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Compaq presario 1200 running xp

When i hit f8 and select safe mode and administrator i steal can,t open the control panel to add a user account it steal ask fo ra password, i forgot my window password

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I wanted to know how to recover lost password


Here is a simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator rights and privileges if you have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't remember the password(s) to login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed Windows XP yourself. You should be able to login to the computer through the unprotected.

You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.

Method 1: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.

Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.

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Lost my windows vista password


Resetting password & user name on Windows:b>*Start your computer
*Keep pressing "F8" as the computer starts.
*This will enter the computer in Safe Mode.
*(When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "SafeMode" with arrow key and confirmby pressing the Enter key, then computer enters Safe Mode.
*Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windowslogin screen.
*Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need toinput the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
*Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the accountthat is locked and change the password.
**Restart computer and login into the account you just created using your newpassword.

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How do I reset my password? I forgot my password and have no clue what it is!


Boot into Safe Mode and delete the Administrator account. To boot to safe mode, press the F8 key repeatedly on bootup, and select safe mode. Once you're in, go to the Control Panel and then to User Accounts, then delete the Admin account, or change the password there.
Good luck!

May 08, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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I forgot my user password


What kind of OS did you are using??

If Windows XP :-
1. switch on your computer
2. Straight away press F8 continously
3. Once menu appear select 'safe mode'.
4. and then enter safe mode.
5. then 2 user will appear
6. Choose 'Administrator'
7. Go to control Panel
6. select User Account
7. and the choose modify user account
8. choose ur user account
9. the select remove password.
10. and then reboot.


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I have a Compaq notebook and the keyboard is not working under the administrator. It works fine under any other user. I've tried to update and uninstall drivers with no success. Also I cannot hit...


Hi,
if the keyboard is working in any other user account . The user account has gone corrupt. You can recreate a new admin account. But before you do that back up all the my documents folder.

1. Restart the computer and press the F8 key a couple of times before windows starts
2. Select safe mode and press enter
3. Select the admin account and log in
4. Click on Yes to continue to work in safe mode

create new account in windows Xp
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/accounts.mspx

Create a new account using windows vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Once the new account is created you and delete the old admin account

Thanks
Proton

Feb 06, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Trying to load windows xp service pack 2 forgot my password


Hi,

For XP professional

When the computer gets to the login screen hold down both Ctrl and Alt and then hit the Del key twice. A new login window will appear.
In the top pane type administrator and hit enter. Hopefully you can log in as admin. If it lets you in go to the control panel and select "User Accounts" select "Change an Account" and the click on your account and remove the password. Click Apply and log out.

You should then be able to access your account.

For XP Home

Restart the computer and repeatedly press F8 until you see a list with safe mode at the top. Navigate to safe mode using the up cursor key and hit enter. You will see white text on the screen, this just means its loading up its basic drivers, so be patient!!

When you get to the login screen click on administrator and let it load up. Now all you have to do is go to the control panel, user accounts, change an account, click on your account and remove the password.


Please post back if you need anymore advice.


Good luck.


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How i open my laptope if i forrget my password


you need password reset disk for reset password if you forget for xp..If you are using windows vista
make a password reset disk form vista as backup.....

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My HP Compaq Presario V2000 says: this computer is in use and has been locked; only PC #.../Marie D (guest) or an administrator can unlock this computer. Links follow for user name and password. I don't...


Sorry, Marie, didn't quite get the whole problem. Try a reboot. If that doesn't work, try safe mode. You get to safe mode by rebooting, then when the Mfg splash screen comes up (ie HP/Compaq/Presario) hit F8 until you get the dos menu. The DOS menu is a black screen with about 8 options or so. Use your arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode. Again try to get the Administrator account open by choosing that account and then just hitting enter. If you get in, open the Control Panel, then the User Accounts. Then either change the logon procedure using options or remove the password from the user account you're having problems with. If you can't get this far, you probably have a virus and should submit your computer to a professional for backup and recovery of the hard drive.

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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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For got user name an password at window startup


restart computer and before the XP Logo screen comes on, hit F8.
select safe mode and then select Administrator at Welcome Screen
open Control Panel and then select User Accounts. change/add user account. Remember to write password on paper.

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