completely locked out of own pc


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Guest

COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW TO GET BACK INTO MY PC. I DISABLED MY
ACCOUNT IN THE ADMIN TOOLS AND SO LOCKED MY PC FROM THE MAIN SIGN IN/LOG IN
BOX. IT WON'T ACCEPT MY PASSWORD AND TELLS ME TO CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR,
WHICH IS ME.

I WANT TO SET THE PC UP SO THAT I AND MY FAMILY HAVE ACCESS TO THE PC BUT
WITH DIFFERENT USER PROFILES. BUT NOW, I'M LOCKED TOTALLY..

PLEASE HELP!!


--
BASIC PC KNOWLEDGE
LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP

MANY THANKS
SIMON
 
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M

Malke

Simon said:
COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW TO GET BACK INTO MY PC. I DISABLED
MY ACCOUNT IN THE ADMIN TOOLS AND SO LOCKED MY PC FROM THE MAIN SIGN
IN/LOG IN
BOX. IT WON'T ACCEPT MY PASSWORD AND TELLS ME TO CONTACT THE
ADMINISTRATOR, WHICH IS ME.

I WANT TO SET THE PC UP SO THAT I AND MY FAMILY HAVE ACCESS TO THE PC
BUT
WITH DIFFERENT USER PROFILES. BUT NOW, I'M LOCKED TOTALLY..

PLEASE HELP!!
1. Please don't type in all capital letters. On Usenet (where you are
now posting) it is considered shouting and rude. More importantly, it
makes your post very hard to read and will limit your responses.

2. If you have disabled the built-in Administrator account, booting into
Safe Mode will automatically enable it again (temporarily, for that
Safe Mode session). Then you can make changes by using the User
Accounts applet in Control Panel.

3. If you are referring to your own user account and not the built-in
Administrator account:

In XP Home, boot the computer into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly
tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to
the right menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not
work here. Once in Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden
Administrator account. The default password is a blank.

In XP Pro, you do not need to go into Safe Mode. At the Welcome Screen,
do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box. Type in
"Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up
Windows.

If you reset the built-in Administrator account's password in Home or
have Pro and don't remember the password, use NTpasswd to change the
built-in Administrator account's password to a blank. Then go to the
User Accounts applet in Control Panel and set passwords that you will
remember and make other desired changes.

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

Malke
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the quick and important reply, sorry about the capitals.

Your knowledge did help me, great and thanks again, on the pc now.

Simon
--
BASIC PC KNOWLEDGE
LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP

MANY THANKS
SIMON
 
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M

Malke

Simon said:
Thanks for the quick and important reply, sorry about the capitals.

Your knowledge did help me, great and thanks again, on the pc now.

Simon

Excellent! I'm so glad you got it sorted. Thanks for taking the time to
let me know.

Malke
 

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