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#633570 - 6th Dec 2011 4:06pm Password Help
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I have an old pc running vista, and i have forgotten password to log on to pc.

Is there anyway i can find out what it is
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#633572 - 6th Dec 2011 4:14pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Can use 0phcrack and crack the password with rainbow tables if you need to actually find out what the password is, though the easiest way (assuming you've confirmed that the normally enabled Admin account doesn't work by trying to login as Administrator through safe mode with command prompt with no passwd) is to just use a windows password reset disk from btjunkie which just resets the password to blank.
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#633574 - 6th Dec 2011 4:21pm Re: Password Help [Re: ex0__]
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am just downloading ophcrack now and then will burn it to disk and try that, thanks
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#633606 - 6th Dec 2011 6:43pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Hi M8,

The simplest way is to remove the power supply and take out the back-up battery - leave it out for bout 2-3 mins then replace it and this will delete all passwords that are stored.

BTW - this is not Nigel, it is his m8 Phil

Try it

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#633613 - 6th Dec 2011 7:09pm Re: Password Help [Re: nidgynoo]
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This will not work, it is the password to get in to windows, i need
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#633620 - 6th Dec 2011 7:24pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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If you are just after some files then slave the drive, get the files job done.

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#633633 - 6th Dec 2011 7:40pm Re: Password Help [Re: TheComputerLab]
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carnt, it wont let me access files
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#633682 - 6th Dec 2011 9:13pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Did you set an Administrator password? (Not a user such as 'Willow' with administrator rights. If not log on as administrator then you can change your password and have access to all filest etc....

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#633687 - 6th Dec 2011 9:21pm Re: Password Help [Re: Digital_twiddler]
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i booted it in safe mode and no option comes up to start into admin, all so password reset disc dont work it says corrupt registry, other programme that exo mentioned finds no password, can not use recovery partion it is passworded as well
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#633739 - 6th Dec 2011 10:11pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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You're left with completely formatting the drive and reinstalling windows.

I'd suggest not bothering with partitions in the future and just use the 1 windows creates on install. Recovery partitions are way more trouble than they are worth as long as you have your files kept on an external.
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#633741 - 6th Dec 2011 10:13pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Lol laugh

If you want to unlock and access files unlock it using windows 7 admin account via a drivebay smile
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#633754 - 6th Dec 2011 10:28pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Just boot as normal, then when asked for the password just pres ESC key a couple of times then you should get the administrator log in...

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#633762 - 6th Dec 2011 10:36pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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Whoops wrong instructions (that was for XP)- try this method...
1. You must restart your computer system to be able to boot in Safe Mode .
2. When the Windows screen appears, press the F8 key.
3. From the list, go to the option Microsoft Windows by using your keyboard arrows.
4. Instead of pressing the Enter key, press the F8 key again to display the Safe Mode boot screen.
5. Choose Safe Mode from the list and press the Enter key.
6. You will hence be taken to the log in screen that will display the Administrator account icon among your other current account/s.

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#633767 - 6th Dec 2011 10:41pm Re: Password Help [Re: Digital_twiddler]
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He said he couldn't login as admin on like the second post he made dude.
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#633777 - 6th Dec 2011 10:56pm Re: Password Help [Re: Clive]
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This happened to me a while ago..Simple way to do it is to boot up in safe mode..Open the control panel...go to 'user accounts'...then delete the password from the admin account!!This defp works as we've done it on 2 laptops since..good luck.

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