HELP! For some reason, my password is not letting me into Windows XP anymore...even when I try to boot in safe mode, the CTRL-ALT DEL screen comes up and asks me to login...I have no access to my computer!!!
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Below are some step you can take to try to boot into windows if this fail, please provide more details to problem you are having.
1. Boot from Last Known Good Configuration
If the PC is on first restart the computer by pressing[Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start
or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced
Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the
menu and press [Enter].
2. Use System restore
To use System Restore, first restart the computer by pressing[Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start
or hear the singlebeep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced
Options menu. Now, select the Safe Mode item from the menu and press
[Enter]. Once Windows XP boots into Safe mode, click the
Start button, access the All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools menu,
and select System Restore. Because you're running in Safe mode, the only
option on the opening screen of the System Restore wizard is Restore My
Computer To An Earlier Time, and it's selected by default, so just click
Next. Then, follow along with the wizard to select a restore point and
begin the restoration procedure.
Hold F8 on boot up, and boot into Safe Mode. There will be an Administrator account, which you can use to reset your account password. If somehow the Administrator account is disabled, you can use alternative methods like: this, this and this.
I don't if it work for you or not! but it is the easiest thing to do now! Step 1: Start Windows PC Step 2: When you can see the Windows login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it'll show Classic Login box Step 3: Type Administrator as Username and leave the Password field blank Step 4: Press the Enter Key and then you can be able to login the default windows administrator account which is it created by default when install windows.
Note: When you input the key combination Please don’t put the cursor on any account. And if you change the name or password before, you cannot login by this way.
First try is to hold down CTRL + ALT + DEL and try typing in as the user "Administrator" with no password, if this does not work do not worry, it only works on half the systems anyway. Of course the next try is rebooting into safe mode by pressing F8 during the boot but before the windows screen, when it loads up safe mode it actually gives you an administrator option as a login, usually works. The last and third way is to actually use the windows xp operating system disc and boot to it and run a windows repair, suggest talking to a technician if you do this one. Once you get into windows just go to control panel from the start menu and open up user accounts and then access the account that needs the password to be changed and change it.
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after start ur computer im boot up then press F8 and then new window will be come and select safe mode . after select safe mode u will see another user name. then click that and u can access ur windows. in case not another user then the only way to format ur windows, thanks
we have one type of method to solve this problem. but, not regularly.
if you have any other administrator account, you can log in to this and work with your account.
if you did not enter any administrator authentication(password), when the windows xp was installed, you can easily manage this. press CTRL + ALT + DEL keys simultaneously (two times) and type the username as "administrator". then enter without giving a password.
you can connect your hard disk with any other hard disk. boot through the other hard disk. then you will see your disk drives on the another disk. Try to delete the "SAM" file on your os (C:\windows\system32\). (Only on your hard disk). then reboot via your hard disk. now, you have no need to enter any username or password. just enter and go to the windows desktop
if it is not possible for you, just go for password recovery software
you may be able to get in with the default administrator account.
when you get to the welcome screen, press control/alt/del together.
this will open up a dialog box where you can type in user names/passwords.
There are two accounts you can try here:
try the Administrator account and the Guest account. Try them both with no passwords and try the administrator one with the same password your account had.
You can also type into this box to verify your keyboard is working properly (caps lock off, all keys working, etc).
Finally, if none of this works, try booting in to safe mode and logging in through there.
If worse comes to worse, there are a couple of free programs you can install on a cd and upon boot they will reset the administrator password.