created password with numlock off, now can't log in HELP!



bazango
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
I am so screwed. I set up an admin account on my daughter's computer, with a
numeric password. Only problem... her numlock isn't set to "on," and so I
entered (and the dang field accepted) gibberish for a password. Now, of
course, when I go to log on to the admin account, the password field DOESN'T
accept the gibberish. Now what? Anybody know a way out of this mess?

Thanks

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
bazango wrote:

> I am so screwed. I set up an admin account on my daughter's computer, with a
> numeric password. Only problem... her numlock isn't set to "on," and so I
> entered (and the dang field accepted) gibberish for a password. Now, of
> course, when I go to log on to the admin account, the password field DOESN'T
> accept the gibberish. Now what? Anybody know a way out of this mess?
Hi

You can try to log on with the builtin Administrator user:

How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your
Password Expires
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;321305


If that doesn't work out, you might try to reset the local
Administrator password with one of the methods mentioned here
(creating the boot cd/floppy on another computer):

http://securityadmin.info/noframes/faqget.asp#password

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi,

This utility will allows you to change the Numlock Key to On/Off at
User Logon.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_numlock.htm

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

bazango wrote:
> I am so screwed. I set up an admin account on my
> daughter's computer, with a numeric password. Only
> problem... her numlock isn't set to "on," and so I
> entered (and the dang field accepted) gibberish for a
> password. Now, of course, when I go to log on to the
> admin account, the password field DOESN'T accept the
> gibberish. Now what? Anybody know a way out of this mess?
>
> Thanks

bazango
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Thank you! That was the answer. I think it's kind of humorous, though, that
the "set password" field accepted number key inputs with numlock off. What a
hoot.

Thanks!

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> bazango wrote:
>
> > I am so screwed. I set up an admin account on my daughter's computer, with a
> > numeric password. Only problem... her numlock isn't set to "on," and so I
> > entered (and the dang field accepted) gibberish for a password. Now, of
> > course, when I go to log on to the admin account, the password field DOESN'T
> > accept the gibberish. Now what? Anybody know a way out of this mess?
> Hi
>
> You can try to log on with the builtin Administrator user:
>
> How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your
> Password Expires
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;321305
>
>
> If that doesn't work out, you might try to reset the local
> Administrator password with one of the methods mentioned here
> (creating the boot cd/floppy on another computer):
>
> http://securityadmin.info/noframes/faqget.asp#password
>
> http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
>
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
>

bazango
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the info! I really should pay more attention, don't you think? :-D

"Bert Kinney" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This utility will allows you to change the Numlock Key to On/Off at
> User Logon.
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_numlock.htm
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
> bazango wrote:
> > I am so screwed. I set up an admin account on my
> > daughter's computer, with a numeric password. Only
> > problem... her numlock isn't set to "on," and so I
> > entered (and the dang field accepted) gibberish for a
> > password. Now, of course, when I go to log on to the
> > admin account, the password field DOESN'T accept the
> > gibberish. Now what? Anybody know a way out of this mess?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>


created password with numlock off, now can't log in HELP!