Computer Locked




My Dell laptop shut down on me and now i can't get logged
back in. I am running Windows 2000 Pro. When I try to log
in I get the following error message:

This computer is locked. only dcm4m611\administrator or an
administrator can unlock this computer.

There is nothing in the KnowledgeBase about this error

Does anyone have any tips as to how to get logged into my


Karl Levinson [x y] mvp

Sounds like the computer is set up to automatically log into Windows
at bootup for you, and so you've forgotten the administrator password.
This is something you really want to know.

You could try pulling the power plug to try to force the computer to
boot up again and auto-login.

There are utilities to reset the administrator password here:

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