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Forgot Admin's Password...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Regil, Mar 12, 2006.

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  1. Regil

    Regil Thread Starter

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    Alright, so I got a problem, my fault, I had to change my Windows Account password and I am the admin on that account, and I forgot it. Is there any way to get back into it with out system restore or reformatting?
     
  2. chatterjee

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    Welcome to TSG,my pal!

    Hope it will help you:

    Instructions
    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
    image files
    http://ntpass.blaa.net/bd011022.zip (1.4MB - Bootdisk image, date 011022)
    http://ntpass.blaa.net/sc011022.zip (~700KB) - SCSI-drivers (011022)
    This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system, by modifying the crypted password in the registrys SAM file.
    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
    image writer
    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/rawrite2.zip

    Another one
    Change administrator password on NT/2000, without knowing it!!! Bootdisk...
    http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/itak/html/software.html
    image file
    http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/filez/sw/external/linuxbootimage.zip
    image writer
    http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/filez/sw/external/imagewriter.zip
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    Another one
    http://www.pc-pipeline.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=getit&lid=6

    Run it to create a boot floppy then follow the instructions. If you choose to do this then you are doing this at your own risk. Just change the admin pw and login then change the account pw's that you desire.

    Make sure you have a floppy disk in the floppy drive and let the program create the boot floppy. Now restart the machine a let it boot from the floppy. Now follow what it instructs you to do.

    Use it like a bootdisk.

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    NTAccess can replace the administrator password of a Windows XP, Windows NT or Windows 2000 system by rebooting the computer with a special set of boot disks or CD-ROM (XP only). This is useful if you forgot the administrator password and cannot access the Windows XP/2000/NT system.
    http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/product.cfm?id=265


    LC3 - The Password Auditing and Recovery Application

    LC3 is the latest version of the award-winning password auditing and recovery application, L0phtCrack. It provides two critical capabilities to Windows® network administrators:
    Free 15 day trial
    http://www.atstake.com/research/lc3/index.html


    L0phtCrack, The integrated password cracker for NT
    http://www.securiteam.com/tools/L0phtCrack__The_integrated_password_cracker_for_NT.html
    Locksmith
    http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/locksmith.asp

    Windows XP / 2000 / NT Key is a program to reset Windows XP / 2000 / NT security if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.
    http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm

    Or you could, if you have a FAT32 file system, just boot to a Win98 bootdisk and rename the SAM file (registry Hive) in the C:\WINNT\system32\config folder to something else. Of course this will remove all accounts on the system and you will need to rebuild them. If you are using NTFS then boot to the Win2000 CD and do this from the Recovery console.

    For XP
    Windows XP Tip: Password Recovery Disk
    Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords
    http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/answerstips/story/0,24330,3356093,00.html

    Courtsey:EE community
     
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