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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

By Rudolph(UK) ·
Does anybody know a way to break a Win 3.11 screen saver password?. My customer forgot the password but she desperately needs to have the screen saver enabled. To disable the screen saver via Control Panel is no solution as you will be asked your old password whenever you try to set up a new one. Is there any crack around?

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by timber In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

I believe it's in the win.ini. There should be a screensaver section. If it's not there check the other ini's. I know for a fact the password is stored in an ini file.

Hope that helps...

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by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

Thank you. The good one is answer #3

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by mphoffar In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

You would probobly want to edit the system.ini through dos and look for any references of file names that end with .scr and rem those out. You may want to look for the same thing in the win.ini and look for the same in addition to something off of the load= or run= lines.

*IF* there was a reference and remming it out took care of it, this would have disabled the screen saver. But at this point you should be able to set the screen saver back up with a new passwords or at least know the location of there the screen saver resides (if something other then c:\windows). You'll want to know the file name because there's probobly an ini associated with it that'll contain what you're looking for. Most times just renameing this and allowing the screen saver to recreate it, sets it back up to default values. There may be another file that the screen savers gets the password info from, but the screensavers ini should have references to this.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

Thank you. The good one is answer #3

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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

by SyscoKid In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

It's in CONTROL.INI. If you have forgotten a password to a screen saver, dont worry, load up CONTROL.INI and locate the screen saver section. Normally this is in the format :
[Screen Saver.xxx]

where xxx is the screen saver name.

Now locate the heading Password=. This will have some odd characters, dont worry this is not the password, but your password encrypted. All you have to do now, is delete these weird characters and your password has gone.

If the command PWProtected is 1, all you have to do is set this is false, by replacing the one with a (zero) 0.

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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

That's it!!

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by dmiles In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

This may get you around the password -INSERT A BOOTABLE DISK IN DRIVE A: AND BOOT SYSTEM UP,SHOULD LET YOU IN

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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

Thank you. The good one is answer #3

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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

by SyscoKid In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

Were you able to get this fixed?

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Screen saver password in... WFW (Windows

by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Screen saver password in. ...

Yes I did. I have already rated your answer. Thank you again.

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