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Idiot friend messed my computer up


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helpmeplease123

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Alright, So my friend was over at my house and he was trying to prove how "1337" he was or whatever and he opened up the command prompt and typed net user and then he changed my password. I looked at the settings for my account and it says it has administrator rights, however when I try to open up a file on my desktop it says that I do not have the right to do so. But I can open up files from the start menu and my documents etc. I have no idea what could have caused such a interesting problem but hopefully one of you guys has an answer. :blink: :whistling: :help:
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Ask your idiot friend what he changed....consider changing friends.

http://ask-leo.com/h...windows_xp.html

http://www.playtool....ghts/admin.html
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system restore to before the friend messed with it
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ahh ok now I have an even bigger problem. For some reason Im not even able to log onto my computer. It wont accept my password even though I know for sure the new password that is set and I even tried the old password. Is there any easy way or way at all where I can log in to my account without knowing the password?
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Tell your 1337 buddy to reverse what he did or reinstall the operating system. That's all the help you can be provided dealing with passwords here.
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If he can reverse it, surely someone else also knows how to do it, because he doesn't quite know what he was doing, and can't change it back.
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Please understand that while in all likelyhood your situation is exactly as you have described, we have no way to determine that this isn't another "Help! I've just stolen this laptop and can't break the password!" request. We can not assist in defeating system passwords on Geeks to Go.
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