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    Administrator password help!!!

    I got a boot virus and I'm trying to reboot system at command prompt. It's asking for an amin password when there isn't one! Is there any way to get around this? The system halts before the logon screen in Xp. So I tried F8 to restore but the password keeps coming up. Any help???

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    http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm

    Give that link a try. Tons of info there, from cracking tools using a linux bootable OS, to actually editting files outside of windows and so on...

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    log into your normal windows account

    goto the start menu and choose run
    at the run box type
    cmd

    now type

    net user administrator 1234

    your admin password will now be 1234

    you can log in using this password
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    Egghead

    Thanks for the reply. unfortunately I can not get to the start menu. Windows freezes before logon screen appears. the admin password is coming up in the recovery console.

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    Can you not just hit <enter> with a blank password and have it continue?

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    you can try enter if there is no password

    if you do have a password you can use a win2000 bootdisc and bypass the password to use the recovery console

    www.bootdisk.com should have it for you

    good luck
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    Austrumi (v0.84)

    Reader Cory Zerwas pointed out this tool. I haven't tested it myself, but from what I read about it it seems to do the job.

    Austrumi is a Linux bootable ISO image for recovering NT passwords and other cool tools and methods, sized for Business Card size CD media (50Mb). It allows you to change any password, including that of the Administrator, on a partition occupied by Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Simply boot the CD and when you get to the initial boot prompt, type:

    boot: nt_pass

    This will launch a console utility that will detect Windows partitions on the hard disk and provide you with a menu to modify any user or Administrator passwords on the Windows system. It will even give access to the Windows registry for recovery purposes. Quite a handy utility to keep in your wallet (AUSTRUMI is small enough to fit on a business card-size CD) if you are unfortunate enough to having to deal with Windows machines in your line of work.

    Read more at http://sourceforge.net/projects/austrumi

    From the link I provided.

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