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Repeated request for my password to log in to windows XP

My friend is asking me to help her with this problem: When she starts her desktop Gateway PC and she puts her password it returns again and asks for the password, she cant go anyfurther than this screen. Please help

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  • salehyeslam Dec 03, 2008

    Thank you ibleedblue,

    I'll let her try this and probably post back here the results.



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Sorry to say but you will probably have to do a restore on her computer. That will more then likely get passed that after it is finished. and will return her computer back to factory setting. If you need help on how to do this please post another question.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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    Joe Strautmann Dec 03, 2008

    ok thanks my name is Joe



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