I cannot sign in as an administrator on my own computer

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computer repair
Dell XP
How do I accomplish this on a DELL XP computer.  I can't sign in as an administrator and I'm having a lot of problems with my computer. I get an hourglass when I try to sign off my computer.

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Dell XP
ASKED: March 24, 2013  5:21 PM
UPDATED: March 25, 2013  12:00 PM

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Do you have an account already on the system that has admin rights or did you purchase this system used with the software installed and the admin account is the only way to log on?  If this is the case and you were not supplied any password, you will need to hack it out.  There is many different flavors of software on the Internet for this type of operation.  So, have at it.

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  • TomLiotta
    How did you set up the Administrator profile when you bought the computer? Until we know how you set it up, we can't be sure how you access Administrator. How do you sign on as yourself? -- Tom
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