Re: Administrator Account - User Name / Password Problem

Posted: 08-18-2003, 08:17 AM
If you didn't rename the default Administrator account, you can use that
account to reset your custom admin account password. In WinXP Pro, hit
ctrl+alt+delete at the Welcome screen. This will bring up the classic
Win2k logon prompt, allowing you to log on as "Administrator". Assuming
you know the password, you can then log on and administer the computer.

In WinXP Home, you must restart in Safe Mode to access the Administrator
account; the password is left blank by default.

Failing these methods, there are some utilities that will allow you to
reset the Administrator password. I will leave the details of those to
a more knowledgeable person.

Alex wrote:
>I don't know how I could be so stupid. I bought a PC with
>WINDOWS-XP pre-installed. New to WINDOWS-XP,I then set up
>an administrator account with a user name like "Admin Acct
>Alex" or similar. Unfortunately I did not write down the
>exact name on a sheet of paper for remembering it.
>When I tried to log on to the administrator account by
>using every thinkable combination of the name I might have
>entered, I did not succeed. I had hoped that entering just
>the password would be sufficient to get access to the
>system. I definitely know the exact spelling of the
>password I had entered, because I use this password for
>many other purposes.
>What can I do? Would I actually have to run the "Recovery
>CD-ROM that came with the PC" and start all over again?

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