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Re: Can't get past log on screen on HP laptop
Press cortl+alt+del whneyou have the log on screen
click on option button at eh lower right corner, that will bring you;
change the domain to local computer,
login name =admin or administrator,
password= blank, or Admin or Administrator
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During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computerAdvanced Boot Options screen appears. Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system. Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show. Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.
Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.
Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure placeClose the User Accounts window and restart Windows. hope this helps you
press ctrl + alt + del and see if a menu screen appears if it does select task manager then click file and click new task and type explorer and press enter. See if that allows you to start windows. If it doesnt restart the computer and keep pressing f8 till you get a menu up askingif you want to start normally etc choose safe mode, select it with the up and down arrow keys and press enter. when windows loads up choose administrator and log in you will then have to setup a new user account. click start > control panel > user accounts. Create a new user account (dont use the same name as you used before if your user account name was kyle call the new one kyle1. then restart the laptop again and try to log into the new user account. Report back if you can and i will explain how to recover your old account
Ok here is what you should try and do to fix your problem. first reboot
your systems and on boot up press the F8 key when the bios screen pops
up this will usually bring you to a menu that askes how you would like
to boot windows, if it dose not just re boot again and hit the Esc key,
Delete key or the F12 key one of this will work(its different from
computer to computer sorry). Now there will be a few different options
on how to boot the system you want to chose to start in safe mode. Now
this will take you to the normal boot screen but the computer will be in
safe mode and there should be an extra user name in the list called
administrator log in with that user name it will have no password. once
logged in you will be able to go to start -> control panel ->
users and make any changes necessary to your user account including changing your password.
Ok here is what you should try and do to fix your problem. first reboot your systems and on boot up press the F8 key when the bios screen pops up this will usually bring you to a menu that askes how you would like to boot windows, if it dose not just re boot again and hit the Esc key, Delete key or the F12 key one of this will work(its different from computer to computer sorry). Now there will be a few different options on how to boot the system you want to chose to start in safe mode. Now this will take you to the normal boot screen but the computer will be in safe mode and there should be an extra user name in the list called administrator log in with that user name it will have no password. once logged in you will be able to go to start -> control panel -> users and make any changes necessary to your user account. I would also suggest that you run any anti-virus or anti-spyware soft ware you have wile you are logged into this account.
Hey there, if they do have a guest account, at the log on screen, press ctrl,alt delete 2 times then type in the user name guest with no password. If not, let me know and mayb we can try something else
hi, i will try and help.
Turn on the computer, as soon as you have pressed the on button press and hold F8. A list will come up. Choose safe mode. Then when it boots, in the username type administrator and the password will usually be blank, if this does not work try "admin". If there is a log on field showing then choose log on to this computer and do not choose dial up. Then press ok. The computer should log on. When it asks you if you want to continue working in safemode click yes. Then click start. Click control panel. Click user accounts. Click the password protected user account. Choose remove password. Then restart the computer and it should work normally.
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i found this floating around, hope it helps, let me know please
Start up from a Mac OS X Install CD (one whose version is closest the the version of Mac OS X installed). You should first disable Open Firmware password protection, if it is enabled. Hold the C key as the computer starts.
Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu (or Utilities menu in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the CD yet.
Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
Set the user name of your original administrator account. Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually a reference to the root user. Do not confuse it with a normal administrator account.