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XP "forgot" my user password

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September 14, 2005 9:25:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

My copy of XP suddenly "forgot" my user account password - when I try to
log in, I just get an error message asking me if I've forgotten my
password. There are no other accounts on that machine and I didn't set
a security question when I created the password.

I know that I'm using the right password. I've also tried a couple of
different keyboards, with no luck. This problem came up right after an
intense electrical storm. My roommate's computer was damaged, but my
computer boots up and otherwise seems to be okay.

Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling XP?


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mantra

More about : forgot user password

September 14, 2005 9:25:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

In news:mantra.1vc31t@pcbanter.net,
mantra <mantra.1vc31t@pcbanter.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> My copy of XP suddenly "forgot" my user account password - when I try
> to log in, I just get an error message asking me if I've forgotten my
> password. There are no other accounts on that machine and I didn't set
> a security question when I created the password.
>
> I know that I'm using the right password. I've also tried a couple of
> different keyboards, with no luck. This problem came up right after an
> intense electrical storm. My roommate's computer was damaged, but my
> computer boots up and otherwise seems to be okay.
>
> Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling XP?

First off you're posting from a forum and this is a newsgroup:

Access MS Newsgroups :
http://kgiii.info/windows/all/general/msnewsgroups.html

Secondly here's the help you wanted:

Password Problems :
http://kgiii.info/windows/2k-XP/security/password_probl...

Galen
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