Lost Password - HELP!



Daniel Carwile
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
I worked on a persons XP Home PC and the User Name and Password worked
fine for the 3 days I worked on it. She called Yesterday morning and said
she couldn't logon and it was her first try. She brings the PC back and
sure enough I can't logon as her. I tried the Administrator account but I
didn't know the password since I didn't originally set it up so I tried
blank. The message I get is "Window could not log you on because of account
restrictions" I've never seen this message before. Does anyone have any
idea how to get logged onto a Windows XP machine if the password is lost or
corrupt?

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
In news:uddZ0YEbFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Daniel Carwile <DannyCarwile@worldnet.att.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I worked on a persons XP Home PC and the User Name and Password
> worked fine for the 3 days I worked on it. She called Yesterday
> morning and said she couldn't logon and it was her first try. She
> brings the PC back and sure enough I can't logon as her. I tried the
> Administrator account but I didn't know the password since I didn't
> originally set it up so I tried blank. The message I get is "Window
> could not log you on because of account restrictions" I've never
> seen this message before. Does anyone have any idea how to get
> logged onto a Windows XP machine if the password is lost or corrupt?

Use this:
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Then see if the account has been disabled. This could be due to malware
that's been floating about lately as more and more people seem to be popping
up with password issues. Try a scan with some of the tools here:

Malware Cleaning :
http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Daniel Carwile
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:u%23ClFDHbFHA.3144@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> In news:uddZ0YEbFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> Daniel Carwile <DannyCarwile@worldnet.att.net> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
>> I worked on a persons XP Home PC and the User Name and Password
>> worked fine for the 3 days I worked on it. She called Yesterday
>> morning and said she couldn't logon and it was her first try. She
>> brings the PC back and sure enough I can't logon as her. I tried the
>> Administrator account but I didn't know the password since I didn't
>> originally set it up so I tried blank. The message I get is "Window
>> could not log you on because of account restrictions" I've never
>> seen this message before. Does anyone have any idea how to get
>> logged onto a Windows XP machine if the password is lost or corrupt?
>
> Use this:
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
>
> Then see if the account has been disabled. This could be due to malware
> that's been floating about lately as more and more people seem to be
> popping up with password issues. Try a scan with some of the tools here:
>
> Malware Cleaning :
> http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>Hey thanks. The utility is like NT Locksmith. It took me 4 tries but
>finally got the user account reset. Something is still wrong with the
>Administrator account. It would not reset the password and it's showing as
>blank but I get the message that about restrictions, which I think means
>it's set to where Administrator can't be a blank password. Also looking at
>the list of accounts it says Administrator attempts 1 , restrictions (or
>something like that) 0. Which I think it's telling me that a blank
>password is not allowed, even though that's what the password is, and you
>aren't allowed any bad attempts.
I am now logged on as a user with Admin rights so is there anyway to fix
the Administrator password? I think you are right about adware/mallware
doing something to the account passwords.

Thanks again,
Danny

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
In news:uprKseQbFHA.3196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Daniel Carwile <DannyCarwile@worldnet.att.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I am now logged on as a user with Admin rights so is there anyway
> to fix the Administrator password? I think you are right about
> adware/mallware doing something to the account passwords.
>
> Thanks again,
> Danny

Start > run > type "control userpasswords2" highlight the offending account,
click reset password... Be sure to check the link provided earlier and to
scan your PC.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


Lost Password - HELP!