Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
I forgot my user and administrator password. I can get into a screen that says safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and another safe mode.
How do you get to start after you click on safe modeand which safe mode do you click on??
I cannot log on to administrator user account. I forget the password. Is there any help for this problem? Thanks in advance. Someone gave me a disk in order to reboot it; but it did not work.
Cant get on computer forgot password.just bought the computer
Posted on Feb 29, 2012
Safe mode will open windows with minimal amount of drivers, but will still require a password. Safe mode with command prompt will open in a simulated dos mode, and you can type "explorer" at the command prompt to open the gui and get to the start menu. buty this may not help.
i have sucessfully removed administrator password from windows by taking the hard drive out and installing it in another system as a secondary hard drive. i then manually deleted the "sam" file from windows/system32.
you can also reset the password by reinstalling windows or performing a second, parallel, installaation of windows (identical OS) on the same drive, and then deleting the second installation.
Posted on May 17, 2008
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Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator
it will prompt you to enter the new password
enter the new password and the password is changed
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
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