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Forgotten Password

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sonny_guy, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. sonny_guy

    sonny_guy Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2004
    I have a Dell Laptop with an 80GB single Partition Hard Disk having Windows Media Center as the Operating System. Since my administrator password had expired I changed my password. Now I have forgotten my password as well as my hint question. There are three other users but none of them have administrator rights (myself being the only one). Now I am unable to open any of my folders as it keeps asking for the password. How do I bypass the password & login. I have very important data which I do not want to lose. The partition is NTFS. Please Help..
  2. Old Bob

    Old Bob

    Dec 18, 2004

    Glad to see you know how to spell "lose" and NOT "loose".

    I don't use WinXP [still with Win98SE] but have you tried using the "Find option" using the - *.pwl - to see if you can locate the passwords ??
  3. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
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