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    Lounger
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    Windows Logon Screen (XP PRO)

    Hi,

    Receiving on a XP Pro machine the Administrators logon message as follows:
    "The system could not log you on. Make sure your username and domain are correct, then retype your password"

    1. the PC is a standalone (not connected to any network)
    2. There is no admin password
    3. User tried to get rid of the admin logon prompt by gong into control panel and reconfiging it to automatically logon .
    4. When asked to create a new admin password, none was entered (blank)

    Problem: When booting up XP, it asks for a user name and password (user name is : administrator) but there *is* no longer a PW! So when we click OK the logon dialog keeps coming up and we cant get into the machine.

    How do we bypass/fix this? Remember we cant get past this prompt!

    HELP!!

    Ivan W <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Silver Lounger
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    Re: Windows Logon Screen (XP PRO)

    Try this: put the cursor into "Password" box and hit Enter.

    If this doesn't work and you don't have another Administrator account, the only way: reinstall Windows.

    That's why it is recommended: leave built-in Administrator account with password for emergency and create another account with Administrator privileges for everyday use (you can assign autologon to that account).

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    Re: Windows Logon Screen (XP PRO)

    So is the system trying to perform an auto-logon?

    Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if the same thing happens?
    -Mark

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