View Full Version : Locked out of my own comp...

04-15-2003, 12:00 AM
I'm on XP Pro, usualy it was on auto-login, but lately it would come up with my name and if I just clicked the icon it'd log on.. i go to baseball and come back and now it is administrator with a different icon (was a snowflake now the chess pieces) and i've tried everything that i have ever used as a password.. i also tried booting off my other HD, which aparantly I didn't make bootable because it just says "press a key to restart" i hate that error with a passion btw.. :mad: I'm on my other comp typing this.. of course very concerned and upset that i'm locked out of my own comp... I would reinstall XP as thats all i can think of to do but I dont have my CD with me at the moment.. :cry: and wont until next monday or so.. i tried all the safe modes but it still makes you sign in.. I sure don't remember changing my log in settings and i dont think anyone that lives with me knows how either.. What should i do?? I'm about to go to bed i'll check back in the morning, make my day tomorrow by helping me fix this! :/ :rolleyes: I bet i sound like a big time newb there (snowflake/chesspiece)but I just want to get everything on the table..

04-17-2003, 11:38 AM
thanks for nothing :( i eventualy got tired of not being able to use my comp so i stuck both HD's from this comp into my other comp and used partition magic to copy my backup drive (that wouldnt boot) to my.. hijacked drive.. now everything works.. i think.. :woot:

04-18-2003, 03:56 AM
i only just checked the forums again :P

did you try loginning in as administrator with a password?

04-18-2003, 01:10 PM
it would only let me try to log in as admin, (usualy it says Jason) there wasnt even the little ? to get a password hint.. the craziest things happen to my comp.. but its over now

04-29-2003, 04:15 PM
could someone have gotten on your computer and changed account info around when you were away?


05-05-2003, 12:12 AM
for any future problems with this, there are solutions for you. this site: http://www.atstake.com/research/lc/ or if you are feeling lucky/are familiar with linux: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ . Hope this helps.

05-05-2003, 06:32 PM
If you need help with this here u go:
:Get into ur computer in Safe mode (god knows teh key to do that anymore.. i forgot)
:Go to start>control panel>users
and then change the password to what you wish or take of the password.

:After restarting you should be able to log in

Complements of h4x0r!

05-05-2003, 07:07 PM
Safe mode is F8 for 2k, I'm guessing in XP it's the same, since XP is just NT5.1

05-13-2003, 05:54 PM
rescue your essiental files using your winxp rescue setting... which is on the Winxp cd, then reinstall.