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Administer account

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rev Dr Barry, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Rev Dr Barry

    Rev Dr Barry Flightless Bird

    I was trying to learn more about administers and users on my Dell laptop. I
    somehow messed it all up. When I start or restart, a windows screen comes up
    that directs me to click on my user name, but there is no window open to do.
    I found out that if I cont/alt/del I am able to bring up an administrator
    sign in, but alas I don't know my password. I don't remember ever setting
    it up so I would need one. I cannot get into that computer whatsoever. Help
    will certainly be most appreciated,
    --
    Rev Dr Barry
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Rev Dr Barry wrote:
    > I was trying to learn more about administers and users on my Dell laptop. I
    > somehow messed it all up. When I start or restart, a windows screen comes up
    > that directs me to click on my user name, but there is no window open to do.
    > I found out that if I cont/alt/del I am able to bring up an administrator
    > sign in, but alas I don't know my password. I don't remember ever setting
    > it up so I would need one. I cannot get into that computer whatsoever. Help
    > will certainly be most appreciated,




    The default administrator password is blank

    try just hitting <enter> when it asks for a password


    also:

    if the "adminstrator" comes up in a text box

    try just typing-in your own account name in it's place
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rev Dr Barry" <RevDrBarry@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:D11B3C22-1A2D-4C6F-9572-FCFF9A8C8F5C@microsoft.com...
    > I was trying to learn more about administers and users on my Dell laptop.
    > I
    > somehow messed it all up. When I start or restart, a windows screen comes
    > up
    > that directs me to click on my user name, but there is no window open to
    > do.
    > I found out that if I cont/alt/del I am able to bring up an administrator
    > sign in, but alas I don't know my password. I don't remember ever
    > setting
    > it up so I would need one. I cannot get into that computer whatsoever.
    > Help
    > will certainly be most appreciated,
    > --
    > Rev Dr Barry


    Divine guidance? Try this - it should work for WinXP Home:
    - Reboot in Safe Mode
    - Log on as Administrator. The password is probably blank.
    - Reset your normal password.
    If this does not work then type this into a Google search box:

    Forgot Windows Password

    You will find that this is a VFAQ, with lots of useful links. By the way,
    can you elaborate what exactly you mean with "there is no window open to
    do."?
     

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