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Normally what I do is this:
Turn on the computer, press F8 a few times
Click safe mode with command prompt.
Type in this into the black box: net user administrator /active:yes
Restart your computer
You will now see an administrator account
Click on it, windows will start normally.
Move over your documents from your old account
Once you have everything, delete your old user account
heres directions on resetting in safe mode if the battery fails
Hold F8 as the computer boots before the os boots and then select Safe Mode option (not the others) The computer will boot up from here, but there should be an additional "Administrator" account. Log in to this account (There shouldn't be a password, but if there is, try "admin") and navigate to the User account panel in control panel. From there, select your account name, and select the "Remove Password" option
Resetting password & user name on Windows:b>*Start your computer *Keep pressing "F8" as the computer starts. *This will enter the computer in Safe Mode. *(When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "SafeMode" with arrow key and confirmby pressing the Enter key, then computer enters Safe Mode. *Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windowslogin screen. *Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need toinput the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank. *Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the accountthat is locked and change the password. **Restart computer and login into the account you just created using your newpassword.
If OS is XP then log in the PC in safe mode there u will see a new account that is Admininistrator. Log in there make the chages in the user account there.
If the OS is Vista / Win 7 then restart NB in safe mode there u will see option like Safe Mode with Command Prompt log in that in the black box type in " net user administrator / active " enter then restart the NB log on to the new admin account click on it in there go to users click on ur user account delete the account password there and then resart PC log on in the old account. In the old account click on start- type in CMD right click on it run as administrator in the black box type in " net user administrator /active:no " restart the NB again issue resolved.
If you have not tried going to Safe Mode, try booting the computer in Safe Mode. To get there, you will need to press on the F8 key soon as you press the power button to turn it on. Once you get to the Advance Menu Option, choose Safe Mode. This will boot the computer with the minimal set of drivers running. Highlight Safe Mode and press enter (you can use the up and down arrow key to scroll down and up to choose Safe Mode). Once you press enter you will get to the next screen to choose operating system. There should only be one option. Then you press enter again, will get you bunch of stuffs on the screen comming from the button to top. You will get the log on screen and you will need to choose the Administrator Account. There should appear two user accounts, your account and the Administrator. Log on to the administrator account. Once you have the desktop screen with icons and Start menu, follow these steps:
1. Click on Start menu.
2. Fin the "Run" icon and click on it.
3. On the Open box. type in "control userpasswords2". Then press Ok.
4. You will get a User Account window with a list of users on the computer.
5. Your user account should be on the list. Highlight your account, then press the Reset Password on the lower right hand side of the window.
6. Reset Password dialog box will appear. Then type in your new password. Make sure that you will remember it. ^_^
Is it asking for the user name and password at windows or at the bios?
If its windows then just boot the computer go into windows in safe mode, keep pressing the f8 ke during boot and you will have the option to go in in safe mode, when you get to the logon screen click on the administrator account, go into control panel, user accounts and just delete the password for the account name. Re-boot and you are in.
When you boot keep pressing F8, go to safe mode , log in as administrator, go to controlpanel, users, select your user name, select change password, type in new password, close everything out, re-boot. type in new password at prompt.