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XP User Accounts Setup

I set up a second user account on our home PC this evening, and upon the next restart the computer went into scan disk before fully booting up and considered the new account the default. Once I investigated further it looks like the system deleted our existing account, all excel, word files and both our e-mail editors (Outlook & outlook express respectively) It won't even let us get into these editors. The question now is can I get our files back or are they lost for good?

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You can try logging in as Administrator (password is usually blank) or you can use one of those linux live CD to boot your computer and be able to browse and hopefully recover your files.

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  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts link.
    Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
  3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
  4. Choose the Create a password link.
  5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
    Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your password correctly.
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    If you're not concerned about this kind of security or this account is the only account on your PC, there's no need to make your files private. In this case, click on the No button.
  8. You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
  9. Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.

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How to create a password recovery disk


How to create a password reset disk
To create a password reset disk for your local user account, use one of the following methods.

Requirements
The following methods require one blank, formatted floppy disk.

Use a computer administrator account
If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with.
  4. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3, and then click Next.

    Note If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
Use a limited account
If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Pick a category, click User Accounts.
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next.

    Note If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
How to log on to the computer by using a password reset disk
If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use. The Type your password box appears. Press ENTER or click the right-arrow button. You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password?
    You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.
    Or you can use your password reset disk.

    Please type your password again.
    Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  2. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

    Note This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  8. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

    Note The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.
  9. Type your new password in the Type your password box, and then click the right-arrow button to log on to the computer.
Troubleshooting
  • The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer.

    The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer it was created on. For example, if you have two Windows XP-based computers that have the same user names and passwords, a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.
  • The password reset disk contains sensitive information.

    Other users may be able to use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. For this reason, store this disk in a safe and secure location.

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If you are using Windows XP the best way to solve this problem is to create a new user (found under Control Panel - User Accounts) select Create a New Account (This should be under a name you are happy using) and make sure it is a computer administrator in the next screen.
Shut the computer down and restart, log on as the new user. You can now delete the old account by going back into User Accounts. This will remove all the old settings.
The procedure is very similar in Vista and Windows 7.

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Need to set up a second user on my laptop


click on START, choose control panel, click on user accounts near the bottom of choices, and set up a 'guest account'. Or another user with personal icon and password. assuming you have the 'administrator' passworded access to the laptop. your 'guest', or new non-administrative access member will have no rights to access your private files, unless you choose to share them. this is for XP.
good luck!

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Did you forget your Windows XP User password? You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.Or you can use your password reset disk. This article describes how to create a password reset disk for a computer that is not a member of a domain in Microsoft Windows XP.(that is part of a workgroup, or that is not connected to a network.)

What is the Windows XP Password Reset Disk?Do you need to enter a password when booting into Windows XP Pro? Afraid you might forget this password down the road and not be able to run your PC? Make a password reset disk to protect against a lost password.


Note: You may want to know how to create a user login password to protect xp.

To protect user accounts in the event that the user forgets the password, every local user should make a password reset disk and keep it in a safe place. Then, if the user forgets his or her password, the password can be reset using the password reset disk and the user is able to access the local user account again.

The Forgotten Password Wizard lets you create a XP password reset disk that you can use to recover your user account and personalized computer settings if you forget your password.

How to create a XP password reset diskTo create a password reset disk for your local user account, use the following method.

RequirementsThe following methods require a floppy disk drive and a blank floppy disk. As we all know, the floppy disk is easily damagedand it is out of date. In this demonstration, I will use a blank USB Fash Disk instead of floppy disk. Firstly make sure it is connected with your computer.

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.

3. In the User Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with. Here I will click my account name "Andy".

4. Under the Related Tasks left side options, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.

5. In the drop-down menu, there are 2 options for us to choose. One is Floppy A, another is WPKEY (It is the name of my USB Flash Drive). Select the WPKEY and then click Next.

6. In the Current User Account Password box, type Andy's password , and then click Next. The Forgotten Password Wizard will start creating the disk.
Note: If the user account does not have a password, just leave it blank in the Current user account password box.

7. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.


The password reset disk contains only one file called userkey.psw, which is an encrypted version of your password.

Finally Label the disk "Windows XP Password Reset" and store it in a safe place. You can use the password reset disk to gain access to your Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password.

Tips:
1.
You only need to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP logon password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one.

2. Keep in mind that anyone who possesses this disk will be able to access your account at any time, even if you change your password.You'd better store it in a safe place.

3. Not a Windows XP user? See the guides for other Windows versions.
How to Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk?

How to Create a Vista Password Reset Disk?

4. Unfortunately, if you've forgotten your Windows XP password and can no longer acceses Windows, you won't be able to create a password reset disk. Luckily there is a Windows password recovery program which can help you to find lost password. It is popular way of getting your password back, even you don't have a password reset disk. You can download the free tried Demo on clicking below link.

Windows XP Password Recovery Program [Safe Download]

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Create Password protect on windows 7 / Vista / XP


For Windows XP
1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2. Click on the User Accounts link.
Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
4. Choose the Create a XP password link.
5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your password correctly.
6.Click the Create Password button to confirm your new password.
7.The next screen asks Do you want to make your files and folders private?. If other user accounts will be setup on this PC and you’d like to keep your personal files private from those users, click on the Yes, Make Private button.
If you’re not concerned about this kind of security or this account is the only account on your PC, there’s no need to make your files private. In this case, click on the No button.
8. You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
9. Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.
Windows Vista
1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.
Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won’t see this link. Simply double-click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.
3. Click on the User Accounts link.
4. In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Create a password for your account link.
5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your Vista password correctly.
6. Click the Create password button to confirm your new password.
7. You can now close the User Accounts window.
8. Now that your Windows Vista account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows Vista from this point forward.
Windows 7
1. Open the Control Panel (All Items View).
2. Click on the User Accounts icon.
3. Click on the Create a password for your account link.
4. Type in a New password.
5. Type in the same password again to Confirm new password.
6. If you want a Windows 7 password hint, Type a password hint in. If you do not want a password hint, then you can skip that field.
WARNING: Remember that anyone using the computer will be able to see the password hint.
7. Click on the Create Password button.
8. Your User Account is now Password protected.

Source: http://www.windows7password.net

on Jul 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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


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.


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Have you lost your Windows XP administrator login password, and you don’t know what to do? Here are thirteen simple steps that you can use to change or recover administrator login password of your Windows XP computer.
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD / DVD drive and restart your computer with him. To do this, after ensuring that established the system BIOS to boot from the CD as first choice. Check your system BIOS to see what is more.
  2. a “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message is displayed, press a key to boot from the Windows XP disk.
  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
  9. When the PC restarts, don’t choose to boot from CD. Setup will automatically resume and you will see a message box informing you that the Windows installation is on.
  10. During this process, you need to keep an eye on the left had panel of the screen that informs you about the setup status. When you see that the “Installing Devices” task is in progress, press the Shift + F10 key. This will open a Command Prompt window that you can use to perform several admin tasks on your computer. Surprised! Well, yes the world’s most popular operating system does have a few security loopholes.
  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
  12. In the User Accounts window, you can perform various user management tasks, such as, reset passwords, change password, create new user, and configure no password login. After making the required changes, close the dialog box, exit the Command Prompt window and then proceed with the repair process. You may need the Windows XP product key, so keep it handy.
  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
This process will not have any affect your existing programs and personalized user settings. However, if you find this method to change or reset administrator password in Windows XP complicated, you may opt to use a reliable third-party tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Tool .

This is a real handy tool that enables users to perform several Windows recovery tasks, such as recover passwords, make and restore data backup, manage partitions and recover lost data.
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What Can We Do Before and After Forgetting Windows Password?


BEFORE Forgetting Windows Password Disaster:
Do you think it is none of your business to do this right now? But we don't know what will happen in the future. Creating a password reset disk is the best way to prevent you into the forgotten windows password disaster. With it, you can easily reset your password and get right in to Windows.
With it, you don't ever have to worry about forgetting your password again.It's true that there are ways to recover Windows password without a password reset disk but they are often complicated and time consuming.
BEFORE creating a password reset disk you have to prepare these:
  1. a floppy disk drive.
  2. a blank floppy disk.
  3. A computer with Windows OS.
  4. Less than 5 minutes of time.
  5. A sober brain.
Let’s begin! I will take Windows XP for example. Other OS is very similar to do this.
1.Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2.Click on the User Accounts link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
3.In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name


4.In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password link.
5.When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next
6.On the next screen, verify that a blank floppy disk is inserted in your floppy disk drive. Click Next to continue.
7.With the disk still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.
8.Windows XP will now create the password reset disk.
When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.
9.You can now remove the floppy disk from your computer.
Label the disk "Password Reset" and your “user name” and then store it in a safe place.
NOTE:
  1. You only need to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP logon password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one.
  2. While a password reset disk will certainly come in handy if you ever forget your password, keep in mind that anyone who possesses this disk will be able to access your account at any time, even if you change your password.
  3. All the user accounts have to make its OWN disk!
AFTER Forgetting Windows Password Disaster:
OK. I admit that this is the most important part. Because when you read this article, it is probable that you already forgot your important windows password. But this might help you ou!
1. Use the “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 as above in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about it, please visit following links:
How to create and use a password reset disk for a computer in a domain in Windows XP
How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires
2. Using Windows XP Setup CD
If the above mentioned tricks don't work, then try following trick which is actually a loophole in Windows XP Setup and a big security hole:
A. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like Accepting EULA, etc.
B. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it and press "R" to run the repair.
C. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.
D. After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it restarts don't press any key when it shows "Press any key to continue..." otherwise Setup will start from the beginning. Don't press any key and setup will resume where it left. E. Now it'll start doing other tasks and will show a small progress bar with a few details in left side.
F. Look carefully at the details and when it shows "Installing devices", press <Shift>+F10 keys in your keyboard.
G. It'll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press <Enter>.
H. It'll open the same "User Accounts" window which you see in Control Panel.
I. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.
3. Use NTFS DOS tool to restore
Difficulty:Difficult .
So if you are a computer newbie, it is better for you to choose other methods. Windows XP password First of all, downloads a "NTFS DOS" tool via which to create a bootable disk that can operate NTFS partition under DOS. After the DOS is started, switch to system directory, e.g. “C: Windows\System 32”. Change the name “Logon.scr” with “Logon.scr.bak”. Get a copy of “Command.com”, and rename it with “Logon.scr”, then reboot the computer. When the screensaver is activated, you will see that the screen is shown in command-line mode with administrator permission, with which to reset the password or create new administrator account. After you log onto Windows XP, rename the “Logon.scr.bak” back to “Logon.scr” will be OK. This method is applicable to the Windows XP installed on NTFS partition.
4. Try some recovery tools.
If you are not a computer technician, or not familiar with computer system operations, you may feel the above methods are scary and still can’t figure out what I am saying. Then you may try to use the software programs which may suit you.
The existing windows password recovery software are many. You can also refer to How to Recover and Reset Password in VistaXP/2003/2K/NT For Free.

on Dec 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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