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My wife has changed password.
I have downloaded many web instructions but no result.
please reply and I'll send screen shots.

Even in safe mode it goes back to log-in screen
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Hi twright,

Welcome to geeks to go.... If you have lost or forgotten your password for logging in to a computer running the Windows XP operating system, there are a few different options:

If you created a password reset disk for Windows XP, you can use that disk to reset the password on your account. For more information on how to create and use password reset disks go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is not a domain member in Windows XP

How to create and use a password reset disk for a computer in a domain in Windows XP

If you don't have a password reset disk, the other option is to log on as the Administrator (or to have the person who is the machine's Administrator log on) and change the password for your user account. For information on how to do this go to the following Mircosoft article:


How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires.

If you don't know the Administrator password, and don't have a password reset disk, then you will not be able to log on to Windows XP, and will need to reinstall the operating system and recreate any user accounts.
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BHowett's instructions are the best that we can give.

Although your intentions may be to log onto your own computer, others you read any instructions posted in this thread may have less than honorable intentions. Due to not being able to confirm if a person has legal access to the computer system, GeeksToGo has instituted a policy of not helping bypass passwords.

If after reading BHowett's response you are still unable to log on (and your wife won't tell you the password), I recommend that you take the computer to a local computer shop, who should be able to assist you further.

I hope you understand the reasonings in which we have instituted this policy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or any other member of the administator/moderator team.

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