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How can I log on to windows xp if I have forgotten my password?
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6/23/2010
Tech Support Specialist: Renju, Computer Software Engineer replied 8 years ago
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Hi JACUSTOMER-90umi4v7-. Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

Try to log into to your system using Safe Mode.

To log in to your system in Safe Mode, keep tapping F8 while the windows is loading.(You have to start tapping even before the windows logo shows up)

If you are asked to login even when using Safe Mode, try the username as Administrator and leave password XXXXX

If you are able to log in to your computer, create a new user account and restart your computer and log into this new account.

Tell me if this works.
Please try this and get back to me if you have any problems.

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem.

Edited by Renju on 6/23/2010 at 7:27 AM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Started it in safemode, it went through a series of checking. then it brought up the log on box. Tried the Administrator log in, didn't work
Tech Support Specialist: Renju, Computer Software Engineer replied 8 years ago
Ok.

How many user accounts do you have on your computer ?
Are there any other user accounts on your computer ?

Do you have the Windows XP installation CD with you ?

Edited by Renju on 6/23/2010 at 7:35 AM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no other users. no CD
Tech Support Specialist: Renju, Computer Software Engineer replied 8 years ago
Oops.
Then this is going to be a tough one to crack.

May I know the reason for forgettng your Windows password ?
Have you tried to change it recently and are you unable to remember the new one

Or,

Have you not used this sytem for a long time , and forgot your password ?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have been off work sick for 3 months and forgotten my password
Tech Support Specialist: Renju, Computer Software Engineer replied 8 years ago
Ok.
That happens some times.. Smile

There are some free windows password XXXXX tools available in the internet.
For eg: Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

To use this software, you have to go to their website and download an ISO disc image file and burn it to a CD. By using this CD, you can delete your account password.

It is quite a lengthy process and you can read about this from the below link:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide.htm

Unfortunately, I haven't yet tried it myself.
Go to the link and read about the process.
If you are confident enough about doing this, then we shall go forward with it.

Else, I will opt-out so that another expert will assist you further.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok
Tech Support Specialist: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 8 years ago
Richard
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Hi there, and welcome to JustAnswer

 

Can you try the following please just in case

 

Start normally and at the welcome screen press ctrl+alt+del (twice)

 

Try the administrator login again with no password

 

If you cannot get in then restart and keep pressing F8 until a menu appears.

 

Choose Safe mode with command prompt

 

Type in net user Admin2 password1 /create

 

Press enter and then restart and try to log in with that account

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Unfortunately this didnt work either.

Tech Support Specialist: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 8 years ago
can you detail where it didnt work please
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I chose the safe mode with prompt, then it asked me which operating system and i highlighted XP, then it just ran a script and didn't give me a prompt to type anything in. At the end of the script it rebooted to the log on screen from safe mode.
Tech Support Specialist: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 8 years ago

ok, now when you log in normally, at the welcome screen press ctrl+del+Alt (twice)

 

You should then be able to choose the Admin2 account with a Password XXXXX password1

 

Do this and you can then log in and reset your normal accounts password

 

Please let me know if you still have dfficulties

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

this still hasn't worked, I have given up!

Tech Support Specialist: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 8 years ago

ok, then unfortunatly as you dont have a CD drive, you will need to follow the solution previously given by Renju.

 

Im sorry there is no easier way to do this.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need additional information

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