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how to create a password reset disk

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  1. dai

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    from win xp news
    How to Create a Password Reset DiskWindows XP lets you create a reset disk so that, if you should forget your password, you'll be able to use the disk to reset the password. Otherwise, you might never be able to log onto the account again. To make the disk, you use the Forgotten Password Wizard. Here's how (the following assumes your computer is not a member of a domain): Click Start | Control Panel and double click User Accounts.Click the account name under which you're logged on.Under Related Tasks in the top box on the left, click Prevent a forgotten password.On the first page of the wizard, click Next.On the next page, choose the drive letter of the disk on which you want to create the reset disk (typically a:).Enter your current password.Click Next.Click Finish.This places an encrypted copy of your password on the disk. Now if you forget the password, you can use your reset disk to start the Password Reset Wizard and create a new password. Remember that you'll need to create a new reset disk any time you change your password.
     
  2. mobo

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    Excellent tool there Dai that should get used a bit..
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I have this boot disk which allows me to reset password for clients that have not taken the trouble to create the reset disk. :D It should be in everyone's toolkit if they work with NT/2K/XP.

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
     
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    Hi John . i see four files here. What are needed for the floppy disk ?

    bd030426.zip (1.4MB) - Bootdisk image, date 030426
    sc030426.zip (~750KB) - SCSI-drivers (030426) (only use newest drivers with newest bootdisk, this one works with bd030426)
    rawwrite2.zip (10K) - DOS Program to write floppy images.
    cd030426.zip (2MB) - Bootable CD image with same version


    Is it the first one only ?
     
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    I didn't use the SCSI drivers, since I've retired all the SCSI around here. I have them, if I ever need them. The Bootable CD image is handy, since some laptops don't have floppies nowadays. :) rawrite2.exe is the utility to write the floppy image to the floppy, since it's a Linux boot disk. :)
     
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    Merci ..
     
  7. PsYk02

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    Ok lets say i have a caniving brother who wont let me into the system becuz its password protected and he lets me in when he feels like it cuold i possybly make myself a reset disk?
     
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    Who did you say is caniving who ? As well know that it is possible for him to use a bios password , then you are shot unless you know mhow to clear the jumpers..
     
  9. PsYk02

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    my brother who locks me out
     
  10. mobo

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    There are ways to all systems you just have to know them.
     
  11. PsYk02

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    ok i have xp home edition... i wanna know how to get in pasy the password part.
     
  12. PsYk02

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    what jumpers?
     
  13. mobo

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    Look..Without being ignorant I can't help you because its not the right thing for me to do. I feel as though its morally incorrect therefore you should seek the advice you desire from someone else. If you had approached and said that you had been locked from your system then I would have emailed you some details but thats not the case.. Your search continues.. :)
     
  14. PsYk02

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    damn consciuosness, well ok lets start over on a new thread.
     
  15. PsYk02

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    dude anyways im barely 14
     
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