XP User & Password no longer working
by Netrepreneur - 10/14/06 4:07 AM
In Reply to: Autologin by porlockgirl
Recently, my brother-in-law came to me with a problem. Apparently his system locked him out. As xp boots up and comes to the logon screen, he enters his password and the system prompts him "incorrect password". He only has one user name on his system, and has had it that way as long as I can remember.
Is it possible to, and I am assuming it is, to take his harddrive out, place it into my machine, have my machine boot normally, and use this method to wipe out his user info? Or possibly another direction?
He is really concerned because he has quite a bit of important data on it, and has not backed it up. Hmmmm, funny thing from an IT Professional working at a bank! He actually took the system to his "network" guru's and they told him - wipe the drive and start over. Not the answer he wanted to hear.
So, I told him (I am an old school computer expert) bring the system over and let me have a crack at it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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