Re: Locked out of Xp Home
From: Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\) (mikehalll_at_mvps.org)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 10:39:30 -0500
You should be thankful that it is so easy.. with some IBM laptops, if you
forget the BIOS password, the entire board has to be replaced.. somehow, I
don't think that you would like that kind of cost in the circumstances..
As with any security system, it is designed to prevent the 'casual'
criminal.. align it to car security.. a good car lock system will take five
minutes or more to penetrate, but some take less than 20 seconds..
-- Mike Hall MVP - Windows Shell/User "Jim" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:QqTff.8340$qw.8259@fed1read07... > LOL, so much for Windows security :) > > Jim > > > "Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:ufnkzUV7FHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... >> email@example.com wrote: >> >> > Hello, My Daughter has forgotten the password she put into the admin >> > account. She can only logon as a guest, How can I reset the admin >> > password. >> > >> > Thanks for any help.... >> >> If this is XP Home, start the machine in Safe Mode by repeatedly tapping >> the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the >> right menu to choose Safe Mode. Use your Up arrow key to navigate; the >> mouse doesn't work here. >> >> Now you should see the Welcome Screen with the normally hidden built-in >> Administrator account. Unless you changed it, the default password is a >> blank. Log in with this account and go to the User Accounts applet in >> Control Panel. Change the administrative user account's password to >> something you will remember. >> >> If you have XP Pro, you don't need to start in Safe Mode to access the >> normally hidden Administrator account. Do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and you'll >> get the classic logon box where you can type in "Administrator". >> >> If you have XP Pro and/or your daughter changed the password of the >> built-in Administrator account, use NTpasswd to change the >> Administrator password to a blank. Then log in and make your user >> account changes. >> >> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ >> >> Malke >> -- >> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell >> Elephant Boy Computers >> www.elephantboycomputers.com >> "Don't Panic" > >