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EMERGENCY - CANNOT LOG INTO WINDOWS XP!


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capper

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I had a small problem in that I kept getting the Windows welcome screen come up ever few minutes when the computer was inactive. It was frustrating so my wife tried to fix the problem for me.

Now, I CANNOT log into Windows at all. The Windows XP screen comes on after starting up the computer without any options. Then, after pushing control/alt/delete, I get prompted as the administrator for a password. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT PASSWORD IS. When I re-installed windows a while ago, I seem to recall that I chose not to use a password for login. After all, it's a personal computer.

Will the administrative password get me in? If so, how can I get it? The PC is a Panasonic Let's Note series (Japanese model). I recently installed the Windows XP that came with the machine.

I appreciate your help! :)
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Gnomad1600

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Have you just tried logging on with no password?
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Hello capper

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:

http://support.micro...b;en-us;Q321305

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.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

Regards
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