Lets try this first, if it doesnt work or if you get stuck let me know as there are other steps we can try.
Shut down the XP computer. Then, press power and immediately start tapping the F8 key.
Choose safe mode with networking.. Then, let me know if you see a second administator account, or an account besides your normal account.
if you see the second admin account, click it and try to login. If you can login.
Then, you can go to the control panel, user accounts, manage another account. And then you can then reset the password ***** your main account, using the built in admin account.
Once you have changed the password.. Shut down, and then try to si gn into your normal account.
That should do the trick.
I strive to provide great service, and greatly appreciate a 5 star rating clicked and submitted when you are satisfied.. I always answer follow up questions.
Senior Technician and Network Switching Systems Operator / Maintainer.