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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you try to log on to a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that has Winternals Administrator's Pak installed, you cannot find the administrator account on the Welcome screen. Therefore, you cannot log on to the Windows XP-based computer.
When you install Windows XP, you are required to enter at least one name of a user who will access the computer. When you create this name, the default administrator account no longer appears.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
How to make the administrator account visible on the Welcome screenWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To make the administrator account visible on the Welcome screen, follow these steps: