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Password in user account

What password should be typed when you log on the computer even if you did not put any password?

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  • eunice007 Feb 10, 2009

    thanks for the help but I already tried it.



  • eunice007 Feb 10, 2009

    But there is no password.Maybe it is virused

  • eunice007 Feb 10, 2009

    I tried to use the safe mode but it is still yhe same.

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If there is really no password .. just press enter

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 10, 2009

    Then you have a password .. the only way you may get around that is if you start up in safe mode and try logging in under the Administrator account and "hope" that there is no password. You can then goto the control panel and user accounts and clear/reset the password .. if there is a password on all the accounts .. let me know .. I can direct you to a utility that can assist with that problem

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 10, 2009

    Can you get in under safe mode?

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Feb 10, 2009

    So when you try to get into safe mode and access the Administrator account it is asking for a password?

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Feb 10, 2009

    Finally .. here is another way

    A. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like AcceptingEULA, etc.

    B. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it andpress “R” to run the repair.

    C. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.

    D.
    After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it
    restartsdon’t press any key when it shows “Press any key to continue…”
    otherwise Setupwill start from the beginning. Don’t press any key and
    setup will resume whereit left.

    E. Now it’ll start doing other tasks and will show a small progressbar with afew details in left side.

    F. Look carefully at the details and when it shows “Installing devices“, press+F10 keys in your keyboard.

    G. It’ll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press .

    H. It’ll open the same “User Accounts” window which you see in Control Panel.

    I. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.


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To create a password reset disk for your local user account, use one of the following methods.

Requirements
The following methods require one blank, formatted floppy disk.

Use a computer administrator account
If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:
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  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
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    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
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If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Pick a category, click User Accounts.
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next.

    Note If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
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How to log on to the computer by using a password reset disk
If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow these steps:
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    You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.
    Or you can use your password reset disk.

    Please type your password again.
    Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  2. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

    Note This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  8. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

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  • The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer.

    The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer it was created on. For example, if you have two Windows XP-based computers that have the same user names and passwords, a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.
  • The password reset disk contains sensitive information.

    Other users may be able to use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. For this reason, store this disk in a safe and secure location.

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Sign on to what? Your computer? If you ever could "sign in" and not now, possibly your user profile became corrupted. It is not too hard to create a new user profile. My instincts are that this is not the problem, however.

Are you trying to log in to your account or some other person's account. The last user of the computer typically has their log in screen retained. Check USER ACCOUNTS on the computer via the control panel. Can anyone else log in? Has an administrator assigned a password to you computer account?

If you can not sign on because you set up a password and can not recall it, you likely would have to use a password recovery disc.

A remarkable number of times, if there is a user name and password, the user fails to log on because they either type their password in as their user name or the are using capitals and the password was lower case. And, of course, to sign in, you use your user name and your password. If this is a home system, you may not even have a password on the system and the problem may be something else.

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When you log in screen will appear that time just press CTRL+ALT+DEL three times login page will change put there administrator and press enter if any password you put during installation of xp put that password do log in and then go to user accounts which is in control panel from there change the user rights which you want to or

right click to my computer and go to manage and then users from there also you can set rights

Here we go just press this keys ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring you a new logging dialogue box. type the user name as administrator and leave the password blank.


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When you log in screen will appear that time just press CTRL+ALT+DEL three times login page will change put there administrator and press enter if any password you put during installation of xp put that password do log in and then go to user accounts which is in control panel from there change the user rights which you want to or


right click to my computer and go to manage and then users from there also you can set rights


Here we go just press this keys ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring you a new logging dialogue box. type the user name as administrator and leave the password blank.


press enter and there you go. that means you will log into your computer as local administrator. from there go to your control panel, click on user accounts, change my account type,

from the next stage choose administrator, click change account type


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Here are two views on how to create computer administrators and administration rights

When you log in screen will appear that time just press CTRL+ALT+DEL three times login page will change put there administrator and press enter if any password you put during installation of xp put that password do log in and then go to user accounts which is in control panel from there change the user rights which you want to or

right click to my computer and go to manage and then users from there also you can set rights

Here we go just press this keys ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring you a new logging dialogue box. type the user name as administrator and leave the password blank.


press enter and there you go. that means you will log into your computer as local administrator. from there go to your control panel, click on user accounts, change my account type,

from the next stage choose administrator, click change account type


hope this helps

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Here are two views on how to create computer administrators and administration rights

WHEN LOG IN SCREEN WILL APPER THAT TIME JUST PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL THREE TIMES LOGIN PAGE WILL CHANGE PUT THERE

administrator and press enter if any password you put during installation of xp put that password do log in and then go to user accounts which is in control panel from there change the user rights which you want to or

right click to my computer and go to manage and then users from there also you can set rights

Here we go just press this keys ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring you a new logging dialogue box. type the user name as administrator and leave the password blank.


press enter and there you go. that means you will log into your computer as local administrator. from there go to your control panel, click on user accounts, change my account type,

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During the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there

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click start control panel user accounts on the users tab,click the name of the computer administrator you can make yourself the administrator of your computer there which will give you all rights to change whatever you want on this computer

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