Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
A visiting teen installed a password on our desktop PC. She left the area (doesn't "remember" doing it). Now we cannot open the Windows XP, to get to the desktop. It asks for a password, with the hint "Firework". Any suggestions? We bought a CD on ebay-it didn't come with instructions. Now, shall I buy a new hard drive, or PC?
If you boot into safe mode you can get in threw the admin account. Doing this will let you change or remove the password to the account you are trying to get into.
Posted on Oct 24, 2012
Testimonial: "Zach hit it on the head right away! The Safe Mode boot-up and going into the 'Admin' account allowed me to regain use of our Desktop PC. Thanks Zach!"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Will this work for computers that have encrypted passwords? I also purchased a laptop from a now defunct financial institution and am unable to even boot it up with out a password. Will replacing the hard drive take away all the encrypted passwords? I basically want to use it for the internet and Microsoft word programs
Posted on May 28, 2008
SOURCE: Can't install WINDOWS.
WindowsXP does not natively support SATA drives. The install disc doesn't contain any SATA drivers for these devices. You can retrieve the correct driver HERE, and slipstream the driver into your windows disc. For slipstreaming tutorials and software, go HERE.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
when the system is u and running normally the comp is using the hardrive to run your computer to format it you must enter the installation of xp and format the disk during the installation process. there is a part of the installation where if theres a o/s on a harddisk it will allow you to format it just make sure you format it to NTFS if will be one of the selections
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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