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someone changed my login password.

by yendor14 / July 27, 2008 10:04 AM PDT

so i had a party last night, and my laptop was in my room. well someone used it and changed the password on it i need to enter on startup. so basically i can't get in my own computer. is there any way around this? it's very frustrating and i haven't found out who did it.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2008 10:11 AM PDT

It's free, found with google and gets it done. Maybe there is another way in XP HOME but this covers all versions.

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by yendor14 / July 27, 2008 10:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Just NTPASSWD

i did that and reset/blank the password and it still has the user line, then the password line. i can't just press enter and get in. is there any other way to log in?

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then reset the administrator account
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2008 10:51 AM PDT
In reply to: ntpasswd

Login that way and fix it in windows.

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admin acct.
by yendor14 / July 27, 2008 10:55 AM PDT

do i reset it the same way? if i do what do i type in for the password? nothing?

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If you can't use NTPASSWD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2008 10:02 PM PDT
In reply to: admin acct.

Then you need the easiest to use software from

While I never needed it some can't deal with NTPASSWD character based menus so I send them to that other site.

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Can you access Administrator ID
by hemant177 / July 27, 2008 2:08 PM PDT

if you do, then your problem is solved. Change the password of your changed userid and used it.

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