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Windows Login Password - Cant Safe Mode or Log in as Admin

I saw a posting you had for a similar problem with someone else. I hope you can maybe help me. We have an HP Laptop with Pentium M and Windows XP Pro that was given to us by my sister in law. She cant remember her passwords. How can I get past the Windows Log On Password? I tried to hit F8 to go into Safe Mode but even in Safe Mode it seems to take me to that same Log On prompt. Any help would be really appreciated. Steve White steve_m_white@yahoo.com

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Hey Steve/Becky - I have one question for you before I fix your problem. When you booted in safe mode, did it give an option of several logons, i.e.- yours and an administrators?

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