Help XP home has locked me out

  Brucemac 19:50 07 Mar 2003

I email from laptop. Home PC has had lots of keys pressed by 18 month old - now is saying it is in use and locked. I am adminsistrator but have forgotten password - can't switch off, what do I do ?

  watchful 20:20 07 Mar 2003

When this happened to me I forgot that I didn't have a password! After trying all the ones I could think of I just clicked OK and was in.
After that I did away with the password entry thing.

  KrySTaL-KoDE 20:33 07 Mar 2003

Ooooooh.... that can be a pain. Perhaps you might be lucky and remember that you never did have a password like "watchful" did. But perhaps you can boot from your Windows CD and perform a clean install - perhaps. I've never tried a clean install over a forgotten Windows password, so I'm not sure if that works. Anyway good luck!

  Brucemac 23:34 07 Mar 2003

Should have tried this first - switched off at the wall. Switched on - problem gone away.

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