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Old 07-05-2007
rddirks
 

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Need forgotten password to start my PC
I had a power outage while my PC was on. Now, I need the forgotten password
to get my PC to run. I've tried changing the password but still can't get it
to run.
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Old 07-05-2007
dekruyter
 

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Re: Need forgotten password to start my PC

Well, in XP you could delete the password file, and it would re-build it
w/ no passwords; then you get a fresh start. I don't know about Vista.


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Old 07-05-2007
Tim
 

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Re: Need forgotten password to start my PC
Maybe you miss-typed...but you needed to know the old password before you
could *change* the password. How did you change the password? Are there any
more details you could provide?

Tim

"rddirks" <rddirks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I had a power outage while my PC was on. Now, I need the forgotten password
> to get my PC to run. I've tried changing the password but still can't get
> it
> to run.


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Old 07-06-2007
GreenieLeBrun
 

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Re: Need forgotten password to start my PC


rddirks wrote:
> I had a power outage while my PC was on. Now, I need the forgotten
> password to get my PC to run. I've tried changing the password but
> still can't get it to run.


Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ . There you will find
zip files that will let you create boot floppy disks or bootable CDs
that will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
operating system


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Old 07-06-2007
Kevin Hicks
 

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Re: Need forgotten password to start my PC
hey bud, tell me more about that password file thingy. where is it?

"dekruyter" wrote:

>
> Well, in XP you could delete the password file, and it would re-build it
> w/ no passwords; then you get a fresh start. I don't know about Vista.
>
>
> --
> dekruyter
>

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Old 07-06-2007
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
 

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Re: Need forgotten password to start my PC
Kevin;
He must be referring to windows 95/98/ME where there is no real
security for a standalone computer.
It is not that simple in Windows XP.
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm

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"Kevin Hicks" <KevinHicks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hey bud, tell me more about that password file thingy. where is it?
>
> "dekruyter" wrote:
>
>>
>> Well, in XP you could delete the password file, and it would
>> re-build it
>> w/ no passwords; then you get a fresh start. I don't know about
>> Vista.
>>
>>
>> --
>> dekruyter
>>


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