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Can't log on to the system at all

I recently bought a used dell with windows xp professional operating system. The computer was networked and not cleared before pick up. I can't get past the logon box as the old owner's IT guy reset all paswords before he was fired. I don't have the system restore disk either. Is there any way to bypass the password. I have tries resetting in the setup guide (DOS) and it tells me it was successful but still won't allow me to log in upon reboot. Is this a network issue or can I bypass the password.

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  • heather925 Dec 01, 2008

    I am not sure I understand what you mean?

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This will be a security issue. I have had this problem myself when buying second user systems. I install XP Pro on NTFS. As part of the installation of XP the HDD will be formatted. This saves me time and I can then pass the system on to another user.

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    James Raymond Williams Dec 01, 2008

    What I am saying is that the best course of action is to reinstall another copy of XP. It will save you a lot of headaches as this problem of yours seems to be pertaining to a security measure set up by the previous user.

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There is a reset butten inside the dell base unit towrds the front inside password reset

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  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
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    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
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  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
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Then, Right click on my computer and select "properties" tab, then you want the advanced tab and then "startup and recovery" tab and then the "edit" tab. You should see something like this >>>
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Restart the PC and it should boot straight into windows

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

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