Administrator Password

Barrie

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Everytime I try to log on Windows has started asking me for a password. I
have never set a password but can't seem to get past this!
Any help gratefully received
 
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There is no easy work around. If there was, then what would be the point of using
passwords.

If you are using fat32 file system as shown in your drive properties then you can
boot from a floppy and rename the sam file in the \winnt\system32\config folder and
reboot which will reset the built in administrator account password to be blank. That
will also delete any users or groups that you have created, but not the data in the
user profiles. Otherwise see the link below. --- Steve

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm -- read all precautions,
particularly about EFS encrypted files.

"barrie" <basser@tiscali.es> wrote in message
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> Everytime I try to log on Windows has started asking me for a password. I
> have never set a password but can't seem to get past this!
> Any help gratefully received
>
>