Changed a setting, now locked out of my computer

By imanother ·
In trying to avoid my having to click on an icon to start work on my XP Pro m/c, I changed a setting. Bad move, for now I cannot remember my password--in fact don't remember ever having used one on that PC--and now Windows denies me access. Anyone know how to get around this situation?

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Changed a setting

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Changed a setting, now lo ...

Tell us what settings you have changed?

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Changed User Account setting

by imanother In reply to Changed a setting

Much has happened in my trying to get around the problem I created for myself, MehulBhai, but as far as I remember, I went to User Accounts > Select logon & logoff options. Up with it came a popup about Fast User Switching, which I may or may not have okayed, I don't remember. On the logon and logoff options window you get a selection option box for Use the Welcome Screen. That also may have something to do with whatever I did to cause my logon password problem.

As you may have noticed, my latest -- happy -- post tells of how I got around the problem. I created all that trouble for myself just for the sake of my wanting to save a click. Lesson learned: don't meddle unless you know what you are doing.

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If you didn't set a Password

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Changed a setting, now lo ...

Leave that Field Blank and just either hit Enter on the Keyboard or use the Mouse to click on the Log In Button.


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Hit Enter . . .

by imanother In reply to If you didn't set a Passw ...

. . . ah, yes.I've just caught up with your reply, OH Smeg, but how I wish I'd done so yesterday, for had I done so you'd have saved me some loss of sleep before I hit on the an swer myself this (NZ) morning. Anyway, thanks.

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Hit Enter . . .

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