Hello! I have windows XP that had 2 user accounts, both as administrators. Jeff was the original administrator. I was added later. My account was password protected and kept requiring a password change. I would go to user accounts through either my account or Jeff's and change my account to eliminate the need for a password. Everything would be fine for a few weeks, then I would be prompted to change the password again, even though I had thought it was no longer password protected. I deleted Jeff's account (BIG mistake). Now when I try to access XP, my account says I need to change the password. When I try to change it (not being sure I have the correct password), I get a message saying I am not authorized to change it. Apparently Jeff was the only one who could do so. Jeff says he never even set me up w/ a password! I am totally locked out, now and would appreciate advice on how to reinstate Jeff's account even though I can't get into the computer at all. I don't have the a setup disc or anything for XP - I think Jeff may have downloaded everything into it. He's in sunny Florida - retired, while I'm working without our company computer!
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