Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do I find the adminastrater password if I have forget it?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 826 Answers

  1. Boot from Windows PE or Windows RE and access the command prompt.
  2. Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows is installed. In Vista and Windows XP, it is usually C:, in Windows 7, it is D: in most cases because the first partition contains Startup Repair. To find the drive letter, type C: (or D:, respectively) and search for the Windows folder. Note that Windows PE (RE) usually resides on X:.
  3. Type the following command (replace "c:" with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on C:):
    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
    This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
  4. Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
    Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.
  5. After you see the logon screen, press the SHIFT key five times.
  6. You should see a command prompt where you can enter the following command to reset the Windows password (see screenshot above):
    net user your_user_name new_password
    If you don't know your user name, just type net user to list the available user names.
  7. You can now log on with the new password.
I recommend that you replace sethc.exe with the copy you stored in the root folder of your system drive in step 3. For this, you have to boot up again with Windows PE or RE because you can't replace system files while the Windows installation is online. Then you have to enter this command:
copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Posted on Jan 02, 2013


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I forget my password

Usually there is a place that says 'I forget my password' when you sign in. If you sign in with what you think your password is, they will usually have a button to click for 'I forget my password' and 'I forget my username'

Mar 08, 2015 |

2 Answers

I forgot my adminastrater password

Unfortunately reinstalling the OS is the only option.

Dec 18, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Forgot adminastrater password

omg. for goodness sake when you get it sorted write the password down and hide it. AND DON'T FORGET WHERE !! first, if you know how, open the bios at startup, this may require pressing "delete" key or f2 repeatedly as soon as the screen turns on, look through the tabs and find the security section. disable the user or os password. f10 or exit saving changes. computer will reboot and away you go. this might not work, and is just the first thing to try. i might do some research online and get back to this post with a better solution. be aware, not all solutions to this all too common problem are user friendly, especially for a novice. you could take it to a service tech but that would undoubtedly cost you.

Apr 22, 2014 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

1 Answer

Handycafe not responding

Try left click once on icon then right click click run as adminastrater.

Jul 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do I recover my password to get into my computer ?

Try starting computer in safe mode (by pressing F8 before you see the windows logo) and the hidden administrator account should appear to log in from. If for some reason this doesnt work , try searching from another computer of course for "Hirams Boot Disk" to put on a floppy. Boot from this and follow one of the many options that works for you. You might have to adjust your boot order to boot from floppy. Hope this helps.

Jan 08, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

2 Answers

I forget my yahoo password & also one of my security answer. Now how can i get my yahoo password ? My email id whose password i forget is

if you forget also your password security answer, forget it, even yahoo admin dont know the passwords. better to signup a new account

Dec 13, 2010 | Yahoo Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Trouble logging in for adminastrater with password

You may have to remember the password & user name. Then enter the user name & password it will open.

Sep 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Forget password

IEMI : 356640000091960

Mster Sec Code - 5176724527

Aug 29, 2008 | Nokia 6600

1 Answer

HP dv6000 Computer locked

i take it you mean the user password on xp turn off your pc start in safe mode by pressing f8 key as it boots up you will have to play with timeing here you should get a black screen select safe mode this will put you in as adminastrater then go on user accounts find yor account click chane password or remove

Jul 29, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

57 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides