Question about Dell Dimension XPS 400 PC Desktop
Log in using safe mode
then log in as administrator
go to control panel, users, and remove your password
log back into windows and set a pass word back up
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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on Jan 04, 2011 | PC Desktops
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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