PASSWORD LOGON



James
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Hi, stupidly i thought if i got rid of my user accounts on XP i wouldn't have
to put a password in. However when i re-booted my computer all this has done
has put me on the password screen but will not give me access under my old
username (which i deleted). Any ideas exept re-loading windows!! Grateful for
any suggestions.

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
James wrote:
> Hi, stupidly i thought if i got rid of my user accounts on XP i
> wouldn't have to put a password in. However when i re-booted my
> computer all this has done has put me on the password screen but will
> not give me access under my old username (which i deleted). Any ideas
> exept re-loading windows!! Grateful for any suggestions.

Windows XP Home or Professional?

If Home, reboot into Safe mode, logon as "administrator" (likely no
password.)
If Professional, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the welcome screen and logon as
"administrator" (likely no password.)

Check the C:\Documents and Settings\ folder for your old username/files.

If they are there, create your users.. Don't give them the same names as
before.. If you do, it could overwrite your old files (unlikely, but
possible.)

1. Go to Start | Run and type in: control userpasswords2 | Ok.
2. On the Users tab, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To
Use This Computer check box and then click OK.
3. In the Automatically Log On dialog box that appears, type the user name
and password for the account you want to be logged on each time you start
your computer.

You can accomplish the same thing by:

Download and install tweakui for xp and use its auto logon feature.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

You can add the Dialog box that comes up when running control userpasswords
2 to the Control Panel with the following tweak:

Add Control User Passwords2 to the Control Panel (Line 1)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Mark Dormer
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Try
Username: Administrator
Password: <blank>

Regards
Mark Dormer

"James" <James@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91B26601-D30C-49CF-9D23-DDF2D058E21A@microsoft.com...
> Hi, stupidly i thought if i got rid of my user accounts on XP i wouldn't
have
> to put a password in. However when i re-booted my computer all this has
done
> has put me on the password screen but will not give me access under my old
> username (which i deleted). Any ideas exept re-loading windows!! Grateful
for
> any suggestions.


PASSWORD LOGON