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    I have XP Pro SP2 and run a stand-alone PC from home . Until the other
    day I was the Administrator and logged on with the Password blank.

    I am the sole user of this PC

    Today when I tried to instal an Application , I was refused with a
    message which said I didn't have Administrator rights to do this .

    When I checked in User Accounts in Control Panel there are two

    1. <My Name> - Computer Administrator

    this has now a red "X" in the adjacent box

    2. Guest - Guest Account is off

    Why has this happened do you suppose - the only change I've done is to
    re-instal a Boot-iT Image file of the C : drive but this image file
    was of the previous C: drive in which I was the Administrator.

    How do I regain Administrator status ?

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    Re: Lost my Administrator Status

    I would try computer management for a true reflection on the users on your system. Right click on my computer and manage then go to local users and groups. See if this allows you to reset the password for the administrator account, and depending how you log on using XP if you press ctrl alt del twice you get the classic logon screen where you can type the administrator as the user.