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Forgot my user password andcannot log on,how can i reset ?no disc

Need to reset comp. i dont have a backup disc either, it just goes to log on page when it boots up,

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With windows this is a security feature so someone else cannot bypass security and access your data, you may be able to get assistance from microsoft. also on my systems I always first setup a second admin account just in case this happens so you may log into your second account that has admin privilages and reset the password for your main account. it is a great way to keep from getting locked out of your own computer

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What OS are you using? XP Home or Pro? Vista? do you normally login with a username or login as "Administrator"?
You can try booting to safe mode by hitting f8 during the bootup process, choose safe mode and login as administrator without a password. If you still cannot get in that way, then you will need to use a program to reset the admin or user passwords. check this page:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm for instructions, but understand that there is a risk of corrupting data or filesystem when messing with these kinds of tools. Get a geek friend to help you if you're not sure what you're doing.

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