my uncle hacked my computer and made it all but unusable. I need to get into the admin account.

i cant access any of my old files that i made prior to him hacking my computer, i cant change any of the settings and i dont have permissions to to access allot of files. Also i cant install any new things like i tried to download wanko to kurasou (a visual novel) but it said "you must be logged in as administrator or as a member of the power user group when installing this program". also i am blocked from allot of sites on the internet (facebook, youtube, blurtit, wikipidea, and a few other big sites as well as gmail). i want to know how i can change the admin password. I have xp home edition. can i get some help please? I would really appreciate it. , i can barely go on the internet and i cant download anything or access any of my old files. He wont give me back the password so dont suggest that please.

From the manual....


This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software
content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps
below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data
will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1 Check to see if Gateway disk-to-disk recoveryis enabled or not.
2 Make sure the D2D Recoverysetting in Mainis Enabled.
3 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note:To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2>during POST.

To start the recovery process:
1 Restart the system.
2 While the Gateway logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10>at the same time
to enter the recovery process.
3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.

Important!This feature occupies 6 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard disk



Noel Paton
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