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Can't Boot into Windows, Asks for password - I never had one

by robbbzilla / February 7, 2008 12:32 AM PST

I was cleaning my computer of some malware and when I rebooted the computer asked for a password.

I never had a password before. No matter what I enter it will not allow me to log in,even in safe mode it asks for a password! I do not want to re-install and lose all of my data.

Is there any way to bypass the password and get into xp.

I am running XP SP2 on a Dell laptop with a celeron M processor.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!

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The tool I use to reset the password.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2008 1:07 AM PST

Look up NTPASSWD on google.com Only mildly advanced but easy to use.

Bob

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And You've Tried?...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 7, 2008 6:01 AM PST

...rebooting into Safe Mode, select the "Administrator" username and use a blank password to login? If you've never created a password for the "Administrator" username, it should allow you to login. Once you've logged into the Administrator user, click on Start-Run, type: CONTROL userpasswords2, then click on OK.. Once there, you can then change your user profile back to a blank password by highlighting your username and click on the "Reset Password" button.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thank You but nothing is working??
by robbbzilla / February 7, 2008 11:51 AM PST
In reply to: And You've Tried?...

I have tried the boot disc but it can't change the password for the admin account and I have gone into safe mode and am locked out there as well. Admin account asks for password and locks me out?

There seems to be no way to get in?

Please help!

Thanks

Rob

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I have tried the boot disc but it can't change the password
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2008 8:33 PM PST

"I have tried the boot disc but it can't change the password for the admin account"

You didn't tell me enough to see where you had a mis step. Since I can't see the screen, only you can write all the words.

Bob

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PS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2008 8:34 PM PST
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THX!!! Your 3 year old post saved my Day!
by ravrr / April 11, 2011 10:58 PM PDT
In reply to: And You've Tried?...

Thanks a lot!

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This is what I did....
by ravrr / April 11, 2011 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: And You've Tried?...

I changed my username to Administrator and changed the password and it worked!

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NTPASSWD
by iGennie / April 14, 2011 7:19 PM PDT

I would also recommend you to use NTPASSWD

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