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Old 05-13-2004, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I remember few days ago i installed zonealarm, but when i shut the system last time i had no warnings neither did i click or restrict any system or internet things.

When i tried to enter as administrator it says something like restoring the user profile to default. Then it says 'could not log you in contact your system administrator'. I am the system administrator myself,then it goes to login screen again.

One thing I have to notice is my diskspace is almost full ie...48.1 GB of 50 GB hard disk.Does it make any difference?

I dunno what is stopping me from logging in my own computer.
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Neither I could log in as a user
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Sorry to hear that....

Have you tried logging in with the administrator account?

Not your "personal" profile but the actual administrator account.

Just in case, you never know.
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.......don't know if you can recover lost passwords in XP, I think the passwords are encrypted in a file in a hidden system folder
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XP has a lost password wizard but.... you have to enable it BEFORE you loose you password and create a floppy disk to get you in.

Again, this has to be done BEFORE you loose your PW. If it hasn't been done... things get complicated.
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I ca easily break in any NT system, my linux boot disk, but the case in here is different. There must be something else that is preventing to log me in. I tried actual Administrator. The user with a administrative privillage, w/o admin privillage. Noe of them wotk

Could spyware or firewall or anyother things like viruses do it, If so how will I be able to check 'em.
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have you gone into Safe Mode?
have you donew a repair-install?
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when i press F8 nothing happens it will just take it course as normal booting. funny thing is when I try to log in as a user with admin privillages it logged in now, something came up a plain box with nothing written with just a cross mark in top left corner of the box. I could also see the wallpaper, but just wall paper. not a ingle alphbet or numbers . just that cross.When I click that I go back to login screen.

Here If the memory was an issue, I have 768 DDR stick
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I think something has played with your system files, a epair-install MIGHT fix those files
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Could you explain me how can I do a repair -install. After pressing r from the xp-cd i cannot go beyond that
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