Forgot password to bypass Ctrl+Alt+Del screen

Dell / Gx50
February 11, 2010 at 21:56:56
Specs: Windows XP
I lost my password to bypass the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen, what should i do to access the system, i have tried all kind of password that i used b4 but nothing is working. The worth is that i can't access the system to be able to change the way i log in by going to Control Panel then Users or by accessing the registry. Please help.

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February 11, 2010 at 22:24:02
It's extemely unlikely you would forget a password you have to use everytime you use the computer.

Do you have a LEGITIMATE reason for that?

I've heard similar from many people who I suspected are either a thief, or knowingly bought a stolen computer !.

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February 12, 2010 at 12:34:33
i haven't used it since 2003, i would like to drop it at goodwill but i need to make sure all my info is erased.

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February 12, 2010 at 13:59:15
You don't need a password to erase data. Any Windows CD, BART PE or even a Linux disk will allow you to boot and erase the data on the computer.


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February 12, 2010 at 16:21:17
OK. then getting rid of the existing data will do you fine.

If you have the Recovery disk set for it, re-load the original software.

If you don't, if you have or can borrow an OEM XP CD (It has "For distribution with a new PC only" or similar on it), of the same version, Home or Pro, doesn't matter what SP updates it has, but SP1 or later would be better, if it has a harddrive > 137gb / 128gb in Windows - then you can use the Product Key that's on the official label on the case to legally, as far as Microsoft is concerned, reinstall XP on it. After Setup has finished, Install the drivers for it, avalable on the Dell web site in the downloads for your model.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

Load the main chipset drivers first.

You could then use a program to write stuff to the unoccupied free disk space (a security wiping program) to remove all traces of what could otherwise be un-deleted if you're paranoid about that.

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February 13, 2010 at 01:05:36
got it,
tks a lot

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