Did the search, read the threads; Win2K PW lost, help

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  1. Lintegras

    Lintegras New Member

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    I read through all of the threads concerning
    ;search query: "lost password" but the closest I came to finding help is when a member mentioned a UNIX kernel on a bootdisk and a certain command.

    My friend ignored the prompts to change his password on Win2K and is now fux0red. Unfortunately, it is the Adminstrator account and he has no other accounts so, there is no changing things via another user with admin privlages. If the UNIX based bootdisk theory will work, can someone give me some more insight and also where to aquire the software for aforementioned disk?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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  3. knightm3

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    Since OpenBSD and most *nix's are free, the boot floppy shouldn't be hard to come across on the OS' website. openbsd.com for example. Make or find yourself a Linux, or OpenBSD boot floppy. When you boot from the floppy and the Unix kernel loads, you enter, I believe, CHNTPASS [if this doesn't work, I'm certain google can tell you the correct one], after which you'll be prompted to change the Administrator password. Free and easy solution.
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    i have a linux bootdisk that will change ur account password. AIM me for more info.
     
  5. Lintegras

    Lintegras New Member

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    Thank you all. CyberBullets, I will be PMing or AIMing you if I can't do this with their information.
     
  6. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    If cyberbullets can't help, i have something that has not failed me yet ;)

    it is the linux kernel on the floppy that can access the SAM and change the admin password.
     
  7. Rob

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    Does the experimental nature of Linux's NTFS write support still make this dangerous?
     
  8. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    it is dangerous...what makes it dangerous, I don't know. It is HIGHLY recommended that instead of changing the admin password, you just leave it blank, then change it in NT/2000/whatever
     

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