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Forgot the pass word to log on

I forgot the pass word to my user account and i lost my back up cd

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  • addmyson Feb 24, 2009

    ok so i tryed that there are like 3 differnt safe modes and it keeps coming up yo the same exact thing that i cant log on to

  • addmyson Feb 24, 2009

    vista

  • addmyson Feb 24, 2009

    i am using vista

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    what operating system are you using?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    are you using XP or Vista?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Buy a new backup CD from HP,or purchase windows.

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Hi,

You should actually have 2 accounts. One is called Administrator and appears when you start your operating system in safe mode. It has no password by default so you should still be able to access it.

Restart your computer and keep hitting 'F8' until you're prompted with a menu. Select something along the lines of 'Start Windows In Safe Mode' and Windows will load. Just login to the administrator account and remove the password.
It might also be a good idea to put a password on the admin account and keep it somewhere safe.

Keep in mind though, by removing the password, some of your settings will be reset.

Let me know how you get on.

If this works for you, please rate my FixYa thanks.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • My reply is Feb 24, 2009


    • First, you want to turn the machine off.

    • Next, boot it up and tap the F8 key while the BIOS is loading. This will take you to a DOS menu.

    • Depending on your BIOS version, you will have to scroll either up or down to select “Safe Mode”.

    • Let Windows boot. You may notice that things look really weird. This means you have done correctly thus far.

    • When you get to the Log On menu, type (or select, depending on your Windows version) “Administrator” and hit Enter.

    That’s it! You’re in. From here, you should then go to the Control
    Panel, then Users, and change your personal user password. Now you can
    reboot the computer and use your new password on the user account you
    are trying to enter.


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