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Unable To Login To Windows

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#1 halloweenman


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

I hope this is the right place to put this anyway here is my problem.

I was given a Dell computer from a business that went out of business. I am currently stuck on the Log on to windows screen. There is a user name of a group to connect to and then a blank password field. States The system could not log you on. Make sure User and Domain are correct. I have tried ctrl+alt+Del twice, tried leaving it blank, tried user Administrator password blank nothing seems to work.On my 1st boot this did not come up. I tried some tips like booting in safe mode and going into the user accounts to change the administrator password. But that is locked out with a administrator password that I do not know. Now I am stuck. I have been digging around for some tips to get around this but have had no luck. If It helps its Windows xp professional, And I did not get any XP disk with it to reformat. Let me know if you have any Ideas.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:39 AM

Buy an XP/Vista (whichever you prefer) CD or use Linux. It's not like the cost is a "break the bank" item in return for the utility of valid use of the system.

If it's an OEM machine, you have no right to use that version of XP...regardless of the fact that the company no longer exists. If you had a right, you would have obtained the password, since it's related to access/useability.

And...if you have a valid license, you ought to be able to use any MS XP Pro to do the clean install. There are a ton of them out there, it should be simple to borrow one or burn one.


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:05 PM

windows xp password

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:17 PM

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.

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