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How can I logon w/o Admin password?

By srtourettes ·
don't know the password, as I bought this computer from an individual..tried booting from cd...pushing F2, F8, F12, nothing works to where I can bypass Administrator password or reset it. Please Help!

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by JNET In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

If you are at the welcome screen upon boot and it is displaying the user accounts, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the windows logon. Here you should be able to type in "Administrator" with a blank password or "Guest" with a blank password. Unless these too have been password protected. Good luck.

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by lumberjack In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

Is this the system admin password - if so - what model of laptop. If not what operating system are you running?

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by Neuromancer In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

The easiest way I've found is to use the disk on this site: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

It has worked great for me the few times I needed it, and I have heard many people who use it all the time and never had a problem. Just remember if by chance there were any encrpyted files you need under that account they will be lost forever (doubtful, don't know many people using EFS, especially on a personal system).

Of course, if you don't need any of the files on there at all, just install a new OS and select to format the hard drive when prompted.

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by srtourettes In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

I am running Windows XP Professional on A PC It won't let me get past the welcome screen when the Administrator name comes up and the password hint is "ruberband will"...I have tried everything. I tried to boot the system up from CD, and I couldn't even get it to do that. Is there a way I can get into MS-DOS on Startup?

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by CG IT In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

well there is a registry hack but you have to get on to Windows to do it or at least into safe mode. Other than that, I think your SOL if the administrator changed the name of the admin account plus made that account a dummy admin account and disabled the quest account including changing the name of the quest account.

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by CG IT In reply to

I stand corrected. Neuromancers link was pretty informative. Nice way of hacking the computer's admin account.

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by cglrcng In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

Try stretch or snapback

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by srtourettes In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by lcampbell In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

what passwords have you tried already?
I would suggest SNAP from the hint...
Anyway, what model computer is this? have you tried the Del key on boot to get to the BIOS?

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by srtourettes In reply to How can I logon w/o Admin ...

OK, I have tried to logon as a guest as well, and that's been disabled, I have tried the website that was suggested and I am not able to access the floppy disk when I insert it into the computer and it won't fit on floppy disk if I extract the files...
I have also pushed Ctrl+Pause when the scanning screen comes on right after you boot up. But, that hasn't taken me to MS-DOS yet like I was told it will. But I am still trying that, I think it may work. What would I do from there... use START A: or dir A Thanks for any help I recieve!

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