Cant log in. Lost Password. Old Computer

September 22, 2009 at 11:17:34
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
Hi. I have a Philips Monitor and Hard drive, Its not ben used for some time. There may be a virus on it. Tried starting it today. Getting the log in Page, Cant recall the Password. Is there some way i can bypass the system to access the Computer. And if so, how can i get rid of the virus, Thank you.

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#1
September 22, 2009 at 11:25:15
while booting, press F8 several times > select safe mode L log on as administrator > go to start > control panel > user accounts > click on the account that is blocked with password > click reset password > confirm it

say if works, i am curious

Good luck

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#2
September 22, 2009 at 11:53:40
Or, try Ophcrack Live cd

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/dow...

Or, wininternals

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#3
September 22, 2009 at 14:06:48
Imperator. No luck,Tried Safe Mode. All i get is ( 1 ) Safe Mode,
( 2 ) Safe Mode with Networking
( 3 ) Safe Mode with command Prompt,
Did not get any other options. Did i do something wrong? I got the Log in Page back again afterwards.

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#4
September 22, 2009 at 19:41:29
Just go to safe mode and you will be asked to log in with your account or the administrator account. Choose the administraor account.

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#5
September 22, 2009 at 22:32:19
yeah, you need safe mode, it is listed there, and you SAW it

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#6
September 28, 2009 at 10:18:22
Imperator. Yes i eventually sorted it. Did not get the prompt to log in as Administrator. I am using XP Professional Home Edition. Would that have made any difference? im not sure. What im getting now is Mc Fee virus scan stating, ( Some components of Mc Fee, are either missing, or may not have been installed properly. Please reinstall.) Also im getting another Window saying,( You need to have Winsock Version 2.0 installed on your Computer. Please refer to users Manual, System requirements section for information on how to download and Reinstall Winsock 2.0.

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#7
September 28, 2009 at 10:52:08
Thanks Clive. But i didn't need to try your method. Thank you for your help.

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#8
September 28, 2009 at 10:54:28
Thanks also XpUser4real. Got it sorted. Thanks again.

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#9
September 28, 2009 at 11:25:48
glad you sorted it out

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#10
September 28, 2009 at 12:26:15
you are welcome Mo1

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#11
September 29, 2009 at 13:00:28
Imperator. Yes i eventually sorted it. Did not get the prompt to log in as Administrator. I am using XP Professional Home Edition. Would that have made any difference? im not sure. What im getting now is Mc Fee virus scan stating, ( Some components of Mc Fee, are either missing, or may not have been installed properly. Please reinstall.) Also im getting another Window saying,( You need to have Winsock Version 2.0 installed on your Computer. Please refer to users Manual, System requirements section for information on how to download and Reinstall Winsock 2.0.


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#12
September 29, 2009 at 18:57:24
Mo1, you may have to use the McAfee uninstaller to remove McAfee, then you can reload it again.
http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-Mc...

As far as the winsock, try winsockfix:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...

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#13
September 29, 2009 at 22:59:07
And you might also consider not using MacAfee and use Avast instead. Avast is freebie; "duz wot it sez on the label"; auto-updates seemlessly etc... and no resource hogger like Norton (an possibly MacAfee?).

avast.com

But first (of course) disable or un-install MacAffee; as one can't have two active anti-virus utils running at same time - they do tend to squabble a bit...


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