Lab Tech Posted March 29, 2008 Share Posted March 29, 2008 The system is encrypted,and I can get through the passworded boot challenge, load the encryption driver and start the OS, but I've locked myself out of XP. Thinking it would be nice to use the WORKGROUP feature, I used the wizard and rebooted - now my password is not working. The reboot also took care of the latest MS hot fixes. Either one may have caused the problem. I can successfully use my ID and password on the pre-boot challenge from the encryption software (PC Guardian, aka Guardian Edge, or Encryption Plus) and it responds as expected by "loading driver". The system seems to boot normally, but the previous password doesn't log me in. I've tried my old passwords. Of course boot CDs don't help - they don't load the disk driver from the boot sector, so the disk is still encrypted. If I read the forum correctly, if I am not logged in, am I out of luck? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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