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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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