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Old 17-09-2010, 00:20   #1
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Unlocking Passwords.

Anyone got any experience/tips of unlocking passwords in Windows XP Professional? Software available that works or anything else of use?

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Old 17-09-2010, 07:02   #2
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

You can use a bootdisc.
Although Offline NT Password & Registry Editor tells you more.

I have used the floppy disc version of this and it worked well.

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Old 17-09-2010, 07:35   #3
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

Do you have the pc in front of you or is it at a remote location?
Do you have any idea what the password is, does it contain letters numbers and special characters?
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:09   #4
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

Hi Neil, thanks for the reply - only had a look at this thread today - I've no idea of any password's - I found the computer thrown over a hedge believe it or not! I still havn't managed to open the password.

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Old 11-10-2010, 21:19   #5
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Seeing as its your PC you can do with it what you want. Try downloading the ophcrack live cd from this site Ophcrack I have used it to find peoples passwords when they have forgotton them and need help with their PC.
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:24   #6
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

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Seeing as its your PC you can do with it what you want. Try downloading the ophcrack live cd from this site Ophcrack I have used it to find peoples passwords when they have forgotton them and need help with their PC.
Cheers - it's a Dell Latitude and doesn't have a CD Rom drive - it comes as an accessory - if I downloaded this Ophcrack onto a memory stick would it still run?
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:29   #7
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

There is a program that makes bootable USB sticks from cd ISO images but cant remember what its called and the PC I might have it on is in the boys room. I will try and find it tomorrow for you
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:36   #8
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

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There is a program that makes bootable USB sticks from cd ISO images but cant remember what its called and the PC I might have it on is in the boys room. I will try and find it tomorrow for you
Cheers, I don't know what a cd ISO image is? I take it is something that acts like a cd Rom so the computer boots up the program on it?
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Old 11-10-2010, 22:05   #9
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

i once took the bios battery out of the motherboard for 20 mins then put it back in and the password thingy disappeared dont forget to switch off and unplug and dont touch anything else before you do it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 22:41   #10
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Seeing as its your PC you can do with it what you want.
Actually it's not, its stolen property (called "theft by finding").

(And I'm not suggesting that the OP stole it lol).

How inconsiderate of the person that threw it over the hedge not to leave a DVD ROM in it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 23:45   #11
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Re-boot then keep pressing F8.. choose safe mode from the options.. when log in comes up try signing in as "administrator" don't enter any password and click enter...you might get lucky... if it works you can go into "users" and delete any passwords.. if this don't work whiz it back over the hedge you found it in... it may have top secrect military information on it that some government official left on a bus.

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Old 12-10-2010, 06:58   #12
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Re: Unlocking Passwords.

its windows - easy to bypass
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:32   #13
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i once took the bios battery out of the motherboard for 20 mins then put it back in and the password thingy disappeared dont forget to switch off and unplug and dont touch anything else before you do it.

That is the BIOS password though not the windows password.
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Old 13-10-2010, 09:26   #14
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Actually it's not, its stolen property (called "theft by finding").

(And I'm not suggesting that the OP stole it lol).

How inconsiderate of the person that threw it over the hedge not to leave a DVD ROM in it.
It's obviously a work pc - as it appears to be part of some network as has more than 2 passwords! I thought of handing it in to the cops, but I bet it would be put in storage as they wouldn't bother hacking the password, then sold off cheap at some auction! So why bother handing it in!

I already have 2 Laptops and 2 Desktop PC's - this one I found though is a very small one that can fit in a small bag, think that is very handy for carrying about in a bag! Yeh they should have made sure the computer had a external CD Drive with it.

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Old 13-10-2010, 09:38   #15
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Are you near Ossy, if you are you can leave it with me and I will see if I can find the password for you
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