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Windows 2000 login problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bluebreath, Apr 12, 2005.

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  1. bluebreath

    bluebreath Thread Starter

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    The computer has been in operation for a year and it has always never asked for a password until the desktop comes up. Then a user will have to put in the usual user password. But now................ when the computer is turned on, it asks for a password before it will let you go to the desktop. No one knows the password and the person that set it up is gone.
    (1) what can we do to fix the problem?
    (2) why is it now asking for a password after all this time?
    Thanks
    bluebreath
     
  2. Squashman

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    Well, someone might have accidently set a password on the account or the password expired. Did you try leaving the password field blank.

    Does anyone know the password for the builtin Administrator account?
     
  3. bluebreath

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    Yes, I tried leaving the password field blank but to no avail. Also, I tried the Administrator account, .... no good. Thanks for your help,though!
    bluebreath
     
  4. Squashman

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    Do a Google search for Offline NT Password
     
  5. joniuk

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    There are ways to reset the administrator password, would this help?

    John.
     
  6. Squashman

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    That is what I posted above.
     
  7. joniuk

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    You were telling him were to find help, i was offering it.

    John.
     
  8. Squashman

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    And what is the first url listed when you google search for Offline NT Password. It is the Password reset disk that is basically the defacto standard for resetting windows passwords.
     
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