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Windows Xp Password Problem


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#1 shazabel_faerie

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:41 AM

Hey,

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong place - if it is please just let me know and I will move it to a better location! Basically, my laptop was working fine last night but when I tried to log-in to my user account this morning it kept saying my password was incorrect. I have used the password for a long while now and I KNOW it is the right one, I re-entered it about 12 times before giving up. Please can anybody advice me what I can do?
Many thanks .

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#2 Queen-Evie

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:16 AM

Do you have any other user accounts set up as computer administrator?
Can you get to that users desktop? From there go to Control Panel/User Accounts.
Pick an account to change-yours. Remove password. Then re-enter your password and then click Create Password.
If you can't get to User Accounts, reboot the computer in safe mode. Try from the admin account. Hope this helps.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:12 PM

is it possible you may have an infection on there that may have altered your password?

what protection do you have on there and when was it all last run?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:43 PM

Hi,
It may be an infection that may have changed your password. If you think it is an infection or if anyone else tells you that it may be an infection post it in the "Am I infected" forum. Many people there will have good advices and tell you what you should do. Before you do that though, try some advices that people are giving you here, because it may not a infection.Also is your keyboard working fine? like what Queen-evie said if you have an administrator account, click on that go to control panel, then select user accounts and change the password. That's how I got mine working.
Good luck :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

If you have to use safe mode and the default hidden admin account there, be sure and set up another new admin account that will show in normal mode

You can use that account to try and recover data from the old account if you are not infected. if infected you may have problems with any admin accounts
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:59 PM

a small point; have you checked for a caps lock key on? I have been locked OUT of a forum due TO that point!!! :thumbsup:

OR a stuck down key ON the keyboard?

however, you will I guess be aware that we are restricted in the extent we CAN help with recovering the password ( or for that matter ANY password)

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

I have had this problem with my laptop. The difference is that my laptop runs windows 2000 but this may still be relevant if you have not been on your account for a while. it wants you to choose another password every once and a while. if you wait too long it will reset your password to nothing apparently. i discovered this by getting angry at my laptop and accidentaly hitting enter and i logged in when i could not before. try typing in no password.
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