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Password reset I reset the administrator password through the safe mode, but when I log in as that, there are no other users shown for me to delete or modify. What did I do wrong? Also when we power up the computer, administrator is not on there, but the other users are. Thanks.

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The administrator user id disappers if you use the login screen with the pictures on it. If you use the other login screen where you type in the user id, it will let you use it by typing it in. It was done as a safety feature because by default administrator doesn't have a password associated with it.

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