[pcductape] Re: password problem

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 09:56:26 -0500

I am at the office and I have downloaded the CD Boot program and hopefully
tonight I'll be able to fix my home computer.

Yes I can boot into safe mode and what is interesting is that the
explorer.exe is not available.   I can go to control panel and I'll see what
the path shows.

Thanks Pam.

Carl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:40 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: password problem


> Will safe mode allow you to use your Control Panel? If so, and depending
on
> how deep it allows you to view there is a list of all the user names.
> In Win2k the path is Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer
> Management/Local Users and Groups/Users. I would think that XP's path is
> similar.  I think it will depend on whether XP sees your access to safe
mode
> as an administrator's action or not.
> Did you try Scott's boot CD suggestion? Sounds like a winner.
>
> Pam
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carl
> >Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 8:25 AM
> >To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [pcductape] Re: password problem
> >
> >
> >Hi Scott,
> >
> >I did rename the User Name and cannot remember what.
> >I can boot into safe mode.
> >Any suggestions I can do in safe mode.   I did notice that I cannot
connect
> >to the Internet in safe mode.   This message is from my computer
> >#2 at home.
> >Of Course, #1 is the victim and that is the one which my most important
> >files/programs.
> >
> >Carl
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Scott McNay" <wizard@xxxxxxxx>
> >To: "Carl" <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 7:18 AM
> >Subject: [pcductape] Re: password problem
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Hi Carl,
> >>
> >> Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 4:32:24 AM, you wrote:
> >>
> >> C> I did a stupid thing while trying to eliminate the Windows xp logon
> >screen
> >> C> on my home computer.   I have no password on my machine and I still
> >have to
> >> C> click ok each time I rebooted the machine and I wanted to eliminate
> >that one
> >> C> process.   I went to a website and read where one can do search
> >> C> http://search.atomz.com/search and I did a search for autologon and
> >came up
> >> C> with a program called winlogon.exe and I downloaded it and
> >installed it
> >and
> >> C> ran it and selected disable and tested it.   Darn, the
> >computer reboots
> >to
> >> C> the logon screen with the User Name: blank.   It removed the user
name
> >and I
> >> C> have forgotten it.   I can reboot to safe mode but I still get that
> >logon
> >> C> screen with empty name.
> >>
> >> Unless you renamed it, you should have an account named Administrator
> >> or Owner.
> >>
> >> --Scott.
>
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