I have locked myself out of my account! help!


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Guest

My settings were 2 unsuccesful logons to lockout the account for 30 minutes,
I thought, and I have had problems with another computer trying to access
mine. so I turned it on and it said I was locked out and to contact my
computer administrator. well unfortunatley I am the computer administrator.
My account is the only account on it, my guest account is disabled.
administrator account, i never set one up, no password for it if i had one.
so i put im windows cd and pressed R for repair to try to chkdsk through
command prompt, it asks for administrator password and I dont have one. I
cannot access windows on that drive at all. is there anything i CAN DO. i
HAVE XP SERVICE PACK 2,
 
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Galen

In UniversityBound! had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
My settings were 2 unsuccesful logons to lockout the account for 30
minutes,
I thought, and I have had problems with another computer trying to access
mine. so I turned it on and it said I was locked out and to contact my
computer administrator. well unfortunatley I am the computer
administrator.
My account is the only account on it, my guest account is disabled.
administrator account, i never set one up, no password for it if i had
one.
so i put im windows cd and pressed R for repair to try to chkdsk through
command prompt, it asks for administrator password and I dont have one. I
cannot access windows on that drive at all. is there anything i CAN DO. i
HAVE XP SERVICE PACK 2,

You coulda just waited another thirty minutes.

Anyhow, try a blank password. Still no luck? You can kill the admin
password.

Password Problems:
http://kgiii.info/windows/2k-XP/security/password_problems.html

--
Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
http://dts-l.org/ http://kgiii.info/

"Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its
solution is its own
reward." - Sherlock Holmes
 
V

Vanguard

Galen said:
In UniversityBound! had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:


You coulda just waited another thirty minutes.

Anyhow, try a blank password. Still no luck? You can kill the admin
password.

Password Problems:
http://kgiii.info/windows/2k-XP/security/password_problems.html

Which is why you might want to consider using EFS to protect your
data. You don't need to protect your applications as they aren't
yours, anyway, and can be obtained from stores worldwide or cracked
versions (if you're into stealing) or might be free or public
versions. It's the data that you want to protect. As I recall,
changing or resetting your password in the SAM database (while not
logged on under that account) will render your EFS protected files
unusable, so obviously you need to have non-encrypted backups (but
which could be differently-password protected backups), or have
created the password recovery floppy. If you force the reset password
and don't remember the old password (which begs the question of why
you are forcing a reset of the password) or have the recovery floppy,
say bye-bye to your EFS-protected files.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290260/en-us
 
G

Guest

ok I waited three days tried everything. had to reload
windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Vanguard

in message
ok I waited three days tried everything. had to reload
windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you bothered us with a question in which you had no intention of
implementing any suggestions and were going to reinstall Windows
anyway. You don't mention trying any of Galen's suggestions or even
bothering to Google for other solutions. Don't bother posting again
if you really don't want help. You could manage to wait all of 3 days
to then ignore the responses but, as Galen mentioned, you couldn't
bother to retry after the 30-minute lockout period to log back in. Uh
huh.
 

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