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win 2000 admin logon

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by papashoes, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. papashoes

    papashoes Thread Starter

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    I have been tasked with rejuvenating a pc with win 200 sp4 installed. The unit was given as a gift from a company that was upgrading hardware. The problem is of course The pc boots, win 2000 starts but the dreaded login window appears( administrator). The supplier does not know what the admin password may have been. (small company with frequent staff changes). Any hope to reclaim this or am I destined for a new OS install?
     
  2. rude

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    Have you tried booting to safemode?
     
  3. papashoes

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    yes and to command prompt also same thing -- administrator password required.
    Options only gives me the option to "dial in " to connect which is not an option

    Thanks
     
  4. rude

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    I've heard you can(and someone will correct me if I am wrong)bypass the password by booting from a 2000 boot disc.You may need to change boot order in BIOS
     
  5. Squashman

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    Well you can pay $149 for ERD Commander. This utility has a program called LockSmith on it. It will allow you to change the password of any account on the machine.

    Or you can go onto google and search for Offline NT Password Change.
    Offline NT Password

    Click on the first thing google finds.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    There is free software what will let you create a boot floppy to change any password on the system. We have been previously asked not to post the actual address of programs that will let you hack. So just send me an e-mail and I'll send you the link.

    The program works great. Needed it twice just this past week.
     
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