So I have a rather bizzare requests I'm hoping someone out there can answer. For what seems like a parity of a simple hack, I need a way to modify group permissions outside of Windows. Perhaps in a boot environment (like Bart's PE or another live CD). I've tried googling registry values associated with 'em, but to no end. As for my reason, somehow I ended up without a single Administrator-enabled account. After a Windows install, I always disable the factory 'Administrator' account and create a new one. In this case, 'gatesb', and a normal user account which I use regularly, in this case, 'hansenj'. I know that I added the 'gatesb' account to the Administrator's group, because I absolutely remember seeing it there. Though for some very satanic humour, my Windows install decided to remove it. Now I'm stuck with two useless accounts. If someone out there could inform me of a registry hack to add an account to the Administrators group, I'd owe you a Wookie lifedebt. Or even if there's a LiveCD out there that can do this as a hack, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Stat1k PS My XP install is a 'Pro' edition, and it's completely updated with SP2 and the latest hotfixes.