Hi, I crashed and XP "automatically" restored an older ?! version of my registry (so the dialog says) and now there are no users on the after boot screen. I try CTRL ALT DELETE to log in as admin, no joy. The partition is there, and windows seems to work. I even tried doing a "repair" install, and no joy there either. ANY idea what I can do? Can I create a SAM, or copy one? Is there a backup I could use? Thanks, J.