WinXP Pro - Administrator Password

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  1. Nariman

    Nariman New Member

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    Hi All there. Require help.
    One of my friend using WinXP Pro (Licenced) while fooling about with his Admimnistrator Password cannot now log in. It seems he does not remember the password. He can get only the 'Hint" but it is of no use.
    Is there anyway in which he gain regain his password 0r start in any other way?
    This is important.
    Regards
    Nariman
     
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    hmmm

    the process is slightly complicated..u can use a brute force or dictionary based password cracker. dont know if one is available for free.
     
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    Ok..You can try booting with Linux Cd and backup your imp data. else try those links Nikhil provided.
     
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    Raaabo Emperor Staff Member Admin

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    booting with a linux CD? how does that help him retrieve his password?
     
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    raabo i think he meant.. use linux to backup important data and then format and re-install the os again
    hope he doesnt have to go to all that trouble.. and i hope these links help u
     
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    any idea those .pwl files of 98 are there on XP?
     
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    Take ownership of the data.

    There are two options -

    1. Remove the drive from the system and connect it to another using Windows XP Pro as a secondary drive. Logging into the admin account of that system take ownership of the "Administrator" folder of the secondary drive under the "Documents and Settings" folder. This should allow you to back up any data under that user profile.

    2. If your friend has any other user profiles on the system he could try logging into one of those. If that user is part of the "Administrator" group, he should then be able to change the password.

    KJ
     
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    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    tThese links..... :roll: where are the links dude u didnt mention anything over there..... :wink:
     
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    {edited by me}

    nikhil's links work well
     
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    boot from xp cd and delete the sam file
    after the deletion ur password will'be blank

    rty it my friend
     
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    Not sure if the lost password can be retrieved.
    But it can be reset for sure.
     
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    He can try cracking SAM files or backing up his data and format the sys.
    One thing we dunno if he really lost password or trying to fool us to do some illegal activity. anyway we will leave ethical issue on him.
     
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