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Win XP asks for windows password but no password was ever entered

Friend says he never entered a password and has used the system over 5 years and it never asked for password before, Now all of a sudden it asks for one.

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Ya, it may be possible because after some years may OS be corrupted so it may be.

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If you have forgot the password of the account with Admin rights, then you can boot into Adminstrator mode from Safemode and then you can reset the the password of the Admin irights account.

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Unsa man diay ka bisaya?

1. Start your computer.
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_____If the computer prompted you to type USer Account

simply type "administrator"
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If not, only computer requiring you to type password. donot type.

2. JUst simply press"Ctrl+Alt+Delete" simultaneuosly( dungan)
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