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My problem is Xp is locked.but how idont know?

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  • bchadra May 11, 2010

    What do you mean locked? You can't open the unit or can't access the system?

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Do you mean you are locked out of your profile/Windows Account? Your password does not work?.

If this is the case, you can keep clicking F8 right after your computer turns on until you get a menu screen on a black background. With the arrow keys on the keyboard select Safe Mode and click enter.

You will get to a more basic (larger) looking Windows screen and there with be an "Administrator" account. If no password was entered for this account, click this account and enter with no passsword. Go to Settings > Control Panel the double Click the icon for User Accounts. Choose your Account and reset/erase or change your password.

Reboot and you should be able to log in with the new password you created or without a password (if you erased it).

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