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XP keeps losing password

By pchlp ·
I have a PC with XP Pro and it keeps losing the password. I assigned no password on login and it works for a few times and then comes up and ask for a password. Any password I have ever used in this PC does not work.
Does anyone have any ideas?

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by Siliconwombat In reply to XP keeps losing password

Try going in through another user account with admin rights and changing the password from within control panel-> user accounts

either set it to one you know or just type nothing and click ok. This worked as a reset for me earlier. Hope this helps

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I have 2 admin accounts and both are locked out.

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by Siliconwombat In reply to XP keeps losing password

Have you tried going through safe mode and using the administrator account there?

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Does not work in safe mode. I did Ctrl alt delete twice and it gave screen to log in as administrator but still does let me log into other profiles even though I change th passwords.?????????

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by Siliconwombat In reply to XP keeps losing password

You may have to delete the accounts completely from safemode and then start agin from scratch then not ideal as you will lose your settings but it seems like a switch has flipped somewhere! i did hear of a change pasword option that can change the passwortd for you so you have to regularly cvhange it to keep up security where it can be found though i dont know.

good luck

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