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By NQBEST ·
hi guys,
i just want to know if anybody here knows how to recover a password, i dont know what happen but i cannot logon to my administrator computer, mswindows dont accept my password, i have only one account in it so i cannot use any other user name except the "Administrator", do you have any suggestion on how to fix this without reinstalling? i think my computer was hit by a virus corrupting its registry entry.

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by Sue T In reply to recoverign password

I have never tried it but have heard that if you boot with a Knoppix CD you will be able to reset or remove the XP administrator password. I usually have 2 administrator accounts on a computer just in case one becomes corrupt. Good luck.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to recoverign password

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com has a password reset program on it. BUT BEWARNED that if any of the files are encrypted with EFS, they will be unrecoverable without a backup of the certificate of the account that was used to encrypt them, or if a recovery agent was set up on XP (W2k's local administrator by default was the recovery agent if I am remembering correctly.)

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