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
rescue your essiental files using your winxp rescue setting... which is on the Winxp cd, then reinstall.
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