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Can't log on to windows xp pro.

My computor will not let me log on and I am the administrator. I must have some how changed it when I changed how we logged on to our work stations. I know this will cost so please let me know before hand. Thank you. Kathy

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If you can't remember your original password to login you'll need to do a repair install from the original Windows disk, then you can reset the Administrator password as part of the setup process.
Back up all your stuff first
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