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Password not recognised at start-up using xp home.

Could anyone help with a password problem.I use a Toshiba Equim A60 and I have used the same password at Start-up since the machine was new but suddenly the laptop shuts down on the Third attempt using the correct password.I would really appreciate help as I have sentimental Pics on Hard drive and would hate to lose them.....Thanks......Mick N.

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My OS is windows problem is how to put password on my computer at stat-up...i already set a password on my user account but still when I restart my computer, a was not ask to enter my password before it will open.

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Re: Password not recognised at start-up using xp home.

When the XP request a pass, it typically shows only the default user account, but you can access to the administrator by pressing [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] two times, generally this account hasn't a pass and you can access to your pc from this.

Open control panel, choose "classic vew" and then open ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS

In this window go to the LOCAL USERS, select your default account and set the new pass, finally restart the system

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Re: Password not recognised at start-up using xp home.

In addition to above, if it is the BIOS password which is needed, if the CMOS battery is removed for a few minutes, all the BIOS settings will be restored to default.

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Restart the computer into safe mode by tapping F8 on startup. Choose Safe Mode, click Start---->Control Panel----->User Accounts---->Change Account. From here you can create a password. Restart computer and use your new password.

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