windows-xp password

By aarchi_computer ·
i forget my windows-xp start-up password
so how can i start my windows ( pc ) ?

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windows-xp password problem

by aarchi_computer In reply to windows-xp password

i forget my windows-xp start-up password
so how can i start my windows ( pc ) ?

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windows-xp password

by aarchi_computer In reply to windows-xp password probl ...

i forget my windows-xp start-up password
so how can i start my windows ( pc ) ?

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Which password?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to windows-xp password

Do you mean you've forgotten your password when you boot up, or do you mean when you log in?

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Do crack

by pandey.mithilesh In reply to windows-xp password


just find out winlogon.exe and SAM cracking utility on internet and you are done,

Best of luck

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by Dumphrey In reply to Do crack
read up befor using, you can destroy the user account if used wrong.

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Press F8

by RandaraC In reply to windows-xp password

As most people know when Windows is starting "Press the Key F8" till a black screen appear showing options. SELECT "Secure mode", then in the Control Panel Click on "User Accounts" and create a "New User".........That Simple.

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Press F8

by lbindustries1 In reply to Press F8

Another thing that can be done, which a lot of people forget about, is to go into safe mode. When there choose the default Administrator account, a lot of people forget to password protect this one. When there go to your controll panel, user accounts and remove your password to your account, if it is your administrator account that you set up.

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ERD Commander

by sparker In reply to windows-xp password

If you provide support for PC's, it would pay to invest in ERD commander that comes with "Locksmith". If you only take care of your own, there are several free utilities and techniques all over the internet ( as others have already mentioned).

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Ok, here is all you need to know

by w2ktechman In reply to windows-xp password

If it is a work related system, have the technicians look at it (helpdesk/deskside). If it is a home based system, and it is yours, this can be expensive. ERD comander can take care of this for you (Google it).

Is this a notebook or desktop system?
Is this a power on PW, a BIOS PW, or a logon PW?
If it is a BIOS or Power on PW, please look up how to clear it for your motherboard.
If you have a Dell, Compaq, HP, etc., please call their helpdesk to properly determine how to resolve it.
If it is a Windows logon PW, and ERD Commander is too expensive, take it to a tech shop.
If you are just interested in cracking a PW, see my next post.

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View ONLY if you have read my previous post

by w2ktechman In reply to Ok, here is all you need ...

Cracking a Windows (or other) PW...

First, gather these tools.
Philips screwdriver
Flathead screwdriver
torx screwdriver set (small)
1/2" round unsheilded metal pipe.
spare HD

Ok, you will need to use a screwdriver to open the case on your computer. Pull out the HDD that has the PW stored on it (This works for all Windows and Linux machines). It is a bit crude, but the job gets done.
Now open up the spare HDD. This can be tricky, because some of the screws are covered with stickers. Also these screws will strip easily if the wrong screwdriver is used, so be careful.
Now, you must pull out the magnet in the second HDD. Attach the magnet to the first HDD (with the password to recover). Move the magnet around in a clockwise motion (or else it will be recovered backwards).
Now place the magnet back into the spare drive (which it came from).
this is the key that the HDD manufacturer does not want you to know.
Using the hammer, lightly hit the HDD where the nut is holding the platters together. If you can dent it (only a little) you will damage the protection chip housed underneath.

Put the HDD back together. Re-Install the original drive back into your case. Add the second drive as a slave drive (I like the USB option best though).

Start booting the system. You may hear strange sounds now, this is due to 2 reasons. First, the drive head on the slave drive is out of alignment and needs to be calibrated, so it will not let you boot. Second is because of the PW override.

Now we can begin the PW override process. Between the P and O keys on your keyboard (all keyboards since 1997) there is a small chip. Use the flathead screwdriver and lightly short it out. Your screen may flicker, this is normal if done properly. If not, keep plunging the screwdriver into the keyboard a little harder until the screen flickers.
You have just unlocked the PW/boot sequence menu in the BIOS. reboot the system, but before POST finishes, look on the monitor for the BIOS and REVISION #. On the B in the word BIOS, you need to tap this with the metal pipe a few times (usually 3, sometimes 2, sometimes 4). YOU MUST USE FORCE HERE. The B in the word BIOS is critical, you must 'touch' it. It changes quickly, so restart a few times to see where it is, then grab the hammer and rod and prepare it for the boot. Reboot and quickly hit the rod with the hammer.

To align the slave drive;
The HDD manufacturers do not want you to know this. They charge big bucks to do this themselves.
Get out the metal pipe. Holding the pipe in 1 hand, and the hammer in the other. Place the pipe near the power supply of the system. With the system 'on', hit the pipe with the hammer (hold onto the pipe well). Do Not let go. Dont hit too hard, you do not want to damage the PSU. All you want is the PSU to arc and send a spike of power through to the HDD. The HDD will automatically re-align itself. If it did not re-align, not enough force was used for the process to complete, do it again.

Reboot: Press the P & O keys on your keyboard simultaneously. Set the menu to either slave, SCSI, or USB PW and change the setting to ON.

There, you will automatically log in at will now. You can change the PW, if you want to, but no real need to anymore.

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