Mary McNeill wrote:
> I am beyond frustrated====13 yr old forgot password on OWNERS ACCOUNT
> Administrative account AND GUEST ACCOUNT IS disabeled. I AM TRYING TO ENTER
> THROUGH SAFE MODE AND IT KEEPS ASKING FOR A PASSWORD WHAT CAN I DO ASIDE FROM
> CHUCKING THIS COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW.
Simply log in using the built-in Administrator account (which
cannot be deleted) and modify the desired account(s) and use Start > Run
> "control userpasswords2" to modify the desired account(s).
Unless you set the built-in Administrator's password via the
Management Console (_not_ the Control Panel), it's probably still blank.
WinXP Pro asks the user to set the Administrator's password during
installation, but WinXP Home doesn't.
By design, the only way to log into the Administrator account of
WinXP Home is to reboot into Safe Mode. For WinXP Pro, pressing
CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the Welcome Screen will produce the standard login
How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your
Failing that, Linux-based password cracking utilities abound on the
Internet, freely available to anyone who can use Google.
Also, please unstick your CapsLock key. Posting in all caps, as
you have done, is the Usenet equivalent of shouting, and is considered
very rude by a large number of people. More importantly, posting in all
caps makes the post harder to read, further reducing your chances of
getting help; a great many people won't even try to read such a message.
If you really want help, simply comply with the dictates of common
courtesy and the conventions of the venue.
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