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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 9:19:18 PM

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MY SISTER GOT THIS LAPTOP. SHE THEN WENT TO INDIA WITHOUT IT. WHEN SHE CAME
BACK, SHE HAD FORGOTTEN HER PASSWORD. SHE LEFT NO HINT AND ONLY HER NAME
APPEARS ON THE STARTUP SCREEN. SHE SAYS SHE IS COMPLETELY BLANK. SO NOW SHE
IS DOWN MY THROAT ASKING ME TO HELP HER HOW TO GET IT BACK OR HOW CAN SHE
SIGN ON ANOTHER WAY TO RECOVER IT OR SOMETHING. KNOWING HER EXPERIENCE WITH
COMPUTERS, I WOULDN'T SUGEST HER TO REINSTALL XP. SO NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT TO
DO SINCE I DONT HAVE A PASSWORD (I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE WOULD NEED A
PASSWORD ON A COMPUTER THAT IS ALWAYS HOME) I DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP HER. HOPE
YOU COULD HELP ME HELP HER. TAKE IT EASY ON THIS ONE. I WANT HER TO REALISE
THAT NOTHING IS TOO PETIT TO FORGET.

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:48:57 AM

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Hi,

You should try it without the capslock key, it is hard to read and its use
in newsgroups is considered to be rude.

If she has forgotten her password, she should be able to logon to the
default administrator account and reset it (provided she did not password
this and forget it as well). To access the default administrator account:

In WinXP Pro, hit ctrl+alt+delete twice at the logon screen and type it in.

In WinXP Home, you must restart and enter Safe mode by hitting F8 at
startup. The administrator logon will be one of the options.

Once in, she can reset it from the Users applet in the Control Panel. If she
cannot get in any other way, read about halfway down the page here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_passwords.htm

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Pratik" <Pratik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5C36A005-9EDA-460E-93B0-59C656E81102@microsoft.com...
> MY SISTER GOT THIS LAPTOP. SHE THEN WENT TO INDIA WITHOUT IT. WHEN SHE
> CAME
> BACK, SHE HAD FORGOTTEN HER PASSWORD. SHE LEFT NO HINT AND ONLY HER NAME
> APPEARS ON THE STARTUP SCREEN. SHE SAYS SHE IS COMPLETELY BLANK. SO NOW
> SHE
> IS DOWN MY THROAT ASKING ME TO HELP HER HOW TO GET IT BACK OR HOW CAN SHE
> SIGN ON ANOTHER WAY TO RECOVER IT OR SOMETHING. KNOWING HER EXPERIENCE
> WITH
> COMPUTERS, I WOULDN'T SUGEST HER TO REINSTALL XP. SO NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT
> TO
> DO SINCE I DONT HAVE A PASSWORD (I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE WOULD NEED A
> PASSWORD ON A COMPUTER THAT IS ALWAYS HOME) I DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP HER.
> HOPE
> YOU COULD HELP ME HELP HER. TAKE IT EASY ON THIS ONE. I WANT HER TO
> REALISE
> THAT NOTHING IS TOO PETIT TO FORGET.
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:51:40 AM

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"Pratik" <Pratik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5C36A005-9EDA-460E-93B0-59C656E81102@microsoft.com
> MY SISTER GOT THIS LAPTOP. SHE THEN WENT TO INDIA WITHOUT IT. WHEN
> SHE CAME BACK, SHE HAD FORGOTTEN HER PASSWORD. SHE LEFT NO HINT AND
> ONLY HER NAME APPEARS ON THE STARTUP SCREEN. SHE SAYS SHE IS
> COMPLETELY BLANK. SO NOW SHE IS DOWN MY THROAT ASKING ME TO HELP HER
> HOW TO GET IT BACK OR HOW CAN SHE SIGN ON ANOTHER WAY TO RECOVER IT
> OR SOMETHING. KNOWING HER EXPERIENCE WITH COMPUTERS, I WOULDN'T
> SUGEST HER TO REINSTALL XP. SO NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO SINCE I
> DONT HAVE A PASSWORD (I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE WOULD NEED A PASSWORD
> ON A COMPUTER THAT IS ALWAYS HOME) I DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP HER. HOPE
> YOU COULD HELP ME HELP HER. TAKE IT EASY ON THIS ONE. I WANT HER TO
> REALISE THAT NOTHING IS TOO PETIT TO FORGET.

Turn off Caps Lock. It mafes the message very hard to read.

There is a good chance she never had a password. Have her leave the field
blank and press the Enter key,

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
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http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 1:47:19 AM

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mafes? That like a bastardized Mcafee? Or is Mcafee already bastardized
enough as it is?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%239T4Vc1sFHA.3752@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> "Pratik" <Pratik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5C36A005-9EDA-460E-93B0-59C656E81102@microsoft.com
>> MY SISTER GOT THIS LAPTOP. SHE THEN WENT TO INDIA WITHOUT IT. WHEN
>> SHE CAME BACK, SHE HAD FORGOTTEN HER PASSWORD. SHE LEFT NO HINT AND
>> ONLY HER NAME APPEARS ON THE STARTUP SCREEN. SHE SAYS SHE IS
>> COMPLETELY BLANK. SO NOW SHE IS DOWN MY THROAT ASKING ME TO HELP HER
>> HOW TO GET IT BACK OR HOW CAN SHE SIGN ON ANOTHER WAY TO RECOVER IT
>> OR SOMETHING. KNOWING HER EXPERIENCE WITH COMPUTERS, I WOULDN'T
>> SUGEST HER TO REINSTALL XP. SO NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO SINCE I
>> DONT HAVE A PASSWORD (I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE WOULD NEED A PASSWORD
>> ON A COMPUTER THAT IS ALWAYS HOME) I DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP HER. HOPE
>> YOU COULD HELP ME HELP HER. TAKE IT EASY ON THIS ONE. I WANT HER TO
>> REALISE THAT NOTHING IS TOO PETIT TO FORGET.
>
> Turn off Caps Lock. It mafes the message very hard to read.
>
> There is a good chance she never had a password. Have her leave the field
> blank and press the Enter key,
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
> http://www.fjsmjs.com
> Protect your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
> http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
>
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 1:47:20 AM

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"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:epEIwcBtFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl
> mafes? That like a bastardized Mcafee? Or is Mcafee already
> bastardized enough as it is?
>
> "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%239T4Vc1sFHA.3752@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
>> Turn off Caps Lock. It mafes the message very hard to read.


My spelling checker wasn't turned on.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
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