O.K. Ive spent a few days looking through posts and learned a lot but still have a serious problem. I posted last week that I couldnt get my administrater acoount back after changing my user account to limited. Well now I think there is more. I cant even get all my computer imfo from the help thingy. [Real newby] Ive tried everything i found mentioned in other posts. Typed in administrator ect. When I do get in as administrater , its like I have never used the comp. At first I thought I was in safe mode but just now when I tried to fill in more of my specs, I found that it says that my windows isnt activated and will expire in 30 days. My comp. guy reinstalled windows at xmas for me and I know im regestered.Everything works good but I can't use any administratrive priviledges. My hubby has an account but never used it and if I go there, its just like when I try to use administer. On yhe welcome screen, only 2 accounts show...mine and hubbys...no administrater. Before I changed my account to limited, I could do anything, now, nothing. Oh and if I do get in with the administrater account by typing in the user spot, if I try to use open user accounts, I get script error....Also tried last configuration thingy. When I restart, the screen doesnt stay on long enough to "press F8" before it continues to start up and if I do it really fast , not being able to read whats on the page, I get 4 options and nothing about last best configuration. I think thats all I know for now. Sorry if it sounds too vague or mixed up. You guys sound like you're way over my head. If this sounds like too much of a mess, tell me and I will just take this to my comp. guy. Thanks and will try to figure out more specs to give you.and by the way this is windows xp and all Ive done to change things is to add memory and a video card.