Straight from MS: Password Reset Disk
I have seen so many threads about login passwords come and go, most on a negative note. So when I saw this on MS's wbsite i was like yeah, here is handy little tool.
Create a Password Reset Disk
Published: August 6, 2001
Submitted by Gary Keramidas, Allen Park, Michigan
If you're running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment, you can create a password reset disk to log on to your computer when you forget your password.
To create the disk:
1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
2.Click your account name.
3.Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
4.Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
Important Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.