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My mother has forgotten her password on her windows xp 2000 logon and cant access her account there is no other account on the system also cannot acess the admin account any suggestions

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Download this file burn it to a cd and boot from it.....select the directory whr your windows is installed

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Ok this is how you do it (it will delete her password)right startup the computer in safe mode by pressing f8 when the pc is just turned on. now you should have a new username called administrator now go on it and then go to control panel go to user accounts there select the account that she has forgotten the password for and select remove password restart and it should be solved
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<span>When you forgot your Windows login password, what would you do? Take your computer to a PC repair shop or buy an expensive<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows password recovery</a><span> </span>tool? Well, sometimes it costs you no penny to get back or reset your lost Windows password actually. Don't believe it? Just have a try of the following free Windows password recovery solutions if you forgot Windows password to your computer.<br /> 1. Ophcrack LiveCDMany free Windows password recovery tool are supposed to help you get back in computer if one<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/forgot-windows-password.html">forgot Windows password</a><span> </span>for your computer. In reality, some users resort to free Windows password recovery tool to unlock their PC, like Ophcrack. Ophcrack LiveCD is a completely self contained, bootable version of Ophcrack. Ophcrack LiveCD is the easiest and most effective Windows password recovery freeware that I've ever found to "crack" your forgotten Windows password.<br />Since you can't login your Windows PC because you lost the password, so first you'll need to visit Ophcrack's website to download ophcrack LiveCD. Please make sure that if you've forgotten Windows 7 password or Vista password, click on ophcrack Vista LiveCD. If you've forgotten XP password, click on ophcrack XP LiveCD.<br /> 2. Cain & AbelUnlike Ophcrack and other popular Windows password recovery programs,<b><span> </span>Cain & Abel</b><span> </span>requires access to Windows under an administrator account. In fact, Cain & Abel is a bit more complicated to use than other password recovery tools which is usually unavailable for Windows Vista as is said.<br />If you have no way of getting in to your Windows PC, you will not be able to use Cain & Abel to recover your password. Moreover, before you can use Cain & Abel, you'll need to download a rainbow table. These large databases of passwords are required so Cain & Abel can reset the forgotten windows password.<br /> 3. Available Admin AccountIt's well known that Windows administrator users have rights to change password of other user account on the same computer. So if you forgot password of the user account, just enter your administrator account and do as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Press F8 to enter the<span> </span><b>Advanced Boot Options</b><span> </span>when booting your PC.</li> <li>2. Select<span> </span><b>Safe Mode</b><span> </span>and enter your computer with an Administrator password.</li> <li>3. In Safe Mode, click<span> </span><b>Start</b>-&gt;<span> </span><b>Run</b>-&gt; Type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b>-&gt;click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>4. On the coming up Users screen, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click<span> </span><b>Reset Password</b><span> </span>to process.</li></ul> 4. Windows Password Reset DiskIt is considered the easiest way to reset Windows password when you are forbiddened to access your laptop with protected password. However, many of us haven't enough consciousness on creating a Windows password reset disk before they lost the password.<br /> <ul> <li>1. Type a wrong password on the Windows logon screen.</li> <li>2. Click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>when Windows displays a message that the password is incorrect and "Reset password" link will appear.</li> <li>3. Click<span> </span><b>Reset password</b><span> </span>to pop up Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click<span> </span><b>Next</b>.</li> <li>4. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.</li></ul><b>Note:</b>This solution takes effect provided you have created a Windows password reset disk for your Windows account in advance.<br /> 5. Typing Ctrl + Alt + Del (Only Under Windows XP)This option is only for Windows XP. Furthermore, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected by default, which is disabled by default on Windows 7 and Vista.<br /> <ul> <li>1. Turn on your Windows XP machine and go to its logon screen.</li> <li>2. Press<span> </span><b>Ctrl+ Alt +Del</b><span> </span>twice to pop up the classic logon box.</li> <li>3. Enter<span> </span><b>Administrator</b><span> </span>in the User name box and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to log on your Windows XP machine.</li> <li>4. Click<span> </span><b>Start</b><span> </span>button to pop up the Run box, and then type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b><span> </span>and click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>5. On the coming screen, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click<span> </span><b>Reset Password<span> </span></b>for password recovery.</li></ul> 6. System Recovery OptionYou can use system recovery options to reset lost Windows password by using Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. Also you can create a system repair disc as below:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Click the Start -&gt; Control Panel -&gt; System and Security -&gt; Backup and Restore.</li> <li>2. Click<span> </span><b>Create a system repair disc</b><span> </span>on the left pane.</li> <li>3. Insert a blank CD/ DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on the Create disc button. It will start creating the System Repair Disc.</li> <li>4. When it's finished, click the<span> </span><b>Close</b><span> </span>button, and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to finish.</li></ul>Of course, if you cannot resolve your problem with these free Windows password recovery tools, you can create a password reset disk with<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com//windows-password-recovery.html"><b>Windows Password Unlocker</b></a>, which allows to burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to bypass lost password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/2003/2008 in a short time.<br /></span>

on May 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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<span> <p><img src="lenovo-thinkpad.jpg" />Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop password reset or recovery solution varies depending on which password you have forgotten. The hassle of<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/reset-lenovo-thinkpad-password.html">Windows password reset</a><span> </span>process will range from simple inconvenience to total valuable data loss. For this, we have collected the most used Lenovo Computer password lost troubles and satisfactory solutions for you.<br /><b>Types of passwords for Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop</b><br />There are four kinds of passwords we will talk about Lenovo ThinkPad computer and the password reset solutions:<br /> <ul> <li>1&gt; Windows logon Password (Administrator, Domain and User account)</li> <li>2&gt; Supervisor Password</li> <li>3&gt; Hard Disk Password (Master and User)</li> <li>4&gt; Power-On Password</li></ul><br /> 1&gt;Windows logon Password for Lenovo ThinkPadWindows logon password for Lenovo ThinkPad is used to keep personal information private and we are always create some administrator or user accounts on Windows 7/Vista/XP PC and also domain admin or AD accounts on Windows Server 2000/2003(R2)/2008(R2). It will be a big besetment when you lost or misplaced the passwords of those accounts. However, with some easily password recovery ways, it is possible to re-access your Windows system with no damage of the data.<br /><b>Reset Lenovo ThinkPad Password with Password Reset Disk</b><br />If you are a cautious user, then you should have created a password reset disk for your Lenovo ThinkPad. So you just need to insert the password reset disk to<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/reset-windows-7-password.html">reset Lenovo ThinkPad password</a><span> </span>directly.<br /><b>Reset Lenovo ThinkPad Password with Available Windows Administrator Account</b><br />If you can log on as an administrator for your Lenovo ThinkPad with a right password, then you can reset any other passwords of your lost or forgotten Windows logon accounts directly.<br /><b>Reset Lenovo ThinkPad Password with Windows Password Recovery Program</b><br />If you have not created a password reset disk previously, or cannot log on as an administrator with a right password, and for this situation, like me, you still have option to reset lost password for Lenovo ThinkPad PC with third-party software.<span> </span><b>Windows Password Unlocker</b><span> </span>is such a powerful Windows password recovery tool which enables resetting windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 and 2008 password as blank with 4 easy steps:<br />1. Download and install<span> </span><b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows Password Unlocker</a></b><span> </span>from its official site with an available PC<br />2. Burn a bootable CD/DV or USB flash drive<br />3. Reboot your locked Windows computer from CD/DV or USB flash drive<br />4. Reset lost or forgotten Windows password for Lenovo ThinkPad with easy<br /><b>Reinstall Windows OS</b><br />Reinstall Windows operating system for your Lenovo ThinkPad will be the last choose if you can reset Lenovo ThinkPad password successfully with those workable solutions that have mentioned above.<br /> 2&gt; Supervisor Password for Lenovo ThinkPadA Supervisor password protects the system infor stored in the BIOS. The user must input the Supervisor password in order to get access to the ThinkPad BIOS Setup Utility in order to alter the system configuration. If the Supervisor password is lost there is no way to recover it to enter the BIOS configuration.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Supervisor Password</b><br />A forgotten Supervisor password will prevent access to the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility. To get access, you need reset the BIOS password with some solutions like locate the jumpers or solder beads, or just contact the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for resetting forgotten Supervisor password.<br /> 3&gt; Hard Disk Password for ThinkPad ThinkPadThere are two Hard drive passwords: a user Hard drive password for the user and a master Hard drive password for the system administrator. The administrator can use the master password to get access to the hard drive even if a user has changed the user Hard drive password.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Hard Drive Password</b><br />If the user's Hard drive password has been forgotten, check whether a master Hard drive password has been set. If it has, it can be used for access to the hard drive. If no master Hard drive password is available, or if the administrator forgets the master Hard drive password, then the hard drive must be replaced. For this instance you just need ask help from your computer manufacturer to reset forgotten HDD password.<br /> 4&gt; Power-On Password for Lenovo ThinkPadAn Lenovo ThinkPad Power-on password protects the system from being powered on by an unauthorized person. When it has been set, a prompt will appear during the system start up, and the Power-on password must be entered before an operating system can be booted.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Power-on Password</b><br />If the Power-on password is forgotten and the Supervisor password is known, simply go into the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility and reset the Power-on password, otherwise try the following:<br />1.Power off the Lenovo ThinkPad computer<br />2.Remove the battery pack<br />3.Remove the backup battery<br />4. Please power on the computer and wait till the POST ends. If the password prompt does not appear then the Power-on password has been reset.<br />5.Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.<br /><b>Note:</b><span> </span>Some ThinkPad systems have the ability to reset the Power-on passwords in the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility if a Supervisor password has been set.<br /></span>

on Apr 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I haven't been using my eee pc 900 xp, now I cannot logon without logon password which I have already forgotten. When I did Ctrl Alt Del, it came up a prompt box which only allows me either shut down,...


Hello.

There is a hidden Administrator account that is created when your operating system is installed. Access that account and then reset your password.

1. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly
2. Access Safe Mode
3. Key in "Administrator" in Username, with no password.
4. Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts
5. Select the account you want to reset the password
6. Change the password

Hope this helps.

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How can i get in to my windows xp i lost/forgot my password. cd-rom is not working


Install a working CD-ROM drive.
Put your Windows XP disk into the CD-ROM drive.
Boot the computer from the CD-drive.
If you are very careful, and read the installation questions carefully,
and respond accurately, you can install another copy of Windows
onto the 'C:' drive, AND CHOOSE A FOLDER NAME THAT IS *NOT* 'C:\WINDOWS'.
Eventually, you can copy all your files from your "old" MY DOCUMENTS folder to your "new" MY DOCUMENTS folder.

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<p>Windows XP, the most popular versions of Windows, was widely installed by PC users. Do you remember after you installing your first copy of Windows XP, how long did it require you to realize that you didn't know the administrator password? I vaguely remembered that it was about a week before I needed to make some changes in the file system. It suddenly came to me to be logged on as an administrator, but I do not know the password of the administrator! <br /> <p> <br /> <p><img src="windows-xp-administrator-password.jpg" /> <p><br /> Luckily, Windows XP (both Home and Professional versions) have a "hidden" administrator account which is autogenerate when install. This account usually doesn't show up on the logon screen and most people are totally unaware of its existence. Usually it is ok because we didn't need to user this account very often, only when we don't know the administrator password, need access to the Windows XP recovery console or boot into Windows XP safe mode, the default <b>Windows XP administrator password</b> would come in handy.<br /> <p><br /> What is the Default Administrator Password in Windows XP?</b><br /> <p><br /> Knowing the default password of Windows XP administrator account would be very useful.<br /> <ol> <li>Try to leave the password blank. Simply press Enter without typing anything.</li></ol> <p>The default Windows XP Administrator password is defined to blank during the initial Windows XP installation process.<br /> <ol> <li> Enter the password for your account. It often depend on how Windows XP has been installed on your computer and what part of XP is asking for an admin password, the main user account will also be configured with administrator privilege.</li></ol> <p><br /> I Forgot my Windows XP Administrator Password!</b><br /> <p><br /> Windows XP User Accounts applet in the Control Panel functions is to create a password reset disk wizard. Using this wizard, a floppy disk or USB flash drive can be used to create a specific password reset disk for specific user account on a specific Windows XP computer. The password reset disk can only be used with the computer it was created on and it can also be reused to reset the account's password multiple times. However, you need to know the password of the account you want to create the reset disk for, and you must create the reset disk before you forget the administrator password <br /> Here is how to <a href="http://recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html">reset XP administrator password</a> with the XP password reset disk:<br /> <ol> <li>Insert the XP password reset disk to the computer</li> <li>Click the Use your password reset disk item on the XP logon screen to start the Password Reset Wizard. Click the Next button</li> <li>Follow the instructions to create a new password. </li> <li>Logon with the new password.</li></ol> <p><br /> I Didn't Create a Password Reset Disk!</b><br /> <p><br /> OK, if you <a href="http://recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html">forgot Windows XP administrator password</a> and don't have a password rest disk, you won't be able to create a password reset disk anymore. Instead, there are several things you can try to get access to your windows. <b>SmartKey Windows Password Recovery</b> is your ticket. This password recovery tool not only works on Windows XP, but also on all releases of Windows NT/2000/Vista/ 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008. It works by booting from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive and reset the <a href="http://recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html">forgotten Windows XP administrator password</a>.<br /> <p><br /> <b>NOTE: </b>If you change the administrator password on a Windows XP or Windows Vista system with the Encrypted File System (EFS), all of the encrypted files will become inaccessible. The password for the Administrator account is used to create the EFS encryption key. Changing the Administrator account back to using the original password should restore access to the encrypted files, but I have never tried it.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>If you only need to blank the <b>Windows XP Administrator password</b>, here are the basic steps:<br /> <ol> <li> Download and install SmartKey Windows Password Recovery software.</li> <li> Burn the software to CD/DVD or USB flash drive. </li> <li> Insert newly created CD/DVD and reboot your computer from the CD/DVD or USB flash drive </li> <li> Reset the forgotten Windows XP password, remove the CD/DVD or USB flash drive and then reboot the computer</li></ol> <p>Having the capability to reset <a href="http://recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html">forgotten XP administrator passwords</a> and regain access to a locked computer can be a great time saver, but should only be tried by an IT professional. you may probably make things worse rather than better if you use sophisticated system or manipulation tools<br /> <p><br /> <p>Article Source:<a href="http://recoverlostpassword.com/article/windows-xp-administrator-password.html">http://recoverlostpassword.com/article/windows-xp-administrator-password.html</a><br />

on Apr 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password to hp laptop how do i reset it.


I don't know what OS your HP laptop is installed with.

If it is Windows 8, Windows Password Hint, PIN code, Microsoft account can be used to login HP laptop. After logon successfully, change, recover or reset Windows 8 password is available.

If it is Windows 7, Password hint or another administrator account may help you. But if you don't have all of these, try password reset disk. Create it before Windows 8 locked or with Windows 8 Password Recovery tool is OK.
Besides these, Chntpw USB disk also works for Windows 7/Vista etc.

Mar 09, 2009 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Cant Log on my com. LOST PASSWORD.


This comes from Yahoo but the last time I recovered a lost pass I hooked the drive up as slave on another machine and used a program to search for the pass on the old drive.

Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password

Sometimes, human being is a little weird. You won’t get the thing that you urgently need. So have a coffee, take a snap or even come back after a few days, you may found that you suddenly ‘remember’ your Windows password.

Method 2: Try No Password Administrator Login Backdoor

In Windows XP (not Windows Vista as Administrator account is not enabled by default), there is built-in Administrator user account, that has administrative credentials, enabled by default, and without any password to protect the account from been access. If you didn’t change this Administrator’s password, then try to sign in to Windows XP without password.

Method 3: Reset password from another user account with administrator credentials

If you cannot log on to Windows by using a particular user account, but you can log on to another account that has administrative credentials, follow these steps on how to do the trick:

Log on to Windows by using an administrator account that has a password that you remember. You may need to start WinXP in safe mode.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type “control userpasswords2′, and then click OK.
Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
Method 4: LOGON.SCR password reset trick

LOGON.SCR changing administrator or domain admin password hack works on Windows NT 4.0 and some versions of Windows 2000. The simple trick uses Cmd.exe as screen saver that triggered by system when idle, allowing users to access to command prompt to change password.

Method 5: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) third party recovery tool

There are a lot of tools and utilities that can be downloaded and used to recover, reset, retrieve or reveal existing password. These password reset or retrieval utilities, free or paid, are usually a Linux boot disk or CD that able to comes with NT file system (NTFS) drivers and software that will read the registry and rewrite the password hashes, or can brute force crack the password for any user account including the Administrators. The advantage is that there is no fear of leaking your password to outsiders, while the process requires physical access to the console and a floppy or CD drive, depending on which tool you choose. And it’s not easy, although it always work!

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor - Available as bootdisk or bootable CD, Offline NT Password and Registry Editor works to change or reset password of any users on Windows NT 3.51, NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Vindows Vista 32 and 64 bit. It can also detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled user accounts.

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