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Windows xp proffesional password

I get a message that reads, your password has been locked out, please contact your administrator.... i tried everything... logging on safe mode trying to reboot, logging on in dos mode, but i cant get past the windows password screen. tried typing in administrator as a user and no password but that screen comes up no matter what... i dont know what else to do. Please help.....I have Windows XP Pro on a Dell, and I am the sole user now, but I can not bypass the Administrator function, and it will not allow me to save to any external drives.

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Stinks that it'll take a day or two for them to help you. Sounds like your account is, indeed, locked or expired. The only way to fix this is to log in as "administrator" and check the permissions on your user account. Kind of tough to do this without the administrator's password though.... Windows xp proffesional password - quote.gif

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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    Sibananda Jena Jan 06, 2009

    It's not the password that's causing the problem- you can set the
    password to pretty much anything you want- it's the DOMAIN that is the
    issue. Here's how it works;
    The domain that Phancock normally
    logs on to is a network domain, let's call it 'NETWORK'. Under the Win
    2000, the computer also sees itself as a little domain, let's call it
    'LOCAL'. Although Phancock had a local profile on the computer he was
    still a member of the NETWORK domain. His account looked like this:
    NETWORK/Phancock [local]
    He
    had a local account with administrative priveleges but this account was
    basically just a passthrough to let him use the computer to log onto
    the network domain.
    A client computer can either be a member of a
    workgroup, or a member of a domain but it can't belong to both. By
    making the computer a member of a workgroup Phancock took it off the
    NETWORK removing his passthrough ability in the process. Now, he is
    basically trying to log on to a domain that does not exist. The only
    way he will be able to log onto the computer using his NETWORK/Phancock
    account again is if the computer is physically connected and then
    re-joined to the NETWORK domain.
    If he had a truly local account on the computer, (and he may have, but I don't think so) it would look like this:
    LOCAL/Phancock [local]
    He
    could have administrative priveleges on the LOCAL 'domain' (even if he
    did not have admin priveleges on the NETWORK) the password could be
    different or it could be identical, it doesn't matter, it's the profile
    that counts
    Anyway, if Phancock does not have an account on the
    LOCAL computer and he does not know the password for the LOCAL Admin
    account, which looks like this:
    LOCAL/Administrator [local]
    then he will not be able to log into the computer until he goes back into work and adds it back to the NETWORK domain.
    Phancock,
    you may have noticed that the log in screen no longer gives you the
    option to choose a domain, the only things you have available are the
    user and password fields because right now, there really IS no true
    domain to log on to.
    I like to look at Windows 2000 security like
    a nightclub; there's a bouncer at the door and you have to show your ID
    to even get into the club but once you're in, if you want to get into
    the VIP, not only do you have to have your ID, you have to KNOW
    somebody!
    I hope this helps & good luck!

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If this wont allow you to bypass that password screen, if this computer is still under dell warranty you can contact them and they will be able to provide you the password that you need...

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If you're under Windows XP you can try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Canc twice at the login screen, a Windows will pop up asking you to type in a valid username and password. In the username field type "Administrator" (without quotes), leaving the password blank. If the Administrator account is not disabled and still has the default (blank!) password, the system will continue to load. Then go to the control panel and delete the password for your locked account, logout from the Administrator account and log back in from the account that was locked.
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If you forgot Windows administrator password and didn't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows.

If you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you should contact your system administrator to reset your password. If you're not on a domain, you can reset your password by using a password reset disk or by using an administrator account.

Now you also can reset your Windows password as follow ways:

First way.To use an administrator account to reset your password

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If you use an administrator account to reset the password, you will permanently lose access to any e-mail messages or encrypted files that are on that account.

1.Log on to the administrator account that you will use to reset the forgotten password.

2.Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.‌ Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
4.Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.

5.Type and confirm the new password.

Second way.To use your password reset disk to reset Windows administrator password

You will not be able to follow these steps if you have locked your computer.

1.If you have typed the wrong password, you'll receive a message that says your user name or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click OK.

2.Click Reset password, and then follow the instructions.

So,if you ever or now have noticed the security for your computer,do make a password reset disk to prevent.

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Windows xp proffesional password


How do I password protect my files and folders in Windows? Microsoft Windows XP home users Other security solutions for protecting your files and folders in Windows Things to remember when encrypting or password.


Prevent a forgotten password in Windows XP. If you have forgotten your Windows XP password, however have created a forgotten password diskette earlier to use the diskette follow the below steps.


MS-DOS systeminfo command help Additional information kwith the Windows XP professional systeminfo command.

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NTLDR is missing Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP. ... You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.


Ive sent ya pretty much sites that will get ya logged on with a correct password....... Just Read & follow instruction .

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