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Windows Log-On Lockout

It's an old laptop donated to me when I left my company a few yrs ago. Everything was left in tact, and I continued to use the same password to log in as i did at work. It's a clean computer as in no viruses and functioned perfectly. After asking a semi-tech friend to remove the log-in at startup, he claimed my password never worked and therefore did get into the computer. Not sure if it was that or something he did inadvertently. Bottomline: I just would like access to my outlooks contacts to transfer the info before donating the laptop to a shelter. I don't really need any files stored anymore. Another catch is I unfortunately had a "so called" computer guy, suggested to me (and I paid him), to fix a couple of computer and asked about the windows lock out. I don't know the tech term but it's like he partitioned the computer into two. At start-up now, a black screen pops up with two Microsoft Windows XP to choose from. One, takes me to the log-in screen where my password doesn't work and i'm locked out, and the other opens to Windows with no log-in (but no microsoft programs like Windows, Excel, Powerpoint, etc). He never return to install these programs which already exist on the computer in the "other half" so to speak. Any help is appreciated as I'm in no position to be able to pay someone to do this for me. Thank you.

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  • fixpls Nov 08, 2012

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If you can get access to another pc you can download Hirens Boot CD it's free, then burn it to a disk and boot from it. there is a password removal program on it and it's pretty easy to use.
If you do use it and you get stuck you can get in touch with me at and I'll explain how to do it.

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The same happend too me, If u have tryed everythink & still no luck, Try swiching user when the log-in comes up, or if that dosn't work, Remove battery from laptop for say 10min, then try again, This practice is not recomended, But if you have nothin to lose then u have everything to gain. Good-luck.

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SOURCE: logging on to Windows XP

hmmm.. the problem in this one is wrong registry programing..
it happend to me twice while setting computers for auto login..

the quickest and only fix in here is by re-installing your OS or re-imaging it. make sure that you are not connected to any network or internet while doing this..

while setting the auto login correctly. the only key you have to chenge is:


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you have gone into XP's backup and restore and reset your dell to a previous point right ?and if it was this way the first time you booted up it might have been installed wrong and it will need to be manualy serviced unfortunately most companies don't give restore disks any more, if your dell came from a retailer and it is still under 3 month the store should reinstall xp for you and if it isn't the store still might do it, dell might also offer a mail in fix for ya, if that doesn't work you can always go to best buy's geek squad and when you get it fixed make sure to make a backup disk using windows backup and restore, vista has software to use to make a back up disk i dont know about XP
geek squad or dell might haveto do that for you but it could cost you

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try keeping the username and password windows empty (blank) and click ok

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