Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
It just started yesterday- Whenever I start up Windows XP with the ExternalHD plugged in, it won't get past the windows login (loading user settings bluescreen); it will freeze. Whenever I plug in the EHD past that point, it causes my computer to lag beyond the point of use. I would love to try the solutions listed in the other sections, but I have neither the money to afford data retrieval or another EHD. On top of that, If I wanted to change the Drive's letter (It's currently stuck on E:\), It'd have to be plugged in; and when it is, I can hardly access anything. I cannot defrag it for the same reason. This happens to be a major problem, as I have many school-related files on there, not to mention some 70+GB of music. ):
Any help will be dearly appreciated. Thanks!
Heres what you do.
Don't plug your external HD in while the computer is booting up. It's looking for Windows on your external hard drive. Hence the black screen.
Plug your USB or Firewire cable back in once Windows is finished booting up.
Mine does that sometime too.
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It's easy to gain access to Windows after losing user account password. Just simply login as the computer administrator and go to control panel->user accounts. There you will be able to reset the password for any of the systems user accounts.
Howerver, things will get more tricky if you have lost Windows administrator password. It's a sickening,powerless feeling to be locked out of your own computer though this happens more often,everytime we feel so helpless.What should you do in facing this situation.You have tried everything you could but failed.
This problem of Windows XP password recovery often troubles most PC users, especially for those who have little computer skills. For this, following are three simple ways on how to recover Widows XP password to help you login your computer again.
Method 1: Login as Safe Mode
Start system and press F8 key when Windows is starting up. Then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and enter. Choose Administrator,the default password may be blank if you don't set the default administrator password before.Then you will enter into doc Command as following.
Type " net user net user xxx 12345 /add " (xxx is the locked account name and 123456 is the new password set on this account).Then you will see the Command Completed Successfully.
Method 2: Using A password reset disk
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using ""Reset Disk"". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to recover Windows XP password as follows.
Step 1: Start Windows and click your username when you get to the Windows XP logon screen. Type the password wrongly.
Step 2. Press Enter and you will see the error message about "Did you forgot your password?
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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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