Glitch locked computer HELP!


G

Guest

I was runnng disk clean-up when it glitched and told me to put in my Windows
XP disk to restore some files. I did, then after it loaded and I got the disk
cleaner screen back, I canceled the run. I played a few games of solitare,
and when I went to shut down, the computer froze. I clicked C Alt Del and it
came up with the window that lists the different functions. I tried clicking
on Task Manager, but it was frozen. Lock Computer was automatically selected,
I hit C Alt Del again. Now I have a screen with my User Name showing, but the
password is filled with XXXXX's that don't delete. HELP! I'm scared to turn
my computer off! I had to borrow a computer to write this. Now what do I do?
 
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G

Guest

See if you can change the user name to "Administrator", and blank the
password, and OK it.
 
J

Jim Robin

Dont forget there's "safe mode" to play around in. Shut down and restart
and keep hitting f8 at boot up until you get the menu for safe mode. I hope
you get it sorted from there.

Jim
 
G

Guest

WOOOHOOO! I typed in administrator, but it still told me I had to put my own
name in. However, it did then let me delete the password, so I just put my
name in and it worked!!!!!! It even went back to the game I had going when I
tried to quit. THANKS, I'd been afraid to turn off my computer for two days
and I really needed it!
 
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G

Guest

Thanks, I'm printing this out just in case.

Jim Robin said:
Dont forget there's "safe mode" to play around in. Shut down and restart
and keep hitting f8 at boot up until you get the menu for safe mode. I hope
you get it sorted from there.

Jim
 

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