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When logging into windows vista, screen says locked. Once I type password in the desk top appears briefly and then goes back to login screen

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Boot up your PC then when the bios screen disappears press F8 (to give you menu options like safe mode) one of these options is a vista repair option.....choose that and your pc should boot into windows properly....I believe this is a corrupt winlogon.exe....

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Change password


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
Click "Start" icon in the lower left corner of your computer screen
Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
A second pop-up window will appear; type in the letters "cmd," then select "OK."
This will bring up the black DOS command screen.
Type next to the administrator account the following command: net(space)user(space) the username(i.e. johnadams) *. After typing this command, hit "ENTER" on your keyboard.
Type in a new password in the command screen prompt that ask you to type a password. Type the new password again once you are asked to confirm.
Type the word "Exit." This will bring you back to your login screen.
Enter the new password that you selected.

Sep 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Reset Windows 7 Password


Anyone can forget a password. Okay you may think it will never happen to you, but think again, because it may just happen. Forgetting your user account password is no big deal providing you have taken the necessary precautions to create a Password Reset Disk.<br /> Sadly, if you haven't created a <b>Password Reset Disk</b> for your Windows operating system then gaining access to your PC will become a nightmare. I'm not saying that it is impossible, because it isn't. However, this tutorial refers to resetting your user account password with the aid of your <b>Windows Password Reset Disk</b>.<br /> The first you will know about your password being wrong is when you type the password in at boot up and a message appears telling you that <i><b>The User Name or Password is Incorrect</b></i>. It is at this stage that you need your <b>Password Reset Disk</b>.<br /> Once you have your <b>Password Reset Disk</b> (you should have created this either on a <b>floppy disk</b> or a <b>USB</b> flash drive. See: <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/create-windows-7-password-reset-disk-and-use-it-to-reset-lost-password/"><b>Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk</b></a>) you should insert the disk (or USB stick) into the relevant drive and then proceed as follows:<br /> <ol> <li>After you have typed in the wrong password a message will appear informing you that the <b>User name or Password is incorrect</b>, you should <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/forgot-windows-7-password/"><b>forgot Windows 7 Password</b></a>. At this point, Click the <b>OK</b> button to take you back to the <b>log on</b> screen</li> <img src="username-or-password-is-incorrect.png" /> User Name Or Password is incorrect error screen <li>After you have returned to the Windows <b>Log On</b> screen look just below the <b>Password </b>dialogue box and you will see a <b>Reset Password</b> option, Click on this to start the <b>Reset</b> process.</li> <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/reset-windows-7-password.png"><img src="reset-windows-7-password.jpg" /></a><br /><br /> Windows Log On screen showing the Reset Password option <li>After clicking on the <b>Reset Password </b>option the <b>Password Reset Wizard</b> will open</li> <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/password-reset-wizard-welcome.jpg"><img src="password-reset-wizard-welcome-300x234.jpg" /></a><br /><br /> Password Reset Wizard <li>Click the <b>Next</b> button in the <b>Password Reset Wizard </b>screen</li> <li>The next screen (see fig 4) requires you to <b>Insert </b>the password reset disk</li> <li>If you haven't already done so,<b> Insert</b> the floppy disk or USB Thumb drive that holds the password reset file and then <b>Select</b> the drive from the <i><b>password key disk is in the following drive</b></i> dialogue box.</li> Now press the <b>Next</b> button<br /><a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/select-password-reset-drive.jpg"><img src="select-password-reset-drive-300x234.jpg" /></a><br /><br /> Insert the Password Reset Disk and then choose the drive from the drop down list <li>You are now presented with the <b>Reset the User Account Password </b>screen</li> <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/reset-windows-7-user-account-password.jpg"><img src="reset-windows-7-user-account-password-300x234.jpg" /></a><br /><br /> The User Account Password Screen <li>Type in the <b>new password</b> you wish to use and then type it in again to <b>confirm</b> your selection. Next type in a <b><a href="http://www.windows7password.net/windows-7-logon-password-hint/">password hint</a> </b>and then click the <b>Next </b>button.</li> <li>The next screen to appear will be the <i><b>Completing the password wizard</b></i> screen. This should tell you that you have successfully reset your password.</li> <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/completing-password-reset-wizard.jpg"><img src="completing-password-reset-wizard-300x234.jpg" /></a><br /><br /> You have successfully reset your password <li>Finally click the <b>Finish</b> button.</li> <li>You should now be taken back to the <b>Log on</b> screen where you can type in your new password and gain access to your system.</li></ol> Tips: Not a Windows 7 user? Still Using XP or Vista? Don't know how to reset password on other Windows Versions? See these articles below.<br /> <b>How to <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/windows-xp-lost-password-recovery/">Reset Windows XP Password</a>?</b><br /> <b>How to <a href="http://www.windows7password.net/tips-to-recover-user-password-on-windows-vista/">Reset Vista Password</a>? </b>

on Mar 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Top 3 Windows Vista Password Recovery Measures


If you've forgotten password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your computer again, you need to perform Windows Vista password recovery to bypass your lost Windows Vista password. But the problem for you is that how can you recover the password and will it be difficult to perform Vista password recovery? Below is a step-by-step guidance for you to recover Windows Vista password with 3 different methods.

Method 1: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with password reset disk

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it. Just try to recover Windows Vista password as follows if you have a Vista password reset disk at hand.

1. Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista login screen.

2. Type a wrong password, and then Reset password link will appear on the Vista login screen.

3. Click Reset password to enter to Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click next.

4. Select the right disk if you have more than one password reset disk, click next.

5. Type in a new Vista password and password hint, click next.

6. Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password.

Method 2: Perform Windows Vista password recovery on safe mode

In addition to reset Windows Vista password with password reset disk, you can also recover Windows Vista password on safe mode. And the presupposition is that you have can log on computer with another Windows Vista administrator account.

1. Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options.

2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

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3. Enter safe mode with an available admin account. And a command prompt will appear.

4. Type net user in command prompt and press Enter. It will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista.

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5. Type net user Mike 123456 (Mike is the locked admin account's name and 123456 is the new password. This depends on the setting of your computer) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

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6. Type shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter.

7. The computer will reboot automatically and then you can log on Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 3: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with Windows Login Recovery

Windows Login Recovery is efficient Windows password recovery software designed to recover Windows login passwords for any version of Windows, including Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, NT, 2008. It is not necessary for you to reinstall the system when you forgot or lost your Windows login password. But a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive and an available computer with optical drive is required before starting to perform Win Vista password recovery as below:

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it in any available computer.

2. Run the program and insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive into computer. You will see a default path of an ISO image file after running the application.

3. Select CD/DVD or USB drive to burn the ISO image file and click Burn.

4. After burning, insert the CD/DVD or USB drive to your locked computer.

5. Set the locked computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive. After setting BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive, the computer will restart automatically. And then you can recover Windows Vista password under DOS.

6. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path.

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7. All the user names will be displayed for you, and you can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of User Name. And then enter y to confirm your operation.

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8. After removing the selected password, you can enter y to continue to reset other passwords, or enter n to finish.

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9. After entering n to finish, eject the CD/DVD or USB drive and press any key to restart the computer. Now, you can log on your PC without password.

The above 3 methods can help you perform Windows Vista password recovery easily and safely. It is no need for you to worry if you forget Windows Vista password. Why not try this amazing Windows password recovery software to recover Windows Vista password instead of reinstalling computer?

on Sep 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgotten log in password


Which system do you use?

On windows xp, try this:
Boot computer and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you See Windows welcome screen / login screen. It'll show classic login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in username field and leave password field blank, press Enter and you should be able to login Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".

If that doesn't or you use windows 7 or vista, try this:
1. Enter a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 and install the software on that computer.
2. Run the software and create windows password reset disk by follow the instructions.
3. Eject the created CD/DVD and insert it into the locked computer.
4. Reboot the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your locked computer's BIOS setting to make it boot from CD drive) and then follow the instructions to reset your password.
5. Now login Windows and set a new password.

Resource: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

Aug 04, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have a emachine w3619, i let my son use it and he changed the login password and cant remember it. and i cant figure out how to get into my computor. how do i go about getting into my computor


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightened security on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of the people who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of the first things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced with reinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Mode option. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it gets to the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the userid for which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefully you didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktop appears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgot the password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

Apr 28, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Yes i lost my password and amid. word can't log in period too desk top.


Resetting password: username and password b> *Start your computer
*Keep pressing "F8" as the computer starts.
*This will enter the computer in Safe Mode.
*(When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "SafeMode" with arrow key and confirmby pressing the Enter key, then computer enters Safe Mode.
*Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windowslogin screen.
*Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need toinput the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
*Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the accountthat is locked and change the password.
**Restart computer and login into the account you just created using your newpassword.

Sep 15, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Lost my log in password for vista, anyway I can by pass it without returning it to factory condition?


hi! try this link:

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-bypass-windows-7-logon-password-in-three-steps/

hope that helps! have a nice day! ^_^

Feb 23, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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How to make an hp laptop go to the log in screen


The login screen will not appear if you have Windows set to login automatically. You will have to log out first. Try this:

Save & close all programs you have open.

Click the START button

Click LOG OFF

When it asks if you want to log off, click LOG OFF

The login screen should now appear

If you want to change your password, picture, or add or delete accounts, you need to login again, then follow these steps:

Type in password and login

Click START button

Click CONTROL PANEL

Go to USER ACCOUNTS

From here you can make changes to login and user account information

Oct 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Password promblems


I assume that this is Window XP or Vista. If so I hope you have another user account. If you have another user account you can get in and create another account to replace the one you just lost. Make sure to give it administrator rights. So system designers make a backdoor user named Admin with a password. I make mine as Admin and no password. Just hit enter. Maybe you can log is as one of them. Otherwise good luck finding the password. There really isn't a way around it that I know of. There are some things you can do to retrieve the files from that user account though if you need to.

Jun 02, 2009 | E-Machines T5082 PC Desktop

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Acer Aspire M1100 Desktop - lost password, can't login in User Login. Is there a way to bypass the password?


If you're having trouble logging into Windows, you can attempt to use the Administrator account to edit/remove the password of the user login. The Administrator account is hidden by default while in normal mode. You'll need to boot the PC into Safe Mode and login as the Administrator account. Follow the below steps:

  1. Reboot the PC and before the Windows boot screen appears, tap the F8 key about once per second.
  2. Eventually you'll be faced with a screen asking you how you want to boot Windows. Select Safe Mode.
  3. You will see some dll, sys, and com files scrolling down your screen, this is normal. Eventually the PC will boot up and you'll have a login screen with your User Account(s) and a new account, Administrator. Select Administrator.
  4. As long as you haven't, in the past, altered the password for the Administrator account, you should be able to simply click this account and have it log you in. If it requests a password, you might try "password" (without quotes) for the password.
  5. Once in, Navigate to Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts
  6. Select the User Login information that you're not able to log into and remove the password for the account or change it something you know.
You can now reboot the PC normally and be able to log into this account without a password or with the password you created.

Mar 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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