Re: Log on Windows XP Professional
From: Fabiano (anonymous_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 14:01:17 -0800
thank you for try to help me, but I think this
informations are not helpfull, becouse when I started the
computer on safe mode, it still asking me about password,
so if you or someone else has the solution for my problem
will be really great... may you have the default
administrator password ?
>Because of the security features built into Windows XP,
it is virtually
>impossible to get back into the system without a valid
>You have several options to try and get around this
>If you have access to another user account with
administrator rights, you can
>use that account to change the password of the account
that is locked out.
>You can also use the default Administrator account that
is built into Windows
>First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode:
>1. Restart your system.
>2. When you see the initial startup screen, press the (
F8 ) key about 3 times a
>3. You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up
or Down) arrow keys to
> highlight (SafeMode)
>4. Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on
>5. The system should boot to Safe Mode.
>Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the
>for the user account with administrator rights, or click
on the icon
>for the administrators account.
>Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally
shown & in Safe Mode you
>have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice to show.
>For PRO you can do this in normal mode.
>When the system has booted to the desktop, use the
following steps to change the
>1. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
>2. Click Computer Management.
>3. Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the
>4. Right click on the account name that is locked out,
and click on Set
>5. You may get a warning message about changing the
password, simply click
>6. Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the
Confirm Password box blank.
>7. Click OK, and OK again.
>8. Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to
>There are also applications that can recover the
password for you.
>The following companies provide these applications at a
>iOpusŪ Password Recovery XP:
>LostPassword.com : http://www.lostpassword.com/
>Asterisk Password Recovery XP v1.89 :
>Windows XP / 2000 / NT Key:
>If the above information does not help in recovering the
password, the only
>option left is to format the hard drive then reinstall
>and the system software.
>Perhaps the following articles can help:
>How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password
or Your Password Expires
>Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
>[Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP]
>Ultimate Password Recovery Guide
>Forgot Your Admin Password?
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>"Fabiano" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>| How can I do Log on on Windows XP Professional if I
>| forgot user password and administrator password ?