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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

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    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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2). On the Boot tab, set the Boot Device Priority. Make sure the CDROM Drives is before Hard Disk Drives.

3). Press F10 and Y followed by Enter to save the BIOS settings and reboot your locked computer.

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Step 3: Click Change the password or Remove the password. And then you can change or remove the lost or forgotten password.

Please note: If you select this method, the locked Windows 7 administrator account will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.

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Step 2: Run the software and burn the ISO image file into a blank CD/DVD.

Step 3: Recover Windows 7 administrator password with nearly burned password recovery disk.

Step 4: Reboot your locked computer without a password required.

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If you have the access to another user account with administrator rights, you can use that account to change the password of the account that is locked out. You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.

First you need to boot the system into the Safe Mode.
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2. When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3. You should get the windows startup menu. Use the (up or down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
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Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon for the administrator account.
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When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative tools.
2. Click Computer Management.
3. Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder users.
4. Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5. You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6. Leave the New Password box blank , also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7. Click OK, and OK again.
8. Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in.


There are also applications that can recover the password for you. The following companies provide these applications at a cost.
iOpus* Password Recovery XP here.
LostPassword.com, here
Asterisk Password Recovery XP v1.89 here.
Windows XP / 2000 / NT key here.


If the above information does not help in recovering the password, the only option left is to format the hard drive then reinstall Windows and system software.




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