and Using a Password Reset Disk for a Computer That Is Not a Domain Member in
This article describes how to
create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is part of a workgroup,
or that is not connected to a network. You can use a password reset disk to gain
access to your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password.
Use a Computer
If you are logged on to the
computer by using an administrator account, use the following steps to create a
password reset disk for a user account:
In Control Panel,
click User Accounts.
In the User
Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with.
Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start
the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
Insert a blank,
formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
In the Current
user account password box, type the password for the user account
that you chose in step 3, and then click Next.
NOTE: If the user account does not have a password, do not
type a password into the Current user account password box.
The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click
Next, and then click Finish.
Remove, and then label
the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.