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Subject: operating systems
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: mufassa-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 28 Feb 2005 10:42 PST
Expires: 30 Mar 2005 10:42 PST
Question ID: 482347
How can I access windows xp professional when the administrator
password has been disabled, and there aren't any other users on this
computer?  I have recieved info on retrieving "forgotten password" but
that doesn't help me. At this point all I can access is bios at start
up by pressing f2.
Subject: Re: operating systems
Answered By: skermit-ga on 28 Feb 2005 17:16 PST
I recently read an article which describes multiple solutions for your
dilemma. The article can be found here:

Out of this list, I have previously used John the Ripper, just for
fun, but if you just need to make a bootable cd to change the
Administrator password, there are many utilities reviewed which can do
that for you.

Thank you for your question!

Subject: Re: operating systems
From: jonathan_jojo-ga on 28 Mar 2005 01:01 PST
I find SAMInside is a great tool to use.  All you need a bootable CD
or floppy disk set for Windows XP.  Just copy the SAM and SYSTEM
file(with no extensions) from C:\windows\system32\config\. And
transfer it to another working computer and let SAMInsider do the
rest.  SAMInside DEMO( which is free) wil read out the last 2 to 4
digits of your password and Burtal-Force the rest of it.  It will take
you 2 hr at max if you computer is not too slow and your password is
within 12 digits.

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