machine.
> I've tried using a win2000 CD and going to the recovery
> console which allows me a command line interface to the
> file system but I'm not sure what to do from there.
> I tried creating a new directory under doents and
> settings and then copying the ntuser.dat, .dat.log
> and .ini hoping that I could then log into the new acct
> but to no avail.
> I don't suppose there's an easy way to edit whatever
> registry file is telling the OS that the acct is
> support.microsoft.com says there's no way to recover from
> this situation but I have to believe that there actually
> is. Any suggestions?
> -Brian Sponcil
> Network Administrator
> Belin-Blank Center
> The University of Iowa