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Downloading OphCrack for password recovery

Get error messages when trying to download iso image - disk image file is invalid, message says to insert a disk and there is one in the drive, once got a blue screen crash dump, Cannot download the file on my Lenovo 3000 K100 with DVD +-RW DL.

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  • cdooley14 Apr 22, 2009

    need help with a Vista locked user password on daughter's laptop. she did not forget password but may have typed in error too many times and locked it - although never received that as error message just that "password or username is incorrect." No recovery disk available. When I pressed F2 upon startup to get utilities, on security tab it shows that supervisor password is clear, user password is locked and HDD password frozen. On login screen it only shows daughter's user account which I guess is a user not admin. however there is nowhere to login as the admin, so how to get around that? in utilities, it says supervisor password controls access to the setup utility - does that mean it's same as ADMIN password? If yes, if I enter a supervisor password in utilities, will another user login button show up on the login screen so I can login as admin and change the user account password?



    what does it mean that HDD password is frozen?



    Tried Ophcrack on CD and while in utilities set boot from CD per Ophdrack instructions and CD still won't work, message says boot failure and laptop goes into startup repair automatically, not sure if CD is burned correctly or something else is wrong.



    HOW do I fix this without paying Dell $60/hour to reinstall VIsta? Microsoft refers me back to Dell.



    thanks.

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Does your dvd-drive support the cd/dvd your feeding it with? reburn the iso to a standard 700min CD-R and use another burn program like burnatonce or daemon tools to load the iso

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It's a hardware problem. i want you to do is to check the device manager if you could see any yellow icons particularly dvd drive

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WHAT IS A PASSWORD RESET DISK


A Windows password reset disk is always used to reset Windows password if you have created in advance.

If you have already have one, so just do as below:
Here are the steps to use the disk for your password recovery.
Step 1: If you enter the wrong password when you attempt to log on, Windows will display a message that the password is incorrect. Click "OK" to close the message box.
Step 2: Click "Reset Windows Password", and then insert Windows password reset disk (or other removable media).
Step 3: Follow the steps in the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new password.
Step 4: Log on with the new password.

If you do not have a reset disk, you can use Windows Password Reset (http://www.windowspasswordreset.net ) to create one.

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How to Reset Gateway Password?


How to reset Gateway laptop password? I forgot my PC password Gateway Windows 7, I want to unlock laptop password urgently! Can you help me recover my lost power on password for Gateway? Now, we together share some ways to remove Gateway admin password.

Optional 1: DIY a CD/DVD/USB password reset disk instantly to recover lost Gateway password
The method is the most effective solution to get out of Windows password problem. It just needs burn an .iso image file to one of these media. Now, take one of most popular Windows Password Recovery tool as example:
A. Download Windows Password Recovery and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible PC;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
C. Reset a new Gateway password.
Whatever for Gateway Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2000, Server 2008, etc. the above Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery has its different versions to suit for these OS.

Optional 2: Gateway password recovery disk helps remove lost laptop password
It is the most convenient way to retrieve Gateway PC password and while, is maybe suitable for little part of computer users. The Gateway recovery disks should be created once our Windows account is created. Also, one account password responds to one password reset disk. Take Gateway Windows 7 as example:
A. Insert a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive into the driver.
B. Click Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, select "Create a password reset disk" - "Forgotten Password Wizard".
D. Click "Next" and follow the Wizard to create password reset disk.
Now, the Gateway Windows 7 password recovery disk is created. When we need break Gateway Win 7 laptop or notebook password on the login screen and input an incorrect password, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will help you create a new password to override lost Gateway password.

Optional 3: Reset Gateway password by accounts with administrative privileges
Accounts with administrative rights or the default and built-in account can help us to remove Gateway password. Take Gateway Windows XP as example, there is a default Administrator account. We can use it to unlock locked account if this built-in account is still blank or accessible.
A. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice when PC starts and then input "Administrator" in the username field and leave the password filed blank at the classic login screen. Press Enter and login PC.
B. Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> folder Users
C. Right click the account user name which password was lost, and then click Set Password -> Reset password -> keep New Password and Confirm Password blank.
D. Right-click locked account and select Reset password.
E. After finished, restart PC and login.

Optional 4: Ophcrack Windows Password Recovery software
Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery tool which only works for passwords with less than 14 individual characteristics.
A. Download the Ophcrack LiveCD and burn its .iso file to a CD on an accessible PC.
B. Insert the CD into the locked computer and restart it.
C. When computer starts, we have to press the correct key to enter the boot menu.
D. After select the drive that the CD is in at start menu, do as the following instructions.

If we forgot Gateway laptop password and need Gateway password reset, we can easily reset Windows 7, XP, Vista password on Gateway PC or netbook with the above 4 optional methods.

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HP Password Reset for I Forgot HP Laptop Password


Can you help me for my HP password reset? I just forgot HP laptop password! I usually heard such kinds of complaint for HP laptop password reset.

Solution 1: Login HP laptop from other accounts with administrator rights
If you know other accounts which have admin privilege, you can use them to login your PC and reset the lost password. Take HP Windows XP Laptop Recovery as example:
A. Boot your PC from Safe Mode by pressing F8 when PC stars.
B. Login the accessible account with administrator privileges.
C. Start - Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc in the Search box - ENTER.
D. Local Users and Groups - choose Users.
E. Right click the account needed to reset password, and then select Set Password.
F. Input and confirm the new password.

Solution 2: HP password bypass by Ophcrack
Ophcrack is an easy Windows password recovery tool available online. You just need visit its site to download an ISO image file online. With a CD, you burn the file into to it and insert the CD into your HP laptop's drive. Restart the system; you can recover your code easily.

Solution 3: DIY a HP password reset disk
It is popular for PC users to DIY their own password reset disk. They often refer to tools for Windows password recovery. Let's take one of the most common tools - Windows Password Recovery Basic as example. Just 3 steps:
Step A. Burn a .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive;
Step B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
Step C. Reset a new HP password.

Solution 4: HP password recovery with password reset CD/DVD or USB
It is the last but not the least solution to recover HP Windows password. Create password reset disk for your PC once we set password for our PC. Take HP Windows 7 as example to finish the disk as followings:
A. Insert a USB Flash Drive or floppy into PC.
B. Open User Accounts: Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, choose "Create a password reset disk", and then "Forgotten Password Wizard" will come up.
D. Click "Next" and then follow the instructions to create a password reset disk to get rid of troubles resulted from Windows 7 forgot password.
Now, to unlock HP password will never disturb you. Keep the disk in a safe place. One day, if you locked out of PC by your forgotten password, you can use the disk to help you for many times.
E. On the password incorrect prompt interface, click OK and close the message box.
F. Click Reset Windows Password and then insert the password reset disk (or other removable media).
G. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
H. Log on with the new password.

Share these solutions, especially, the last one with your friends who use PC. For security, these tips on HP laptop password reset will help us with forgot HP laptop password.

on Mar 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I forgot my passsword to my computer


Goto here and read about Ophcrack you don't need to get in to Windows to remove a password.

You burn Ophcrack iso to a cd and then boot from it. Read it all and you can do it yourself if you have a friend with a pc/laptop to download the iso and burn the disk.

The best program to burn it with is imgburn and it's completely free.

You simply install imgburn, start it, click Write Image File To Disk, browse to the ophcrack iso file you downloaded, put a blank CD in the drive and click the file to disk icon at the bottom to burn it.

When it's finished just put it in your laptop drive and boot from it.

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Lost password can;t get in


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I'm assuming that you don't need a BIOS password. If so, please read no farther because this will not help you.

Unfortunately, I would either have to be in the chat mode or on the telephone with you to fully analyze your problem and provide a coherent answer. But don't despair because there is a little FREE program that may solve your problem.

Even if you are only moderately computer literate, you will find tat the following will solve your problem at no cost to you:

The freeware Ophcrack Windows password cracker is the best free Windows password recovery tool available. Ophcrack is fast and easy enough for a first time password cracker with basic Windows skills.

Here is a current review and download instructions for OPH Crack. Just follow the link at the end of the review:

How To Use Ophcrack LiveCD

• "Below is a summarized how-to for Ophcrack. However, I highly recommend my step by step guide with screenshots if you're not familiar with Windows password recovery software and need a more detailed walkthrough.
• "To get started, visit the Ophcrack site by clicking on the link at the end of the summary:
• "Once you're there, click on the Download ophcrack LiveCD button. On the next page, click on either the XP or Vista link to download the correct ISO image file for your operating system. Choose the Vista version for Windows 7 as well. This file may take some time to download.
• "An ISO file contains everything that should go on a CD or DVD in a single file. The Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file contains SliTaz (a Linux distribution), the Ophcrack software, and other files needed to recover passwords. Don't worry about the details - the Ophcrack LiveCD is fully automatic - no Linux experience required.
• "Important: Some antivirus programs unnecessarily identify one or both of two files included in Ophcrack as a Trojan or other kind of malware - samdump.dll and pwservice.exe. Both of these files are part of an open source program called pwdump which is included with Ophcrack and is necessary for it to work. The pwdump program is classified more or less as "evil" since it can be used to extract passwords... which of course is exactly what you're trying to do.
• "So don't worry about your antivirus program's flagging of these files (as long as it's just these files). Ignore it and continue on with the process:
• "After downloading, burn the Ophcrack ISO image to a CD. Burning an ISO file is a [sic] different than burning a normal file. Check out How to Burn an ISO Image File to a CD or DVD for more on that topic.
• "After burning, boot to the CD by rebooting your PC with the disc in the drive. Linux will load, Ophcrack will start, and the password recovery will begin.
• "Ophcrack will locate the users on your Windows system and begin cracking their passwords. The process is automatic - you don't usually need to type or click anything. When the passwords are displayed on screen, write them down.
• "Remove the CD, reset your computer and then log on to Windows with your newly recovered password!
• "Once you're back in to Windows, change your password to something you'll remember this time and then create a password reset disk to avoid ever having to do this again."


Click on the following link for the download site: OPH Crack Download


All the best,

Ben

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I FOGOT MY PASWORD AND NOW I DONT KNOW HOW TO OPEN MY PROFILE


go again to safe mode and log in as admin and control panel and user then click on your profile and click change password it wont ask for a old one change it and enjoy!!

More refer to : notebook password reset if forgot it.

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How to disable the lock screen on my samsung galaxy 4g


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I'm assuming that you need a password. Unfortunately, I would either have to be in the chat mode or on the telephone with you to fully analyze your problem and provide a coherent answer. But don't despair because there is a little FREE program that may solve your problem.

Even if you are only moderately computer literate, you will find tat the following will solve your problem at no cost to you:

The freeware Ophcrack Windows password cracker is the best free Windows password recovery tool available. Ophcrack is fast and easy enough for a first time password cracker with basic Windows skills.

Here is a current review and download instructions for OPH Crack. Just follow the link at the end of the review:

How To Use Ophcrack LiveCD

  • "Below is a summarized how-to for Ophcrack. However, I highly recommend my step by step guide with screenshots if you're not familiar with Windows password recovery software and need a more detailed walkthrough.
  • "To get started, visit the Ophcrack site by clicking on the link at the end of the summary:
  • "Once you're there, click on the Download ophcrack LiveCD button. On the next page, click on either the XP or Vista link to download the correct ISO image file for your operating system. Choose the Vista version for Windows 7 as well. This file may take some time to download.
  • "An ISO file contains everything that should go on a CD or DVD in a single file. The Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file contains SliTaz (a Linux distribution), the Ophcrack software, and other files needed to recover passwords. Don't worry about the details - the Ophcrack LiveCD is fully automatic - no Linux experience required.
  • "Important: Some antivirus programs unnecessarily identify one or both of two files included in Ophcrack as a Trojan or other kind of malware - samdump.dll and pwservice.exe. Both of these files are part of an open source program called pwdump which is included with Ophcrack and is necessary for it to work. The pwdump program is classified more or less as "evil" since it can be used to extract passwords... which of course is exactly what you're trying to do.
  • "So don't worry about your antivirus program's flagging of these files (as long as it's just these files). Ignore it and continue on with the process:
  • "After downloading, burn the Ophcrack ISO image to a CD. Burning an ISO file is a [sic] different than burning a normal file. Check out How to Burn an ISO Image File to a CD or DVD for more on that topic.
  • "After burning, boot to the CD by rebooting your PC with the disc in the drive. Linux will load, Ophcrack will start, and the password recovery will begin.
  • "Ophcrack will locate the users on your Windows system and begin cracking their passwords. The process is automatic - you don't usually need to type or click anything. When the passwords are displayed on screen, write them down.
  • "Remove the CD, reset your computer and then log on to Windows with your newly recovered password!
  • "Once you're back in to Windows, change your password to something you'll remember this time and then create a password reset disk to avoid ever having to do this again."

Click on the following link for the download site: OPH Crack Download


All the best,

Ben

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I have hp pavilion dv2 laptop with windows vista, i last my administrator password


Password Recovery Tools \ Not the easiest way to go about it but might help, if they don't work you'll have to do a clean install.

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I have an IBM thinkpad x41 and it comes to the Windows xp screen needing a password and I dont know the password can someone help me?


You can use Ophcrack, an open source software. You don't need any access to Windows to be able to recover your lost passwords. Simply visit the site, download the free ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD. The Ophcrack program starts, locates the Windows user accounts, and proceeds to recover (crack) the passwords - all automatically.

Here is the link to download you ISO file to burn to a cd.
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ophcrack/ophcrack-xp-livecd-2.3.1.iso

Or use Another computer by installing the exe file and make a cd for your recovery:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ophcrack/ophcrack-win32-installer-3.3.1.exe

Nov 30, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC

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Unlocking situation


Hi there,
For my solution, you'll need:
- access to another PC with a CD burner
- a blank CD-R
- high-speed internet access

There is a program called OPHCRACK
Download the Live CD image from here:
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php?type=livecd

Use burn the downloaded image file to the blank CD-R... not the same as copying the file to the cd... you can't use windows to do it, you'll need Roxio or Nero or some other software that supports burning an ISO image.

Once that's done, take the CD to your computer that you can't remember the password for and insert it into the CD drive. Turn on the PC. Some PC's will boot from CD-ROM first, but just in case, look for an option on the boot screen that says something like "Press F10 for boot order" and select CD-ROM as the boot device.

Ophcrack will appear with a boot menu. Try the first option first. If it doesn't sucessfully boot, you may have to restart the computer and try a different option. The VESA mode almost always works for me.

Once it has sucessfully started, you will see the process begin and after a while you should see the password(s) appear on the screen. Write them down, quit ophcrack, remove the CD and boot normally.

Good luck.

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