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 Help Reset XP user account passwords
 If you ever have trouble getting into a user account in Windows XP ...
Microsoft Knowledge Base article #321305
  1. Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. (repeatedly hit F8 key while pc is first starting)
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK:

    control userpasswords2
  4. Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
  5. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.

I saw this tip here: