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I inserted an 11.10 DVD while in windows and was asked if wanted to install on windows like another program, said yes - but in the process my administrator user in windows was destroyed and the password entered to start ubuntu was not recognised.

The start up window and control panel for users only show other users, the documents and settings are still present on the hard drive. Even with system restore the user did not re-appear.

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closed as too localized by RolandiXor, hbdgaf, Tom Brossman, Javier Rivera, hhlp Dec 31 '12 at 12:05

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I guess you used Wubi? Passwords in Ubuntu are case-sensitive, and you may want to make sure that you're typing on the same keyboard layout (just in case). You can mount your windows partition in a live session in Ubuntu and backup your files. You may try repairing your windows using the windows install disc. –  titaniumtux Jan 7 '12 at 5:46
    
The start up window and control panel for users only showed the other users, the documents and settings are still present on the hard drive. Even with system restore the user did not re-appear. –  Swift Jan 11 '12 at 17:35
    
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  RolandiXor Dec 31 '12 at 5:03