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girilla07
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Comptuer doesn't recognize password, won't open Windows XP

Recently switched a network computer to home use and now it won't recognize my password. Deleted some of the network files but on sign-in, it says the server doesn't recognize the password. Can't get past the sign-in screen and it doesn't offer any options to bypass it. Is there any way around this? Tried safe mode boot but get the same sign-in screen. I may have deleted some of the network files in the process of changing it to a home compter. (the unit is 6 years old). Help.

 

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Sal33n
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Re: Comptuer doesn't recognize password, won't open Windows XP

Was this a computer that was logging into a domain previously?
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girilla07
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It was part of a Network that no longer exists. Was able to open XP using another password but the original one no longer works. Am in the process of having all network files removed.

 

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Re: Comptuer doesn't recognize password, won't open Windows XP

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Can you clarify what you mean exactly by having the network files removed?

 

Also if you are able to get into that pc under a different logon name that has admin rights then you may be able to go into the users area in control panel and change the password for the account you are trying to get into (assuming it was not on a domain in which case you will not be able to because it will not show up in the list).

 

 

EDIT:  Nevermind...  just noticed this is solved.

Message Edited by Sal33n on 09-30-2009 11:13 AM
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Annyyu22
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Re: Comptuer doesn't recognize password, won't open Windows XP

1.Using Computer Management from a remote Windows computer
Log on to another domain joined machine with an account, which is a member of the “Domain Admins” group. (assuming default policies)
Open Computer Management (compmgmt.msc)
Right-click Computer Management in the top left corner and select Connect to another computer from the context menu. Specify the hostname or IP address of your Server Core box.
Open the folder Local Users and Groups in the left side of the console
Open Users next
Right-click the Administrator account
Choose the Reset password task from the context menu and specify a new password.
 
2.Using the command line on the local Server Core box
Log on the Server Core box with an account, which is a member of the “Domain Admins” group. (assuming default policies)
Type the following command:
net user administrator NewPasswordHere
Log off by issuing the command logoff.

3. Using Windows password key 8.0

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Method 1

Use the built-in administrator account which you can logon without password in safe mode.It was built when you install your system and its password default as blank.Press ctrl+alt+delete twice in the welcome screen and you can see a classical logon dialog box,type administrator and press Enter.Or you can press F8 when you start/restart your computer to select start from safe mode.

 

Method 2

Use a password reset disk If you have created ever.Of course it must be created for your current password.You can find a prompt when you input a false password in the welcome screen.Clik it and follow the guide.

 

Method 3

If the two methods above cannot help you,you can find a recovery tool.

As far as I know, there are many password tools on the network, but I have used is  "Windows password rescuer professional" ,it is simple and safe that the average person will use it. It can soon reset the password in several minutes.Only four steps can help you reset the lost Windows password:
Step 1: Download Windows Password Rescuer and install it to another computer.
Step 2: Run it and burn it to a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.Before this confirm that you have insert a CD/DVD or USB.
Step 3: BIOS setting:smileyfrustrated:etup your own computer boot from CD or USB.Press F2 or DELETE when you start/restart your PC to get into the BIOS SETUP list.Use arrow keys to select boot manu,and use +/- key to move the CD/DVD or USB option to the first site.Then inset the CD/DVD or USB you have just created. Press F10 to save and exit.
Step 4: Reset Windows password: Wait for a moment,it will display friendly operate window,and you can reset whichever password on it.
More details abput: Recover Windows password without losing data.

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