Password Problem

  Bagsey 11:45 06 May 2006
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My wifes lap top which is runing XP Pro. has started today asking for a password. She has no password. Can anyone explain in very simple language how to get round this problem please. It is quite urgent as there are bills to pay.
Thanks for any guidance.

  Gongoozler 11:49 06 May 2006

When Windows asks for a password, have you tried simply pressing the Enter key?

  Marsh Warden © ™ 11:52 06 May 2006

Don't know about simplw language, but for some comprehensive advice click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:59 06 May 2006

Boot to safe mode (tap F8 while switching on)and log in as Administrator


Accounts options ---
To stop your system from displaying the Welcome Screen, go to "Start->Run" and type in "control userpasswords2" (but without the quatations). Untick the "Users must enter a username and password to use
this computer" option and click OK

Admin password. Do not have one.
start > control panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Options - scroll down to Recovery Console > Allow automatic administrative logon - set it to Enabled

  Bagsey 13:17 06 May 2006

Very many thanks for that very fast response. The job is now sorted.
Gongoozler. I had tried your suggestion but no joy.
Marsh Warden © ™ I had a look at your click here but couldnt get my head round that.To old now. Me that is.
Fruit Bat /\0/\ Followed your instuction and got to the answer and my wife can now sort out our bills. Very many thanks to you all for taking the trouble.

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