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Password problem on profile

LisaP

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
4
#1
I've put a password on my pc to stop the kids getting on when theyre not doin as theyre told:>

Thing is, when i was prompted to restart my pc, on start up when it asks for the password, i type it in and it tells me its wrong. I know the passwords right what im typing, and ive not got caps lock on, though i have tried it with that on too! Its just not letting me in!

Does anyone know how to get past it or what to do. I know thats what its there for, to stop people getting in, lol but there must be a way! It asks for a password reset disc, which silly me never made, as it never occured to me that i'd need it.

Im running windows vista on a HP Pavillion slimline.

Please help!

lisa
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
885
Location
Gloucestershire
PC Experience
Operating System
#2
have you tried booting into safe mode then using
username = administrator
password = blank (blank means leave blank)
you may thn be able to log into the pc go to control panel>user accounts then click the user then remove password(im not in vista right now so maybe slightly different)
regards
danzil
 

LisaP

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
4
#3
No thats not working either!

Heres the wierd bit.............. when i type a random word as the password (yes i'm getting desparate) it comes up straight away that its not correct.

Now when i type the right password (and i know its right lol) i get the little spinning graphic as if its loading up and then after about 20 seconds it says its not right !!

Could it be a virus? Is there a default password? Im desperate now, wish i'd done the bloody dishes meself! Im on a crappy old pc thats got its own mid life crisis, wont do as its told and crashes when you think youre getting somewhere, but thats a whole other story!

The pc im locked out of is pretty new, and ive nothing to lose on it, so im ready to try anything if needs be.

(and the worst thing?...........my password hint i thought up to annoy the kids is......"Ha ha ha you cant get in"........classic eh?)
 

kutedymples

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2008
Messages
3
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#4
my posts was deleted for same reason as this

I was not going to post anything again, well...this isn't a question so I guess it is a little different. My two posts were deleted yesterday and were stopped because of a question very similar to this. I thought password help was against the rules?:confused:
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Messages
1,570
Location
India
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#5
Hello and Welcome to FPCH Kute. :)

Providing help for cracking passwords is indeed against the rules as we cannot verify the legitimacy of the "victim's" circumstances. In this thread, Lisa already knew the password for her computer but couldn't understand why she was being denied access. No one of the above members have provided her any information regarding cracking or changing the password. Therefore, it is quite within the rules to express her doubts. And if I did not misunderstand your problem, then I think you were asking for ***istance for a tool that is used to crack or change passwords. This is very much outside the rules and therefore your posts were deleted. Please do not think that we will not help you anytime in the future. Feel free to ask any questions or doubts you may have. :)

On another note, please do not bump up old threads by posting in them needlessly. This puts the newer threads lower on the list. For safety reasons, I am closing this thread. Please PM me or leave a visitor message in my or any other Moderator / Administrator's profile if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

-- Goku
 

petef

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
184
Location
USA, NJ
PC Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Ultimate
#7
I've put a password on my pc to stop the kids getting on when theyre not doin as theyre told:>

Thing is, when i was prompted to restart my pc, on start up when it asks for the password, i type it in and it tells me its wrong. I know the passwords right what im typing, and ive not got caps lock on, though i have tried it with that on too! Its just not letting me in!
Hi Lisa,
I realize the frustration and confusion you must be feeling over this
password issue and I hope you understand why most tech forums
can't directly help you with this problem. You may need to contact
a local PC repair shop who can reset your password. I've seen this
problem before where Vista suddenly refuses to accept a legitimate
password as you are describing.

Unfortunately we can't help you crack or reset the password.
However, in the future, you could be doing something that might
avoid you being in such bad situation. See the TIP at the link
below.


http://www.freepchelp.co.uk/forum/a.../2824-enable-administrator-account-vista.html

---pete---
 
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