System reset without computer password



Sasch
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
I have really tricky question and hope somebody will help will me with this
ASAP.

First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
soon as the real profile will load.

But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
WinXP.

What do I do now? is there no way to solve this without formatting the drive?

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
"Sasch" <Sasch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
>reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
>soon as the real profile will load.

See "Error Message: Windows Cannot Load Your Profile Because It May Be
Corrupted" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318011).

>But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
>yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
>administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
>WinXP.

See "How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your
Password Expires" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321305).

--
(tm)

Calvin K.P. Lui
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Dear Sir,

Are you using NTFS vol for your C:\ , if you are using NTFS vol for C:\, I
think there should be no method for you to recovery your password

Regards,
Calvin

"Sasch" wrote:

> I have really tricky question and hope somebody will help will me with this
> ASAP.
>
> First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
> reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
> soon as the real profile will load.
>
> But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
> yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
> administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
> WinXP.
>
> What do I do now? is there no way to solve this without formatting the drive?

Sasch
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Calvin,

Thank for your information but I haven't "lost" a password. I am just simply
asking if there are "standard"-password - Which is kept hidden but still
usable if one didn't enter a computer password in the first place.

"Calvin K.P. Lui" wrote:

> Dear Sir,
>
> Are you using NTFS vol for your C:\ , if you are using NTFS vol for C:\, I
> think there should be no method for you to recovery your password
>
> Regards,
> Calvin
>
> "Sasch" wrote:
>
> > I have really tricky question and hope somebody will help will me with this
> > ASAP.
> >
> > First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
> > reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
> > soon as the real profile will load.
> >
> > But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
> > yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
> > administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
> > WinXP.
> >
> > What do I do now? is there no way to solve this without formatting the drive?

Sasch
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Thank you, In this scenarion I will probably just move the settings of this
account to a new one.

Thanks once more.

"Thorsten Matzner" wrote:

> "Sasch" <Sasch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
> >reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
> >soon as the real profile will load.
>
> See "Error Message: Windows Cannot Load Your Profile Because It May Be
> Corrupted" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318011).
>
> >But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
> >yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
> >administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
> >WinXP.
>
> See "How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your
> Password Expires" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321305).
>
> --
> (tm)
>

Calvin K.P. Lui
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Dear Sasch

Nope, no standard password was given. but you can create your own user
administrator a/c.

"Sasch" wrote:

> Calvin,
>
> Thank for your information but I haven't "lost" a password. I am just simply
> asking if there are "standard"-password - Which is kept hidden but still
> usable if one didn't enter a computer password in the first place.
>
> "Calvin K.P. Lui" wrote:
>
> > Dear Sir,
> >
> > Are you using NTFS vol for your C:\ , if you are using NTFS vol for C:\, I
> > think there should be no method for you to recovery your password
> >
> > Regards,
> > Calvin
> >
> > "Sasch" wrote:
> >
> > > I have really tricky question and hope somebody will help will me with this
> > > ASAP.
> > >
> > > First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in profile for some
> > > reason, it has though created a "temp" profile which it says it will scrap as
> > > soon as the real profile will load.
> > >
> > > But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can set it back to
> > > yesterdays settings and that but it wont let me without and system
> > > administation password. since I didn't enter a password when I installed
> > > WinXP.
> > >
> > > What do I do now? is there no way to solve this without formatting the drive?

Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Hi Sasch,

To make account changes:
Boot tapping the F8 key as the BIOS information goes by. At the
Windows Advanced Options menu select Safe Mode. On the welcome screen
select Administrator. This is the hidden Administrator account (not
intended for day to day use) and assuming a password was never
assigned to it click enter.
Account changes can be made from Control Panel, or:
From there go to Start - Run and type
control userpasswords2
then press enter. From there you can select any user account and Reset
Passwords, add/remove accounts or change account type.

To restore the system using System Restore:
All About System Restore in WinXP
http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/index.html

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

Sasch wrote:
> I have really tricky question and hope somebody will help
> will me with this ASAP.
>
> First of all the WinXP can't load my standard sign in
> profile for some reason, it has though created a "temp"
> profile which it says it will scrap as soon as the real
> profile will load.
>
> But the problem is to do a reparation of the OS so I can
> set it back to yesterdays settings and that but it wont
> let me without and system administation password. since I
> didn't enter a password when I installed WinXP.
>
> What do I do now? is there no way to solve this without
> formatting the drive?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Sasch wrote:

> Calvin,
>
> Thank for your information but I haven't "lost" a password. I am just simply
> asking if there are "standard"-password - Which is kept hidden but still
> usable if one didn't enter a computer password in the first place.
>


There is no standard password, hidden or otherwise. If one was not set
for the built in administrator account assume it is blank.

Create a new profile and copy the information from the old that's been
corrupted, and then delete the old one.

See this link:
How to Copy a User Profile
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
"Sasch" <Sasch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thank you, In this scenarion I will probably just move the settings of this
>account to a new one.
>
>Thanks once more.

You are welcome.

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(tm)


System reset without computer password