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MS xp password will expire in 12 days

By RMarts ·
My screen freezes on boot up for which I have to reboot then it comes up with FAT32 isn't consistant, then I get the window where it tells me my password will expire in 12 days. It started out with 15 days. Appreciate any help.

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by dmiles In reply to MS xp password will expir ...

Windows XP may notify you at log-on that your password will expire in a number of days and ask whether you want to change it now. This behavior can start months after your initial installation of Windows XP. Its purpose is to help enforce password policies in a business environment, but if you don't need that enforcement, it can be very annoying.

To turn off the warning, go to the Control Panel and launch the Administrative Tools. If you happen to be using the Category view, look under Performance and Maintenance. Next, launch the Local Security Policy applet. In the left tree, double-click on Account Policies and then select Password Policy. Find the item titled Maximum Password Age in the right-hand pane and double-click on it. If you set this value to 0, your passwords will never expire.

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by RMarts In reply to

Thank you for help.

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by s.u.n In reply to MS xp password will expir ...

It seems that there are multiple issues out here.
The first one may be related to your Hard drive (typically your partition table).
It is difficult to pinpoint since it has not been mentioned when exactly does the screen freeze during boot.
Try scandisk on the partition.
Else reformat (ensure data backup before that)

For the second issue, the answer was already given by dsmile

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by RMarts In reply to

Thank you for help.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to MS xp password will expir ...

For problem 1:
Run "Chkdsk /f C:" command and schedule chkdsk at next boot.

Problem 2:

By default, Windows XP is set up with passwords which will expire after 42 days. 14 days in advance, Windows will start warning you of this fact. If you do not want your passwords to expire:

Go to Start > Run and in the Open: box type control userpasswords2
Select the Advanced tab in the User Accounts window
Press the Advanced button below the Advanced user management header
Select Users in the Local Users and Groups
In the right pane, right-click the user name for which you want to change the setting, and select Properties
On the General tab, check Password never expires
Click Apply and OK (all the way out)

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by RMarts In reply to

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