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Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction
Article ID: 290109 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you install Windows XP Home Edition, you are prompted to enter a password for the Administrator account. After the installation has completed, you can only use the Administrator account in Safe mode. When you use the Administrator account to log on to the computer in Normal mode, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to Log You on because of an Account Restriction
This issue occurs because the Administrator account has been set aside so that it can be used in Safe mode when the Owner account is not available.
The Administrator account is not displayed in User Accounts unless the computer is in Safe mode. To change the password for the Administrator account:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP