Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Windows XP Pro - Password

  • Please log in to reply

Allan Barrer

Allan Barrer


  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
Hi, I have a new question. I have a friend whos Computer has Windows
XP Pro, set up with a password Log On to open Windows, and it appears
that someone may have changed the password, but no one seems to
know who, or what the new password may be.

Is there some way to get into the Windows and correct or change the
password without having to re-install the Windows ? Any help or
suggestions would be very much appreciated and many thanks. Al
  • 0


Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Try here if the changed password applies to a user account


If you have lost the administrator password, you won't be able to log on and you may need to use a drive wiper to uninstall

If you boot to safe mode and click administrator, you may log on, if no password was set, leave the box blank and press enter
  • 0

Allan Barrer

Allan Barrer


  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
Thank you so very much for your information, will try the information
posted on the Microsoft Site and hope it works, again I thank you. Al

Hi again, I may be a pest but, I recieved the Hard Drive in the mail
today from my friend to try and correct the problem and when I
plug the Hard drive in My Computer, it goes to the Menu that says
Safe Mode - Etc.
Last known good startup
Start Windows Normally - I have tried the different settings, but
the computer hangs there.

Any possible hints or information would be a great help, to get this
Hard Drive to get to the Welcome Window, and many thanks again


Edited by Allan Barrer, 06 September 2005 - 03:29 PM.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP