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System Administrator Thanks for your suggestion. I tried what you sugested without success. Before I did the restoration I had two log-on profiles plus one for a guest. I now have only one and it is called Administrator on the log in window. It does not have a password space and once I log in the computer doesnt allow my administrative privilges. As for the control panel, I am unable to go into its properties because it isnt visible. When I attempt to fo into program access I geta a banner stating: (This operation has been cancelled due to ristrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.)

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You're Welcome.

I wasn't suggesting you access Control Panel properties, but your start folders properties to add control panel back to it.

As for the user/Administrator account issue, you could try a system restore (I rarely if ever suggest this) to a date prior to the issue and that may get you back into control.

Also if no one else has had physical access to this computer? You may want to boot into Safe Mode (tapping F8 key on boot to key to the Windows boot option screen) and run a full virus scan as this issue doesn't seem likely unless it's viral in nature. Unless someone else has been messing around with it.

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  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

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