Admin password not known.

  User-1159794 09:09 09 Sep 2007
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A friend has just returned from working overseas and on turning on his PC discovered that he has forgotten his admin password.Even the password hint hasn't jogged his memory.

I have tried to get into the recovery console,same password needed,tried to get in via safe mode,no joy.

Have downloaded this, click here
changed the boot order to cdrom first,the PC hangs at'verifying DMI pool data'.

If I slave his hdd to mine can I find the password that way? If not any other suggestions?

PC running XP PRO.

  Bagsey 09:18 09 Sep 2007

I had a similar thing happened to me and after I tried to think of the password I couldnt even remember setting one. So I asked a friend who is in the computer business and he said type in the word ADMIN and it worked. Worth a try.

  Graham. 09:23 09 Sep 2007

If you have the XP installation disc, you could try this click here

  User-1159794 09:25 09 Sep 2007

Worth a try,no luck I'm afraid.Mind you his password hint is two words and one of them is a swear word.
Thanks anyway.

  VoG II 09:35 09 Sep 2007

I think this is the same as Graham's click here

  User-1159794 09:35 09 Sep 2007

Sorry Graham, came across this whilst doing a goggle search.
Guess what he didn't bother to stick the product key to his PC and cannot find the disk.I have an XP PRO disk but of course the number is different.
The PC will not boot with that as it hang at the 'verifying DMI pool data'.

Thanks.

  User-1159794 09:37 09 Sep 2007

Cheers VoG™.

  thms 10:07 09 Sep 2007

Try this click here

Can't be that simple can it?

  Taff™ 10:11 09 Sep 2007

Try Emergency Boot CD click here There are password reset tools available on it. I have successfully done this once although the interface isn`t particularly friendly!

  User-1159794 16:57 09 Sep 2007

thanks all,given up on this one,going to slave it,copy what he wants,then reinstall.

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