logon password

I forgor my windows98 logon passord, therefore can not use my profile. how can I get new password without providing old password.
sammcseAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sammcseAuthor Commented:
urgent
0
Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
sammcse,
Entering win98 logon windows without entering password and click [cancel] button. Now, you are logon the local machine of win98. Use Start-find to search for file *.pwl.
Delete the *.pwl and restart the computer.

Re-enter win98 logon windows and enter new password, it will recreate and logon to your profile again.

Let me know if you have queries.     Pslh
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
sammcse,
remark to the above stated:-
If you cannot locate the *.pwl file, you may have to enable to show all system and hidden file in Start-settings-folder options,View,hidden files-[x] Show all files.

*.pwl is the password cache file.  Pslh
0
ConstiCommented:
Ok just start in the os prompt, goto c:\windows\ and give in edit system.ini
and goto where it says  *.pwl delet these filez in the system ini, save it and restart the computer, now there wont be any Passwords...
Please give me some points!!!
CONSTI
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.