To whoever can help, you will stop me from going bald as I am currently pulling my hair out.
My old work gave me my computer when I left. It runs Windows XP. I was on it a couple of days ago, clearing unwanted files and programs. I went into a section where it asked if I wanted to add a new user profiles, so I typed a new username and set it so I didn't need a password.
Then when I restarted the computer, it is not only asking me for a password, but my old username and password won't work, and I don't have a password for the new username!!
So it seems as if the computer is now locked and I can't get in. What are my options? Replace hard drive, and start from scratch? Or is there a funky solution that I haven't thought of. Without the admin password it seems as if I'm stuck.
Any help will be rewarded by enormous amounts of Karma.
Type in our user name and leave the password box blank then press enter.
If you get in Control panel User accounts disable all passwords there.
To stop your system from displaying the Welcome Screen, go to "Start->Run" and type in "control userpasswords2" (but without the quotations). Untick the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option and click OK
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