Friday, December 24, 2010

Create A Password Reset Disk In Windows XP

Create A Password Reset Disk Using An Administrator Account:

Note: The following task requires one blank, formatted floppy disk.

If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:

1. Click Start--> and then click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel--> click User Accounts.

3. In the User Accounts pane--> click the account that you want to work with.

4. Under Related Tasks--> click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard--> and then click Next.

5. Insert a blank--> formatted disk into drive A--> and then click Next.

6. In the Current user account password box--> type the password for the user account that you chose--> and then click Next.

Note: If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.
The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.

7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete--> click Next--> and then click Finish.

8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. (Store the disk in a safe place).


Use A limited Account To Create A Password Reset Disk:

If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:

1. Click Start--> and then click Control Panel.

2. Under Pick a category--> click User Accounts.

3. Under Related Tasks--> click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Click Next.

5. Insert a blank formatted disk into drive A--> and then click Next.

6. In the Current user account password box, type your new password--> and then click Next.

Note: If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.
The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.

7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete--> click Next--> and then click Finish.

8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. (Store the disk in a safe place).

Log on to the computer by using a password reset disk:

If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow the below steps:

1. On the Windows XP logon screen--> click the user name that you want to use. The Type your password box appears. Press ENTER or click the right-arrow button.

2. Click use your password reset disk--> The Password Reset Wizard starts--> The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.

3. Click Next.

4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A--> and then click Next.

5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.

6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.

7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

Note: This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.

8. Click Next--> and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits--> and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

Note: The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.

9. Type your new password in the Type your password box--> and then click the right-arrow button to log on to the computer.

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