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  1. 01 Jan '06 13:22
    Nothing to do with RHP, Basically I have an elderly friend who decided to get up to date with the times, and bought himself a computer. He is using window, I think the 'XP' version. Any way he created a user account so every time he turns on his computer he has to log on. Unfortuneately he has forgotten his password so he can't get in.

    Anyone know how he could by pass it?
    There must be some computer hackers out there that know!!!
  2. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    01 Jan '06 17:24
    Originally posted by Silver Slayer
    Nothing to do with RHP, Basically I have an elderly friend who decided to get up to date with the times, and bought himself a computer. He is using window, I think the 'XP' version. Any way he created a user account so every time he turns on his computer he has to log on. Unfortuneately he has forgotten his password so he can't get in.

    Anyone know how he could by pass it?
    There must be some computer hackers out there that know!!!
    there are ways.

    ibut t would be easier to create another account.
  3. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    01 Jan '06 17:24 / 1 edit
  4. 01 Jan '06 17:37
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    there are ways.

    ibut t would be easier to create another account.
    how can he create a new account if he cant get passed the log in details??
  5. Subscriber leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    01 Jan '06 17:37 / 1 edit
    If your password hint does not help you remember your password and you did not create a password reset disk, you will need to have someone with a computer administrator account create a new password for you, a computer administrator cannot recover your password if you forget it; he or she can only create a new one for you.

    Edit: or you can download this tool http://www.loginrecovery.com/
  6. 01 Jan '06 18:52
    Thanks.

    The problem is the guy whos locked himself out remembers his password but it doesnt work, neither do any variations of it. I cant create a new account for him as I cant get in to do so, and i dont have a password recovery disk.
  7. 01 Jan '06 18:54
    Originally posted by leestatic
    If your password hint does not help you remember your password and you did not create a password reset disk, you will need to have someone with a computer administrator account create a new password for you, a computer administrator cannot recover your password if you forget it; he or she can only create a new one for you.

    Edit: or you can download this tool http://www.loginrecovery.com/
    The link seems good, I wonder if it will work
  8. 01 Jan '06 19:10
    Try going in to safe mode and then go to user accounts [via control panel]
    Or type into the regedit box [start/run] control userpasswords2 and highlight the admin account and click the reset password button.
    [For safe mode click f8 continually while rebooting]
  9. 01 Jan '06 19:47
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Try going in to safe mode and then go to user accounts [via control panel]
    Or type into the regedit box [start/run] [b]control userpasswords2
    and highlight the admin account and click the reset password button.
    [For safe mode click f8 continually while rebooting][/b]
    Thanks, I look see what happenns!
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Jan '06 02:33
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Try going in to safe mode and then go to user accounts [via control panel]
    Or type into the regedit box [start/run] [b]control userpasswords2
    and highlight the admin account and click the reset password button.
    [For safe mode click f8 continually while rebooting][/b]
    I have a problem with my comp at work, it doesn't login as
    adminitrator, so I can't even download spybot. This comp has
    obvious spyware problems, like some supposed spyware scanner
    that just happens to come up on reboot plus the comp is slow as
    molasses. So is there a way on win 2000 to become an admin
    when you have only a limited account?
    It wasn't my original comp, a lot of people are gone from my
    company now and this was a spare, too lazy to get my old
    one. There are comps floating around with admin privilege
    so its not a big deal but this one got zapped with spyware and
    the IP dude only shows up about once a month.
  11. 02 Jan '06 04:43 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I have a problem with my comp at work, it doesn't login as
    adminitrator, so I can't even download spybot. This comp has
    obvious spyware problems, like some supposed spyware scanner
    that just happens to come up on reboot plus the comp is slow as
    molasses. So is there a way on win 2000 to become an admin
    when you have only a limited account?
    It wasn't m ...[text shortened]... deal but this one got zapped with spyware and
    the IP dude only shows up about once a month.
    Easiest way that I've tried was at this link, its free but they offer a priority service cheap as well which is a lot quicker.
    Worth a look.
    If you had the install disk you could reformat or do a repair install.

    http://www.loginrecovery.com/

    edit, oops just noticed that was already suggested.