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I can log in to my computer i for got my password

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Assuming you are talking about logging in to Windows XP here are some things you can try:

Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional in a workgroup loadTOCNode(3, 'whattotry'); 1. Log on as an administrator. a. Restart the computer, and then after the Power On Self Test (POST), press the F8 key. b. On the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. c. Select Microsoft Windows XP edition, and then press ENTER.

Note In this step, edition represents the correct Windows edition. d. On the To begin, click your user name screen, click Administrator, and then type the administrator password. e. Press ENTER, and then click Yes. 2. Reset the password. a. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. b. Click User Accounts, and then click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for. c. Click Change the Password, and then type a new password. Note If you do not want to use a password, click Remove password, and then continue to step "e." d. Click Change Password. e. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

If that doesn't work, there is a more drastic way to do this:

you can easily change or wipe out your Administrator password for free during a Windows XP Repair. Here’s how with a step-by-step description of the initial Repair process included for newbie’s. 1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.
I tested the above on Windows XP Pro with and without SP1 and also used this method in a real situation where someone could not remember their password and it worked like a charm to fix the problem. This security hole allows access to more than just user accounts. You can also access the Registry and Policy Editor, for example. And its gui access with mouse control. Of course, a Product Key will be needed to continue with the Repair after making the changes, but for anyone intent on gaining access to your system, this would be no problem.
And in case you are wondering, NO, you cannot cancel install after making the changes and expect to logon with your new password.
Cancelling will just result in Setup resuming at bootup and your changes will be lost.
Ok, now that your logon problem is fixed, you should make a point to prevent it from ever happening again by creating a Password Reset Disk. This is a floppy disk you can use in the event you ever forget your log on password. It allows you to set a new password.
Here's how to create one if your computer is NOT on a domain:

  • Go to the Control Panel and open up User Accounts.
  • Choose your account (under Pick An Account to Change) and under Related Tasks, click "Prevent a forgotten password".
  • This will initiate a wizard.
  • Click Next and then insert a blank formatted floppy disk into your A: drive.
  • Click Next and enter your logon password in the password box.
  • Click Next to begin the creation of your Password disk.
  • Once completed, label and save the disk to a safe place
How to Log on to your PC Using Your Password Reset Disk
Start your computer and at the logon screen, click your user name and leave the password box blank or just type in anything. This will bring up a Logon Failure box and you will then see the option to use your Password Reset disk to create a new password. Click it which will initiate the Password Reset wizard. Insert your password reset disk into your floppy drive and follow the wizard which will let you choose a new password to use for your account.


Reference: http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305


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There is nothing to worry if you forgot your Windows logon password or if your password expires. You can reset your Windows password by following instructions given below.<br /><br />You cannot reset password unless you have reset disk or can log on as an administrator. You may need to reinstall your operating system before using computer again. This is an essential safety measure setup by Microsoft Windows. Without this, anyone could change a password of anyone's computer. <br /><br />Reset Windows XP Home Edition Password<br /> <br />There are two methods to reset Windows XP Home Edition password<br /><br />First Method: <br /><br />To reset password you may need to log on as an administrator. Follow steps mentioned below to log on as an administrator <br /><br />a. Reboot the PC.<br />b. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE couple of times, and then type the name of the administrator user name or just type 'Administrator'.<br /><br />c. Type your administrator password in the password field, and click OK. If you do not know the password, leave it blank, and click OK. <br />d. Press Start button on the taskbar, and click Run.<br />e. Enter control user passwords 2, and click OK button.<br />f. Open Users tab, select the user account form the list that you want to reset the password for, and press Reset Password.<br />g. Select a new password and Enter it in the new password field and then type that password again in the confirm password field, and then press OK.<br />h. Reboot the PC, and try logging in to the computer. <br /><br />If your computer is a member of a domain then follow these steps:<br /><br />To log on to the window as an administrator: <br /><br />a. Reboot the PC, and press the F8 key during the boot until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.<br />b. Select the Safe Mode option, and press ENTER key.<br />c. Select Microsoft Windows XP edition, and press ENTER key. <br />d. Click your user name screen button, then click Administrator, and enter the administrator password in the password field.<br />e. Press ENTER key, and click Yes. <br /><br />To reset the Microsoft windows password:<br /><br />Click Start button on the taskbar below and then click Run.<br /><br />f. Enter control user passwords 2 in the text field, and click OK.<br />g. Pick the logon user name for which you want to alter the password.<br />h. Click on Change the Password, and enter a new log on password. <br />i. Press Change Password button.<br />j. Reboot the PC, and then log on to the windows. <br /><br />The Second Method: Using a password reset disk<br />To log on to the computer by using a password reset disk, follow the steps outlined below. <br /><br />Reset password for Windows XP Professional Edition<br /><br />1. Reboot your PC.<br />2. Click the user name, you'll see an error. <br />3. Click on the Use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard window will open.<br />4. Click Next.<br />5. Insert the password reset disc into the CD/DVD drive, and click Next.<br />6. Type a new password and confirm the password in the required fields, then click on Next.<br />7. Click Finish, log on to the PC again. <br /><br />

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