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Old 10-19-2005, 03:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You won't lose any data, it will restore your old configuration back to a time when it was working properly. You may however have to reinstall certain software but you should not lose any data.

Heres some info if you want to know more http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...emrestore.mspx
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is there anyway other than guessing how far back to go. I am not sure when all of this started.

I am working on some web sites and don't want to loose my FTP logons or the site files. The site files are kept in their own folders outside of program files.

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It should not affect any of your personal data, you can back them up if you are still concern. Undo a change to a specific date, I can't help you with that because I don't know when it happen. You just have to take a guess, if it happen a month ago then go back a month.
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Would loading something like Microsoft Office Pro or Adobe Printshop Pro cause this?

Or Doing something to make MS mail program behave and stop wanting to be my default.

I am and have been a Netscape/Mozilla fan and I recall when I loaded the office it prioritized (sp) a lot of my settings. hmmmm

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No..I don't think any of those program would change your administrator privilege. But some virus have been known to.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have a feeling, it is time to bust it down and reload everything.

Oh BTW, Can another hdd be installed, XP loaded on it and then reinstall my current one as a slave and be able to ge to the admin that way?

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Reformat it
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I think you have hit the nail on the head, my friend.

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you have another OS you won't be able to do much but only share files. The C$ is share among administrative account in xp pro. So if you're asking if you could modify it then the answer is probably no unless you know the account password.

I always consider reformating to be a last resort, but whatever..it seems like there isn't any other possible thing we can do.
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I found this thread but don't know if you already seen it. Check it out because it might help you.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=61575
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