win xp pro asking for log-in password

By nork ยท 6 replies
Apr 20, 2006
  1. I have a valid, retail win xp pro. When i am in windows and i want to log out, when i try to log back in i get a message asking me for the password. But when i installed win xp i didnt use a password, i left it blank.
    I remember reading somewhere how to fix this but i cant find it.
    Can anyone help me out here?
  2. cuegt

    cuegt TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Default password

    I'm not a good source in computers, but alot of default passwords are the word (clear) I think your in the wrong section also, u might want to try the hardware and tweaking section under Mobo, cpu. Sorry i couldn't be of more help.
  3. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Here's what you do, go into Safe Mode of your computer; from there log into the Administrator account and go under Control Panel and create a new User Name with Computer Admin privalages.
  4. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    This is the right section for this thread.
  5. nork

    nork TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 306

    Coolmatt. I am in the right section for sure. Its OS related.
    Are you sure that would be the correct way? I question it because i never had a password in the first place.
    Not meaning to be rude about it, but anyone else have any input.
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Are you referring to User accounts/change the way users log on or off ? As HERE
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I know in windows 2000 you can tick or untick the ask for password in start I don't see this option for xp home or pro
    this is what I have done
    enable blank password type of thing
    mostly I don't do this for clients as it allows security high risk
    for normal machine use you should not log as admin anyway this keeps the bugs from setting crap to run on machine(inmost cases)
    go here--->password fix
    this may be more to the point of your issue
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