I was trying to password protect my computer with my username and I use the same password that I always use, a series of numbers, letters and symbols. Apparently, I typed it in wrong, twice, the same way because now I can not logon to my computer.
I've tried the steps above, but I still cannot get in.
I can not get to the command prompt screen.
I boot the computer and click F8.
This brings me to the Advanced Boot Options Screen.
If I click "Repair Your Computer", it takes me to a a box where it asks me to Select a Language, I click Next>then it asks me to access recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the command prompt as well, log on using an administrator account. The only User Name is the dropdown box is Jennifer and if I try to click OK without a password, it says "The user name or the password is incorrect."
If I click on "Safe Mode with Command Prompt", it takes me to the login screen, which I can't login to because I don't know the password.
If anyone out there can help me, I would be so grateful to you.