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This work IF and ONLY IF you have admin rights tobegin with. If you are on a limited account, you will get an Access Denied.
To get access to the admin account, and you don't have admin privileges, all you need is "windows key enterprise", you can buy this product on the appropriate website or you can download the torrent link off of demonoid.com .... basically, it makes a bootable CD of USB Flash Drive which you need a computer with admin privileges in order to install, and you insert the CD/Flash Drie into the computer before it starts up, it will execute, opening up a black command line, in the command line, you will be able to "reset" the username and passwords to ANY account, by defaut: all the accounts will have NO password, so you will have to modify that in the control panel / user accounts! Remember this, it is a federal offense to break into any computer without permission from the user except your own computer; if your mother locked you out, then that still qualifies as "someone elses computer". Just keep that in mind!
Control Alt Delete on the Logon screen will bring you to a box where you can type in a username and password.
to the person who can't find their computer name just go to your command file , in your c: folder labeled cmd.exe or command.exe , pretty much run msdos. If you can't run that way try going to your start button and pressing run then type in "command" without the "" . When you have this running, type in "hostname" without the "" and this will give you your computer name.
This happened to me with XP My daughter added a guest account and my admin acct disappeared
I too could not find the local users and groups, bad advice.
I had no password on my account so I logged on in safe mode
Open is safe mode by pressing F8
Go to control panel / user accounts
click change an account
I now see my 2 administrator accounts
I added a password to both accounts
logged off safe mode
It still puts the guest name up on the log on screen, I retype in the admin acct name and add password and that should get you in to your original account
Don't forget to go into the User accounts NOW and turn off the guest account.
My next computer will be a Mac, I'm so done with MS
It tells me that access is denied... I am working off of a limited account because my only Administrative account is the one that got messed up and I can't access the hidden admin because I set a pass for it but I forgot it and I really don't want to have to do anythign that is going to delete any of my stuff. I can't burn cds or anything all I can do is get on the internet and basic options.... I just want to type something and be back but typeing anything short of my password I can't find a way. I don't want to recover my password I just want to bypass my systems regular options so that I can access one of the admin accounts.
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Patrick: it sounds like you're infected by one of the many
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You can try anti-virus software, but you may be looking at a
reinstall of windows.
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You can get a login prompt to the administrator account from the XP login screen by hitting ctrl-alt-del twice. This brings up the old win2k usename/password screen with administrator already entered in the username
If you do not have those options,your on different windows xp.
Turn on computer, keep tapping F8, start computer in safe mode, click on administrator, but this time -
- Click start,
- Control panel,
- User Accounts
And the rest should be common sense. Remember, you dont want the account to be limited/restricted when the option comes up.
Go to my computer. Go to C Drive. Go to WINDOWS. Find a folder called "System32" scroll down and find "lusrmgr". That will take you to the users and groups page.
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