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Frankmj problem with Windows System32 command.com

Your next solution posted today Aug. 12. I don't have a user account password for this computer. The only password I have is for my Bellsouth DSL account. This problem occurs before I try to access my email account. Please clarify.

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  • Ekse May 11, 2010

    I confused your problem with another one, in other words I wrote into the wrong page.

    start up the safe mode again, login the same way as before.
    i recommend you run ccleaner in safe mode on the computer.. how will you get it on the computer? burn a cd or disk / usb memory.

    www.ccleaner.com

    also, see if you can remove the command.com from startup generally its not supposed to be there

    so:

    start -> run -> type in: Regedit
    go to hkey local machine \ software \ microsoft \ windows \ current version \ run

    do you see the command.com there? Right click and delete it.




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I want to change the password on my Acer aspire with windows 10


try this may be it works work for windows 10
1. put windows 7 bootable dvd on your dvd rom
2. when you see the install windows screen type "SHIFT" + "F10"
3. now you can see the Command prompt (CMD) and type the following command
regedit.exe
Press "enter" key
4. now you get register edit window, after select File and click import
5. now you can see import registry file window
6. click computer and open c: drive on your registry file window
7. now open windows > system32 folder
8. change to " *.reg " to " all files "
9. now find and rename "sethc" file in to "sethc1"
10. now copy and paste the "cmd" file and you get "cmd copy"
11. rename "cmd copy" in to "sethc"
12. and close all open file and restart your computer
13. now after boot the windows you get password screen
14. after press " Shift " key continuously
15. now you can see CMD screen (dos screen) and type following command
net user
press enter key
now you can see user account on your pc (find out which account you need to reset password and type following commands
net user youraccountname 0
16. net user is dos command
youraccountbane is username
0 is (zero) new password
17. now closed CMD screen (DOS screen)
18. type 0 on you password box and enter

Good luck!

Dec 08, 2016 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Windows Vista password Recovery


If you have only one Admin account in Vista and have forgotten the password for the same and dont want to reinstall the operating system and land up loosing all your data, this tip is for you.

1) Restart the PC with the Vista Boot Disc.
2) Select Repair Your Computer option
3) Select the Command Prompt

Or - If you dont have a Vista Boot Disc then boot your PC to DOS using any Dos boot disk or other O/s disc.

4) goto "C:\"
5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 ( cd c:\windows\system32)
6) Now we will rename the utility manager to cmd.

Type the following commands,
- ren cmd.exe cmdold.exe
- ren utilman.exe cmd.exe
exit

7) we have renamed it successfully.
8) Restart the PC without the disc, reach the screen where you are asked for you password.
9) You will see a white blue icon on bottom left.
10) Click on the icon and CMD will open up, type the following command in CMD.
- net user administrator /active
exit
11) Restart the PC, and you will find you have one more administrator account
12) logon with the new account, goto user accounts and remove the password for your old account.
13) restart the PC with the Disc again, and goto the command prompt as we did in the step 1-3.
14) type the following command,
- cd c:\windows\system32
- ren cmd.exe utilman.exe
- ren cmdold.exe cmd.exe

15) restart the PC, and logon to your own account, open CMD by going from start menu.
16) type the following and restart the PC.
- net user administrator /active:no

17) restart the PC and now you only have one account and thats your own account.

on Dec 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do i unlock my dell computer home screen with out a disk


1. windows DVD installer
2. Boot from DVD and choice repair
3. Choice command promt menu
4. Type it: copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe[space]c:\ and hit enter
5. Type it: copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe[spasi]c:\windows\system32\sethac.exe and hit enter. Type exit and hit enter
6. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to reboot from hard disk
7. On windows home screen, press Shift keys 5 times. It will activate command promt.
8. Type it: net user [your account] [your new password] and hit enter. Type exit and hit enter.
9. Now you can log in to your windows using your new password.
10. Don't forget to replacing back the sethc.exe or just leave it.

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Password reset on dell 518


Reset Your Windows Password Using the Command Prompt

1. Boot your computer using your Windows installation disc.
2. Wait for the setup files to load, and select your language. Click Next.
3. Click the Repair your computer link on the Install Windows screen.
4. Select the operating system to repair, and note the drive letter on which the OS is installed (it is probably C: or D:). Click Next.
5. Click Command Prompt at the bottom of the list of recovery tools.
Now you need to overwrite the Sticky Keys executable with the Command Prompt executable. Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that allows a user to tap the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Windows key once to achieve the same effect as holding the key down. Ordinarily, tapping Shift five times activates Sticky Keys--but with this trick, you are going to make tapping Shift five times activate the Windows Command Prompt instead.
The instructions below use drive letter C: as an example. If your operating system is installed on another drive, replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.
1. In the Command Prompt window, type copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\ and press Enter.
2. Type copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe and press Enter.
3. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot the computer. At the login screen, tap Shift five times. The Command Prompt will pop up.
4. Type net user username password, replacing username with your username and password with a new password.
5. Exit the Command Prompt, and log in using your new password.
To prevent another user from exploiting the same trick to reset your password, you can restore Sticky Keys as follows:
1. Step through the instructions above to boot the PC using your Windows installation disc, open the recovery tools, and launch the Command Prompt.
2. Type copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe and press Enter.
3. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot the computer. Pressing Shift five times will now activate Sticky Keys instead of the Command Prompt. Store your Windows installation disc in a secure location.

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Can't get logged in on windows 8


Follow the steps:
Requirements:
1 ) Windows Vista or 7 DVD

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message "Press any key to boot from cd" appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
c:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe

8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.
net user Administrator /active:yes
exit

12. Restart the computer.

13.
At the welcome screen, logon using the local administrator account.
14. Access Control Panel then click User Accounts. Select the username of the account you can't login to then remove the password.
15. Log off on the current local administrator account your are logon to.
16. Check if you can logon to your user account now.
17. Open c:\windows\system32.
18. Right click on Magnify.exe, select Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> Administrators then click OK.
19. Select Edit -> Administrators -> Full Control then click Apply then OK.
20. Rename Magnify.old to Magnify.exe
21. Open command prompt then type the command then press Enter.
net user Administrator /active: no
To create a new user :
Net user username/add
Windows XP/2003, Vista and Windows 7.
To add a new user account to the local computer from command line:

net user username password /ADD

Example: To add a new user account with the loginid John and with password fadf24as

net user John fadf24as /ADD

To add a new user account to the domain:

>net user username password /ADD /DOMAIN

Note that we do not need to specify the domain name here.
Example:

net user John fadf24as /ADD /DOMAIN

Rename a user account from windows command line
We can use below wmic command to rename a user account from command line.

wmic useraccount where "name='username' " rename new_username

Ex: To rename the user account techblogger as win7techblogger

wmic useraccount where "name='techblogger' " rename win7techblogger

Net use command does not have any switches to rename a user account.
Few more Advanced uses of net user command.
To specify user full name while creating the user account

net user username userpasswd /ADD /FULLNAME:"User_Fullname"

To specify that the user is allowed to change the password

net user username userpasswd /ADD /PASSWORDCHG:Yes

To restrict user not to change the password:

net user username userpasswd /ADD /PASSWORDCHG:NO

To specify when the account expires we can use /EXPIRES switch.
To specify if the user must have a password set we can use /PASSWORDREQ switch.
How to create a new administrator account from command line?
An administrator account can't be created directly from command line. We first need to create a user account and then add the user to the administrators group.
Errors:
If you don't have privileges to add new user account to the system, you would get an error like below.C:\>net user John /add
System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.
C: \>


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Nov 10, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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User password


Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password

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.

source: http://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=post&p=96630

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How do I reset the password on the windows 7 home page


Windows has a built-in security system that requires a user to type in a password to get to his personal account.
Only an "Administrator" account holder can make software changes to the computer.
All other users, including Guest users, need the permission of an Administrator to make any system changes.
However, if you have a guest account and need to access the Administrator account to make changes, you can do so via the Command Prompt feature.
Log in to your Guest account in Windows.
Go to "Start" > "Search" and type in "windows/system32/cmd.exe" to find the Command Prompt feature.
When the file appears on the search menu, drag it to your desktop.
Leave the search window open.

Right-click the cmd.exe file on your desktop and choose "Rename."
Type "sethc.exe" for the new name and click on an empty area next to the file name to save the new name.
Right-click on the "sethc.exe" file and click on "Copy."
Go back to the open "windows/system32" folder and right-click anywhere in the folder.
Select "Paste" to put the "sethc.exe" file inside.
Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to overwrite the current file.
Go to "Start" > "Log Off." It will bring you back to the User Account menu.
Press the "Shift" key 5 times in a row.
The Command Prompt will open.
Type "net user administrator [password]" and insert a new password in the [password] section.
Press "Enter" to set your new password.
It will bring you back to the User Accounts menu.
Click on the Administrator User Account and type the password you just set to log in to the account.

Dec 22, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How do i get my computer to let me in it keeps asking for a password to get by microsoft it comes up asking for a password but says i dont need 1 butand still will not let me in. help get me into my...


try doing system restore by tapping F11 if its Vista or F10 if its XP

or If you have only one Admin account in Vista and have forgotten the password for the same and dont want to reinstall the operating system and land up loosing all your data, this tip is for you.
1) Restart the PC with the Vista Boot Disc.
2) Select Repair Your Computer option
3) Select the Command Prompt
Or - If you dont have a Vista Boot Disc then boot your PC to DOS using any Dos boot disk or other O/s disc.
4) goto "C:\"
5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 ( cd c:\windows\system32)
6) Now we will rename the utility manager to cmd.
Type the following commands,
- ren cmd.exe cmdold.exe
- ren utilman.exe cmd.exe
exit
7) we have renamed it successfully.
8) Restart the PC without the disc, reach the screen where you are asked for you password.
9) You will see a white blue icon on bottom left.
10) Click on the icon and CMD will open up, type the following command in CMD.
- net user administrator /active
exit
11) Restart the PC, and you will find you have one more administrator account
12) logon with the new account, goto user accounts and remove the password for your old account.
13) restart the PC with the Disc again, and goto the command prompt as we did in the step 1-3.
14) type the following command,
- cd c:\windows\system32
- ren cmd.exe utilman.exe
- ren cmdold.exe cmd.exe
15) restart the PC, and logon to your own account, open CMD by going from start menu.
16) type the following and restart the PC.
- net user administrator /active:no
17) restart the PC and now you only have one account and thats your own account.

Mar 20, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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My avent 7109b laptop was asking for password when it boots up but cant remeberwat it is after 3 try it say system diabled and the code 036501 can anyone help me please


You can reset the password of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. These steps are not provided as troubleshooting. I m jus curious to help you out with my experience.

insert the disc and boot to WinRE

Boot to Win RE
Click Command Prompt option.
C:
CD Windows\system32
ren cmd.exe cmd.old
ren magnify.exe cmd.exe
ren cmd.old magnify.exe
Restart computer
Click on Easy of Access centre left side bottom ? Choose Magnify option ? Command prompt opens up
Type: net user administrator /active:yes
Restart the computer
Logon on administrator account and then using User Account page, remove password for the other account
Search for Magnify.exe in start search and click on it
Command prompt opens up
Type: net user administrator /active:no
Restart the computer
Boot to winRE
Type the following:
C:
CD Windows\system32
ren magnify.exe cmd.old
ren cmd.exe magnify.exe
ren cmd.old cmd.exe
exit
Restart the computer – system logs on to the User account without asking for password provided there is only one user account.

Mar 07, 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.

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