Can't log in to computer

June 15, 2010 at 02:39:10
Specs: Windows 2000Pro, Pentium
HP Omnibook - old but useful. Wanted to get rid of account created by friend who borrowed machine. Account not passworded - Admin was not passworded previously either. I don't create accounts on my computers. Went in on hp1 (her account) and stupidly deleted account. Now on startup asked to log in to hp1 and it won't. Nor will administrator or guest. Safe mode just the same. No access. Help!!!!

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#1
June 15, 2010 at 13:13:35

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#2
June 15, 2010 at 14:19:53
Sorry - Admin wasn't passworded, nor was guest or the hp1 account that got created. There's no passwords to lose so far as I know. I don't know why the hp1 account is still coming up when it's supposed to be deleted. It did have admin privilege so the special ambulance control software could be installed. Thgere were three accounts when I went into Users: Admin, guest and hp1.

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#3
June 15, 2010 at 14:27:20
You can't delete an account if it's in use.

id10t


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#4
June 15, 2010 at 15:20:38
[Slaps wrist for being rude] - didn't say ta for the link.

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#5
June 15, 2010 at 18:41:21
You may have found your answer had you checked some of the links included in the link I supplied.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/


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#6
June 16, 2010 at 07:41:33
Ta. Looks good. Only problem - I can't understand how to do it! Trying to make the CD in Nero - followed the instructions in Nero Express manual as far as choose the image to burn - it can't recognise the file I've downloaded. Can't see how to do it in MediaPlayer either (never used MediaPlayer before...).

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#7
June 16, 2010 at 13:13:12
Download the file, unzip, burn the .ISO to a CD using ImgBurn.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...

Boot off the disk & use your Linux skills to clear all the passwords.


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#8
June 17, 2010 at 09:07:38
Ta. I've worked with MS from DOS3.0 to XP, and Macs from OS1 to 8.5 (not to mention CPM, Amiga and BBCs) but never touched Linux. This is going to be interesting....

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