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Reset Recover Win2000 Pro Administrators Password

by wremote / January 9, 2004 1:25 AM PST

While re-installing Win 2000 Pro I set up an ID with administrators rights. I now can't login under the adminstrators ID keep getting a pasword error. I have checked things out under users and paswords and evey thing seems ok but I still can't log on as Administrator. I have checked spelling ad case to no avail. I would like information on Reseting or Recovering Win2000 Pro Administrators Password
Any Help would be appreciated


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Re:Reset Recover Win2000 Pro Administrators Password
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2004 1:41 AM PST is what I note here.

Beware that other tools do exist which are freeware, but carry a risk of dataloss whereas the above is nearly riskfree.

What's your risk tolerance?

The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor in this Ultimate BootCD at is noteable, but the risk is all yours. I will not discuss your dataloss if you lose it all.

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Doesn't Work
by JCBrent / June 25, 2010 9:35 AM PDT

Don't waste your money... I downloaded this and followed the instructions exactly... It didn't work at all on an Old Windows 2000 Pro machine... I contacted customer forget oh I mean Customer Support no answer there...

Try a different tool, This doesn't work.

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No money solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 25, 2010 10:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Doesn't Work

Today I use NTPASSWORD (see google) and it works on Windows 2000 SP4 the last time I ran 2000. Sorry but 6 years later you dug up a very very old discussion.

My answer has changed.

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Whoops --- I am worng.
by JCBrent / June 25, 2010 8:46 PM PDT
In reply to: No money solution.

Whoops it appears that the problem was between the key board and the chair - LOL

I am wrong this program does work if you correctly burn the ISO image in to a BOOTABLE CD...

I believe this is the old " I D 10 T " error.

---and Thanks to Bob for the new updated post.

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Re:Reset Recover Win2000 Pro Administrators Password
by Rog / January 16, 2004 12:37 AM PST

If I am reading this correctly, you can log in with an id with Administrator rights but you cannot log in with the actual Administrator id.

If this is so, log on with the id with Administrator rights, go to the Control Panel and enter the Users and Passwords icon. Highlight the Administrator id and click on the Set Password box and change the password.

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