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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 2:28:01 PM

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Help!

I tried to reboot my computer into safe mode so I could erase some spyware
from my computer. I rebooted into safe mode, and when I try to log-in, it
won't accept my password for some reason. I have tried every password
combination I can think of for as long as I have owned this computer, and for
some reason none of them work.

Now, I am stuck at the log-in screen for safe mode and can't go anywhere. I
can't figure out how to go back to the normal mode (I've tried restarting and
hitting F8, and choosing to restart normally, but that doesn't work), and I
can't get passed the login screen.

The only thing I can think of is I started working for a company as an
independant contractor a few months back, and their IT guy put some software
on my computer (including Exchange server) and that somehow he changed my
administrative settings. But, I can't get a hold of him, and I am nothing
without my computer!

Do I have to wait for him to call me back, in hopes that he has
login/password information, or is there a way to bypass this and at least get
back into my normal settings?

If anyone can help shed some light on this for me, I would greatly
appreciate it. I am not very computer literate, but unfortunately I know
enough to be dangerous to myself!

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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 4:27:34 PM

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Reset the password for the local administrator account
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Erik L." wrote:
| Help!
|
| I tried to reboot my computer into safe mode so I could erase some spyware
| from my computer. I rebooted into safe mode, and when I try to log-in, it
| won't accept my password for some reason. I have tried every password
| combination I can think of for as long as I have owned this computer, and
for
| some reason none of them work.
|
| Now, I am stuck at the log-in screen for safe mode and can't go anywhere.
I
| can't figure out how to go back to the normal mode (I've tried restarting
and
| hitting F8, and choosing to restart normally, but that doesn't work), and
I
| can't get passed the login screen.
|
| The only thing I can think of is I started working for a company as an
| independant contractor a few months back, and their IT guy put some
software
| on my computer (including Exchange server) and that somehow he changed my
| administrative settings. But, I can't get a hold of him, and I am nothing
| without my computer!
|
| Do I have to wait for him to call me back, in hopes that he has
| login/password information, or is there a way to bypass this and at least
get
| back into my normal settings?
|
| If anyone can help shed some light on this for me, I would greatly
| appreciate it. I am not very computer literate, but unfortunately I know
| enough to be dangerous to myself!
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 8:31:36 AM

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Why can't you boot to normal mode. Safe and normal have the same passwords.

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"Erik L." <ErikL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4627B87B-6042-4387-8447-4D734A8AF808@microsoft.com...
> Help!
>
> I tried to reboot my computer into safe mode so I could erase some spyware
> from my computer. I rebooted into safe mode, and when I try to log-in, it
> won't accept my password for some reason. I have tried every password
> combination I can think of for as long as I have owned this computer, and for
> some reason none of them work.
>
> Now, I am stuck at the log-in screen for safe mode and can't go anywhere. I
> can't figure out how to go back to the normal mode (I've tried restarting and
> hitting F8, and choosing to restart normally, but that doesn't work), and I
> can't get passed the login screen.
>
> The only thing I can think of is I started working for a company as an
> independant contractor a few months back, and their IT guy put some software
> on my computer (including Exchange server) and that somehow he changed my
> administrative settings. But, I can't get a hold of him, and I am nothing
> without my computer!
>
> Do I have to wait for him to call me back, in hopes that he has
> login/password information, or is there a way to bypass this and at least get
> back into my normal settings?
>
> If anyone can help shed some light on this for me, I would greatly
> appreciate it. I am not very computer literate, but unfortunately I know
> enough to be dangerous to myself!
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