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pradeep 6Feb2007 10:46

Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
If you find yourself locked out of your Windows because you lost or forgot your password, here are some things you could do.

* First, do you have the administrator password? Login as an admin and change the password of your user ID.

* NEW: If you are an Administrator user, and are logged into Windows right now because your PC is setup to log you in automatically, but have forgotten your password in fact, and would now like to change it well, Windows requires you to know the old one. However, there is a brute force way to change your Administrator password. Open a Command prompt (START > RUN > then type "cmd" without the double quotes) and then type the following command:
Code:

  net user username newpassword
Remember, if the username has spaces in it, then enclose it in double quotes, e.g.,

Code:

net user "S Pradeep" myPassword
This would change S Pradeep's password to myPassword provided S Pradeep was an Administrator user.

* Don't have admin access? Well, you can get it if you wish by downloading a cool utility from Thomas Mathiesen to recover Windows password if you have forgotten it.

* Or, you could just download this program to reset Windows XP / 2000 / NT security if the Administrator password, secure boot password, or the key disk is lost.

* NTAccess can replace the administrator password of a Windows XP, Windows NT or Windows 2000 system by rebooting the computer with a special set of boot disks or CD-ROM (XP only). This is useful if you forgot the administrator password and cannot access the Windows XP/2000/NT system.

* Petter N Hagen has put together an Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, which is basically a single floppy or CD containing everything you need to edit the passwords on most Windows systems.


CAUTION: Please use these tools at your own risk. I believe they are good ones, with good intent, but they should be used only if you know what you are doing.

Bhullarz 1Apr2007 03:48

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
most of the programs mentioned, use cd-roms /floppy disks.What if, there is no cd-rom or floppy drive available in PC.Can we still retrieve the administrator password. As i have lost the administrator password of my workstation's PC and i am using a Limited Account now. Is there any way for me to get the password or to reset the administrator account ?

Lamfxs 1Jul2007 17:30

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Hi I found a great thread if you forgot you password and you can't even login this information will help you reset it without login.
Here is the page for Windows XP forgot your password Windows XP forgot your password

Good luck

Lee

Bhullarz 8Jul2007 07:54

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Still waiting for your answers guys ! Help me.

Lamfxs 8Jul2007 17:28

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Did you read the thread I posted? there is a comment there about you situation:

From the account you have open the Command Prompt from RUN => and write CMD
press CD\ then enter
write this command:
NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /RANDOM
You will get a password use it login to your admin :D

I hope it will do it for you since I didn't try the solution this way... but it should work!

thornofcarrion 21Apr2008 11:47

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Hi!

I get "Access is Denied"

What to do?

Bhullarz 22Apr2008 17:36

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Is administrator's password is stored in registry somewhere?

shabbir 23Apr2008 14:01

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhullarz
Is administrator's password is stored in registry somewhere?

Its encrypted and kept in a file

Bhullarz 29Apr2008 11:50

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shabbir
Its encrypted and kept in a file

sir ! i think u r talking abt SAM files which are stored on HDD. But is there any entry for the administrator pswd in Registry whether encrypted ?

shabbir 29Apr2008 17:07

Re: Recovering Lost Windows Password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhullarz
sir ! i think u r talking abt SAM files which are stored on HDD. But is there any entry for the administrator pswd in Registry whether encrypted ?

Probably its not kept in Reg


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