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Safe Mode to reset administrative password

When I press F8 to go into safe mode, it comes up with the box that tells me to cnrl alt del and then I have to put in a password. How can I bypass this so I can go in to fix my password?

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Cynthia

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This was posted on your other request as well:

In that box that asks you for the password, can you type in the username Administrator with no password and get in? I am wondering if your admin account actually has a password assigned, which most do not. Give it a try and see what happens. Let me know if this works, please.

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