Question about IBM Aptiva E 240 (2158240) PC Desktop
I believe your computer has windows XP on it? if y\it is XP on it upon powering your system keep on tapping F8 until you get to windows advance menu then select safe mode it should log into win xp select the administrator account, once logged in as administrator go to control panel in xp select users icon then in users icon click on manage accounts then select the your log in Icon which you forgot the password then click on change password........ this should help you log back in your computer, but if you don't have any files that need to be backed up on that computer I suggest that you reformat instead to make sure that windows will run perfectly fine when you use it, but if you don't have a windows installer and you are successful in changing the password I suggest that you clean up the system by doing a disc clean up on it and a defragmentation on the Hard drive
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
Well, thank you for letting me know the operating system type. Follow the instructions as follows, boot up the computer and when you see that logon screen, press Ctr+Alt+Del on the keyboard (Sometimes you'll need to press several times and all the keys should be pressed simultaneously). You'll see the classic Logon Screen. Type "Administrator" on the username and press enter. (I hope you didn't mean the password for the hidden administrator account. If this is the one you've forgotten, do let me know.) You'll need to download an application to crack the password. There's another chance, if you have another account with the administrators privilege, the we can set it after log in to the account using the command prompt "cmd". Good luck. I appreciate you for the Ratings. Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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If you have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't remember the password(s) to Login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed Windows XP yourself. You should be able to Login to the computer through the Admin account.
Reboot your machine.
Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears. Do not press F5 as used on the NT/9x ser of Windows. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other users on your system.
Login as the admin.
Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue using Safe Mode.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.
Login as the user for which you set the password.
If the above doesn
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