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    My wife recently decided that it would be a good idea to change my password while I was out because she was annoyed with me :-?

    When I returned she seemed a bit panicked because although she thought she knew the new password, it wasn’t working! After hours of trying every combination to no avail, I decided to install a second copy of Windows XP Pro on my second hard drive.

    I have since used a password recovery program to retrieve the password, and to my surprise, it was the EXACT password she said it was….. the exact one we had both tried hundreds of times!!!

    So why can’t I get in???? :!:

    I don’t seem to remember the admin password, which I thought I did, and I had disabled guest access.

    During my attempts to get in, I have replaced the logon.scr with cmd.exe and then waited for the command window to appear during logon and attempted to use:

    net users administrator 1234

    But I am told “Access Denied”.

    I would much prefer to get back into my old system, if anyone can help it would be welcomed!

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