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Unable to log in Windows XP

I am unable to log into the computer. I have 2 accounts set up, the Administrator and newuser . He attempted to log on several times as I did as well. We have restarted the computer several times and made sure the caps lock and num lock were not affecting the password entry process. I am looking how I can bypass the password process to reset the computer or any other helpful hints.

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Hi
My name is Sydney, you should try to log in as administrator without entering the password that is if when installing the operating system the admin password was not set, in most cases when you switch on your computer the administrator use is not shown. So what you do is press ctrl+alt+del+del, you will have to hold ctrl+alt while you press delete twice. Then type under username administrator and on password leave it blank. if this does not work try entering your administrator password. 
If this does not work, restart your computer. and go into safe mode, you can try to press F8, or F2 or Esc, depending on the make of your computer, this should be done before it shows the windows logo, at the time it is checking your drives.
in some cases you may have a problem with your keyboard, maybe some keys are sticking so you can try to use another keyboard and see if you get the same results. 
if the above does not work, check to see if you computer has a recovery cd you can put this in your cd drive then restart the machine. it should ask you to press any key to boot from the cd, press any key then follow the on screen instructions. NOTE that with this process you may loose all you documents and your computer will restored to the way it was the first time you bought it.
I hope this solves your problem, but if the problem persists please do not hesitate to contact us again.
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Sydney

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How to Disable the Local Administrator Account on Windows XPNote Before you disable the local Administrator account, make sure that there is at least one other local or network user who can gain access to the computer with administrator permissions. Otherwise, you will not be able to reverse this action in the future.
  1. Log on as Administrator, or as a user with administrator permissions.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Local Users and Groups node, and then click Users.
  4. In the right pane, double-click the Administrator account.
  5. On the General tab, select the Account is disabled check box, and then click OK.
  6. Quit the Computer Management console. The new setting takes effect the next time you attempt to log on to this computer.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140

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Unlike Windows 7 and Vista, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected. And by this unique feature, you can easily reset a forgotten login password to Windows XP when you are locked out of computer. But if you added a password to this built-in administrator account before and now cannot remember its password, what will you do to reset this forgotten Windows XP default administrator password? Here's some advice on <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/windows-xp-administrator-password-recovery.html">Windows XP administrator password</a> recovery for you if your Windows XP machine is in use.<br /><br />Tip 1: Take advantage of password recovery disk<br /><br />Provided a password reset disk for the default administrator account is created in advance, Windows XP administrator password recovery can be completed within a few clicks.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_1.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Go to Windows XP logon screen and enter a wrong password for the administrator account.<br /><br />Step 2. Press Enter to pop up the "logon failed" dialog box, and click "use your password reset disk".<br /><br />Step 3. On the Password Reset Wizard screen, click Next to change this administrator password.<br /><br />Tip 2: Try Windows Password Recovery Software<br /><br />If you forgot Windows administrator password without a password reset disk, don't feel impressed. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery</a> can solve your problem. It allows you to create a password reset CD/DVD to reset lost Windows XP administrator password.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_2.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 3. Boot your locked computer form the CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 4. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/reset-windows-xp-password.html">Reset Windows XP password</a> under Win PE.<br /><br />Step 5. Log on computer via this administrator account without password.<br /><br />Note: With intuitive GUI, you can defeat Windows XP administrator password within a few clicks, regardless of your level of computer knowledge. 100% recovery rate guaranteed.<br /><br />Tip 3: Use a user account with administrator permission<br /><br />It is well-known that users can create 2 kinds of administrator account on Window XP. One is a user account with administrator privileges while the other is the built-in administrator account. So when you forgot Windows XP default administrator password, you can log on computer with another kind of administrator account and then do as follows:<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_3.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Right-click My Computer icon to select Mange.<br /><br />Step 2. On the coming up classic computer management window, expand Local Users and Groups folder, and then expand Users folder to display all user accounts on this computer.<br /><br />Step 3. Right-click Administrator and select Set Password option.<br /><br />Among these tips, it's highly suggested you try tip 2 that changing Windows XP password with Windows password recovery software as it is can be applied to every lost Windows password circumstances. And it is simple and fast.

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Forgot Windows XP password, don't be worried. It's very common for PC users to lose or forget Windows password as some like to set a rather complicated password. As Windows XP has been used for several years, there are various available methods that can help you to reset Windows XP password.

Method 1: Create a password reset disk to reset Windows XP password

Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a very easy way to protect yourselves from the possibility of forgetting your password. With it, you can reset Windows XP login password easily and quickly. Don't know how to create one, just follow the instructions as below:

1.Click on Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Select the specified user account you want to create the Windows XP password reset disk for.
3. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password.
4. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next.
5. Follow the Forgotten Password Wizard to create your Windows XP password reset disk.

Once you find your Windows XP password is lost or forgotten, just reset Windows XP password with the disk. The Windows XP password reset disk can be repeatedly used to reset password for your computer, so please remember to keep it in a safe place. Otherwise, unauthorized users can log on your computer and get access to the precious data on it. It will be a disaster for you if your privacy is leaked out.

Method 2: Log on as administrator to reset Windows XP password

All Windows XP computers have a special user account named "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. If you don't set password for the account or you remember its password, you can log on computer with the administrator account to perform Windows XP password reset.

1. Start the computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you see Windows XP login screen.
3. When Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type Administrator in the User name box.
4. Type the administrator password in the password box, and then click OK. Or you can directly click Ok if you don't set password.
5. Click Start > Run > Type control userpasswords2 > click OK.
6. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
7. Set your new password and click OK on the Reset Password dialog box. And then click OK on user tab.
8. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows again.

Method 3: Burn a USB flash drive to reset Windows XP password

In addition to the two methods above, you can also perform Windows XP password reset with third party Windows password recovery software. It can help you reset Windows XP login password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Before starting to perform Windows XP password reset with this method, you need to find a computer with optical driver that you can log on. Then, you can follow the below steps to burn a USB flash drive with Windows Login Recovery.

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it.
2. Burn the ISO image file on the program to a USB flash drive.
3. Set your locked computer to boot from USB drive.
4. Reset forgotten Windows XP password with the burned USB flash drive.

The above 3 methods are easy for you to reset Windows XP password. Of course, method to perform Windows XP password reset is not limited to the 3 options. There are still other options for you, like using a Windows installation disc to recover Windows XP password. You just find one suits you best to reset your lost Windows XP password.

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You can disable the Administrator account using the following procedure:
How to Disable the Local Administrator Account on Windows XPNote Before you disable the local Administrator account, make sure that there is at least one other local or network user who can gain access to the computer with administrator permissions. Otherwise, you will not be able to reverse this action in the future.
  1. Log on as Administrator, or as a user with administrator permissions.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Local Users and Groups node, and then click Users.
  4. In the right pane, double-click the Administrator account.
  5. On the General tab, select the Account is disabled check box, and then click OK.
  6. Quit the Computer Management console. The new setting takes effect the next time you attempt to log on to this computer.

The full article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140

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Method one: Log into an alternate account
Often many users will leave the administrator account alone and/or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.

1 Reboot the computer into Safe Mode. Additional information about getting into Safe
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If you have forgotten your Windows XP password, however have created a forgotten password diskette earlier to use the diskette follow the below steps.
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Sam


http://www.go4expert.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826

passwords to any of the administrative accounts and needed administrative access:

Boot to a windows boot disk and mount the NTFS partition using NTFSDOS if needed.
Rename the SAM.* file to anything memorable to you
Reboot the system and login as 'administrator' with a blank password.
Create a batch file with the following lines:
net user newuser newpass /ADD
net localgroup /ADD administrators newuser

Save that .bat file and then schedule it with the AT command for 10 minutes into the future
Reboot the system with the boot disk and delete the SAM.* file
Rename the original SAM back to SAM.*
Reboot and wait 10 -15 minutes to give your batch file a chance to execute
Log on as 'newuser' and you're in business

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