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Lost my windows password

Trying to boot up but get a Windows Xp window with a user line and a password line. The user line is apparently complete, but the password line is blank. I can't recall the password. Help! I'm stuck!!

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  • ridgefieldrm Feb 14, 2009

    Thanks for the response cpenzes! Thing is, when I attempt to boot in safe mode, I get exactly the same problem: I'm asked to enter a windows password in the same Windows XP frame as before. This is a 7 year old Dell 4400, so it may just be a 'death in the family'. I'm pretty frustrated with it.

  • ridgefieldrm Feb 14, 2009

    yep, it's windows password. When I first bought this 'pute, I must have put in a password. I haven't been asked for it until today. I've tried clicking okay in safemode, also caps on and off....everything. If I ever have another computer password, I'll tatoo it on the bottom of my foot!! It's aggravating to have a workable computer and to be locked out by a simple word. Well, thanks for your time.

  • ridgefieldrm Feb 14, 2009

    I sure can't find a setup for passwords. I certainly looked. I've looked in F8 as well as F9. Hmmmmm.

  • ridgefieldrm Feb 15, 2009

    yep, I've tried 'last known good'. I've looked in the owner's manual and it says to remove the case, locate config jumper on on system board, move the jumper plug sothat pins 2 and 3 are jumpered (to clear the password when you turn on the computer). Huh? Turn it back on, access the system setup program, assign a new supervisor or setup password in the maintenance menu. Exit and save the system setup program settings. Then open it up and remove the configuration jumper plug so that pins 1 and 2 are jumpered (the "normal" setting). Ha! Looks like I'm in for some computer shopping.....not this stuff.

  • ridgefieldrm Feb 15, 2009

    okay, sure appreciate your help and time on this.



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Can you just click okay and it logs you on
if not restar pressing f8
then safemode
control panel users
then you should be able to remove yourself
if you still have a problem let me know

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  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 14, 2009

    then restart and go into setup

    depending on your system you will find a setup for passwords

    Could be in advanced once you find it there should be option for user passwords click and remove it then f10 to save and exit

    have you tried just clicking okay when prompted for password in safemode

    Not adminstartive passwords you want user password

    are you sure its a window login password and not a boot password

    are you sure capslock is not on when entering password

    let me know

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 14, 2009

    follow the steps i've given you and remove that user password

    just odd if it has never come up before are you sure no one was on pc and put that login in

    let me know after you follow above steps

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 14, 2009

    have you gotten back on

    if not then restart f8 and try last known good

    or have you tried start windows normally

    through restart and f8

    try these and let me know

    I have to run some errands shortly for a couple hours but i will be back on

    have you tried pressing your sleep button

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 14, 2009

    i am thinking system may be in sleep mode and wants a reume password

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 14, 2009

    are you still not on your pc

    try last known good

    please let me know

    i'm trying to eliminate

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 15, 2009

    Do you have your recovery or boot cd

    and you went into bios setup to remove that did'nt work.

    Complicated to show you how to remove the jumper when i am not in front of pc

    The only other thing would be to format and then enetr no passwords

    Basically telling you to remove through system setup

    which is bios setup

    Whenever i setup a pc i always recommend no passwords unless its for an office or business

    hmmmmmmmmmmm

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 15, 2009

    I will be back online later

    and i can walk you through the process without opening the case

    My mail address is cpenzes@rogers.com

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 15, 2009

    restart in bios setup

    then use keyboard arrows to go to boot

    then enter

    then security

    then change user password

    let me know via e-mail

    cpenzes@rogers.com

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 15, 2009

    HAVE YOU SUCCEEDED OR DO YOU STILL NEED HELP

    the only other thing would be to format

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 15, 2009

    have you solved

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These techniques to recover a lost xp password are among the more advanced Windows XP Tips and Tricks. In some cases, recovering from a lost password can be very easy though.

For completeness' sake we start with the simplest tips that can help you regain access to a locked account. But even if you find yourself in a more complex situation, please read on. You'll find out what to do.

Warning : Be extra careful if you are using Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows XP Professional. If you don't know what EFS is, you probably shouldn't worry about it. It's a feature in Windows XP Professional that deals with file security on a local level. If you do use it, please always make sure to export your private and public keys before attempting to reset your password.
If you can login with another user account If you share your computer with other users it's fairly simple to regain access to your account. You could ask one of the other users to log on to Windows with their password and perform the following steps :
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  • Click "Run"
  • In the "Open" field, type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes)
  • Click ok
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Now you can log on to your account using the new password.

More advanced password recovery If there are no other users on your machine to unlock your account, you need to reset your password "offline". Offline means that you boot your pc from outside your usual Windows XP environment using a boot disk or a bootable cdrom.
This offline technique to recover a lost xp password isn't for the faint of heart; the procedure isn't presented in a nice graphical interface and there even is a small risk involved ...
Sometimes the password reset fails and as a consequence you cannot log on with the locked user account afterwards. This doesn't happen often though, and if you are reading this because you need to recover a lost xp password ...
you weren't able to log on after all ...
Of course you will need access to another pc to create a boot disk or bootable cd.

Is your boot sequence right ? Your computer's boot sequence is set in the BIOS and determines if the pc can boot from a floppy or cdrom. To get into the BIOS, you typically need to press a certain key or key combination during startup. Depending on the brand of your computer this can be :
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If you have made your way into the BIOS, now would the time to choose either your floppy drive or your cdrom as primary startup device.

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If there are no other users on your machine to unlock your account, you need to reset your password "offline". Offline means that you boot your pc from outside your usual Windows XP environment using a boot disk or a bootable cdrom.
This offline technique to recover a lost xp password isn't for the faint of heart; the procedure isn't presented in a nice graphical interface and there even is a small risk involved ...
Sometimes the password reset fails and as a consequence you cannot log on with the locked user account afterwards. This doesn't happen often though, and if you are reading this because you need to recover a lost xp password ...
you weren't able to log on after all ...
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Have you lost your Windows XP administrator login password, and you don’t know what to do? Here are thirteen simple steps that you can use to change or recover administrator login password of your Windows XP computer.
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  2. a “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message is displayed, press a key to boot from the Windows XP disk.
  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
  9. When the PC restarts, don’t choose to boot from CD. Setup will automatically resume and you will see a message box informing you that the Windows installation is on.
  10. During this process, you need to keep an eye on the left had panel of the screen that informs you about the setup status. When you see that the “Installing Devices” task is in progress, press the Shift + F10 key. This will open a Command Prompt window that you can use to perform several admin tasks on your computer. Surprised! Well, yes the world’s most popular operating system does have a few security loopholes.
  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
  12. In the User Accounts window, you can perform various user management tasks, such as, reset passwords, change password, create new user, and configure no password login. After making the required changes, close the dialog box, exit the Command Prompt window and then proceed with the repair process. You may need the Windows XP product key, so keep it handy.
  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
This process will not have any affect your existing programs and personalized user settings. However, if you find this method to change or reset administrator password in Windows XP complicated, you may opt to use a reliable third-party tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Tool .

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