Lost password for xp login screen

March 14, 2006 at 15:55:03
Specs: windows xp, amd xp 768mb

Hello, I have a problem with my windows xp login screen. There is a password that i put on my account. but the problem is that i forgot to put a hint and i havent been on a while. I forgot it and was wonderign if there is a way to view it via the bios. I tried safe mode but it didnt help. Any help would be appriciated.

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March 14, 2006 at 16:10:57

This gets asked a couple of times a day and has been answered countless times. Just search the forums and you'll get your choice of several different ways to get it.

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March 14, 2006 at 16:48:01


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March 15, 2006 at 13:45:13

RE: The above link.

Will this reset my machine to default XP mode, and more importantly, will it overwrite any of my specialized programs that I have on my computer.

Also, I run my machine in Classic mode. Will this change? When complete, will it be like a virgin install of XP, or will all my registry and desktop settings be retained??

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March 15, 2006 at 14:46:31

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Above is item 13 from the web site.

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March 15, 2006 at 15:13:38

sp by using this security hole, and when I gain acess to the graphical info (login account ifo, will i get to view the password previosly set, becasue my account is limited and I only have one too. I do not have a flobby disk drive.

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March 18, 2006 at 07:28:52

When I get to the repair, it asks me for the Administrators password. That is what I forgot. I cannot get past that screen.

Any other tips?


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