Can't logon now.

Hi guys I hope this is in the right section, if not then please move.
Basically I installed some Update KB885835 or whatever and now can't logon as admin. At first I thought there was a problem with the password (forgot it) so I went through some heavy procedures to crack it. Once I did, I tried only to return with something like "Can't logon on: Incorrect length blah blah". So I've been doing research and it tells me to use Last Known Good Configuration. However, it still prompts me for a password. What do I do? Would something Hirens BootCD help or similar?

Many thanks.
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    Hi guys I hope this is in the right section, if not then please move.
    Basically I installed some Update KB885835 or whatever and now can't logon as admin. At first I thought there was a problem with the password (forgot it) so I went through some heavy procedures to crack it. Once I did, I tried only to return with something like "Can't logon on: Incorrect length blah blah". So I've been doing research and it tells me to use Last Known Good Configuration. However, it still prompts me for a password. What do I do? Would something Hirens BootCD help or similar?

    Many thanks.

    Run a Windows System Restore to a date prior to applying the Update.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I should of added this as well:

    The computer I bought was second hand, so I don't have no Windows CD. Unless there is a way to run that without needing a CD?
  3. Quote:
    Thanks for the reply. I should of added this as well:

    The computer I bought was second hand, so I don't have no Windows CD. Unless there is a way to run that without needing a CD?



    sytem restore under programs\accessories\system tools\system restore
  4. But I cant get onto my computer?
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    But I cant get onto my computer?



    ive used a delete password program which worked, i dont remember the name of it off hand but its free on the internet, its somewhere in the area of Ophcrack.com etc.
  6. phredrik said:
    ive used a delete password program which worked, i dont remember the name of it off hand but its free on the internet, its somewhere in the area of Ophcrack.com etc.


    Refer to first post. Tried it. I set password to blank and still comes up with error message.
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