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Anonymous
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August 11, 2005 8:13:02 PM

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I have a HP laptop running windows XP home edition.
There is only the one user and the account was not
password protected. After restarting my computer one
day, it now asks for a password. I have tried every
password that I have ever used in my life, and it is not
working. How can I access my files without this password?
Also, how does a computer make up its own, are there
ways around this? Help!
Anonymous
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August 11, 2005 10:18:54 PM

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"Jilynda" <Jilynda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B59631E6-8AD4-4009-8F18-B2325C4F398C@microsoft.com...
>I have a HP laptop running windows XP home edition.
> There is only the one user and the account was not
> password protected. After restarting my computer one
> day, it now asks for a password. I have tried every
> password that I have ever used in my life, and it is not
> working. How can I access my files without this password?
> Also, how does a computer make up its own, are there
> ways around this? Help!

Have you tried just hitting enter? Password is likely blank.
Anonymous
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August 12, 2005 2:12:39 AM

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Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ and download the boot
disk, this will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
operating system
August 12, 2005 2:42:42 PM

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This can be a result of registry damage, sometimes caused by a hard disk
problem. Try booting into safe mode and see if you can login using the
original administrator account, which has a blank password unless you ever
changed it. If this works reset the password for the user account. If it
fails, try GreenieLeBrun's suggestion, but I suspect it may fail also.
Windows will not change a password. A virus or Trojan conceivably might.
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"Jilynda" <Jilynda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B59631E6-8AD4-4009-8F18-B2325C4F398C@microsoft.com...
>I have a HP laptop running windows XP home edition.
> There is only the one user and the account was not
> password protected. After restarting my computer one
> day, it now asks for a password. I have tried every
> password that I have ever used in my life, and it is not
> working. How can I access my files without this password?
> Also, how does a computer make up its own, are there
> ways around this? Help!
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