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Can't Delete password or 2nd admin acount


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pepsi man

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For some reason when I go to user acounts it's say there is a password. Yet there isnt. When I start up the computer it logs in without a password at all. Plus my screensaver options have no option for setting a password. Just say's on resume display welcome screen.

Edited by pepsi man, 26 January 2006 - 03:10 PM.

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gerryf

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I do not follow you here? Where in user accounts? Who set up your PC.

Windows can be setup to log in with the password already set with utilities like tweakui
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Most probably the admin password...If you contact the people who built your system for you, they will typically have a standard admin password that they used. Otherwise, you can try the standards...

Usernames/Passwords: deleted (as per forum rules...sorry guys)
those 3 are pretty standard for bigger system builders, mostly to avoid confusion following sales, password can be blank, and username and passwords can be the same... (i.e. admin/admin)

Hope that helps

Edited by BabyTech, 26 January 2006 - 07:30 PM.

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Well I'm the one who set it up. I bought the computer used and put on Xp pro with Sp2.

What I'm syaing is I did not put a password on my acount at all. Thus reason it log's in right away. Meaning I turn the pc on and that's it I don't have to do anything else it goes righ into windows. No welcome screen where it would ask the log in or supply a password.

Yet when I go into the user acount's it say's guest acount off and then shows me a admin and says password protected.

It there was a password the following should show

1. Password option for screensaver - there is none
2. Have to put in the password on startup of pc. - Doesn't do that.
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the lack of a password is still a password (just not a very good one). the password is just null (meaning blank)

btw, the account should be password protected and you are leaving yourself vulnerable if you do not password protect it
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Nope. The password is not Blank. I tried that theroy already. :tazz:

Edited by pepsi man, 24 January 2006 - 03:48 PM.

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tried what?

Did you log on to your administrator user account, and just hit enter? What did you try.
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Thanks for the help somehow a password got on there. Mabye I did it in the past and turned it off ??? I don't know I tried a hunch of what this password would be and it worked. It's very wierd as I know for a fact I didn't put one on
I was messing around with the screensaver and went to put on a password. Who knows..

Anyway what I mean by theroy is I tried using a blank password and it didn't work.

It still will not give me a option of removing the password from my acount or having my screensaver prompt for a password when u move the mouse when the screensaver on.

Edited by pepsi man, 24 January 2006 - 06:00 PM.

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by your description...you're saying the ADMINISTRATOR account...has a password....do you log in as ADMINISTRATOR? as in...the username that you use is administrator? or do you log in as something else...let's say pepsi man...?
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Yes I log in as "ADMINISTRATOR" I know the password now and have changed it. How a password even got on I don't know but like I said there is no option to remove it or have my screensavers prompt for a password either.
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Now I can't delete the 2nd admin acount I made. There simply isnt a option.
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