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By kapilmitttal ·
i want to break my adminstators password. what should i do?

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Look elsewhere

by sdrucker In reply to breaking password

for the answer, and for a job. You will find neither here.

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg In reply to breaking password

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Breaking kapilmittal

by jdclyde In reply to breaking password

sounds a lot more fun, and a lot more productive.

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Breaking News

by Kenone In reply to breaking password

TR members are, mostly, administrators. What you're doing is like asking a cop to help you knock over a liquor store. Not to smart.

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It's really not that difficult

by DMambo In reply to breaking password

My nephew's Dell Latitude D500 power connection wouldn't work and I said I would take a look at it. At one point, I wiggled the power supply cord a bit and the battery charge indicator came on, but when I let go, it went out and I couldn't duplicate that wiggle. I pulled the mobo and stripped it down to nothing. I had the electronics guy here at work check it out under his microscope and reflow the solder that he said looked a little cracked. Anyway, to make a long story short, it didn't help.

I researched the issue on Dell's forums. I found that it's a fairly common problem on D500's. One person actually got Dell to send him a new power connection assembly under warranty, but said that he couldn't find a shop that would pull the old one from his board and solder in the new one. Anyway, to make a long story short, Dell's forum had several pissed off users, but no solution.

I told my sister-in law (nephew's mom) about all this. She thanked me for all the time I spent and then told me that she was a little pissed at my brother for buying a crappy used laptop in the first place. She told him just to get the kid a new one a year earlier when he went off to college. My brother does very well and and it's not like the money's an issue. This was all around the end of November. Anyway, to make a long story short, she said that she was going to get the kid a new machine for Christmas and I gave her a couple of contacts for the vendors we use here.

So, the question came up about what to do with the old D500. It worked fine with a charged battery, but unless you wanted to swap batteries every couple of hours, it was kind of useless. I figured it would work fine if it was docked because the power would be fed through the docking port. My nephew didn't want to use a lame docked laptop and knew he'd get a new one for Christmas. Also, he kept all his important stuff on his school's servers, so as far as he was concerned, he could use a school machine for the last 3 weeks before Christmas break. My brother had no use for a perma-docked PC and didn't want to spring for the $400 for a refurbished mobo from Dell or some lesser amount for a non-guaranteed board from e-bay or something. Anyway, to make a long story short, he asked me if I wanted the thing.

So, I said I'd take it because, as is well know in the forum, I'm a cheap SOB. Eventually, while I was cleaning up at work, I came across an old Dell docking station. We just moved from Dell to HP as corporate supplier for desktops/laptops and I would have chucked the port replicator, but I thought "hey, this sucker would work with that D500 and my kid would be happy with it". I slapped that thing into the dock and fired her up. Powered up just fine. But by this time my nephew was back at school. How could I log into this thing without reinstalling Windows??? It's not like I even had the disk or anything. So I figured I'd just have to crack the admin PW. Anyway, to make a long story short, that's what I did. It's really not that difficult.

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huh?

by Snuffy09 In reply to It's really not that diff ...

Whats that have to do with changing a password?

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The question wasn't about changing a PW

by DMambo In reply to huh?

It was about cracking the admin password. I hope the poster read the whole reply looking for the answer. I like to be thorough.

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I thought it was

by The Scummy One In reply to huh?

hilarious actually. I read the whole thing -- nice story , however not actually what the OP was looking for

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To make a Long Story Short

by OH Smeg In reply to huh?

I liked it too.

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Try this

by jimmy-jam In reply to breaking password

Sit down in front of the computer and try every possible combination of letters, both upper and lower case as well as numbers and special characters. Don't give up I have confidence in you. Remember

"The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lau Tzu

The other thing you could try is buying your PC's instead of stealing them... just a thought

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