Back to google about that title. For those that need more, try http://www.lostpassword.com as they will ship you media and more.
NTPASSWD has reset so many for me, and it's a 5 minute or less job.
My mum's computer has recently had a startup error (I think it was a corrupt registry), which I googled and figured out how to fix it.
I was following this guide http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 and got to the "copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam" line when the keyboard stopped working. So I figured I could restart the computer and just continue on, which I did, and then found a different keyboard to use, which worked fine.
Originally when it prompted me for a password I just pressed enter, which worked as there was none. But now that I'm trying to get into it to type the last three lines it says the password is incorrect and I've tried all the old ones that used to be used to log into it.
I'm so confused about it all and no amount of googling is helping me, haha. The computer is super old, runs really slowly and is running windows XP (or tries too haha). She was actually weeks away from replacing it and all she needs is important files (she never got around to backing up). Also it won't start up properly at the moment so I can't get in to change this supposed password.
I'm wondering if the best option is to just take the hard drive out and connect it to either cords or a hard case and then plug it into a new computer? I just don't want to screw it up and lose the files.
Thanks for the help (: