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Command for password reset
<p>That's a very early version of OS X. I'm impressed that you are still using it.</p>
<p>To reset the Open Firmware password, you should be able to do the following:</p>
<p>The PRAM and NVRAM will have been re-set to their default values. You may need to re-enter some of the set-up information you previously entered into the computer.</p>
<p>If you merely wish to re-set the password, and not re-set the PRAM and NVRAM, try booting from the installation disk. After selecting the language, go to the "Utilities" menu and select the "Firmware Password Utility." You will need to enter the current password, after which you can change it or delete it, either by selecting "Remove Password" or leaving the new password fields blank.</p>
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Boot off the Windows disk and select the "Repair your computer" option from the lower left-hand corner.
Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you'll want to select.
First you'll want to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
Then you'll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
Resetting the Password
Once you get to the login screen, hit the Shift key 5 times, and you'll see an administrator mode command prompt.
Now to reset the password-just type the following command, replacing the username and password with the combination you want:
net user geek MyNewPassword
That's all there is to it. Now you can login.
Of course, you'll probably want to put the original sethc.exe file back, which you can do by rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.
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