Admin PW denied


G

Guest

During the New Year’s holidays, I wanted to try the Remote Desktop of WinXP.
For safety and as asked, I created a PW for log on to my Desktop as
Administrator.
I noted it down as well as the hit of my PW in a notebook and shut down my
Desktop.

Two minutes later, after turning on my Desktop, I was denied to log on to
Windows as Administrator by using my newly created Administrator PW.
[The Error msg shows something like this: The system is unable to let you
log on. Please ensure that your user name is correct… and enter your PW
again. All PW are in cases sensitive.] Therefore, I was unable to conducting
the Remote Desktop testing.

Since then, I’m only allowed to log on to my Desktop Windows as a Guest with
blank PW.
And therefore, I’ve no right to make a System Restore to get out of this
trouble.

Before this incident, the Windows log on screen appeared at boot looks like
this:
Log on to Windows
-----------------------------------------
Name: Administrator
Password:
-----------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]
I just pressed Enter to log on to Windows without entering any PW.

But now, the log on screen at boot changed to this:
Log on to Windows
----------------------------------------
Name: Guest
Password:
--------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]

I tried to boot my Desktop into Safe Mode by pressing F8, but I got the same
log on windows as Guest, just as in Normal Mode.
As my desktop got no [Welcome Screen] at boot, I was unable to try
[Press: Ctrl+Alt+Del] twice to get back the Admin log on windows.

In this situation, how could I log on to my Desktop as Administrator?
I sincerely hope that any Expert can help to solve this Admin PW problem and
thanks a lot in advance.

mtik
 
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G

Guest

Doug Knox,
Thanks for the reply.
I'm using WinXP Pro with Control Panel switched to Classic View and
therefore, I'm unable to try: Pressing [CTRL-ALT-DEL] twice at the Welcome
screen.
There is only a Log On to Windows Panel with ( Name: Guest PW: blank
)in the centre of the screen after booting on the Desktop.
I've tried several times to change the name Guest to Administrator and enter
my noted down PW. But I was denied to enter by the system. I just don't
understand why I cannot log on to Windows with my Correct PW.



mtik

Doug Knox MS-MVP said:
Did you try logging off of the Guest account, and using CTRL-ALT-DEL at the Welcome Screen? Alternatively, see http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/editor.html for a method for resetting the Administrator password.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

mtik2000 said:
During the New Year’s holidays, I wanted to try the Remote Desktop of WinXP.
For safety and as asked, I created a PW for log on to my Desktop as
Administrator.
I noted it down as well as the hit of my PW in a notebook and shut down my
Desktop.

Two minutes later, after turning on my Desktop, I was denied to log on to
Windows as Administrator by using my newly created Administrator PW.
[The Error msg shows something like this: The system is unable to let you
log on. Please ensure that your user name is correct… and enter your PW
again. All PW are in cases sensitive.] Therefore, I was unable to conducting
the Remote Desktop testing.

Since then, I’m only allowed to log on to my Desktop Windows as a Guest with
blank PW.
And therefore, I’ve no right to make a System Restore to get out of this
trouble.

Before this incident, the Windows log on screen appeared at boot looks like
this:
Log on to Windows
-----------------------------------------
Name: Administrator
Password:
-----------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]
I just pressed Enter to log on to Windows without entering any PW.

But now, the log on screen at boot changed to this:
Log on to Windows
----------------------------------------
Name: Guest
Password:
--------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]

I tried to boot my Desktop into Safe Mode by pressing F8, but I got the same
log on windows as Guest, just as in Normal Mode.
As my desktop got no [Welcome Screen] at boot, I was unable to try
[Press: Ctrl+Alt+Del] twice to get back the Admin log on windows.

In this situation, how could I log on to my Desktop as Administrator?
I sincerely hope that any Expert can help to solve this Admin PW problem and
thanks a lot in advance.

mtik
 
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Doug Knox MS-MVP

You'll need to reset the Administrator password, using the information in the link I provided. This is why its a bad (read VERY BAD) idea to use the built-in Administrator account for day to day usage. It may be your only way to make repairs/changes in the event something goes wrong.

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/editor.html

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

mtik2000 said:
Doug Knox,
Thanks for the reply.
I'm using WinXP Pro with Control Panel switched to Classic View and
therefore, I'm unable to try: Pressing [CTRL-ALT-DEL] twice at the Welcome
screen.
There is only a Log On to Windows Panel with ( Name: Guest PW: blank
)in the centre of the screen after booting on the Desktop.
I've tried several times to change the name Guest to Administrator and enter
my noted down PW. But I was denied to enter by the system. I just don't
understand why I cannot log on to Windows with my Correct PW.



mtik

Doug Knox MS-MVP said:
Did you try logging off of the Guest account, and using CTRL-ALT-DEL at the Welcome Screen? Alternatively, see http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/editor.html for a method for resetting the Administrator password.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

mtik2000 said:
During the New Year’s holidays, I wanted to try the Remote Desktop of WinXP.
For safety and as asked, I created a PW for log on to my Desktop as
Administrator.
I noted it down as well as the hit of my PW in a notebook and shut down my
Desktop.

Two minutes later, after turning on my Desktop, I was denied to log on to
Windows as Administrator by using my newly created Administrator PW.
[The Error msg shows something like this: The system is unable to let you
log on. Please ensure that your user name is correct… and enter your PW
again. All PW are in cases sensitive.] Therefore, I was unable to conducting
the Remote Desktop testing.

Since then, I’m only allowed to log on to my Desktop Windows as a Guest with
blank PW.
And therefore, I’ve no right to make a System Restore to get out of this
trouble.

Before this incident, the Windows log on screen appeared at boot looks like
this:
Log on to Windows
-----------------------------------------
Name: Administrator
Password:
-----------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]
I just pressed Enter to log on to Windows without entering any PW.

But now, the log on screen at boot changed to this:
Log on to Windows
----------------------------------------
Name: Guest
Password:
--------------------------------------
[Without a Welcome screen]

I tried to boot my Desktop into Safe Mode by pressing F8, but I got the same
log on windows as Guest, just as in Normal Mode.
As my desktop got no [Welcome Screen] at boot, I was unable to try
[Press: Ctrl+Alt+Del] twice to get back the Admin log on windows.

In this situation, how could I log on to my Desktop as Administrator?
I sincerely hope that any Expert can help to solve this Admin PW problem and
thanks a lot in advance.

mtik
 

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