Forgottern Administrator Password

  computerboy1000 13:11 16 Feb 2008
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My grandfather has 2 old pc and has forgotten the password to get in to them, does anyone know how to

  cream. 13:15 16 Feb 2008

That depends on which operating system they are running.

  computerboy1000 13:48 16 Feb 2008

Windows NT

  cream. 13:55 16 Feb 2008

That should work the same as XP, they are of the same platform.

Start the computer and keep pressing the F8 key. Select safe mode. It should load. Go to control pane > users and create a new user with passwork and admistrator privelages.

Reboot the machine and enter with the new account. Locate the old account and take off the password. restart the machine and log into the old account, that now has no password and create a new one.

  Forum Editor 14:02 16 Feb 2008

and it's running NT? Did your grandfather build this machine himself? NT went out of support a long time ago, and wouldn't have been installed on any new computer.

  computerboy1000 14:12 16 Feb 2008

there are two different computers !!!! not 2 years old

  computerboy1000 22:21 21 Feb 2008

bump

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:50 21 Feb 2008

You still haven't told us what operating system or if its BIOS passwords or encrypted HDD passwords.

Windows2k/XP
Try this:

1- boot to the windows xp/2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- let it run through and for windows XP wait until it reboots and is installing, devices then

press shift F10 to open a command prompt. For windows 2000 wait until it is registering

components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows XP either type in "nusrmgr.cpl" w/o quotation marks at the command prompt and press enter. For windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the user accounts applet in XP and the regular control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

The user should now be able to log in when it finishes and not have to reinstall the programs like in a parallel install.

  computerboy1000 22:53 21 Feb 2008

it is windows nt, no BIOS passwords or encrypted HDD passwords.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:04 21 Feb 2008

Sorry, you did tell us the op system.

NT password cracker
click here

  computerboy1000 17:28 23 Feb 2008

thanks

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