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If it's 98, just click escape and it will allow you to log in without the password. There is no real security on the 9x series of Windows. If you it's 2000/XP, etc, it may be a little tougher. On XP, the first thing I would actually try to do is boot into safe mode. There it will give you the option to logon as your normal user or the the actual user "Administrator". If you know the administrative password, great ... if not, there is always the chance that there was never one setup. So you can try to logon as Administrator without any password. If you succeed here, you can continue into safemode, go to the control panel, and access the Users section to change the password of the user causing the issue.
If the above does not work, you will need to take other measures and use a program specifically designed for such situations. My advice would be to search for a program called "NT Password Hacker". This can be burned to a cd (as an .iso) and can be booted from. What this program does is actually loads a quick linux kernel that allows access to the windows system and the SAM files that contain your passwords. Following the prompts of that program, you should be able to reset you password(s). (The term reset is rather misleading, what the program does is actually attempt to "blank" out your old password to nothing and allow you to logon that way.) Just remember that some Policies on the system don't allow the use of a blank Administrator password, so you may find yourself in a vicious circle if that's the password you are attempting to alter. There are a few other programs that do the same thing. If you are using Vista, you are better off with the recovery disk and then going through the command prompts. There are a few articles on google that will help you step-by-step with this.
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