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*Rick Lincoln
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OT Windows Question

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01-30-2007 07:09 AM
I did a bad thing at home. I have forgotten my password to an adminsitrative
account (Windows XP Pro SP2). I've been changing it regularly and writing it
down on a piece of paper that I keep in my wallet. I got distracted
yesterday morning and didn't get 'er done. I know the consequences to us
novice users. I stand to lose everything once I reinstall the OS.

Is there a hack, a special contact, anything or anybody I can talk to to get
me around the unknown admin password.

--
Rick Lincoln
LDT07 SP2A
Windows XP Pro SP2
P-IV 3.0Ghz 2 Gig Ram
72Gig 10k rpm SATA HDD
Quadro FX540 Nvidia 128MVRAM
Logitech Mx700 Cordless Mouse
All Around Good Egg
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cedwards
Posts: 106
Registered: ‎09-27-2006
Message 2 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 07:15 AM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
http://www.password-reset.com

Google "windows xp password reset tool"
*Fred
Message 3 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 07:17 AM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
Rick Lincoln wrote:
> I did a bad thing at home.

There are a number of ways to get it back. One I just took for a test
drive for grins, and it worked.

http://www.loginrecovery.com/

It is free if you want to wait a day. Want results faster you will have
to pay. Some are wary of it but like I said it worked and caused no
problems.
*Pat Trudeau
Message 4 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 08:22 AM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
Rick,

There are boot disk programs that can reset or blank out the password, but
won't give you the existing password. Would that work? I'm having trouble
finding the link.

Pat

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I did a bad thing at home. I have forgotten my password
*David Plotts
Message 5 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 08:25 AM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

and in the future, you should do this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478

"Rick Lincoln" wrote in message
news:5468511@discussion.autodesk.com...
I did a bad thing at home. I have forgotten my password to an adminsitrative
account (Windows XP Pro SP2). I've been changing it regularly and writing it
down on a piece of paper that I keep in my wallet. I got distracted
yesterday morning and didn't get 'er done. I know the consequences to us
novice users. I stand to lose everything once I reinstall the OS.

Is there a hack, a special contact, anything or anybody I can talk to to get
me around the unknown admin password.

--
Rick Lincoln
LDT07 SP2A
Windows XP Pro SP2
P-IV 3.0Ghz 2 Gig Ram
72Gig 10k rpm SATA HDD
Quadro FX540 Nvidia 128MVRAM
Logitech Mx700 Cordless Mouse
All Around Good Egg
*James Maeding
Message 6 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 09:36 AM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
dang, bunch of hackers this group is :smileyhappy:

Rick Lincoln
|>I did a bad thing at home. I have forgotten my password to an adminsitrative
|>account (Windows XP Pro SP2). I've been changing it regularly and writing it
|>down on a piece of paper that I keep in my wallet. I got distracted
|>yesterday morning and didn't get 'er done. I know the consequences to us
|>novice users. I stand to lose everything once I reinstall the OS.
|>
|>Is there a hack, a special contact, anything or anybody I can talk to to get
|>me around the unknown admin password.
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
Contributor
Rick Lincoln
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎06-19-2006
Message 7 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 12:27 PM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
Thanks for all the input. While in a mild panic, a person forgets the obvious answers. The links and the Google phrase were very helpful. I have two or three items that I will try tonight.

You think you have a foolproof system....By the way, I will be creating a password reset disk this time.
*James Murphy
Message 8 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 02:39 PM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
This is the cad managers group afterall what did you expect? You start off
hacking you way around bad dwgs and work up. : )

--

Murph
The world is not FLAT so why is your GIS data?
http://mappingitout.blogspot.com/
"James Maeding" wrote in message
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dang, bunch of hackers this group is :smileyhappy:
*Don Reichle
Message 9 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 03:40 PM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
Manager as defined by dictionary.com:
http://tinyurl.com/2er2zh

I'm thinking definition number three may cover this group James? ;-)

--
Don Reichle
"The only thing worse than training your staff, and having them leave is -
not training your staff, and having them stay." :-o
A reminder taken from Graphics Solution Providers' Calendar page
--------------------------------------------------------------------
!! Please discuss whatever we tell you with your SysMgr !!
!! They appreciate staying in the loop :-) !!

CivilSeries-2K4
Intel Xeon 3.2GHz 2GB RAM
XPPro 32bit SP2
Nvidia Quadro NVS 285 256MB

"The only Constant is Change".


"James Maeding" wrote in message
news:5468870@discussion.autodesk.com...
dang, bunch of hackers this group is :smileyhappy:

Rick Lincoln
|>I did a bad thing at home. I have forgotten my password to an
adminsitrative
|>account (Windows XP Pro SP2). I've been changing it regularly and writing
it
|>down on a piece of paper that I keep in my wallet. I got distracted
|>yesterday morning and didn't get 'er done. I know the consequences to us
|>novice users. I stand to lose everything once I reinstall the OS.
|>
|>Is there a hack, a special contact, anything or anybody I can talk to to
get
|>me around the unknown admin password.
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*Don Reichle
Message 10 of 23 (90 Views)

Re: OT Windows Question

01-30-2007 04:33 PM in reply to: *Rick Lincoln
Floppy disks have a habit of becoming just as "dis-functional" as the slip
of paper in the wallet Rick. ;-)

Maybe a cc: to another email address?

--
Don Reichle
"The only thing worse than training your staff, and having them leave is -
not training your staff, and having them stay." :-o
A reminder taken from Graphics Solution Providers' Calendar page
--------------------------------------------------------------------
!! Please discuss whatever we tell you with your SysMgr !!
!! They appreciate staying in the loop :-) !!

CivilSeries-2K4
Intel Xeon 3.2GHz 2GB RAM
XPPro 32bit SP2
Nvidia Quadro NVS 285 256MB

"The only Constant is Change".


wrote in message news:5469195@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thanks for all the input. While in a mild panic, a person forgets the
obvious answers. The links and the Google phrase were very helpful. I have
two or three items that I will try tonight.

You think you have a foolproof system....By the way, I will be creating a
password reset disk this time.
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