XP Home asking for passwords which were never set!!



Masalai
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
Hi All,
This morning I started my computer running XP Home, and it
asked me to enter my password, which I have never set!! I tried just
pressing return (i.e. assuming a blank default pass), and various other
options to no avail.

I started in safe mode and tried to log in as admin, but it was
the same story - incorrect password.

I assume this is some sort of virus because the computer has
certainly NEVER had a password set on it!!

Can anyone suggest anything, it's very annoying... maybe I
could install XP onto another partition and access my data from there,
then reinstall the lot? is that a major hassle?

Would rather hack into it somehow....


--
Masalai

Steve Rollins
07-10-2005, 01:11 AM
Not a 100% certain myself but try these suggestion that were posted in
another xp newsgroup:

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Posting from Carey Frisch - MVP

Lost, Forgotten, or Expired Passwords:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm ;

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Jupiter Jones]

Windows XP Key is a program to reset Windows XP security
if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.
http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm ;

Forgot your admin password?
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Steve



"Masalai" wrote:

>
> Hi All,
> This morning I started my computer running XP Home, and it
> asked me to enter my password, which I have never set!! I tried just
> pressing return (i.e. assuming a blank default pass), and various other
> options to no avail.
>
> I started in safe mode and tried to log in as admin, but it was
> the same story - incorrect password.
>
> I assume this is some sort of virus because the computer has
> certainly NEVER had a password set on it!!
>
> Can anyone suggest anything, it's very annoying... maybe I
> could install XP onto another partition and access my data from there,
> then reinstall the lot? is that a major hassle?
>
> Would rather hack into it somehow....
>
>
> --
> Masalai
>


XP Home asking for passwords which were never set!!