How to recover the admin passward at XP startup?



Roger
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
I accidentally lost my admin password at at start up of my home-use XP Pro.
I could use Guest acount only but some operation on system could not
proceed. Could any expert tell me how to find the password? Otherwise, I'll
have to reinstall the OS, which is damn awful.Thanks a lot!

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
If you've lost or forgotten your password, you're in a bind. You can try deleting the Administrator password completely.

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/editor.html

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"Roger" <zyyu@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:etINVZpVFHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I accidentally lost my admin password at at start up of my home-use XP Pro.
> I could use Guest acount only but some operation on system could not
> proceed. Could any expert tell me how to find the password? Otherwise, I'll
> have to reinstall the OS, which is damn awful.Thanks a lot!
>
>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
Roger wrote:
> I accidentally lost my admin password at at start up of my home-use
> XP Pro. I could use Guest acount only but some operation on system
> could not proceed. Could any expert tell me how to find the password?
> Otherwise, I'll have to reinstall the OS, which is damn awful.Thanks
> a lot!

Yeah - it's like losing the keys to your car, huh. heh

Hack your password:
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Another Password Hack:
http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/itak/html/software.html

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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
Disturbing lack of instructions on that second link <G>

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"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message news:uJqkkcpVFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Roger wrote:
>> I accidentally lost my admin password at at start up of my home-use
>> XP Pro. I could use Guest acount only but some operation on system
>> could not proceed. Could any expert tell me how to find the password?
>> Otherwise, I'll have to reinstall the OS, which is damn awful.Thanks
>> a lot!
>
> Yeah - it's like losing the keys to your car, huh. heh
>
> Hack your password:
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
>
> Another Password Hack:
> http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/itak/html/software.html
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
Shenan Stanley wrote:
<SNIP>
> Another Password Hack:
> http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/itak/html/software.html
<SNIP>

Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
> Disturbing lack of instructions on that second link <G>

Very true..
Works well however. =)

My favorite part of that page is the fact that the author says, "Please read
the documentation before using them =)"
You have to wonder... Does he mean the whole sentence?

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Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
Ask the administrator to give you more privileges. You may have to justify
your request for them.

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Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Roger" <zyyu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:etINVZpVFHA.1052@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I accidentally lost my admin password at at start up of my home-use XP Pro.
>I could use Guest acount only but some operation on system could not
>proceed. Could any expert tell me how to find the password? Otherwise, I'll
>have to reinstall the OS, which is damn awful.Thanks a lot!
>


How to recover the admin passward at XP startup?