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XP and Admin Password

By da1857 ·
I have a system with Windows XP Professional and somehow it now has an admin password at login. I was password protecting one file but not the login. Now when booting up it asks for a user (admin) password. Is there a way around this at boot up to be able to disable the login? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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by superman79 In reply to XP and Admin Password

Do you know if your system is NTFS configured or Fat 32?
If it is Fat32 you can use a win98 startup disk, go into c:\windows\system32\config
and del the sam file
hit enter and you should be able to login.

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by MyIsland In reply to XP and Admin Password

start / settings / control panel / user accounts / change the way users log on and off.

Have a nice day.

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by da1857 In reply to XP and Admin Password

Thank you for your suggestions but the problem I have is getting to the start menu. If I could do that then I could work around the problem.

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by jhoup In reply to XP and Admin Password

When installing XP, it Asks for User account (Seperate from Administrator), which also has admin rights to the machine, but it doesn't prompt to set a password for that account. You should be able to log on using that account and do the following.

1) Goto Start\Control Panel\User Accounts
2) Click on your user account name
3) Remove the Password for your User Account
4) Go back and select Change the way users log on and off.

Also note that if you have more than one user account (Not counting the default Administrator account), you will always get the Logon screen. The only way around that is to install TweakUI for XP and set the AutoLogin option.

Hope this helps.

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