Windows user account lockout

By atyfreed
May 19, 2010
  1. On a laptop running XP which only I use, I decided to eliminate the guest account feature so that I could go straight to my desktop. However, after doing this, windows now wants me to login with a screen name and password which I never set up to begin with. How can I get back into windows to fix this?
  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Start windows in safe mode and you can access user accounts, or if I remember right, start in safe mode, make a administrator account and then log in on your administrator account and you can change or erase the password on your other account.

    I googled and it looks like I must have just made a new account, however this link shows multiple ways to bypass the password on your current account through making a administrator account in safe mode.
  3. atyfreed

    atyfreed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got in. Thank you.
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