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Windows won't let me log on.


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#1 slumdog

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:54 PM

Purchased a used Compaq Evo n620c notebook running XP Pro a while back, & was using it to work offline to get familiar with MS Word in a 2003 MS Office manual. I was able to log on with just an existing user name & no password.

Clicking around in some of the program icons on the Start menu yesterday, I found a place to create a password, so I created, confirmed & applied a new one, writing it down on paper as I knew I'd forget it. Today, I can't logon using the password created yesterday. I've tried entering the new password several times, being careful to observe case changes in it to no avail. I also shut down the notebook several times & removed the battery once before rebooting, to no avail.

I'm lost & open to suggestions as to how I might restore the logon privilege. Thank you for looking here.

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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:55 PM

If it is the password on hte start screen just hit enter it does not really work never has, I just did some work on a Vista machine the owner went to put the password in as I hit enter he was a little pizzed!

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