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TheDuke Mar 02, 2005, 03:06pm EST Report Abuse
Hey i need to know this computers name but i am totally locked out of the system HELP!!


Athlon 64x2 4400
BFG 7950x2 1GB
2gb ( 2x1gb) Patriot high speed memory
2 / 250gb in RAID
DFI LAN
Creative X-Fi
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Steve Vickers Mar 02, 2005, 03:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
tell us a little bit more about this....can you get it to boot to the password screen or is it asking for a password upon power up.....

Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE MOBO w/AMD 64 4000+ CPU
(2)BFG 7800 GTX OC 256 DDR3 GPU PCI-E
4 Gigs Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
2 Dell E193FP 19" LCD's
Memorex DVD/CD R/W
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TheDuke Mar 02, 2005, 03:14pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
I have a guest account and everything i know like clicking network connections and right click my computer is denied. I dont even have cmd.exe. I do have command.com though

Athlon 64x2 4400
BFG 7950x2 1GB
2gb ( 2x1gb) Patriot high speed memory
2 / 250gb in RAID
DFI LAN
Creative X-Fi
Jarret M. Mar 02, 2005, 03:33pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
ipconfig /all should show you your computer name.workgroup .. But I haven't tested that on XP.. I'm using nt4 at the moment.

Steve Vickers Mar 02, 2005, 03:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
I think we talked about this before, you have the networked systems and did not make a admin account, now you wanna make adjustments to the network and are denied because you are not the admin. I think I told you it will be very hard to get any access unless you can find the admins password and then change it or keep it and use it. there may be software out there to root out the password or scour the registry to find the password and change it there. here is info on the types of accounts available when setting up a computer, and there in reading has to be admin account, so there is your guest account and a mystery admin account that you have to find and change.

"Types of user accountsThere are two types of user accounts available on your computer: computer administrator and limited. The guest account is available by default for users with no assigned account on the computer.

Computer administrator account

The computer administrator account is intended for someone who can make systemwide changes to the computer, install software, and access all non-private files on the computer. Only a user with a computer administrator account has full access to other user accounts on the computer. A user with a computer administrator account:

Can create and delete user accounts on the computer.
Can change other users' account names, pictures, passwords, and account types.
Cannot change his or her own account type to limited unless there is at least one other user with a computer administrator account. This ensures that there is always at least one user with a computer administrator account on the computer.
Can manage his or her network passwords, create a reset password disk, and set up his or her account to use a .NET Passport.
Limited account

The limited account is intended for someone who should be prohibited from changing most computer settings and deleting important files. A user with a limited account:

Generally cannot install software or hardware, but can access programs that have already been installed on the computer.
Can change his or her account picture and can also create, change, or delete his or her password.
Cannot change his or her account name or account type. A user with a computer administrator account must make these kinds of changes.
Can manage his or her network passwords, create a reset password disk, and set up his or her account to use a .NET Passport.
Note

Using a limited account might help prevent computer viruses from damaging your computer. However, some programs might not work properly for users with limited accounts.
Guest account

The guest account is intended for use by someone who has no user account on the computer. There is no password for the guest account, so the user can log on quickly to check e-mail or browse the Internet. A user logged on to the guest account:

Cannot install software or hardware, but can access applications that have already been installed on the computer.
Cannot change the guest account type.
Can change the guest account picture.
Note

You might see an account with the name "Owner" when you first log on. The owner account, with computer administrator privileges, is created during installation if no user accounts are set up at that time. You can rename this account with a user's name. "

soooooooooooo if you can not find or change that admins account password you will have to format and start all over.....

Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE MOBO w/AMD 64 4000+ CPU
(2)BFG 7800 GTX OC 256 DDR3 GPU PCI-E
4 Gigs Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
2 Dell E193FP 19" LCD's
Memorex DVD/CD R/W
Memorex CD/RW
Mar 02, 2005, 03:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
Don't format, if you forgot your admin password, just use EBCD
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/download_en.html
(downloads are at the bottom of the page)

It's a Linux based emergency boot CD. Just download, burn, and boot from it. Among other things, you can
change the XP admin password. I have used it more than once before.

There are "lite" and "pro" versions. Both are free, and both contain the NT password recovery tool. I think the lite is around 5 or 6 MB.

Steve Vickers Mar 02, 2005, 06:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
WTG Mcfly......excellent suggestion, alot better than formatting.

Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE MOBO w/AMD 64 4000+ CPU
(2)BFG 7800 GTX OC 256 DDR3 GPU PCI-E
4 Gigs Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
2 Dell E193FP 19" LCD's
Memorex DVD/CD R/W
Memorex CD/RW
Mar 02, 2005, 10:14pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
Thanks Steve. Once in a while a pull a gem outta my ass. :)

leastcmplicated Mar 03, 2005, 04:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
is there another download i can use? this one will not work. It says it cannot boot from CD, even after i tried downloading oldbios.exe to a floppy to overcome this. this computer normally boots from CD. thanks!

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Steve Vickers Mar 04, 2005, 02:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
ok try this, found this little gem this morning...I hope you can get into the registry

http://www.tech-faq.com/computers/windows-password-file.shtml

Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE MOBO w/AMD 64 4000+ CPU
(2)BFG 7800 GTX OC 256 DDR3 GPU PCI-E
4 Gigs Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
160 Gig Maxtor Diamond SATA 7200 rpm
2 Dell E193FP 19" LCD's
Memorex DVD/CD R/W
Memorex CD/RW
Lawrence Heffernan Mar 09, 2005, 06:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: comp name
SafeMode



 

    
 
 

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