Windows 2000 password

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I was trying to share my folders on my network (2000), it asked if I wanted to give it a password so I did. It then ask me to reboot. after I rebooted it wouldn't let me back on, it asked for a password. I tried the password for the shared folder but it's not working. I don't have a password for logging on and its not accepting the one I used for the shared folders. Any clues?
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try "admin" or "administrator" if that doesn't work, then reinstall the OS it's less time consuming than trying to figure it out. Been there done that.
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reboot?! for what?? i have never seen this for sharing a folder :?

Not sure what you did, but I seriously doubt it was only sharing a folder.
ATNO's got the best solution if none of your variations of user/passwords
don't work. But I can't imagine why...
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if I reboot I'll lose all my info right?
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ok wait...

i just reread your post and it makes more sense. although I'm still
baffled as to why it asked you to reboot after sharing a folder. :?

anyway, are you saying that you simply can't log on to windows/2000
from the main login screen now after rebooting? surely you set up the
admin password, so it should still be the same. sharing a folder with a
password isn't related unless you purposely made passwords the same.
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I never had a password. For the shared folders I just made thepassword my initial, then it told me to reboot. After I did that, It wouldn't log me on to windows without a password, which I have no clue what to use. I've tried everything.
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hehehe *giggling cuz i bet you didn't try this*

how about, NO PASSWORD at all?? you know....BLANK! try that with
Administrator as the user. ;)
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that was actually the first thing I tried. tried typing password as the password, I've tried every password I've ever used. To no avail
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UNFLUX wrote:
hehehe *giggling cuz i bet you didn't try this*

how about, NO PASSWORD at all?? you know....BLANK! try that with
Administrator as the user. ;)


Hmmm...I can get into any 95/98 machine that way, but does that work on 2K? Now you even have me curious.
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darn it! I would have put money on that one...hmmm :scratchhead:

*back to brainstorming*

but I think i might be stuck without sitting in front of it. :?
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shaunamc wrote:
that was actually the first thing I tried. tried typing password as the password, I've tried every password I've ever used. To no avail


Tip: reinstall and wwrite them down this time.
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*lol --sorry...we really are trying to help, but you could have been over halfway to a clean install by now (which was my first point)
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are you suuuuuuuure you didn't make a new password up? I have
before thinking I needed to use a new one and couldn't remember it
for the life of me. Clean install to clean install because of it...looks like
you're headed that way too my friend.
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ha ha....got it. I could kill my kid brother. He decided to change the settings. I never had a pw, he changed this morning. GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It's all fixed now. I'm off to kill him.
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*sighs....I've been here too many times. If there's no way you can remember your user name and pass, you're just going to have to resign yourself to the fact that you're going to lose some data and have to reinstall your favorite proggies...that's just the way it is. Security can't be that much of an issue if you're on a home network. Write it all down and hide it somewhere (if it makes you feel better)....but make your notes along the way. I've learned to document everything I do on insstalls. Makes life much sweeter.
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yea, that's why I didn't have a password period. But my genius of a brother decided to put one on. All's fixed now, got rid of the password.
I'm done for the night.
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*lol --if I read that correctly, you mean he changed users on you? Well, then, if that's the case you owe me and UNFLUX a beer. We really were pulling for you. P.S. Killing your brother will land you in jail. Think better of it....
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I heard they have the internet in jail. I'll still be able to get on ozzu. :).
Hey I went to school in Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh? Really? Too cool... PM me about it sometime. I'll let you get to bed, 'cause I'm heded there shortly mysself
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yup I went to Pitt 01. Go panthers
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Go Penn State :twisted:

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