Locked Out of Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Dragonick, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Dragonick

    Dragonick

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2021
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I recently shut down Windows XP on a VirtualBox VM, and when I turned it back on again, it displayed a window in the middle of the screen, titled Log On to Windows, with the teal Windows XP banner on the top half and a username and password input on the lower half.
    There's a little Option button which, when clicked, shows a Shut Down button which displays the "Shut Down Windows" dialogue when pressed.

    Sorry for the long description, I don't know how to add images to my post. :(

    How can I make my way back into the system to change my password, and what can I do to prevent this from occurring again in future?

    And also, how do I add images to my post?
     
    Dragonick, Jan 5, 2021
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Dragonick

    WindowsCP

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2020
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    12
    Screenshot_20210108-113856.png
     
    WindowsCP, Jan 8, 2021
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Dragonick

    xphelper

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Far far away
    Hi Dragonick, are you able to boot into Safe Mode using F8? Also, if you have never set up a password before just hit enter. Are you able to log on as Guest ?

    If all else fail, just re-install XP and start over.
     
    xphelper, Apr 19, 2021 at 9:18 AM
    #3
    Elizabeth23 likes this.
  4. Dragonick

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,585
    Likes Received:
    554
    Location:
    Florida
    any image should be a .jpg and you can add it as a thumbnail or as an image in the reply, use the upload a file button to the right of the post reply button.
     
    Elizabeth23, Apr 19, 2021 at 1:53 PM
    #4
  5. Dragonick

    Lockherup

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    81
    You don't need a password. just press enter or cancel
     
    Lockherup, Apr 20, 2021 at 2:01 AM
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.