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SH64
01-18-07, 06:43 PM
I think i've read about several ways to override the winXP startup login/pass window in case you forgot them.
i have a situation & i'd like to know how to do it ? :headexplode:

crainger
01-18-07, 08:40 PM
LOL

einstein_314
01-18-07, 09:08 PM
:rofl

Q
01-18-07, 09:37 PM
ERD Commander

Clay
01-18-07, 09:52 PM
keylogger

SLippe
01-18-07, 10:26 PM
Back in the day of TechTV, Leo talked about two programs that could do it, unfortunately, I've slept since then and can't remember them.

crainger
01-19-07, 12:26 AM
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

any help?

retsam
01-19-07, 06:47 AM
I think i've read about several ways to override the winXP startup login/pass window in case you forgot them.
i have a situation & i'd like to know how to do it ? :headexplode:
knoppix-STD has a windows adminstrative password cracker.

ViN86
01-19-07, 10:02 AM
knoppix-STD has a windows adminstrative password cracker.
yes, they make UNIX based boot disks that will boot and crack the password on a windows install. they also make them to bypass the password.

i assume youre talking about getting onto a computer in which you dont know the password? cause turning off the login screen or automating the login screen can be done with TweakUI.

EDIT: enjoy :D
http://www.governmentsecurity.org/archive/t2156.html

SH64
01-20-07, 08:39 PM
I guess some of you guys misunderstood me.
one of my friends forgot the password & needed a help with that.

EDIT: enjoy :D
http://www.governmentsecurity.org/archive/t2156.html
Yep thats what i was looking for. i hope the safe mode trick works!

Rakeesh
01-20-07, 10:56 PM
knoppix-STD has a windows adminstrative password cracker.

Well, it isn't really a cracker, it just removes the hash key basically making windows accept a blank password.

Windows XP passwords can't really be cracked like the 9x ones could be. They're basically stored as a complex byte sum, think kind of like running an md5sum on a file and checking it against its known md5sum in order to make sure that the file hasn't been modified. There are actually many possible passwords that can fit into a given sum, but it will probably take a lot of CPU time just to figure out one of them.

try this

as it boots hit F8 to boot in to safe mode...now providing the owner has not setup a password for the default admin account on installation..you can login and create an account

you should see 2 accounts (ie)

Admininstrator login ... default
owner login .....passworded

Easier way: hit ctrl+alt+delete twice, type administrator as the login, password blank.

crainger
01-20-07, 11:03 PM
I guess some of you guys misunderstood me.
one of my "friends" forgot the password & needed a help with that.


Yep thats what i was looking for. i hope the safe mode trick works!

Whatever you say :cool:

SH64
01-22-07, 12:55 PM
Easier way: hit ctrl+alt+delete twice, type administrator as the login, password blank.
Tried that & the safe mode trick .. didnt work.

AthlonXP1800
01-22-07, 01:15 PM
Tried that & the safe mode trick .. didnt work.

Try DOS based Password Changer (http://www.password-changer.com/).

Rakeesh
01-22-07, 01:58 PM
Tried that & the safe mode trick .. didnt work.

Right, only works if there is no admin password set. So what you need to do is just clear the admin password by erasing the hash. You can do that by downloading the boot cd image from this page:

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

SH64
01-22-07, 03:38 PM
Thanks will try these.