windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by THlubksxMj » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 02:30:01


Hi, My daughter created a password for her computer and can't remember it. I
searched and found the instructions for changing it through an admin account
but there isn't one and there was no reset disk made.
what do I do?
Hope someone can help
thanks
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Nepatsfa » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 03:01:50


You can try logging on with the built-in Administrator account and going to
Control Panel -> User Accounts to change the password. How you log on with the
Administrator account depends on what version of XP you have installed on your
computer.

XP Home Edition

To logon with the built-in Administrator account in XP Home Edition you have to
restart the computer and boot into Safe Mode.
To start in Safe Mode, reboot your computer and
start tapping the F8 key as soon as you see anything displayed
on the screen.
Keep hitting F8 until the Advanced Startup
Options menu appears.
Use the up and down arrow keys on your
keyboard to select Safe Mode.
Hit Enter.
Click on the Administrator icon.
Unless you changed it, the password should be blank.

XP Professional
Restart your computer.
If the Welcome screen is displayed, hit the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination
twice.
This should bring up the Log on to Windows dialog.
Enter Administrator in the User Name box.
If you set up a password for this account, enter it now. Otherwise, leave the
password box blank.

If you're still locked out of your computer, take a look at these web sites for
information on creating a bootable CD that will let you reset passwords.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Ultimate Boot CD for Windows http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Good luck

Nepatsfan

 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by JS » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 03:21:52

Note: There is a hidden 'Administrator' account (the account name is:
Administrator) in Windows.
The default password for this hidden account is normally blank (none).

For XP Home users:
Boot the computer into Safe Mode
Do this by pressing the F8 key after the Power On Self Test is finished,
until the Start menu appears.
This will get you to the correct menu window.
Once in Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden Administrator account
and any other accounts.
(Note: Accounts are displayed alphabetically).
Use the Up/down arrow keys to highlight the 'Administrator' account;
Remember as mentioned above: The default password is a blank (no password
required).

Also See: Forgotten your Windows XP Home password
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
and: http://www.yqcomputer.com/

For XP Pro users:
You do not need to go into Safe Mode.
At the Welcome Screen, do/press the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys twice to display the
Windows logon box.
Type in "Administrator" (without the quotes) and 'if' you assigned a
password when you set up Windows, then enter it. (Note: by default the
password is blank, no password need be entered)

Once your in, then:
Click Start/Run/and type in: Control Userpasswords2 and then press OK
Next click on the Advanced tab and then click Manage Passwords.

Also see: How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or if your
password expires
(This Microsoft article applies to both XP Home and Pro)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

JS
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by MV » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 03:28:37


Every Windows installation has an admin account, no exception.
If the person installing Windows for you did not select a
particular password for this admin account then there is
a good chance it would still be blank. Reboot the machine,
press F8 repeatedly during the early boot phase until you
see a selection menu. Now get into Safe Mode, log on as
"administrator" and reset your daughter's password. And
while you're at it - why not create an admin account for
yourself so that you don't have to go into Safe Mode when
the problem next occurs? It's like having a spare master
key for your house!
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Anna » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:29:00



"Pegasus (MVP)" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...


Lynn...
You can try Pegasus's suggestion and if that does the trick...fine. But if
it doesn't, here's another approach...

But before getting to it, don't be intimidated by the length of these
step-by-step instructions. Once you've created the "Reset Password" CD the
process is quite simple since in most of the steps (as I'll explain) you'll
be simply pressing the Enter key.

Access the following website: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
and download the freely available program that will allow you to create a
bootable CD that you will use to reset your daughter's administrator's
password.

Here are some step-by-step instructions for using this program...

1. On the top of the webpage click on the "Bootdisk" button.
2. In the "Download" section of that page click on the cd070927.zip file and
download it to your Desktop. Note it's a ZIP file so the contents of that
file will have to be extracted.
3. I assume you know how to do this by merely right-clicking on the ZIP
file, click on Extract All, Next, Next, Finish.
4. A folder will be created on your Desktop entitled "cd070927".
5. Inside that folder will be the cd070927.iso file. It's this .iso file
that allows you to create a bootable CD from that .iso image.
6. Hopefully, you have a CD-burning program, e.g., Nero, Roxio, etc., that
allows you to merely double-click on the .iso file and the program will open
and create a bootable CD from that .iso image. If you don't have such a
program perhaps you have a friend or acquaintance who does and he or she can
help you with creating the bootable CD. There are other programs available
on the net that allow you to do this as well but these third-party programs
that I've mentioned make it a very simple & straightforward process.

Now that you've created the bootable CD that's designed to reset the
password, insert the CD in your optical drive and boot to it.

The following are step-by-step instructions for using the program. The
example involved is a single-partitioned HDD, but the basic steps are the
same for any size HDD, except where the drive is multi-partitioned. If the
latter is the case the steps will be slightly different but they will not be
unduly complicated or substantially different under those circumstances.

As you progress through the screens the information provided and steps
involved look more complicated than they really are. In virtually every step
during the process the user will simply be pressing the Enter key or some
other simple keystroke.

1. Hopefully the PC you're working on is set up so that it will boot to a
bootable CD. If it's not, change the motherboard's BIOS boot priority
setting so that the CD-ROM is first in boot priority. In other words you
want the system to *first* try booting to a bootable CD before it boots to
the hard drive.

2. Boot to the password reset CD. At the first screen you will see the
"boot:" prompt.
Press Enter.

3. The next prompt ("Step ONE") will be "Select: [1]".
Press Enter.

4. The next prompt ("Step TWO") will be "What is the path to the registry
directory? (relative to windows disk)
[WINDOWS/system32/config]:".
Once again, press Enter.

5. The next prompt will follow text "Select which part of registry to load,
use ..." and list three options. The default prompt will reflect the first
option ("
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Xandro » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:58:19

can use this tool to blank it
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--

Xandros
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by happykak » Wed, 20 May 2009 15:34:27


LynnK123;1059138 Wrote:


Have you tried to empty windows password. there is a solution for those
who has forgotten their password. With no reinstalling, with no the
original password, with no data loss, you can reset the password. As
following
1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download *Windows
Password Unlocker 4.0* and decompress it on that PC. Note that: there
is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD.
2 Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.
3 re-booted the locked computer and then followed the process of
instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.'''
4 Setting new password:
Step one: Open the "Control Panel"
Step two: Click the "User Account "
Step three: Select the account you wanna to set a new password.
Step four: Click "changing Account " and "set up password", then fill
out the form as listed. Click "Create Password".


--
happykaka
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Rande » Wed, 20 May 2009 15:56:46

You mention reset disk, that is a Vista phenom.. This is an XP newsgroup.
But however you can boot into safe mode and log into the Admn account if it
has no password or you can use the password recovery CD (google it). You can
boot from the CD then erase the password from any account.

--
Randem Systems
Your Installation Specialist
The Top Inno Setup Script Generator
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Disk Read Error Press Ctl+Alt+Del to Restart
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by QW5kcmV3IE » Wed, 20 May 2009 20:35:04


Thats all not needed for that,simply tap F6 key on pc start-up,safe mode,
enter xp as Administrator,once in xp,open user accounts,delete or edit the
password.
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Rande » Thu, 21 May 2009 03:02:11

You mention reset disk, that is a Vista phenom.. This is an XP newsgroup.
But however you can boot into safe mode and log into the Admn account if it
has no password or you can use the password recovery CD (google it). You can
boot from the CD then erase the password from any account.

--
Randem Systems
Your Installation Specialist
The Top Inno Setup Script Generator
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Disk Read Error Press Ctl+Alt+Del to Restart
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:17:03


you should read the two articles of my blog.
hope it helps.
good luck.


--
linky1124
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by Bennett Ma » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 19:53:14


You (and two others who replied to this thread) are replying to
someone who posted about the problem OVER A YEAR AGO.
 
 
 

windows xp locked with forgotten password and no admin account...h

Post by » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:30:23


linky1124;1573043 Wrote:


Thanks for your blog. It is fabulous and it solved my problem.


--
happykaka