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I set a password and a user name on my computer a month and a half ago and the same user name and password is set on the safe mode side of my computer how do I reset my computer if I don't have the password on either side??

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  • Marco Flumino May 11, 2010

    1) On the safe mode are you logged in as the administrator or not?

    2) Witch oparating system are you using?

    3) If the answer is YES one of the easiest way is to google "How to remove forgot administrator password on (insert type of OS)" and follow the link, or look at the similar link in this web site.

    As the are a lot of free tools to remove forgot passwords on the net, for me is easy as I have a lot of professional (Payed) software that do that for me.

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You'll need a password reset disk, such as this one:

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Burn that to a cd, boot off it. It may seem a little daunting as it is a unix-based tool, but it's surprisingly simple. Just follow the onscreen instructions and select the disk and the user account and you can either change a password or blank it.

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If you didn't set a password for the administrator, from the desktop, click anywhere and the admin account will show and ask for a password. just hit enter.

or go into safe mode and log on to any account listed, but the administrator account may not have a password unless you set one during windows set-up.

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Did you forget the password, or what do you mean by resting your computer?

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu

Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt

Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system

type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator

It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed

or

Click "Start," then select "Run." In the text box displayed, enter "control userpasswords2" and press "Enter." This opens a configuration window.

Click the user for whom you want to disable the password login.
After selecting the user, remove the check mark labeled "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer."

Click "Apply."

A dialog box will prompt you for the password.
Enter the user's password to authorize the changes and press "OK."

Reboot your Windows XP computer.
When it shows the list of user profiles, click the user whose password was disabled.

You should be able to log in without a password.
also

Click the "Start" button.
Double-click "User Accounts."
Select the user account you wish to change.
Select "Change My Password."

If you wish to remove the password, select "Remove My Password."
also

Click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password.

Just click In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password by just clicking, and then click OK.

Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer.

You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts.
To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password

Dec 26, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Set a Password for Safe Mode in Windows XP


Restrict the access to safe mode by setting administrator password! Safe mode is a special operating mode available in all Windows. In safe mode you can not run audio and video files, if you are affected with Trojans or malware and if you are not able to get rid of them then log on to safe mode. <br /> You can also change and diagnose programs in safe mode. But some times safe mode can be risky for the security reasons because any one can open the computer in safe mode. So it is very important to set a password for safe mode also, to restrict the access to safe mode you can set administrator password for the safe mode.<br /> We will help you to <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/set-password-safe-mode-xp.htm"><b>set a password for safe mode in Windows XP</b></a>, you just have to follow the following steps:<br /> <b>Step1:</b><br /> The first step is to shut down the system and after some seconds reboot the computer. Now to go to safe mode, you just have to press <b>F8</b> while it is rebooting. You will see a black screen with a number of options, choose Safe mode and click enter.<br /><img src="safe-mode-windows-xp.png" /> <br /> <b>Step2:</b><br /> Select the Windows XP as the operating system and when safe mode will be loaded, you will get the welcome screen. Now click on the administrator to log on as administrator.<br /><img src="login-xp-administrator.png" /><br /><img src="windows-running-in-safe-mode.png" /> <b>Step3:</b><br /> Now click on the start button on the extreme left of the computer screen and click run. Now in the run dialog box, you have to type "<b>control userpasswords</b>". Now press enter, you will see a new window pick an account to change, there you just click on the administrator account.<br /><img src="run-xp-safe-mode.png" /><br /><img src="control-userpasswords.png" /><br /><img src="xp-default-administrator-account.png" /> <b>Step4: </b><br /> Now you will see list of options, just select change my passwords from the options given. You will get two dialogue boxes as current and new password, fill both of the fields. Now you have to click ok to finish the process. Now to see the changes made, reboot the computer and after selecting safe mode; you will ask to enter the passwords.<br /><img src="set-password-xp-administrator-account.png" /><br /><img src="create-password-for-xp-default-administrator.png" /> We recommend you to make a note of the passwords as well as use some other medium to remember the passwords. Because whenever you will need to log on to safe mode, you need to enter the password. We also recommend you to change the passwords at least once in a month to avoid any kind of security breaches. It is also essential to update the Windows once in a month to avoid internet worms.<br /> You can also <b><a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/bypass-xp-password-in-safe-mode.htm">reset Windows XP forgotten passwords in safe mode</a></b> whenever you want. To do so, you just need to enter into safe mode, then go to start, click run and type mmc in the dialogue box and press enter. Now you have to expand the local user and groups by clicking a "+" symbol on the left side of the window. Now you just have to click on the users in the local users and groups. After this go to administrator account, on the administrator account right click the mouse and press set password option. After finishing these steps, you successfully reset the password.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Ent_Trial.exe"> XP Administrator Password Breaker [Download]</a>

on May 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Bypass Windows XP Password in Safe Mode?


As a special diagnostic operating mode of Windows, safe mode which starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. Whenever your computer crashes or a spyware or virus affects your PC, you can enter safe mode to fix these problems. So when you want to <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/bypass-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">bypass Windows XP password</a>.<br /><br />There are 3 safe mode options, here only shows you detailed instructions on <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/bypass-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">how to bypass windows XP password</a> by safe mode with command prompt, which will starts Windows in safe mode with a command prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. Before proceeding the following steps, please make sure that you never set a password for the built-in administrator account on your Windows XP machine or you can remember password of a Windows account with administrative privileges.<br /><br />Step 1. Turn on your computer.<br /><br />Step 2. Repeatedly tap F8 key as the computer is booting. It will bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch.png" /><br /><br />Step 3. Use your arrow keys to select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter.<br /><br />Step 4. Windows will load files until you see a logon screen similar screen with all your account user names displayed. Enter password for your administrator account to get in safe mode.<br /><br />Step 5. You'll see Windows command prompt after entering safe mode.<br /><br />Step 6. Enter "net user" on the command prompt, and press Enter. It will list all the user names of your Windows accounts. Here we assume that there is a user name of "Jack" in the list and you want to bypass the "Jack" account password.<br /><br />Step 7. Enter "net user Jack 123456" on command prompt and press Enter. This command line means that you want to reset the lost "Jack" account password to "123456". When it takes effect, you'll be able to logon the Jack account with the new password of "123456".<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_0.png" /><br /><br />Step 8. Now all the operations compete and you can exit safe mode by restarting computer.<br /><br />Please note this method will not work for you if you cannot enter safe mode with an administrator account. Under this circumstance, what should you do next? Well, don't feel impressed. Windows password recovery solutions aren't limited to this. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery</a> is another good choice. It only takes you 4 steps to bypass Windows XP password in less than 5 minutes.<br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable Windows password reset CD/DVD/USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 3. Insert the CD/DVD/USB flash drive in the locked computer and set BIOS of the computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 4: <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/reset-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">Reset Windows XP password</a> under Win PE with a few clicks.<br /><br />Of course, if you had created a password reset disk after creating a Windows password, you can easily use this disk to change the lost login password to a new one with ease. It will save you from a lot of troubles when forgot login password to your Windows XP computer.

on Apr 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Bought Used Compaq 5000US at Yard Sale. Have limited User Account. Need Administrator Password. How?


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

Windows Advanced Options Menu

Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice


select safe mode with command prompt


Click start run type cmd press Enter

black screen should open DOS mode

this will vary depending on your operating system


type in net user username

For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator


it will prompt you to enter the new password

enter the new password and the password is changed


if this fails you will need to


Select safe mode with networking to download

you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password


Windows Password Recovery Basic


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A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool

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hope this helps

Oct 17, 2012 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Unlock computer


Here is a simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator rights and privileges if you have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't remember the password(s) to login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed Windows XP yourself. You should be able to login to the computer through the unprotected.

You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.

Method 1: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.

Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.

Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.


If Method 1 is unsuccessful try Method 2.

Method 2: Reset Windows Password with SmartKey Windows Password Recovery.

Download SmartKey Windows Password Recovery from SmartKey Password Recovery Official site

Decompress the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery and note that there is an.ISO image file. Burn the image file onto a blank CD with the burner.

Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

Boot the PC with the CD Rom and Run the SmartKey, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, you have removed the password.

Dec 18, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Wont let me access desktop without entering my administrative password


Here is a simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator rights and privileges if you have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't remember the password(s) to login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed Windows XP yourself. You should be able to login to the computer through theunprotected Administrator account.

You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.

Method 1: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.

Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.

Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.


If Method 1 is unsuccessful try Method 2.

Method 2: Reset Windows Password with SmartKey Windows Password Recovery.

Download SmartKey Windows Password Recovery from SmartKey Password Recovery Official site

Decompress the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery and note that there is an.ISO image file. Burn the image file onto a blank CD with the burner.

Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

Boot the PC with the CD Rom and Run the SmartKey, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, you have removed the password.

Oct 17, 2011 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

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Cannot log on to my computer. Does not accept log in name.


start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 during boot up. You will notice there is now an admin account. Open the admin account and then click Start/Run In Run type cmd and hit enter. When dos opens type this " net user yourname * " without the quotes. Dos will ask for a new password, enter it and your done. Restart the computer and your new password is set. :)

Jul 01, 2010 | E-Machines T1742 PC Desktop

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When I turn on the computer it takes me to the screen where your name is and asks for a password. I have tried everything to get in but it will not accept any pass word I type in. I'm not exactly sure...


This will only works if your computer(hopes windows running) has no password in safe mode.

just go to safe mode by pressin f8 key and then enter through administrator credits not the user name.
then go to the control panel and go to user accounts and then create a new account with admin credits and then restart and login with ur new account.
after that again go to user accounts from safe mode in control panel and delete the account that is password protected(which u forgot).
then the computer will work again.

WARNING- personal data in mydocuments and other folder related to the account will be deleted. if you didn't backup the account before deleting.
do backup from the new account.

Apr 19, 2009 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

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Cant log in windows!


Restart the computer and as soon as it starts booting up start tapping on F8 key on your keyboard.
The computer would show you advanced boot options.. select "Safe mode" from the list.
When it asks for Administrator's password, leave the password blank and hit enter .. If you have not set any password for the safemode (normally many users don't) then it would log you on and you can go to the control panel and reset the administrator's password or you can even create a new user profile.
Once you complete the above process, restart the computer and let it boot normally.
Now try logging in with the new password or the new user account that you might have created while in the safe mode.

Let me know if that works for you. All the best.
And yes, Do not forget to rate this solution :)

Regards,
Srinivas.

Apr 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Trying to set up my new toshiba note book, got to the create user name and password, then when it re booted it wont let me in saying wrong password, i cant figure it out can you help?


i think u forgott your password also check there is caps lock is off then try.if yu failed u have to reset your password.when u power up the computer press F8 key then u see menu then u se safe mode press enter on safe mode.then clik on administrator .then if it want passsword password is blank.then go to my computer rightclik it thewn u see manage go to manage then local users and then u see your user name right clik it and reset password pls dont forgott password.

Dec 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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