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By scubascotty ·
I have a computer I bought from a corporate upgrade. It is running Win95 and it was networked, so there is a password set. How can I get past this so I have a usuable computer? Here is what I have tried. I booted up to a command prompt and went intothe windows directory and deleted the pwl files that where created when the password was set, that did not work. Also I tried f8 safe mode, the problem is what do I do when I am in safe mode.995

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by mphoffar In reply to Locked out

Sounds like it was setup for a NT logon. Boot it into safe mode. Go into the network applet into the control panel. Go into Client for Microsoft Networks and uncheck the log onto windows NT domain. You may also have to change the userlevel shareaccess.

If also else fails just change the windows login from Client to windows login on the initial screen

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by scubascotty In reply to Locked out

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by earnest In reply to Locked out

Hi there. I assume the password you are referring to is NOT the c-mos password in the bios of your pc because you were able to get to the windows directory to delete the *.pwl files. The pwl files are the password files stored locally in the pc. Deleting them should remove any existing passwords. It does not stop your being prompted for passwords. This comes from you client setup in network neighborhood. In any case if the password is windows in origin then just cancel throght it. This "Network" password is for access the the network not windows desktop. If the client is microsoft ot netware this is the case. For windows client
you have the option of setting up profiles. But the desktop is still accessable via the "cancel" option the theprompt. To get rid of the network stuff if you aren't using it then delete the network card from device manager or from network neighborhood. Usually if it is a network prompt it will not show up unless it sees a network. Good luck.

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Locked out

Nice... Answer #6 is it, as I posted to your *identical* query over at MCSE Live! (http://www.2000tutor.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi)

I wouldn't mind the points if mine was first.

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by davida In reply to Locked out

I agree with #6. I would probably fdsik as a last ditch effort.

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by rsears In reply to Locked out

When the login screen comes up hit the Esc key then remove client software and reboot, that's if the OS even loads.

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