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I got a call from my uncle one day claiming that he could not log on to his computer. Easy fix, I thought to myself, as I logged on to the Admin account and reset the passwords for both the admin and his own account. However, my heart sank as I found out that despite writing out both passwords correctly I was UNABLE TO LOG ON TO EITHER ACCOUNT!

I searched on the net and tried out various methods for hours with no success. I was about to reload his system when I decided to try the Windows XP CD Repair method.

The short version of this method is:
1. Start a Windows XP repair.
2. After the second stage of the repair, look out for the “Installing Devices” message in the lower right hand corner. Press Shift-F10
3. You now have a admin level command line! Type “control userpasswords2” to get access to reset the passwords!

This method finally got me into his system to reset the account passwords. It saved me a world of trouble.

Detailed Instructions of the Windows XP Method CD Repair

    The methods that did NOT work for me:

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor

Ophcrack Live CD

I get a lot of mail… and it builds up over time… My inbox at work always appears to have at least 100 items in it. However, I sometimes go to some user’s desks and find that they have very little or nothing in their inbox. They had a system that they stuck to and I have decided to do the same.

Recently Meriln Mann (an productivity blogger) did a talk at the Google Campus about managing your inbox with these 5 options:
– Delete or Archive
– Defer
– Delegate
– Do
– Respond

This is an amazing talk and your should take some time to check it out.

Google Video of “Inbox Zero” Talk

Merlin Mann’s “Inbox Zero” site on 43folders.com

http://www.43folders.com/izero/

Check out this article about the silly things that users ask!