Lost Password

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by johndsal, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. johndsal

    johndsal MCSE in the making

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    OK, serious question...I have lost the administrator password for my computer, is there any way that i can change the password to enter my computer. thanks in advance...johndsal.
     
  2. go to user accounts click on your account and select "prevent forgotten password" from the right i think that should do it
     
  3. lancer

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    The short answer is NO.

    The long answer is NO

    And the middle answer, well more of a question; "Know any hackers?"
     
  4. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    There are ways you can hack it, but that's not something I can say here...

    Check your PM's...
     
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  5. lancer

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    not sure if this will work, please no one shoot me, if this is bad please delete the post admin or mod.


    Login as limited acount, guest etc.. then open notepad.exe found in start/all program files/accessories and type the following:

    cd\
    cd\windows\system32
    mkdir temphack
    copy taskmgr.exe temphack\taskmgr.exe
    copy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr
    del logon.scr
    rename taskmgr.exe logon.scr
    exit

    and then save it as a .bat file, for example x.bat not .txt. Then double click on the files you just saved and it should execute some commands that should replace your screensaver with the task manager. Now logoff your limited acount and wait for 10 to 15 mins, without touching the mouse or keyboard and wait for the screensaver to come on, which shall be the task manager. When it appears click on New Task and in the box type in regedit. This should open up the registry editor. Now go to the hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and double click on AutoAdminLogon and set the value to 1 and click ok. Now refresh the registry and close it, and then restart the pc. Once the pc is restarted you should automatically logon as Administrator.
    Now you must put your screensaver back to normal by opening notepad.exe and by typing the following:

    cd\Windows\system32
    del logon.scr
    cd\Windows\system32\temphack
    copy logon.scr C:\Windows\system32
    copy taskmgr.exe C:\Windows\system32
    exit

    Now save it as restore.bat and execute it. And it should restore your screensaver.
     
  6. DwarfData

    DwarfData OSNN Addict

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    I've used a product called ERD Commander produced by Winternals. This is a proper Disaster Recovery program. You boot from the disk. When the Command Prompt appears, one of the features is the ability to change any password on the machine including the Administrator password.

    I've just checked their website and it looks like they are now doing a free version. You can find this here: Winternals

    Hopefully this will help.

    [Edit] Sorry, doesn't look like it's free after all. But I know that this does work as I've used it in the past. If you have physical access to a Windows machine, it isn't secure with this product. [End Edit]
     
  7. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    ull have to hack the sam file, go to thebroken.org download their videos and u can learn how
     
  8. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    I sent him a link about that... I guess it's legit to talk about it here as long as you don't use it to actually "hack" somwehere... right! ... right? :twisted: :bandit:

    I mean, it's just like police scanners... right?
     
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  10. johndsal

    johndsal MCSE in the making

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    Thanks for all the help, i finally got in... :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have used ERD Commander. Very powerful tool.
    Interesting method of circumventing the administrator password, whether it works or not I don't know -- have heard similar methods.
     
  12. lancer

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    john what method worked for you?