Bypass or change XP user password.

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Vanillachicken

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I have an old dell running XP SP1 that is being used only be two young children. Well, as children do, they got bored and proceeded to fiddle with random settings to the computer. Whether they knew that's what they were doing or not, one of them managed to change the administration username and password, or rather, create one to begin with. When I formatted the computer for the kids, I intentionally used no administration password so they could simply turn on the computer and start playing games. In any case, there is now an administrator with a name to the effect of "gajfskahajdsfh" and Surprisingly enough, the password hint wasn't all too helpful. Now I'm stuck with a guest account which has absolutely no security privileges.

What I'm looking for is a way to bypass or change the current password without having to resort to completely reformatting the drive. Despite how little there actually is to lose on that machine.

I attempted the repair windows trick with "NUSRMGR.CPL" but get an error message saying "the current user is not recognized, restart the computer and then open user accounts."

Thank you in advance.
 

crjdriver

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We no longer assist with password problems. Please see the tsg rules. This thread is closed.
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome. Format it. Teach the little darlings a lesson. Hope they don't lose too much of their stuff ;)
 
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