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Mutilated_Moron

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#1 14 years ago

I got an old computer from school today for my brother. The problem is that i don't know the user name or password to log on to the machine itself. The Admin doen't know either as it is has been like that longer than he has been at the school. The machine is running xp pro, and i have had no luck with linux boot disks. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.




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#2 14 years ago

First you take a hammer, then you open the case........then you go to town with the hammer on the insides of the computer, problem is no longer there!

Have you tried booting in Safe mode, to see if the admin account is passworded?


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#3 14 years ago

Yeah the admin account is passworded, because it used to run on the school network but they gave it to me.




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#4 14 years ago

Thats all i could think of........wait for some of the tech nuts to post, they might know more

wait, one other thing........you dont happen to have the XP disc for it, you could always reformat


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#5 14 years ago

Safe Mode used to be a way to get around passwords on Windows 98, but they patched it on XP. Did the school have the Windows disk for it? You could reformat it.

The Linux boot disks should have worked fine - check your BIOS settings to make sure the CD drive is searched before loading the OS from the hard drive.




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#6 14 years ago
Mutilated_MoronI got an old computer from school today for my brother.

Ok Moron, What is the make, and model of the PC?

Is it an HP, Compaq, or a Dell.

Newer PCs use a command to bring up a boot list. Before you see ANY XP, or Microsoft screen, press the "F11" key on the keyboard. Alternatively press F2, Delete, Del, Ctrl, Tab, or Esc.

There is a bootable CD, that can clear passwords in an NT/XP OS, but I am hesitant to post a link.




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#7 14 years ago

Why hasn't anyone suggested Format?

Or does he need whatever is on it?




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#8 14 years ago

He might not want to reformat yet: ever heard of BartPE? It's a special boot program that allows you to access the disc without being in Windows. I'm PRETTY sure it allows you to clear passwords as well, but I'm not sure about it. If not, it will at the very least, allow you to pull any files you deem necessary off of the computer before you reformat it




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#9 14 years ago
Mutilated_MoronYeah the admin account is passworded, because it used to run on the school network but they gave it to me.

Ahh so they changed the default OS admin logon/password? Have you tried that?




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#10 14 years ago

Don't worry i have reformatted it now, but still does anybody know any good password reset programs which boot off floppy disk, i tried using a linux one i don't know the name but it wouldn't reset the password for another machine i am trying to get working at school.

Thanks for all the help.




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