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Windows Logon is not accepting my logon details?

By bash1
Feb 15, 2006
  1. I recently decided to turn off the annoying windows logon. I followed the steps below as recommended by annoyances.org.

    Select Run from the Start Menu, type control userpasswords2, and click Ok.
    Turn off the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok.


    After rebooting my Dell Latitude D800 the windows logon still appears but this time i am not even able to enter my correct login details??

    The logon message appears - The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.

    I am not able to log on at all now.
    All my work is on the laptop

    Please can someone help??
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Try typing "Administrator" without the quotes or "User" without the quotes as username,then clicking OK.Leave password blank.
     
  3. bash1

    bash1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for replying Peddant.

    I tried what you suggested but it didn't work. I have entered all possible usernames and passwords but to no avail.

    I won't have to reformat my disk, would i?????

    I will lose all my work.

    :-(
     
  4. ender

    ender TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Check out this thread.
     
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You`ll have to have access to another PC to fix the problem - Preferably with a DSL/cable connection.Then download one of the programs on this site - http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admin..._password.htm#1 then burn it to CD, then set your PC to boot from the CD in the BIOS.

    This - http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ is one the programs on that site,and probably the one you should try first.READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.It`s more straightforward than I`m making it sound.
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