XP Passwords, This sucks - please help

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  1. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I'm at lunch at the moment, but I'm going back to check it here in a minute. The first thing on the list you sent was the boot disk thingy I was talking about that "offline password recovery" thing. Hopefully it will have worked when I try it in about 20 minutes.

    Otherwise, I'll move down the list.

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    Thanks man...

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  3. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

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    You nerds are always so technical...

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    Peace.
     
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  5. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    LOL.

    HEY, IT WORKED!!!!!!!

    I type this logged in as administrator with no password. Very sweet.
     
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  7. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    and now, after joining a made up work group and then rejoining the domain, i'm back in... and master of my domain.

    thanks for your support.

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    what a pain in my ass.

    Ass pain, I dub thee relieved.

    Hehe.
     
  8. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

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    :m: Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.
     
  9. Kunax Sciforums:Reality not required Registered Senior Member

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    what workded, if it was the booty thingy pass a link, you know in the spirite of sharing
     
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    Hmm lol try -net use \\wes\IPC4 "" /u:""- and then -net view \\wes"

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    It could work but it won't do you any good. Can't you format it again using Windows 98 Boot 3 1/2" disk? Or detach the disk, take it to another computer and then format it, bring it back to the comp and install win all from the beginning.
     
  13. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    KS

    Yeah I could have installed over the top of it, but like I said I had just spent days configuring the stupid thing. I certainly didn't want to redo it again.

    Again though, that boot disk doodad worked all kickass and whatnot. It reset my password, I left the specified doman and was able to rejoin no sweat. Sure it took a day or something, but I beat it with the help of that boot disk. It was gratifying to win! Hehe.

    Ack.

    Seems like all I do nowadays is fight microsoft's software, trying to make it do what it's supposed to. It's amazing to me the shape in which many people use their computers. I was trying to put in a wired/wireless network at my neighbor's, and they sort of forgot to tell me that the PC to which the printer is attached, the one they need to share, kernel faults on opening any explorer window like for instance, control panel - yes even in safe mode. Gotta love windows ME edition. Bah.

    This is typical of what I see in my networking/computer fixing adventures at people's homes.
     
  14. Fenris Wolf Banned Banned

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    If you come across this problem often and don't have the cash to fork out for winternals tools (ERD commander etc), then try this :
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/austrumi/

    A handy little bootable linux distro which enables the changing or wiping of windows passwords (including the admin password).
     
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