#1
Ok so last night I was using my laptop just fine and i closed it up and let it charge. This afternoon i got home from work and went to use it and it had restarted itself and was at the login screen. So i entered my password and it said "Incorrect username or password please try again." I have no memory of ever switching my pasword. Is there anything i can do, does anyone know what happened? any help would be great.

im using a different computer right now for everyone whose gonna say "if your laptop isnt working how are you posting this right now"
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#3
Is the Caps Lock key on?

Are you 100% sure you're typing the password correctly?

Try restarting the computer and logging in again.
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It's definately faulty.



what do u mean
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#5
The question should be "Who's good with grammar?"
Otherwise, sorry, I don't know what the problem is... haven't used a Windows in almost a year

Edit: Try the Caps Lock
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#6
i know the password no its not the cap locks cause i tried my password with about a 100 differnet variations based on capital letters, and i tried restarting alraedy
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The question should be "Who's good with grammar?"
Otherwise, sorry, I don't know what the problem is... haven't used a Windows in almost a year

Edit: Try the Caps Lock



the question should be...why did you even bother posting...is there anyone who can help me or should i just go see some tech dude at staples or something
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hahahahaha....nice cover in your profile by the way


i guess ill just bring it to some computer dude i just didnt know if there was anything i could do so i didnt have to spend like 100 bucks
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#10
It's probably a virus. Try booting it up in safe mode and then create another account or something. By the way, I'm basically just talking out of my ass here.
#11
Download ophCrack, burn it as an .iso, boot the disc and let it crack the password.
#13
This happened on my desktop last week. Restart the computer in safe mode with command prompt. use the command prompt to open the control panel and go into the accounts section. you should be able to change the settings and reset your password. This is what i did, hope it helps
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I've done this plenty of times, trust me
Search 'ophcrack' on google and download the image from sourceforge. Just make sure you burn it as an image and not data. (image is 700MB)

OphCrack is a slax linux live cd with rainbow tables. It compares the windows SAM hashes with the tables and in about a couple of minutes (depending on how hard the password is) it gives you the password.
#15
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I've done this plenty of times, trust me
Search 'ophcrack' on google and download the image from sourceforge. Just make sure you burn it as an image and not data. (image is 700MB)

OphCrack is a slax linux live cd with rainbow tables. It compares the windows SAM hashes with the tables and in about a couple of minutes (depending on how hard the password is) it gives you the password.




Nice. Very nice indeed. Now all you need to do is put that on a bootable pen drive...
#16
If its XP just go into safemode log into the administrator account and change the password from there.
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Nice. Very nice indeed. Now all you need to do is put that on a bootable pen drive...

I don't think it would be that hard. I've read tutorials on how to put Ubuntu onto a flash drive, and seeing as they're both Linux Live CD's, it should only be a matter of which directories to copy - and just reformat the drive as an ext3 partition...

Thanks for the idea!

Edit: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/06/12/creating-a-bootable-usb-ophcrack/
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#19
i remember seeing something on g4tv and it was this show that was all about this kind of stuff. well it was talking about hacking into your own computer and getting the password and changing it or at least being able to view it. obviously you have looked up pronz and someone has loaded a virus on there to load your computer on to theirs and change the password, lets hope you haven't done any banking on your computer.
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I don't think it would be that hard. I've read tutorials on how to put Ubuntu onto a flash drive, and seeing as they're both Linux Live CD's, it should only be a matter of which directories to copy - and just reformat the drive as an ext3 partition...

Thanks for the idea!

Edit: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/06/12/creating-a-bootable-usb-ophcrack/
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#21
Put in ur operating system install disk, start up the computer and push f2 immediately, go into bios and into boot sequence, make your cd drive start up first and reinstall windows, assuming you dont have too much stuff on there
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#22
I think it's Freds'.
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#23
i dont know if its a virus cause ive never had a problem and i was using it fine last night, it restarts every now and then when its charging and i dont use it but the password has never messed me up, there is a slim chance that i changed it a while ago and dont remember but i really dont have a memory of changing it, but i work at a staples and know the tech guy so ill probably just bring it in to him

is it possible someone hacked in and changed the password? i never did banking on it and i honestly dont believe i went to any porn sites on it, i used it for school and guitar so if someone hacked it all they got was a few papers on criminal justice and a song i was writing on guitar pro and a few cds i have on itunes
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