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Here are the steps involved to <b>Hack</b> the <b>Window XP Administrator Password</b> .<br /> <ol> <li>Go to <b>Start</b> -&gt; <b>Run</b> -&gt; Type in <b>CMD</b></li> <li>You will get a command prompt. Enter these commands the way it is given</li> <li>cd\</li> <li>cd\ windows\system32</li> <li>mkdir temphack</li> <li>copy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr</li> <li>copy cmd.exe temphack\cmd.exe</li> <li>del logon.scr</li> <li>rename cmd.exe logon.scr</li> <li>exit</li></ol> Wait its not over read the rest to find out how to <b>Hack</b> the <b>Window XP Administrator Password</b><br /> A Brief explanation of what you are currently doing here is<br /> Your are nagivating to the windows system Directory where the system files are stored. Next your creating a temporary directory called <b>mkdir. </b>After which you are copying or backing up the <b>logon.scr</b> and<b> cmd.exe</b> files into the <b>mkdir</b> then you are deleting the <b>logon.scr</b> file and renaming <b>cmd.exe</b> file to <b>logon.scr</b>.<br /> So basically you are telling windows is to backup the command program and the screen saver file. Then we edited the settings so when windows loads the screen saver, we will get an <b>unprotected dos prompt without logging in</b>. When this appears enter this command<br /> <b>net user password</b><br /> Example: If the admin user name is clazh and you want change the password to pass Then type in the following command<br /> <b>net user clazh pass</b><br /> This will chang the admin password to pass.<br /> Thats it you have sucessfully <b>hacked</b> the <b>Window XP Administrator Password</b> now you can Log in, using the <b>hacked</b> <b>Window XP Administrator Password</b> and do whatever you want to do.<br /> Here are the steps involved to De <b>Hack</b> or restore the <b>Window XP Administrator Password </b>to cover your tracks.<br /> <ol> <li>Go to <b>Start</b> -&gt; <b>Run</b> -&gt; Type in <b>CMD</b></li> <li>You will get a command prompt. Enter these commands the way it is given</li> <li>cd\</li> <li>cd\ windows\system32\temphack</li> <li>copy logon.scr C:\windows\system32\logon.scr</li> <li>copy cmd.exe C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe</li> <li>exit</li></ol> Or simply go to C:\windows\system32\temphack and copy the contents of temphack back into system32 directory click <b>Yes </b>to overwrite the modified files.<br />

on Dec 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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


  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

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When I login into my Windows XP System I get the following Pop up : "Windows Cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Prgds.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again. To search...


It is a virus, run a full scan using your anti-virus software. Also, go to run and type regedit and look for prgds.exe under startup. If it is there, uncheck it. In addition to that go to malwarebytes.com, download the free version and run that.

Dec 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot master password...need to reset... did not create password backup disk...help


>>TURN ON THE COMPUTER >>TAP F11 IT GOES TO RECOVERY MANAGER >>PRESS ALT+D >>NOW COMMAND PROMPT OPENS >>TYPE - CD\ AND HIT ENTER >>TYPE C: HIT ENTER >>TYPE CD WINDOWS HIT ENTER >>TYPE CD SYSTEM32 HIT ENTER >> c:\windows\system32 >>TYPE REN c:\windows\system32\UTILMAN.EXE OLDUTILMAN.EXE HIT ENTER >>TYPE REN CMD.EXE UTILMAN.EXE >>RESTART THE COMPUTER >>IN THE LOGIN SCREEN CLICK ON THE ?EASE OF ACCESS ? WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE BOTTON LEFT CORNER. IT OPENS THE COMMAND WINDOW >>NOW TYPE :NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES ( THERE IS A SPACE) >>TYPE EXIT >>AND RESTART THE COMPUTER >>NOW AFTER RESTART YOU SEE THE ?ADMINISTRATOR? USER NAME >>CLICK ON IT YOU WILL LOGIN TO THE DESKTOP >>YOU CAN NOW REMOVE THE FORGOTTEN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT PASSWORD BY GOING TO CONTROL PANEL >>AND AGAIN TURN OFF THE COMPUTER AND AND RESTART THE COMPUTER AND GOTO THE ?RECOVERY MANAGER >>AND PRESS ALT +D >>NOW COMMAND PROMPT OPENS >>TYPE CD\ AND HIT ENTER >>C: HIT ENTER >>CD WINDOWS HIT ENTER >>CD SYSTEM32 HIT ENTER >> c:\windows\system32 >>TYPE REN c:\windows\system32\UTILMAN.EXE CMD.EXE (This is important as we have renamed CMD.exe) >>TYPE REN OLDUTILMAN.EXE TO UTILMAN.EXE AND RESTART THE COMPUTER >> NOW LOGIN TO THE OLD ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT AND DISABLE THE NEW ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT >> GO TO CMD.EXE. TYPE NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:NO note : it is strictly for hp computer running vista. FOR xp ------go to safe mode with networking from advanced option, go into administrator, go to control pannel - user a/c change your password

Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Admin password has changed somehow


Hi, man. Don’t worry, there are many people forget their admin password or lost it, and there is a popular solution for those who have been locked out by computer. For this solution, what you need is a second computer that can connect to Internet and then freely download Windows Password Recovery 6.0 at http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html With it, you can create a reset CD which can be used to reset Windows admin password without erasing anything.

Jan 23, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M100 Notebook

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How to register ocx on vista


[Solution # 1]
Drag and drop it onto regsvr32.exe in Windows\system32 folder. Make a shortcut for regsvr32.exe in the same folder the OCX is in and drag and drop it that way

[Solution # 2] Just run cmd.exe as administrator and try again. This is the key.

Here, step by step:

1. find the folder of cmd: it is usually on C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
2. Do right click over cmd.exe and click on "run as Administrator"
3. now just use regsvr32.exe as you used to do!

For example, to register most Blackd Proxy ocxs, you might need to type this in "Administrator" cmd:

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\richtx32.ocx
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\mswinsck.ocx
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\msflxgrd.ocx
regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\msinet.ocx
regsvr32.exe C:\windows\system32\comctl32.ocx

A side result for Visual Basic 6.0 users: this seems to be the way to use components in Windows Vista properly. Just register the components of your proyect with "Administrator" cmd before adding them to your proyect (or before opening a proyect that already had such components)


[Solution # 3]
use this in command line

REGSVR32 /V then ur ocx or dll name
ex:
REGSVR32 /V CRPAIG32.DLL


[Solution # 4]
right-clicking the batch file and selecting 
'run as administrator'.

Registered:
richtx32.ocx
comdlg32.ocx
mscomctl.ocx
dxtmeta2.dll


Good luck

Mar 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cmd is not working


Hi,
CMD Might not working because of any of the following reasons.
1. cmd.exe not available in Windows\System32 folder
2. cmd.exe might be hidden in Windows\System32
3. current user might not be having permissions to execute cmd.exe
Solution:
1. search cmd.exe from local disk or installation disk and copy to windows\system32 folder
2. Right click cmd.exe and remove system and hidden attribute
3. Change the permission for cmd.exe to read and execute

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Jan 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Not working


Do a file search for cmd.exe and then you can create a shortcut on your desktop pointing to it and then in double quotes put the location of the application you are trying to execute, ie.. It should be located on c:\windows\system32 - cmd.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe - in Properties Target and put this in double quotes and then your application with the full path in double quotes after that.

Jul 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Pssword lock out


If you still can't find the solution try this thread: http://www.fixya.com/support/t156781-forgot_administrator_password

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