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  • password assistance.

    Okay let me start by saying. I am sorry.



    The reserve unit I belong to, aquired 7 pc. All 7 have Win XP pro. Let me explain further, the 7, none have been stolen the PC's just have been sitting for awhile then moved to my unit.
    No one knows the user names &/or passwords associated with these PC's.

    I have been all over this site reading and taking notes. I am just about to cry, no really.


    Okay here it is. I used some geeky password reset image file. Changed the boot order, 1. Cd, 2. USB, 3. Hard disk...
    Nothing happend. Then the screen went to the choose from
    Windows XP
    Windows XP recovery console.

    I chose the console option, I chose "1:c:\windows" installation that I would like to log onto.
    Type Administrator password.

    Now in theory the geeky image file "should have worked." Trying to utilize the "cracking" tool do not work.

    Besides spending money on buying a new hard disk, what else can I do?

    Thank you.

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    Re: password assistance.

    Did you read and try any of these?
    Joined: 23rd December 2003
    Departed: 23rd December 2015


    • #3
      Re: password assistance.

      Maybe a format and reinstall -- its not as if you have data you need and I assume you have license keys? Save you a lot of heartache anyway

      Tom Jones
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