user logon passwords

  sean-278262 20:14 20 Jun 2004

i have a computer running windows xp and have set up passwords and the system is not accepting the password even thought im sure i have typed it correctly several times.The is one admin account and one limited acount and the only info i can find is for rebooting the computer and loosing all data.please tell me there is some back door to solve this problem all i need is to remove my admin password so i can get my files.

  AndySD 20:21 20 Jun 2004

XP pro or Home

  AndySD 20:23 20 Jun 2004

Also try putting in the password with Caps Lock on...just in case

  sean-278262 20:24 20 Jun 2004

win xp home

  PSF 20:27 20 Jun 2004

Re-boot and enter safe mode, log into administrator account, from there you can go to control panel>> user accounts and then remove the password from the account.

When you have done that re-boot and your password will be gone. enter a new password and make a recovery disk in case you forget the password again. In your user account click on the 'Prevent forgotten passwords' and follow the instructions.

  AndySD 20:29 20 Jun 2004

Safe Mode on XP (just in case)

1.Start the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). What is displayed depends on the BIOS manufacturer. Some computers display a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS, while others may not display any indication that this process is happening.

2. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Continue to do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.

NOTE: If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers will generate a "keyboard error" message. Please restart and try again.

3. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item, and then press Enter.

  AndySD 20:30 20 Jun 2004

administrator account in safe mode..... leave the password blank

  sean-278262 20:39 20 Jun 2004

thanks, all its working now.i think from now on the computer is going without passwords. Thanks for helping me out of the hole i dug for myself.

  PSF 20:42 20 Jun 2004

If you make the floppy disk to and if you forget the password you can change it without going through this again.

  PSF 20:46 20 Jun 2004

sorry that does not make sense,

It should be, if you make the recovery floppy disk, the next time you forget the password, you will not have to go through this again.

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