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Passwords in Win2k

I recently had a employee leave the business..I provided him with a notebook computer with win2k on it...anyway i dont have his password and under the circumstances the xemployee wont give it to my question is can i get past this and get into the hard drive...the hard drive is in NTFS format...??

Thanks in advance

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Re:Passwords in Win2k = Doesn't stop you.

1. Just boot a KNOPPIX CD to get at the files and back. I helped others craft a web page about it at

2. Really "need" to run Windows 2000 and break in?
Pay the fee.

Note: There are free solutions, but given that such are not without risk, I can't mention them.

3. "Parallel Install"

"NOTE: The Documents and Settings folder is not overwritten by this procedure."

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After FIVE YEARS I have a new answer.

Research NTPASSWD on a search engine. Less than 10 minutes to cure and zero dollars.

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Re: laptop from former employee

I would just do a clean install of the OS. You never know what he put on it that you don't want.


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