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Re: locked out of XP, need file access
From: Brian Dunbar <brian.dunbar () plexus com>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 10:39:56 -0600


On Dec 24, 2003, at 5:17 PM, Rade Bonifacic wrote:

Hi J,

go to the following URL
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
and you will find links to tools that will help you

This link from the above page (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ ) did the trick numerous times with NT4 - a linux based floppy that mounts the hard drive, and by allows you to edit the local password database. Used on NT4 several times, once (IIRC) on W2K. It failed me once; a client had a NT4 server with an odd SCSI hard drive and the disk wouldn't mount it.

~brian


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