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Used the command Control Passwords2 to bypass user and password, but forgot to enter a password to automatically log onto.

Using the control userpasswords2 command, I unticked "Users must use a user name.........", but forgot to put in a password.  Now on startup the system cant find a password so it prompts for a password, which I have not entered. So I am locked out. Is there some way of starting up windows to enable me to revisit control userpasswords2 and enter a valid password?
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Have you tried safe mode and logging in as administrator?
E493aAuthor Commented:
Whoops got it wrong. I mean yes I have tried it. No it's not what I'm looking for.
  I just rebooted my computer in to safe mode. Logged in as administrator and got right to control userpasswords2. Was it the administrators password that got hosed? If so try and get your hand on UBCD4WIN. It has a administrator password reset.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
There are several ways to reset the administrators password.  A warning though, if you have set up EFS (Encrypted File System) you will loose the administrators access certificate.
The following link lists the most popular options. The first requires a third party and the second is the most common method.
Another easy option but not free is Passware which is very simple and works very well.
Windows workstation version
Normally if you press the shift key during the startup of windows you should get the normal login. (start pressing the moment you see the XP logo)

Do you have a valid login currently?
E493aAuthor Commented:
Thankyou for all your solutions. I did not have a password originally, and the problem was resolved with a software disc that reset all passwords to zero, provided by a local techo. Otherwise it was a reinstall I was informed.
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