Originally Posted by jbone_0307
Is that right??
you should be able to log on as administrator (normally the user name is Administrator) with no problem, but you NEED to know the password, unless they didn't set up a password
if you don't have the password, well you are in trouble, it can be cracked, you can check neworder.box.sk for some tips and tools but at your own risk (I didn't give you that link btw).
if it's a home computer there is no reason to log on as a power user, the only problem is you log on as a different user (Administrator) is that you will be having access to a different profile (my documents folder, start menu, desktop, etc.) but you have access to all the files on the computer, only that you need to know where they are.
for example, if you normal user name is jbone, you will find your my documents folder at c:\documents and settings\jbone\my documents (I am following the XP model, it can be slightly different, can't remember how it is in 2000).
Anyway, when you logon as administrator you can guarantee the other user name (the power user) administrator's rights. You might want help to do that, I am not quite sure what the exact steps are in Windows 2000, but you have to access the computer management screen, locate the user and under the Member of tab add the administrators group and delete the power users group.
Don't mess up with the Administrator's account or you might have to reinstall the OS.
BTW, upgrade to Windows XP, so I can give you step by step guides (I haven't used 2000 in ages).