RE: root

Bob, thanks for getting back. I tried to hit F8 when the comp started up. I
am not even sure what to look for. I bought this computer and someone else
set it up. I have minimal computer skills and do not know the lingo. But I do
know that when she set it up, I have since not been in control. Does it help
if I tell you that after two months I realized that I was not the
administrator on my comp. After saying something to her and her denying this,
all of the sudden I was able to change who was the admin. Before, I could
not. I don't know if this makes sense, but it seemed like these changes were
made by her on another computer?? Tonight I right clicked on something on my
credit card account, and then hit properties. I said something was modified
or created on 12/1/05. I clicked the nexted thin, not sure what, and a
verisighn certificate something appeared. Something regarding remote access
transfer stuff. I have no idea except that I did not access this paticular
account on 12/1/05. On this credit card account, that I accessed tonight, it
would not even give me access to changing my password??? I don' want access
to her stuff, but I want to know what access there is to my stuff. Again, I
am now the admin. As far as root goes, I was also just wondering if there is
a way to view root settings. I control the passwords to even get on the
computer now. I think there is an overiding remote access though. Bob, this
may not make sense, but only because I am new to this and she is a master at
it. She claims she doesn't even know what root is. Let me know what you
think, and maybe I can give you clearer details.
thank you.

"Malke" wrote:

> harry wrote:
> > is there a way for me to look at what root settings are on my
> > computer. how do i look at what root is on my comp. Again I am new at
> > this, thanks Bob
> >
> > "Bob Bosco" wrote:
> >
> >> "Root" is the lowest level directory on a drive, and it contains all
> >> other
> >> directories. In Windows, root is represented by a \ (backslash).
> >> For
> >> example, " C:\ " is the root directory of your C drive. What
> >> exactly are
> >> you restricted from viewing? If you have profiles set up for other
> >> users, they have the option of making their files private through
> >> encryption.
> There is no user called "root" on a Windows system. If you find one,
> then either someone with physical access to the computer is playing a
> joke on you or your system has been compromised. There is
> Administrator. To log into the Administrator account:
> In XP Home, boot the computer into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly
> tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to
> the right menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not
> work here. Once in Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden
> Administrator account. The default password is a blank.
> In XP Pro, you do not need to go into Safe Mode. At the Welcome Screen,
> do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box. Type in
> "Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up
> Windows.
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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