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Me again I did get the safe mode on this time but I still only have one box w/ old user name and password. I did not have extra boxes appear for guest/administrator. When it opened it gave me a option for safe mode, safe mode w/networking, and safe mode w/ command prompt along with other options. I chose Safe Mode and enter than it gave me the operating system to start which is Microsoft Windows XP Professional, I entered and it ran through a program and safe mode appeared on the bottom of my screen and my log on windows appeared but not with the choices, just one User Name box and password.

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O.k. Then what this person did is set up an administrator password during the XP install. This overrides the key administrator account in safe mode and only allows his/her account to exist as the administrator. The computer is still good and usable, unfortunately, without the password the operating system is not. You will have to wipe the hard drive, reformat (NTFS), and reinstall the operating system. Sorry, no easy way out on this one.

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Sir i forget my new password


To log on to a computer as the administrator to reset a password, try the following steps.
  1. Log on as an administrator.
    1. Restart the computer.
    2. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE two times, and then type the name of the administrator user account.

      Note If you do not know any other administrator user account, try to type Adminstrator in the User name box.
    3. In the Password box, type the administrator password, and then click OK.

      Note If you do not know the administrator password, leave it blank, and then click OK.
  2. Reset the password.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
    3. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
    4. Type a new password in the New password box, and then type the password again in the Confirm new password box, and then click OK.
    5. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.

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Hi.i cannot get to my laptop because i forgot entry password


You can salvage your old user account by logging on as the "Administrator" user. Once you're logged in as the admin, you can reset your old user password. The Administrator user (by default) is similar to a "superuser" and has the highest access level to reset any user password. If you don't know what your Administrator password is, you can reset that by rebooting into Safe Mode.
The best option here is to reset your account password. You can do this using either 1 of the 2 methods suggested by Microsoft Knowledge Base article #321305. In my opinion, the second method described on this page is most likely the easiest route: Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK: control userpasswords2 Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK. Good luck! Side note: To access Safe Mode, Click Start -> Shutdown (or Turn Off), and choose 'Restart'. Once the computer restarts, press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until a Boot Menu appear (this *must* be done before the Windows boot screen appears). Finally, choose to boot Windows in Safe Mode and press Enter on the keyboard.


You can reset a lost or "forgot Windows password" with 4 methods below:
1. Another valid administrator account which can normally log on.
2. A password reset disk or a repair disc, which is created in advance ( before you lost password ).
3. Third-party software to create a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB, like "Windows Password Breaker".
4. Re-install. Will lose data.

Feb 20, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I'M AT A WHITE SCREEN ON MY LAPTOP AND I CAN'T GET IN. i FORGOT MY ADMINISTRATIVE PASSWORD AND MY SYSTEM PASSWORD


Shut the laptop down now push the power button and very very quick after that keep on tapping the F8 key on the keyboard.(Follow thses steps if the OS is Vista or Win 7) U will see Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking then u will see Safe Mode with Command Prompt highlight that with the arrow keys press enter. U will see a Black Sreen then put the flowing command there " net user administrator /active " then press enter. Reboot the laptop u will see a new user account named administarator click on it then on start type in user u will see user above click on it all the user will be there click on ur old user account. There u will have option to change or remove the login password do that and then restart us laptop. U should be able to login now. When u come to the desktop click on start type in CMD above CMD will come right click on it then run as admin. in the black box type in " net user administrator /active: no " restart the laptop again issue resolved.
If the OS is XP restart the laptop in Safe Mode using the F8 key u will see a new account there the follow the steps Start - Control Panel - User Account - Click on the Old User account - then create a password this will remove the old password and put in a new password.

Aug 14, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I cant log in on my lap top


If OS is XP then log in the PC in safe mode there u will see a new account that is Admininistrator. Log in there make the chages in the user account there.
If the OS is Vista / Win 7 then restart NB in safe mode there u will see option like Safe Mode with Command Prompt log in that in the black box type in " net user administrator / active " enter then restart the NB log on to the new admin account click on it in there go to users click on ur user account delete the account password there and then resart PC log on in the old account. In the old account click on start- type in CMD right click on it run as administrator in the black box type in " net user administrator /active:no " restart the NB again issue resolved.

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I got a dell latitude laptop from work. The only problem is that because it is old and was taken off our inventory list I can't seem to get it unlocked. The admins had forgotten the password for this...


Here's how to reset your password:
  1. First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeatedly as the computer starts up.
  2. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes, of course)
  3. You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.
  4. Just click the administrators user account (or the target user's account), and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.
  5. All done, you have recovered the lost password
Hope you'll have it resolved soon :-)

Jul 08, 2010 | Dell Latitude CPX Notebook

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How do i reset my password on my hp mini 110. someone changed it and we can't get back in


assuming you have xp and there's no admin password try the following:

1. turn off your laptop
2. restart your laptop and before win xp logo comes on press f8 several times until you get into a black screen with the advance start up options, if you see the xp logo, restart your computer and try again.
3. select with the arrow safe mode and press enter to start your computer in safe mode.
4. before you get into windows will be prompted to select an account, if you had an account, should see your account and an administrator account. select the administrator account to log in.
5. Once in windows under the administrator account proceed to reset your password as follows:.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
  3. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
  4. Type a new password in the New password box, and then type the password again in the Confirm new password box, and then click OK.
  5. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.
I hope that helps!




Apr 17, 2010 | HP Pavilion 110-1030NR Notebook

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Forgot password


Here are 2 options to change lost administrator password without learning it. Hope they can work for you!
Option 1: If you can log on your laptop with an administrator account, you can change the password following the steps:
1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
Netplwiz.
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
If you have another administrator account,you can use this account to remove the administrator password.
You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.
First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode.
1.Restart your system.
2.When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3.You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up or Down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4.Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5.The system should boot to Safe Mode.
Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon
for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon
for the administrators account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice to show.
For PRO you can do this in normal mode
When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1.Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
2.Click Computer Management.
3.Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder Users.
4.Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5.You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6.Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7.Click OK, and OK again.
8.Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in
There is another easy and safe way for you to recover/delete the unknown windows password, it is widespread accepted by its 100% recovery rate and All passwords reset instantly.
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IBM Thinkpad


When you first start the machine, start pressing F8. It should go into safe mode. Safe mode looks different than the regular Windows mode, and there will be a screen with user account boxes, just like when you logged off in Windows. One box will have administrator, another will have whoever had the computer before, and there may be another with guest. Click on the administrator box, then open user accounts from the control panel. Then you can open the user account with the password and clear it. If you still can't get to safe mode let me know and we'll try a forceful way.

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Laptop


as i see u forgot urs pass word right...
fallow dis steps as i m telling u...
<<<1st method...>>>

u can solve it frm windows safe mode when ur computer start immediatly press F8 for 3-4 times
a new windows open
in it select safe mode...
after startin windows u can make a new account by doin dis..
start>control panel>user account>creat a new account..
den restart urs computer u can acces urs computer..

<<<<<2nd method>>>>

or u can also try dis when urs password dailog box comes press ctrl+alt+del a new dailog box open in it dere is user name and password

type ADMINISTRATOR as user name
nd type ADMINISTRATOR as password....

u can aceess urs pc.....

thanks...

Jun 28, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V6000T Notebook

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I forgot my administrator password


Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

1st Method:
The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

2th Method:
There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but we’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
Windows Password Recovery Tool is one of the easiest password recovery tools to use. It allows you to reset a user account password, including the Administrator password. It is also a relatively small download.
Windows Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

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