windows 2000,,forgot admin password

  chrisjohn 20:16 31 Mar 2007

i have forgoten admin password to login,is their anything i can do

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:18 31 Mar 2007

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.

  chrisjohn 20:18 31 Mar 2007

2000 profesional

  chrisjohn 20:20 31 Mar 2007

can i install xp over 2000 instead

  chrisjohn 20:29 31 Mar 2007


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:37 31 Mar 2007

Have you tried the above?

If you install XP you will wipe everything on the drive.

  chrisjohn 20:41 31 Mar 2007

in bios settings i cant change boot from cd,as i have forget password.

  chrisjohn 20:46 31 Mar 2007

yes i am not bothered about wiping everything

  chrisjohn 20:48 31 Mar 2007

how do i install xp,how do get it to boot from cd

  chrisjohn 21:00 31 Mar 2007


  chrisjohn 21:08 31 Mar 2007

i locked my bios with a password ,

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