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I have a user who changed his desktop lockup password and then forgot what he changed it to. He has lockup on startup turned on. The version is Warp Connect 3. How can I reset his password without losing his desktop settings?
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Question by:daswartz
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Reboot, and when you see the "hourglass" on the blue-background,
press and hold CTRL-SHIFT-F1, for a long time,
to bypass part of the StartUp.

I hope that you are being "honest" about this,
and are not trying to obtain unauthorized access
to some OS/2 system.
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by:freddyr
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I tried this and it did not work.  The screen still gets locked.
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by:Otta
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When you accepted my answer, way back in August,
I presumed that you first had tried my suggestion.

Can you remove the hard-drive, and then install it
into another computer running OS/2, and then use
a tool like INIEDIT (available from http://HOBBES.NMSU.EDU)
to edit the 'INI' file?


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by:domingosrocha
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This is from "OS/2 WARP - TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS" through AskPSP (Case Base):

 DESCRIPTION
 
 * You forgot your OS/2 Lockup password.
 * Your password is not being recognized.
 * You are unable to exit from Lockup, or you are in aloop.
 * Lockup automatically occurs and you don't want it to.
 * You want to change or adjust lockup settings.
 
 RESOLUTION
 
 You forgot your OS/2 Lockup password or your password is not being  recognized. You are unable to exit from lockup, or you are in a loop.
 
 1. Turn the system off for 30 seconds; then turn it backon.
 
 2. When the small white box appears in the upper-left corner, press Alt+F1.
 
 3. When the Recovery Choices screen appears, press C.
 
 4. Type x: and press Enter (x is the drive where OS/2 is
    installed).
 
 5. Type CD \OS2 and press Enter.
 
 6. Type MAKEINI OS2.INI LOCK.RC and press Enter.
 
 7. Restart the computer.
 
 8. You can now reset the password.

...(more text follows)
 

Hope it Helps!

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