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Meats_Of_Evil Jun 29, 2006, 12:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 29, 2006, 12:32am EDT

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NVM I found the answer.


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Michael A. Jun 29, 2006, 12:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
Would you mind posting it so that those who run across this post in the future can get a solution?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jun 29, 2006, 12:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
For the poster or anyone else that may forget their Administrator password you can go here for help.

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm


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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
I don't know how to show the password, but it can easily be reset to blank.

This is a Linux/DOS boot-CD, the tool is included:
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/

Oneder Downunder Jun 29, 2006, 05:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
XP pro-
At the Welcome screen.

Use the following keys:

CTRL + ALT + DEL (two times in rapid succesion)

A logon prompt should appear with:

Username and password

Change the username to: Administrator
Password (keep it blank): Press OK (or press enter).


XP home-
Reboot into safe mode, then when the logon screen comes up, select Administrator account.

Logon there, then go into user manager (start, control panel, user accounts).

Remove the password for the account you can't get into.

You can set a new password if you want to.

Meats_Of_Evil Jun 29, 2006, 09:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 29, 2006, 09:06pm EDT

 
>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.


XP home-
Reboot into safe mode, then when the logon screen comes up, select Administrator account.

Logon there, then go into user manager (start, control panel, user accounts).

Remove the password for the account you can't get into.

You can set a new password if you want to.



Or use this program --> http://www.loginrecovery.com/

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jul 05, 2006, 12:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
I found a handy tool that I didnt know about. Thought I'd share it in case someone else had a problem with their password in the future.

1. Single-click Start menu
2. Go to the Control Panel / User Accounts
3. Click the User Account
4. On the left hand side, click on Prevent forgotten password
5. You will need to know your password to create the disk.
6. If you don't remember your password sometime in the future, click on the green arrow like normal at the login and you will be prompted to insert the password recover disk.

PCTEC 101 Jul 12, 2006, 12:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
You can use this to get back in as well... http://home.eunet.no/%7Epnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Here is yet another way which is easier but longer




Can't Log On to Windows XP?

If that’s your only problem, then you probably have nothing to worry about. As long as you have your Windows XP CD, you can get back into your system using a simple but effective method made possible by a little known access hole in Windows XP.

This method is easy enough for newbies to follow – it doesn’t require using the Recovery Console or any complicated commands.

You can easily change or wipe out your Administrator password during a Windows XP Repair. Here’s how with a step-by-step description of the initial Repair process included for newbie’s.

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

This was tested on Windows XP Pro with and without SP1 and SP2. This security hole allows access to more than just user accounts. You can also access the Registry and Policy Editor, for example. And its gui access with mouse control. Of course, a Product Key will be needed to continue with the Repair after making the changes, but for anyone intent on gaining access to your system, this would be no problem.

And in case you are wondering, NO, you cannot cancel install after making the changes and expect to logon with your new password.

Cancelling will just result in Setup resuming at bootup and your changes will be lost.

Ok, now that your logon problem is fixed, you should make a point to prevent it from ever happening again by creating a Password Reset Disk. This is a floppy disk you can use in the event you ever forget your log on password. It allows you to set a new password.

Here's how to create one if your computer is NOT on a domain:

Go to the Control Panel and open up User Accounts.
Choose your account (under Pick An Account to Change) and under Related Tasks, click "Prevent a forgotten password".
This will initiate a wizard.
Click Next and then insert a blank formatted floppy disk into your A: drive.
Click Next and enter your logon password in the password box.
Click Next to begin the creation of your Password disk.
Once completed, label and save the disk to a safe place
How to Log on to your PC Using Your Password Reset Disk

Start your computer and at the logon screen, click your user name and leave the password box blank or just type in anything. This will bring up a Logon Failure box and you will then see the option to use your Password Reset disk to create a new password. Click it which will initiate the Password Reset wizard. Insert your password reset disk into your floppy drive and follow the wizard which will let you choose a new password to use for your account.




Josh Jul 12, 2006, 12:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
This is my favorite cd for removing Windows password http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Dr. Peaceful May 14, 2009, 03:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
Go fornicate yourself, you fornicating fornicator!! What the fornication are you spamming for!!

Dublin_Gunner May 14, 2009, 09:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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TamTheBam May 14, 2009, 10:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 14, 2009, 10:18am EDT

 
>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
I have good software for this purpose. I'll have to look it out when I get home tonight,
and post the details. Can't remember off the top of my head what it is, but it done the
job on my mates computer (his ex locked him out from the computer pmsl)
PCTEC's is a good one tho.



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Michael C May 14, 2009, 10:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Forgot Admin password, need a tool to view password.
I was always so scared of this happening and not being able to get back into my computer but it hasn't happened yet lol. At least if it does I'll know what to do now.

Meats_Of_Evil May 14, 2009, 10:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You should thank that bot lol.

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May 14, 2009, 10:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What is up with all this Chinese spamming lately?!

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Chinese gold farmers became chinese forum spammers. Tough economy ya know, spamming pays more.

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