totally locked out of a computer that was give away by the elementary
Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:28 AM
I had a similar situation with a desktop that I bought used a few years ago. I researched it and found that there was a small plastic jumper on the motherboard that was labeled something similar to "PSWD". I simply removed it and it removed the passwords. I was then able to access everything.
It worked for me so I hope it will for you too.
You can simply Google "removing passwords" and it should guide you.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:50 AM
o.Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:34 AM
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 Microsoft 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.
Due to the fact that we cannot verify the truthfulness of your request, we cannot offer any other help to recover any passwords for any system or software installed on your (or anyone Else's) computer. You may very well be asking for legitimate help in a legitimate situation but we cannot be sure of this. For all we know you could be a child trying to get into a parent's account or worse, someone trying to gain access to information that you have been explicitly denied access to by someone of higher authority.
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