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windows start up password

By g2jayk3 ·
I have a computer that I haven't used in quite a while(a Gateway with Windows XP). I plugged it up today and could not boot up. Windows asked me for my start up password. I made several tries entering what I thought to be the password, but it kept telling me 'invalid password, system halted'. I seem to have forgotten my password. I have tried what I thought I had used before, but I keep getting the same results.Is there a way to resolve this problem

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Would love to help you

by IC-IT In reply to windows start up password

but as a general rule/curtesy we do not provide that information to anyone. There is no way to verify the charactor of the asker, nor the rightful ownership.
You may be an extremly honest person, but how would we know?

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RE: would love to help you

by g2jayk3 In reply to Would love to help you

Thank you for your reply. I understand and appreciate the rule of curtesy.

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Mmm - just how long is - "quite a while" ?? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to windows start up password

Longer than your memory apparently.

If it's a login password, you can always reinstall your operating system and start from scratch.

If it's a boot password - you're well and truly screwed.

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To crack software.

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to windows start up password

To crack software.

Get hold of your disk and take it outside..
We do not know the passwords on here, but you can try this. It has helped me many a times when i needed my software cracked.

Do this but be very careful. You might need to wear some protective clothes/glasses and steel toe caped boots when in operation.

Place under a very heavy goods lorry,
the outcome will be that you will have it cracked. :) :)

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Yes there is grab your Install/Recovery Disc

by OH Smeg In reply to windows start up password

And reinstall the OS here that will cure this problem.

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RE: yes there is....

by g2jayk3 In reply to Yes there is grab your In ...

Thanks so much for the advice....will do as suggested.

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