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Old 12-01-2005, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any way around XP Admin Pass for repair?

I'm trying to fix a labtop that had a .dll renamed and now can't boot.

I'm using XP recovery disks to go in and re-rename the .dll however there is a screen for the Administrative password. The owner has no clue what it is, and thus I can't proceed forward.

I really do not want to try and take it apart and use it as a slave drive on a PC to rename the .dll since I've never done anything like that with a labtop...

So is there any way around this password?

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Old 12-02-2005, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did this person set the password then forget it ?

if not, try Administrator and Admin
The defaulted username is Administrator or Admin right ?

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Old 12-02-2005, 12:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can use the Linux Kernal to get around it. You can download the program onto a bootable cd and change the administrator password.... Unfortunately I don't remember what it's called, and I can't find out until Monday... Sorry

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tried Administrator, didn't think of Admin, will try that now...

Nope doesnt work

The specific .dll that got screwed was kernel32

Im not sure if they set it or not... it's been a few years.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Download this and make a boot CD with the ISO. Boot from the CD and it will let you change the administrator password.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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TY, downloading now... any specific instructions that the program doesnt go over?

By boot CD, do you mean just the ISO? or do I need to put it on a recovery disc one?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Everything is done and taken care of, thanks guys! =)

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