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Old 05-01-2003, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes, the best way is to take another hdd and save your files or access the SAM files. or you can reinstall the os also!

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Old 05-02-2003, 10:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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There is a program called Winternals Disl Commander that will let you reset/change the administrator password. See if you can find someone that has a copy - good luck!

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey listen, go to http://techtv.com/callforhelp, look in the shownotes, they have a bunch of registry edits that can remove the passwords and you can set up a new one. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use ERD commander (all bootable GUI) to reset the admin password. No sweat... look it up... peace
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Old 05-03-2003, 06:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wait. In normal mode of XP home, you can't log in to the administrator account anyway, whether there is a pass or not.

As mrdinkel said, boot into safe mode, and from there you can get into the Administrator account. Of course, if you have set a password for this, your best bet is to use your hard drive as a secondary one, and boot from another.

Sorry. Forgetting your password is tough. I know you must have heard this a thousand times, but be consistant with your passwords. If you must have different passwords for different things alter a letter or something, in accordence with whatever the password is for.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Windows XP, which has been marketed by Microsoft as "the most secure version ever," has been found to have a flaw so bone-headed that it renders passwords ineffective as a means of keeping people out of your PC. All administrators of Windows XP machines should immediately take to heart:

Anyone with a Windows 2000 CD can boot up a Windows XP box and start the Windows 2000 Recovery Console, a troubleshooting program.
Windows XP then allows the visitor to operate as Administrator without a password, even if the Administrator account has a strong password.
The visitor can also operate in any of the other user accounts that may be present on the XP machine, even if those accounts have passwords.
Unbelievably, the visitor can copy files from the hard disk to a floppy disk or other removable media - something even an Administrator is normally prevented from doing when using the Recovery Console.
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Old 05-08-2003, 10:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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ok what you need to do is restart your pc in safe mode and login as the administrator then goto user acounts and change the password easy as that mate /matess hope that helps you

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