AGGHHH help I locked my mom out of XP on accident

TRON's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2008
Newbie Member
Long story short: I'm a n00b and was playing around with Command Prompt in Windows XP, and I somehow set my mom and dad's account up with a password. as I didn't add a pass word on purpose, I have no clue what the password is. Luckily I have Admin. privilages, so I might be able to unblock them.

any one know how to reset/retreive passwords in XP!
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Change the password to blank and that will reset the password to nothing
Darkness1337's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2007
Ambitious contributor
on your admin account!

as you did in cmd!

type in
net user

you'll see what accounts you have!

type in
net user ACCOUNTNAME*
or
there are tons of other commands (just search around the forum and you'll find them)

if you want to see for yourself then type in
net user ?
(u prob already know that)

if that doesnt work:
login to safe mode!
(press F8 at start_ - safe mode > admin)
go to that Account you want to set the password!
(control panel_ - User accounts - _edit the account password)
Set it blank (as shabi said) and then ask your parents to set the password again to what they want¬

hope that helped! :]

checkout:
http://www.hackernotcracker.com/2007...-password.html
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Invasive contributor
lol
DIZZAY's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2008
Newbie Member
google ophcrack live cd and download it. It's like 400mb, but when you do download it, burn the iso to a cd using your cd burning software and change your computer startup bios to boot from cd first. It'll crack any user password on your pc.