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#1 shiva

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:07 AM

Hi,
I am suffering a big problem with my pc.I have windows xp professional with service pack 2.Yesterday I changed my user password it worked perfectly but today when I logon to computer it gave me error message that "unable to log you on because your account has been locked out.Please contact your administrator".I even tried to logon with administrator but same error message came.Please someone give me appropriate solution for this problem.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:04 AM

Did you try logging into safe mode? (by hitting F8 while booting)


Or you can try this..
at the log in screen, hit CONTROL+ ALT+ DELETE twice

This will bring up a classic login window, first thing you can try is , try your password from this screen (make sure to watch if your caps lock is on...passwords I believe are case sensitive)...

If that doesn't work, then in the classic window highlight the username and delete it and type:

ADMINISTRATOR

then for the PW Leave it blank and click ok (if you have assigned the ADMINISTRATOR account a PW, then instead of leaving it blank...type that password).

Last thing I can suggest is doing a "Last known Configuration Settings that Worked" ..this can be done by tapping F8 while booting and selecting "Last known Configuration Settings that Worked"...

Hope that helps
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:51 AM

Did you try using the old password again? Maybe the new one didn't stick.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 11:27 AM

Eventhough I enter old password same error message come at startup after I press ctrl+alt+delete.The computer is not accepting any password and only giving the same error message




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