my son has locked me out of my dell latitude D420 notebook

December 20, 2011 at 09:03:17
Specs: Windows XP
how to unlock a windows password for a dell latitude D420 notebook. My son set the windows and admin password and can not remember it.

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December 20, 2011 at 10:00:38
Try this link.

It will give you a detailed walk-through to getting into safe mode and accessing everything again.

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December 20, 2011 at 10:32:34
I got into safe mode but he also locked the admin pw also. (Teenagers)!!!!!

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December 20, 2011 at 12:54:09
Ah. Well Try booting into Safemode with Command prompt.

See if a black box appears. If so, you can enter this
net user username *
Replace username with the user with the password. I think that makes sense.
So If the user is Betty, you would put
net user betty *

Hopefully that will forcefully change the password, With my XP laptop it works, I have no idea whether it will for you.

If it doesn't, You either have to reboot it to factory settings, or use cracking software to break into it.
Or you could take it into a Tech shop and they might be able to do it for you. But could cost.

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December 20, 2011 at 13:32:08
I'd take it to some tech shop and make the kid pay for it.

By the way. You need to be the only person that knows the admin password.

You and all others need to be logged on as a limited user at all times.

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